Catargiu - Victory Road Architecture (Self Guided), Bucharest

Bucharest has beautiful architecture throughout the city, showcasing the finest styles from numerous eras and centuries. Calea Victoriei (Victory Road) basks in the reputation of being one of the city's most charming streets. Between the two world wars it was considered a highly fashionable street and was a much sought after place to live.

Its glories live on in some of the outstanding structures. Among them is Cantacuzino Palace, an opulent building that was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century for a former prime minister. Today it houses the Memorial House and a museum dedicated to the life and work of George Enescu. The Romanian composer, who died in 1955 was one of the greatest composers of the last century.

There are many other architectural highlights to savor on your tour of the area. On Victory Square is the stark and austere Neoclassical Victoria Palace, built in 1937 as the headquarters of the Prime Minister of Romania and his cabinet. Venture inside the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, a red brick Neo-Romanian style building. Inside are more than 90,000 folk art artifacts that trace the cultural life of Romanian people.

In the National Geological Museum, study the exquisite collection of minerals and quartz from the region. When it's time to take a break from your excursions, chill out in Nicolae Iorga Park. Within the grounds are busts to historian and politician Nicolae Iorga and poet Nichita Stanescu.
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Catargiu - Victory Road Architecture Map

Guide Name: Catargiu - Victory Road Architecture
Guide Location: Romania » Bucharest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: naomi
Roman Square, Nicolae Petrascu House

1) Roman Square, Nicolae Petrascu House

Roman Square, Academy of Economic Studies

2) Roman Square, Academy of Economic Studies

Roman Square, Gheorghe Petrascu House

4) Roman Square, Gheorghe Petrascu House

L. Catargiu Blvd., Dinu Lipatti House

6) L. Catargiu Blvd., Dinu Lipatti House

L. Catargiu Blvd., Admiral Vasile Urseanu House

7) L. Catargiu Blvd., Admiral Vasile Urseanu House

L. Catargiu Blvd., Henri Coanda House

8) L. Catargiu Blvd., Henri Coanda House

L.Catargiu Blvd., Gheorghe Dobrovici House

9) L.Catargiu Blvd., Gheorghe Dobrovici House

Lascar Catargiu Boulevard

10) Lascar Catargiu Boulevard

Victory Square, Victoria Palace

11) Victory Square, Victoria Palace

Kiseleff Street, Museum of the Romanian Peasant

12) Kiseleff Street, Museum of the Romanian Peasant

Kiseleff Street, Geology Museum

13) Kiseleff Street, Geology Museum

Victory Road, Cantacuzino Palace

14) Victory Road, Cantacuzino Palace

Victory Road, George Enescu Memorial House

15) Victory Road, George Enescu Memorial House

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