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Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei)

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Address: Calea Victoriei Boulevard, Bucharest, Romania
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Seeing the palace inside and outside is a scary experience. Ceausescu was a mad, delusional psycho. It must be seen.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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PT,IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The revolution took place only couple of decades ago, and every person in the square can explain about the situation at those days, and almost duplicate the events that happened in the square. We saw it on TV, and once standing there, you can almost witness again the crowd and the desperate leader...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the palace inside and outside is a scary experience. Ceausescu was a mad, delusional psycho. It must be seen.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Search for history to find your place in it. I find it inspiring to stand in places of magnitude...humbling as we move into the future, history provides us with guide posts to move more positively into the future. Here is one of those places.

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Thank Stan M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

stayed close by to this location when you hear the history and the meaning this place has in the hearts of the romanian people it is inspirational to say the least

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Thank wayne202
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Close to the revolution square you will see the parlament building. It is somehow amazing how they could start build this building in mid 80

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Thank Ulf D
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is the balcony from where Ceaușescu realized he was being deposed as he gave his last speech. He fled the country from this building. Hugely important place of Romanian history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

When your guide explains you about the incidents about that era when and how the revolution started you have goose bumps,so much cruelty......people have suffered

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This square is representative of many moments in the recent history of Romania . It includes a Royal Palace , buildings of the communist area and the monument to the 1989 Revolution ! Much more interesting with a guide or if you have a travel guide (book or e.book) of Bucharest to provide the historical data !

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is where the Romanian revolution began. The buildings are from the communist era. They seem cold, intimidating and imposing. It's interesting how architecture and colours can do that. There is also a commemorative square with plaques and statues. There is also a curious obelisk with what appears to be an egg. No one I've spoken with knows what the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

While this is an ugly square (dominated by the horrific victims' monument), it is here were the fight for a democratic Romania began in 1989. The ugliness of the square is contrasted by the beauty of the nearby palace and library.

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