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“the main avenue”
Review of Victoriei Street

Victoriei Street
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“the main avenue”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

a smaller size Paris's "shanzelize". it has high class stores and some stuff along the way to see . not a big deal but my apartment was there and it's very close to the old town

Visited December 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Traditional avenue”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

I think the moment of glory of this avenue was the interbelic period (the '20s), I imagine ladies taking walks with their umbrellas and big dresses, carriages passing by, gentlemen saluting with their hats. It was the place where the city was most alive. Even now it is an important commercial area, a lot of luxury shops, concert venues and other offers.

Visited October 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue)”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue) is a major avenue in central Bucharest and leads from Splaiul Independenței (Piata Natiunile Unite) to North, up to Piaţa Victoriei. The Boulevard has 2.700 m length.

The road was built in 1692 by Constantin Brâncoveanu through the domains of the Bălăceni of the Saint John Monastery, Zlătari Monastery up to the Sărindari Monastery.
The road became known as Podul Mogoșoaiei (Mogoșoaia Wood Paved Road) as it led to Mogoșoaia, a suburb of Bucharest.
At the Royal Palace, in July 1814, Podul Mogoșoaiei was the first street in Bucharest to be illuminated with candles during the night.

The road was renamed Calea Victoriei in 1878, after the Romanian victory in the Independence War of 1877-1878 because on this boulevard romanian army enters in Bucharest.

On this street you can find many buildings and monuments, from south to north: Palace Agricola Fonciera and Trieste, National Museum of History of Romania with the Statue of Trajan and the She-wolf, CEC Palace (1887), Victoria Store (ex Socec – Lafayette Gallery), National Military Palace (1914), Capsa Hotel (1852), Odeon Theatre (1911), Telephone Palace, Novotel, Revolution Square, BCU (Central University Bibliotheque) and Carol I statue, Royal Palace today Museum of Art Collections, Romanian Athenaeum (1888), Ştirbey Palace, George Enescu Museum etc.

I recommend you to walk on this boulevard from Piata Natiunile Unite (Splai Independentei - Dambovita River) up to Romanian Athenaeum.

Visited October 2013
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“not even the avarage shopping street”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

don;'t know why this place is so famous because it does not even have all the ingredients of an authentic shopping street, i guess probably because some of the high brands are present there

Visited August 2013
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Belgrade, Serbia
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“Shopping street”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

One of main streets in Bucharest, full of shops, nice for walking to city center and a lot of things to see in it. During summer on some places in street there are cooling zones.

Visited July 2013
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