Triumphal Arch

Built in 1932

Triumphal ArchThe Triumphal Arch is a monument in the north of the city of Bucharest, on the Kiseleff Boulevard. It was built to commemorate the victory of Romania in the First World War.

The arch from 1878
The arch from 1878

In 1848, 1859, 1878, 1906 and 1918, provisional arches were built in place of today’s monument, only after the First World War it was decided to have a permanent triumphal arch. It was built on the plans of the Romanian architect Petre Antonescu, at the request of the kings Ferdinand I and Maria, on the day of their coronation on October 16th, 1922.

The arch from 1922
The arch from 1922

Between 1932 and 1936 the triumphal arch was rebuilt by the same architect, this time it obtained a much sober appearance and resembled the Triumphal Arch in Paris. This appearance has been roughly preserved until today, with only a few changes during the communist regime: the two proclamations to the Romanian country, written by King Ferdinand I, were removed from the sides of the building and destroyed.

Today, the Triumphal Arch in Bucharest is one of the most famous symbols of the Romanian capital.

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Piața Arcul de Triumf
București Municipiul București RO
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