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“Popular and often renamed”

Charles de Gaulle Square
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The impressive space has underwent a number of re-namings, depending on the political climate and the ruling classes of the time.

Originally named Piaţa Jianu after a hero of the 1820s Wallachian revolution. In the turbulent 1940s it successively was called after the fascist dictator and the communist one.

In the early 1960s it was known as Aviators' Square, also the current name of the metro station.

Finally in the 1990s it received its present title. The great and impressive eponymous statue was unveiled in 2006.

Another interesting nearby monument is Crucea Mileniului or Millennium Cross by the artist Paul Neagu. It wasn't universally popular when inaugurated in 1997.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

While there is nothing specific to see here, this is a pleasant area to walk around and see a leafier side to Bucharest. You have to pass through here if you come to Palatul Primăverii (Ceaușescu House) by metro, and it is a nice place to take a look around.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

One of the main squares of Bucharest. Nothing special here, just a regular square, surrounded by an mix of old and new buildings. Here you can find a metro station-Aviatorilor. Also, from this square you have access to Herastrau Park,the biggest park in Bucharest. At walking distance are Ceausescu mansion and Triumphal Arch.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile
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Reviewed 5 November 2017
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