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Carol?s park ? I think this is a must see, as it has an interesting history and hosts many spots waiting for you to discover. The park was meant to celebrate 40 years of reign of King Carol I, so it was opened in 1906 on the historic location of the Fields of Filaret ? it was here that sovereignty from the Russian tzar was proclaimed in 1848.
Here?s a list below
- Monument ? dominates the whole area, nice lookout point from there. More details on a separate tip
-Marasesti Soldiers? monument
-Astronomic Institute ? a very nice art-nouveau building
-Zodiac fountain
-Cantacuzino fountain
-Roman arenas ? there?re not from the times of the Roman Empire?.but they can host 5000 people open air concerts during summer time
-Some time ago, there was a small mosque near the lake, symbol of the ?special? relationships with the Turks. the mosque has been demolished, when "special" relationships with the russians became fashionable once again.
If you feel like having a beer or a snack, I recommend the terraces on the right side as you climb the stairs to the monument.

Address: South of Piata Unirii
Directions: Easiest way - from Ceausescu's Palace go left, from Rondu Cosbuc keep straight ahead and you'll get to a square from where you can see it.
Another way is by subway, the monument is about halfway between Tineretului and Eroii Revolutiei stations.

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  • Updated Jul 1, 2006
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