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Museum of the Romanian Peasant, The National Museum of Art, Cotroceni Palace, and Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral are the architectural landmarks for not only tourists, but also for residents of Bucharest. The majority of these monuments were created several centuries ago. They witnessed many important events, so besides the architectural value for Romania, these landmarks are of a great historic importance. In this review, you will be able to get acquainted with the main architectural sites of Bucharest. Also, we will look at them from an unusual point of view – only interesting facts and photos, which come together with a 3D visualization of every monument. Use our unique technology to fly over all architectural places of interest of Bucharest – the video is at your fingertips.

Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest

» The Museum of the Romanian Peasant is one of the famous European museums of folk arts. It was rewarded many times for its activity. In 1996, it received the European Museum of the Year Award.
»  It was founded in 1906. Nowadays, the museum houses a huge collection of national costumes, icons, ceramics, and other Romanian peasant household items.
»  This museum is so cute and comfortable and has an amazing and inimitable homely atmosphere.
»  The museum is located in a unique building that has been built for 29 years. Fortunately, no shell hit the construction during the Second World War, which gave the government a sense of relief.
»  The architectural style of the museum features traditional Romanian elements.

The National Museum of Art, Bucharest

» The National Museum of Art is the biggest art museum in Romania.
»  It is located in the former royal palace. The collection of the museum includes almost 60 000 pieces of Romanian and foreign art, including 3 000 pieces of European art.
»  The Romanian collection tells about the history of national arts and contains different exhibits from icons, old paintings, and boyars’ portraits to items of the middle of the 20th century.
»  The European collection includes about 3 000 paintings, sculptures, and graphic works.
»  The museum also houses the rich collection of pieces of applied arts, old furniture, earthenware, tapestries, and carpets.

Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest

» The Cotroceni Palace is located in Bucharest and serves as the residence of the Romanian President. Besides, there is a museum.
»  The Controceni Palace is built in a Neo-Renaissance style. The palace is decorated with white columns with stucco. There are wide lodges with curvy rails, small balconies at different levels of the building, and magnificent and luxurious rooms.
»  The Norwegian Hall, the library, the Queen’s room, the Eastern Hall, and some other rooms have survived to nowadays in their original form.
»  The museum that was opened here in 1991 houses the valuable collection of pieces of medieval arts.
»  Get a bird's-eye view and see that the palace is drowned in greenery. The park near the palace is decorated with multiple well-kept paths, elegant benches, and artificial ponds.

Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral, Bucharest

» The Romanian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral was founded in Bucharest in the 17th century upon the order of the ruler of Wallachia, Constantin Șerban.
»  The cathedral, the Patriarchal Palace, and the Patriarchal Residence are an architectural complex and the heart of Orthodox Romania.
»  The cathedral was built when the south of Romania, Wallachia, was flourished and a unique Brancovenesc (Wallachian Rennaisance) style originated here.
»  The name of an architect who designed the Patriarchal Cathedral is still not known. The cathedral was restored many times. It has not survived to nowadays in its original form.
»  In 1925, the Romanian Orthodox Church received a Patriarchal status, so the cathedral became the main Orthodox temple in Romania.

House of the Free Press, Bucharest

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Facts: » The House of the Free Press is a totalitarian architectural monument constructed in 1952-1956.
»  The building that is 104 m high had been the highest construction in Romania until 2007.
»  Originally, it was the place where almost all printing machines of Romania were kept. There are also reading rooms. Today, it fulfills the same functions. Additionally, there is the Bucharest Stock Exchange in the south wing.
»  In the building, there is the impressive archive of the Romanian press.
»  There is also a printing house and a photo agency in the same building.
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