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Ceaușescu's famous speeches in 1968. and 1989. were held in this square. From the Romanian Communist party building, Ceaușescu and his wife fled with the helicopter. We all know what happened afterwards.
One of the most important squares in Bucharest but it is more a collection of buildings around a paved area with major roads crossing it, than an important urban place. Yet here, on December 21st 1989 the dictator Ceausescu gave his last speech, not one...More
One of the main squares of Bucharest and a busy area with cars everywhere. Most people that work in the area are walking around and there are a few shops and restaurants (not many). This area is more of a working area.
There is a...More
Well the story behind the square is heart rending and triumphant at the same time. But to be honest with all the traffic hurtling by it is impossible to feel any emotion. Plus the buildings could be any boring government buildings anywhere. Better viewed at...More
Revolution Square, understand how the last Communist dictator in Eastern Europe was overthrown. View the gigantic Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world (after the Pentagon) with over 3,000 rooms.
So much history on this spot and it is where the Romanian people broke away from the communistic system and their leaders. The building on the site is to be demolished and they are going to build a mall in it's place.