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Triumph Arch, Bucharest

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Originally built to mark Romania's independence, Triumph Arch is designed after the Parisian Arc de Triomphe and celebrates Classicism. The existing 27 m (89 ft) high arch was raised in 1935 at the site of two earlier, temporary arches--one made of wood in 1878 and the other erected after World War I. Notice the bas-reliefs, stone carvings, and medallions on the facade of the monument. The decorations include royal crowns and the representations of Queen Mary and King Ferdinand. Climb the interior staircase to the top terrace and take in panoramic views of the city. Put Triumph Arch and other Bucharest attractions into our Bucharest itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The first structure was built in 1878, wooden, celebrating independence, so that the victorious troops could March under. Today we see the structure of 1935.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Mostly a drive by attraction, although one can stop, climb and see surroundings. It is centrally located and easily accessed.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    ARC trufalny has emerged for a corner and rondo around it. If I was on the "good imprezce" and carried me this is nieźlebyłbym zdziwony.
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  • July 23, 2017
    One of the most known historical landmarks in the city. Great panoramic view from the top of it.
  • July 28, 2017
    Fantastic place, one of the best building there, just looking from the outside looks amazing if you love architecture and old building
  • June 1, 2017
    Impressive architectural work even though its a replica of the Arch Of Triumph in Paris. Its a nice place to visit if you are in town.
  • June 23, 2017
    A nice locality. Near Romanian Villages Museum and the beautiful Herestrau park and lake
  • May 25, 2017
    Mini replica but an impressive monument Mostly inaccessible, can be seen if just passing by car or look at from across the sidewalk. But it is still a symbol and adds to the beauty of these boulevards

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