The “Calea Victoriei” Foundation invites the public, on Saturday to discover the elegant buildings and fascinating history of one of the finest streets in Bucharest, the Kiseleff Avenue, alongside city historian Victor Grecu. On this cultural excursion, you will have a chance to admire the beauty of homes and monuments alongside the famous boulevard, as well as to get acquainted with the tales of people who built them and with important events which occurred in the area.
The houses, historical monuments and palaces included in the tour are the “Grigore Antipa” Natural History Museum, the National Geology Museum, the Romanian Peasant’s Museum, the No. 11 School (dating from 1900), the “Izvorul Tamaduirii” Mavrogheni Church, the “Nicolae Iorga” History Institute, the Kiseleff Park, “Bufetul de la Sosea”, the Russian Federation Embassy, the “Toma Stelian” Museum, the Crown Prince’s Palace, the “Triumf” Hotel, the Arc de Triomphe, the “Dimitrie Gusti” Village Museum, the Elisabeta Palace, the Herastrau Park and the Casin Church.
The Kiseleff Avenue is the street that the Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza rode along, on February 8, 1859, when making his triumphal entrance into Bucharest, and, on May 10, 1866, it was here that Carol I received, from the then-mayor of Bucharest, Dumitru I. Bratianu, the key of the city. In 1895, it was here that the first “flower battle” took place, and, in November 1893, it was on the Kiseleff Ave. that the famous Capsa chocolate was first put on sale.
Venue: Kiseleff Ave., meeting in front of the Romanian Peasant’s Museum;
Cost: RON 30, RON 25 – for students
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