Victory Avenue

The most famous, beautiful and ellegant street in Bucharest and the most rich in history, the Victory Avenue is streching on 2700 meters between the Victory Square and the United Nations Square.
From Victory Square to the United Nations Square:


The Cantacuzino Palace (or Enescu Palace) – built between 1901 – 1903, now houses the Museum of Music. The palace belonged to the wife of George Enescu – the greatest Romanian composer, who gave the name of her husband to the palace and collected all kind of the composer’s objects in a collection.
The Vernescu Palace – built in 1722 today houses a famous Casino (Casino Palace)
Casino Victoria – former headquarter of the German embassy and the Cabaret Hall
The Museum of Art Collection – former Romanit Palace, housed the Administrative Court of Wallachia and today it is the place for beautiful art collections of paintings and sculptures (Romanian and International artists like Vincent van Gogh)
The Romanian Atheneum – place of many Romanian and international classic music festivals, where evolved Sergiu Celibidache, Ionel Perlea, Herbert von Karajan, Dinu Lipatti, Arthur Rubinstein, Pablo Casals, Erich Kleiber, David Oistrah, Igor Strawinsky, Richard Strauss, Paul Robeson
The Romanian National Art Museum – rebuilt between 1930 – 1937 partly on the location of the old palace of Carol I after a big fire in 1926 destroyed the Throne Room, the Hall of Festivities, Silver Hall, Ladies Saloon and other rooms. It houses the Gallery of International Art (around 3000 works including Rembrandt, El Greco, Rodin or Brancusi) and Galleries of Old Romanian Art, Modern Romanian Art, Decorative Art, Oriental Art and the Lapidarium.
The Carol I Central University Library and The equestrian statue of King Carol I – built in 1893 and designed by the French architect Paul Gottereau
The Kretzulescu Church – built in 1722 in pure Romanian architectural style
The Revolution Square – the place where the Romanian Revolution started in 21 December 1989. Centrally located, it is not a long walk from the other squares, Gara de Nord, or the Parliament Palace. There is a tall monument in the center of the square dedicated to heroes who died in December 1989. Called the Memorial of the Rebirth, contains four architectural monuments: the Pyramid of Glory (25 meters tall – symbol of the time that passes), the Wall of Memories (with the names of people who died here in December 1989), the Way of Glory and the Plaza of Praying. About 1.500 people were killed by the Securitate troops in December 1989 in Bucharest.
The Senate Palace (former Headquarter of the Communist Party) – Used for the former communist dictator Ceausescu for his speeches to the crowd gathered in the Revolution Square. Fron the top of the building in December 1989 the former dictator Ceausescu escaped with a helicopter from the fury of the population.
The Palace of Telephones – the first skycraper of Romania built in 1930 in art deco style by American architects.
Casa Capsa (Capsa House) – a meeting place for artists, writers, politicians and journalists delighted by the sweet confectioneries produced by the owner of the house opened in 1886.
The National Military Club (or the Military Circle) – built between 1910 – 1913 on the place of the former Sarindari monastery as a club for military officers. The beautiful Marble, Gothic and Norwegian halls can be visited.
CEC (Saving Bank) Palace – built in 1900 and designed by the French architect Paul Gottereau in eclectic style
The National History Museum – built between 1894 – 1899 as Post Office Palace today the museum houses more than 650 thousands objects of archeology, history, numismatics and the Historic Treasure and Lapidarium including a copy of the roman Column of Traian.

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