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"History along a street: Victoria Ave. - PART 4" Top 5 Page for this destination Bucharest Things to Do Tip by Romanian_Bat

Bucharest Things to Do: 770 reviews and 1,781 photos

  Cantacuzino Palace
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  • Cantacuzino Palace - Bucharest
      Cantacuzino Palace
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  • The Romanian Peasant Museum - Bucharest
      The Romanian Peasant Museum
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  • The Geology Museum - Bucharest
      The Geology Museum
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  • The Natural History Museum (to the back) - Bucharest
      The Natural History Museum (to the back)
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  • The former Italian Legation, Calea Victoriei - Bucharest
      The former Italian Legation, Calea Victoriei
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A short while afterwards, on the same left side of the street we meet George Enescu Museum, hosted by a great and monumental building, Cantacuzino Palace (see my special tip for this building). Across the street from it there is the former Italian Legation, nowadays hosting the Art History Institute; the building was designed by architects Grigore Cerchez and Alexandre Clavel, a fine sample of the Eclectic style that was prevailing during the end of the 19th century, with Neoclassical decoration. Soon afterwards we enter Victoria Square in which there are also a few places to mention. To the left, between Ion Mihalache Avenue and Kiseleff Road there is Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum (as we enter from Victoria Avenue, we turn left, cross the tram lines, turn right and cross Titulescu Avenue on top of the passage, then cross once again the tram lines to the right and reach the Antipa). Farther up the Kiseleff there is the Romanian Peasant Museum and across the street from it there is the Geology Museum. See my special posts for them. After crossing Kiseleff Road and Aviatorilor Avenue, we can cast a look at the Romanian Government building (1937-1952, originally meant for the Foreign Affairs Ministry).

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