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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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To take advantage of Bucharest's lively downtown, look for accommodations in the areas of Universitatii square, Unirii, Romana, or Victoriei to be closest to bars, clubs, and restaurants, as well as many of the major sights. Choose from a variety of hostels and budget hotels, or book a night at one of the mid-range or luxury hotels. If you decide to venture farther out of the city, look for lodging close to public transportation to avoid the city's notoriously bad traffic.
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  • We went to see the Triumph Arch at day and at night. Since it's a little bit far from the city center, we don't recommend going there especially, but combining the visit with other attractions around....  more »
  • Didn't expect to see this in Bucharest! Positioned in the middle of an enormous roundabout it is a very impressive sight. The history of it is interesting though.  more »
  • Very similar to the Arc de Triumph, with wide boulevards etc. In the centre of wide boulevard, close to Village Museum.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Symbol of independence and union territories Romanian. Built after the model of Paris, is newly renovated. It has a small museum that is visited only on special occasions. Nearby is the spectacular park Herăstrău. Do not miss it!
  • It is a smaller version than the one in Pais. It is not to be visited up close except once a year when the road is closed. There is no crosswalk to the circle where the arc is but people were figuring out the traffic patterns and were able to make it across. Please be respectful of the peoples' traditions and view from the sidewalk. You would probably spend at most 5 minutes there.
  • If you've seen the one in Paris, you can skip this one. It's an imitation. That being said, they did a very good job and it's impressive in it's own right. It was unfortunately under construction when I visited so I was not able to climb it. Not a must see, but if you're exploring the parks nearby it's worth a quick walk over.