CAROL PARK IN BUCHAREST

A PARK DEDICATED TO THE FIRST KING OF ROMANIA

TO DO IN CAROL PARK

BUCHAREST

Carol Park in Bucharest is one of the most interesting open space places to spend a few relaxing hours and learn new things about Bucharest history and also the history of Romania and about the kings and queens of this country.

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BUCHAREST CAROL PARK VIDEO GUIDE

Actually, Carol Park in Bucharest is dedicated to King Carol, the first king to rule this country.

CAROL PARK BUCHAREST ROMANIA

Bucharest Carol Park
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-04-04
Description: Carol Park is one of the largest in Bucharest. Here could have been the People Salvation Cathedral but it was not

CAROL PARK IN BUCHAREST HISTORY

Carol Park in Bucharest has been built since 1904 to 1906 to mark 1800 since the Roman Emperor Traian conquered Dacia, or the ancient Romania territory, 25 years since independence and royalty as a political regime under King Carol I and 40 years since Carol himself became the King of Romania in 1866. The Carol Park in Bucharest opening was to be an exhibition on Filaret field which became the Field of Libery for that was the place where in 1821 one of the first Romanian revolutions, Tudor Vladimirescu’s revolt actually was kind of prepared. Works for Carol Park were started by Edouard Redont, a French specialist in parks and gardens.

MONUMENT IN CAROL PARK BUCHAREST

Monument in Bucharest Carol Park
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Date Uploaded:2016-04-04
Description: In Carol Park there is the monument of the WW 1 heroes

BUCHAREST AT WAR AND PARK CAROL

About the park Carol and how it came it to being in Bucharest, well, the army was also used to get rid of the lakes and swamps in the area, trees and all kind of flowers were brought and underground water sources made the new lake possible. It was crossed by the first reinforced concrete in Romania and had two small islands for tourists, a casino, a theater hall, a restaurant and also a mosque. The Exhibition building became the headquarters of the War Museum in 1923. A great fire almost destroyed it in 1938 and after an earthquake was demolished in 1940. Until 1955, there was a small BUCHAREST ZOO here. The Roman Arenas is a monumental building perfect nowadays for concerts, so if you travel to Bucharest and you get in Carol Park don’t miss it.
One of the most interesting highlights in Carol Park at the entrance is the Zodiac Fountain, built in 1935.

ZODIAC FOUNTAIN IN CAROL PARK BUCHAREST

Zodiac Fountain in Bucharest
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Description: The old Zodiac Fountain is near Carol Park in Bucharest

UNKNOWN HEROES IN BUCHAREST CAROL PARK

From this monument, The Zodiac Fountain, you can see the Anonymous Hero Monument, built in 1963 as the monument of the unknown heroes who fought for the liberty of the people and of the country and for socialism. It is indeed massive even for the great Carol Park, with five 48 m high red granite arcs. It was built as a memorial for the communist party leaders, their bodies being kept in crypts until 1990, when the authorities wanted to build the People Salvation Cathedral in the park, thus the bones of the communists were moved to ordinary graveyards.

HEROES MONUMENT IN CAROL PARK BUCHAREST

What to see in Carol Park Bucharest
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-04-04
Description: The communists tried to take the park and the monument, thus stealing the Romanian history but in the end they gave up and died trying

THE GUARDS AT CAROL PARK BUCHAREST MONUMENT

In front of the Anonymous Hero Monument in Carol Park Bucharest was brought in 1991 the grave of the unknown soldier in the memory of the heroes who died at Marasesti in World War I. There is always a fire burning here and the place is always guarded by 2 soldiers who change guard in a simple yet impressive manner you should not miss either, especially before night fall. This is something not to miss if you travel to Bucharest. If you are interested in mechanics, physics, inventions, cinema, you can also visit in Carol Park the Technical Museum Dimitrie Leonida.

WHAT TO DO IN CAROL PARK IN BUCHAREST

Summer in Carol Park Bucharest
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-04-04
Description: You can walk, see the statues and the great monument in the middle and have a beer

A beautiful lake in Bucharest with Egyptian Lotus can also be visited in CIRCUS PARK