Palace of the Parliament

The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the  Parliament of Romania. It is located on  Arsenalului hill in the national capital city of central  Bucharest .

The Palace has a height of 84 metres (276 ft), a floor area of 365,000 square metres (3,930,000 sq ft) and a volume of 2,550,000 cubic metres (90,000,000 cu ft). The Palace of the Parliament is the heaviest building in the world, weighing about 4,098,500,000 kilograms (9.0356×10 9 lb).


Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

The Village Museum is an open-air ethnographic museum located in the  King Michael I Park ( BucharestRomania), showcasing traditional Romanian village life.

The museum extends to over 100,000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania.


Royal Palace of Bucharest

The Royal Palace of  Bucharest, known as Palace of the Republic  between 1948 and 1990, is a monumental building situated in the capital of  Romania, on  Calea Victoriei.

The Palace in its various incarnations served as official residence for the  Kings of Romania until 1947, when the  communist regime was installed after  Michael I of Romania‘s forced abdication. Since 1950 the Palace hosts the  National Museum of Art of Romania. The former  Romanian royal family currently uses  Elisabeta Palace as its official residence in Bucharest.


Văcăreşti Lake

Văcărești is a neighbourhood in south-eastern  Bucharest, located near  Dâmboviţa River and the  Văcăreşti Lake. Originally a village, it was incorporated into Bucharest as it expanded. Its name is related to the  Wallachian aristocratic  Văcărescu family. Văcărești Lake is an anthropic lake in the Văcărești district of Bucharest, with an area of ​​189 ha.


Arch of Triumph

The first, wooden, triumphal arch was built hurriedly, after  Romania gained  its independence (1878), so that the victorious troops could march under it.

Another arch with concrete skeleton and plaster exterior of elaborate sculptures and decoration designed by  Petre Antonescu was built on the same site after  World War I in 1922.

The arch exterior, which had seriously decayed, was replaced in 1935 by the current much more sober Neoclassical design, more closely modelled in the  Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The new arch, also designed by  Petre Antonescu and executed in stone, was inaugurated on 1 December 1936.