The Arch of Triumph Bucharest (Arcul de Triumf) was built between 1935 and 1936 by Petre Antonescu. It was modeled on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is an impressive structure 27 meters high and well worth seeing.

Arch of Triumph Bucharest

The Arch of Triumph is one of the Romanian capital’s many landmarks and was erected as a monument to the victory of the Romanian army in the First World War, although the original triumphal arch was made of wood and was only inaugurated in its current form in 1936. It is located near Herastrau Park (Parcul Regele Mihai) and you can reach it either on foot, by car or by bus. During the season (until the last Sunday in October), the triumphal arch can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays (opening times vary from 14:00-21:00). Inside, a staircase leads to the terrace above the monument, from where you have a unique perspective of the city.

If you are good on foot, you should walk from the Lipscani district via Calea Victoriei and later via Soseaua Pavel D. Kiseleff to the Arc de Triomphe. (It is about 4 kilometers from the Hotel Capitol to the Arc de Triomphe) Calea Victoriei is not only a beautiful street, but is also home to numerous buildings worth seeing, such as the Cantacuzino Palace (Palatul Cantacuzino), the Church of St Nicholas (Biserica Sfântul Nicolae) and the Athenaeum (Ateneul). Also located on the street is the Square of the Revolution (Piata Revolutiei).

Unfortunately, the traffic around the Arc de Triomphe is enormous and you have to wait for a good moment to cross the road. I was lucky early in the morning and was able to take a few photos.

Location: Piaaa Arcul de Triumf, Bucuresti 011453, Romania

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