Piata Victoriei is a well circulated area in Bucharest situated in the northern part of the city, right between four important boulevards.
This beautiful place exists in Bucharest from 1831 but it has only been recognized officially in 1878. In Piata Victoriei various important boulevards and streets intersect, such as the Lascar Catargiu Boulevard, Kieseleff, Ion Mihalache and Aviatorilor, all lovely places perfect for a short stroll. Piata Victoriei is one of the best areas in Bucharest and offers everything a tourist needs in terms of history, entertainment and access to nature. You will also find a lot of cultural events such as fairs, concerts or various artistic events in this area so if you are interested in exploring Bucharest’s more artistic side, this is one of the important places to be.
The buildings here can be admired by those who are interested in architecture and landscaping as they can find architecture in the old Romanian style as well as interesting communist monuments that have been preserved. Besides that, tourists will also find beautiful buildings from the last century that are now used as school, embassies, or public institutions. All these have a distinct architecture, some very unique in this part of Europe.
Important tourist landmarks
Make sure that you also take a stroll on the beautiful Kiseleff Boulevard. It’s known to be one of the places where people love to go on walks due to the fact that it is less populated; here you can admire beautiful landmarks such as The Museum of the Romanian Peasant. Other important places that you can visit nearby are the Cantacuzino Palace, the Revolution Square, Military Club and the National History Museum. Just a few minutes away from Piata Victoriei you can also admire the Victory palace and the Romanian Government building.
Among these landmarks, tourists should be particularly interested in the Museum of the Romanian Peasant especially if they are interested in the traditional culture. The museum offers a beautiful collection of art for those who want to dig a little deeper in Romanian culture. It’s also a great place for people who want to participate in Bucharest’s cultural life as it offers regular jazz concerts, fairs and other cultural events. Another place that might interest those interested in geology is the Geology Museum between Kiseleff and Aviatorilor Boulevard. The museum has an impressive collection and it’s a great detour for those who want to learn more about various rocks and minerals.
Since the area is one of the best in the city, it’s no wonder that some of Bucharest’s best restaurants are located here, so if you start getting hungry while strolling through this amazing area, don’t worry, there are a lot of great places to pick from.
If you are in the mood for pizza, check out Terra e Fuoco, one of the best pizza places in Bucharest. The restaurant is located on Street Ion Neculce, nr. 63, nearby Piata Victoriei.
OSHO Restaurant is a great way to try what they consider to be the best steak and fish in the city. The restaurant is a lovely way to spend a romantic evening as a couple or simply enjoy great food with your friends.
For those who are on a diet or simply eat vegetarian, Casa Satya is a great place to get nice vegetarian food while you are in Piata Victoriei. Just a short stroll away and you will be impressed by the beautiful garden and setting you will find here.
If you are looking for an entertaining pub to rest your feet while travelling through Bucharest, the Puzzle Cafe Bistro is another great place, right next to Piata Victoriei.