In the interwar period, Bucharest became known as a "little Paris," but lost its historic face as a result of the wars, Ceausescu's reign and the earthquake. Today, it is known for its eclectic architecture, which is a combination of modern, social-realist and historical buildings, creating an unique style, that it is worthy to see, definitely.
The centerpiece of the city is the Palace of Parliament, which, after the US Pentagon, is the second largest government building in the world. This monumental building is a part of Bucharest's secret development plan, created over several decades. After the 1977 earthquake, the dictator at the time gave the order to demolish more than 7 square kilometers of the historic Old City to build monstrously large public administration buildings. Not much is left of "Little Paris," only the beautiful Triumphal Arch, built to honor Romanian-French friendship, and Bucharest's Champs-Élysées.
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