The University Square (Piaţa Universităţii) marked the memory of the locals of Bucharest by being the site of some of the most significant episodes of the recent history of Romania, namely, the square where the Golaniad and the Mineriad took place in the early 1990s, right after the fall of the communist regime.

The historical importance of the University Square is paralleled by its cultural and tourist significance. Thus, the square neighbors on the building of the University of Bucharest, being also located in the vicinity of the National Theater of Bucharest. The Intercontinental Hotel overtops the venue, not to mention the fact the historical district of the city, delineated by the celebrated Lipscani Street, is just nearby.

The University Square is also deemed the Kilometer Zero as far as the network of national roads of Romania is concerned. Moreover, the venue is pegged out by several monumental sculptural works: the Ion Heliade Rădulescu statue, the Gheorghe Lazăr statue, the Spiru Haret statue and the Mihai Viteazul (Michael the Brave) statue.

University Square (Piaţa Universităţii)
Bucharest, Romania

Piaţa Universităţii, Bucharest, Romania

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