Maria Mihaescu, born in 1885 in a village of Prahova County, was one of the legendary figures of Bucharest. Why? Because the eccentric woman who lived her glory years in the interbelic period has made for least one good thing: she put the Bucharest on fire. Not literally. Her nickname was Mița Biciclista, which can be translated by Mitza The Bicycler. Mița was a beautiful woman, with deep blue eyes, every man's dream. She got her nickname from the journalist George
At the beginning of the 20th Century, the number of automobiles in Bucharest started to increase. In 1908, there were a total of 139 registered cars in Romania. And they had to have license numbers. At that time, the license numbers were attributed to the owner of the automobile, not to the car itself. If a car was sold to other owner, its number remained in the property of the former owner. From the total of 139 Romanian automobiles, 127 were
The Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival. In 1865, cultural and scientific personalities such as Constantin Esarcu, V. A. Urechia, and Nicolae Creţulescu founded the Romanian Atheneum Cultural Society. To serve its purposes, the Romanian
Curtea Veche (the Old Princely Court) was built as a palace or residence during the rule of Vlad III Dracula in 1459. Archaeological excavations started in 1953, and now the site is operated by the Muzeul Municipiului Bucuresti in the historic centre of Bucharest, Romania. Vlad the Impaler's reign was dominated by conflicts with the Turks, hence "The obligation to permanently watch over and protect the southern boundary, the Danube, made him stay in the fortified town on the Dimbovita banks".
University Square is located in downtown Bucharest, near the University of Bucharest. It is served by Universitate metro station. Four statues can be found in the University Square, in front of the University; they depict Ion Heliade Rădulescu (1879), Michael the Brave (1874), Gheorghe Lazăr (1889) and Spiru Haret (1932). There are plans to for a massive statue, measuring at least 20 meters, of Constantin Cristocea, one of the city's finest philanthropists, to be erected in the central roundabout. The square was
Bucharest was the second European city to have an electric tram. The first Bucharest electric tramcar was functional at 9th of December 1894, on the route Cotroceni - Obor Market, despite the fact that some of the city counselors voted against this, for the reason that