Parcul Carol - An early 20th century park filled with busts and statues

„Parcul Carol still contains the signifiers of the Romanian regimes.”

This park was originally opened in 1906 on the 40th anniversary of King Carol I. The park was later altered during the communist era. Walking though, you can still see the signifiers of the political regimes that have affected it. There are layers on top of other layers of symbols hidden throughout: in the ornamentation, in the subjects chosen for the busts and statues and in its mausoleum and tomb of the unknown soldier. While you're there, walk through the nearby Filaret Hill nieghborhood. Its delightfully narrow streets provide a flavor of late-19th century Bucharest.

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