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Landmarks of the city

Bucharest Landmarks

 

The Parliament's House

The Parliament’s House

One of  the most prominent landmark of Bucharest is the Palace of the Parliament, built in the 1980s during the reign of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.

Arcul de Triumf

The Triumphal Arch

A loved by Bucharest’s residence  landmark  is Arcul de Triumf (The Triumphal Arch), built in its current form in 1935 and modeled after the Arc de Triumph in Paris.

A newer landmark of the city is the Memorial of Rebirth, a stylized marble pillar unveiled in 2005 to commemorate the victims of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, which overthrew Communism.

The Romanian Athene building is considered to be a symbol of Romanian culture, of the city and since 2007 is on the list of the Label of European Heritage sight.

ateneul roman

The Romanian Athene

Other cultural venues include the National Museum of Art of Romania, Museum of Natural History “Grigore Antipa”, Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Muzeul țăranului Român), National History Museum, and the Military Museum.

The National Museum of Art of Romania is perhaps the best-known of Bucharest museums. It is located in the royal palace and features collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, including works by sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, as well as an international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family.

muzeul national de arta

The national museum of art

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), situated in a wing of the Palace of the Parliament, was opened in 2004 and contains Romanian and international contemporary art. The MNAC also manages the Kalinderu MediaLab, which caters to multimedia and experimental art.

mnac

the national museum of contemporary art

The palace of the National Bank of Romania houses the national numismatic collection. Exhibits include banknotes, coins, documents, photographs, maps, silver and gold bullion bars, and bullion coins.

 

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