Arc de Triomphe: A monument to history and victory

Symbol of the nation: the Triumphal Arch in Bucharest is an emblematic monument of Romania, built to commemorate the country's victory in the First World War. Inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the monument is a testament to the sacrifice of the Romanian people and a symbol of national pride.

A grandiose monument: the Arc de Triomphe is 27 metres high and made of white limestone. Scenes from Romania's history, such as the War of Independence and the Great Union, are carved on the facade of the monument. The Arch of Triumph also houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a place of commemoration for Romanian fallen heroes.

An important landmark: the Arch of Triumph is located in the centre of Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei, one of the most important arteries of the city. The monument is an important landmark for tourists and a popular place for photos and official ceremonies.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access:
    • Arcul de Triumf is located in the centre of Bucharest, at the intersection of Calea Victoriei and Bulevardul Kiseleff.
    • The monument can be easily reached by metro (Piața Universității station), bus or tram.
  • Schedule:
    • The monument can be visited daily, 24/7.
    • Access inside the Arc de Triomphe is possible only on certain days and times, according to the schedule posted at the monument.
  • Fees:
    • Access to the exterior of the monument is free.
    • Visiting the interior of the Arc de Triomphe costs 10 lei for adults and 5 lei for pupils, students and pensioners.
  • Recommendations:
    • You can visit the monument individually or with a guide.
    • There is a small museum inside the Arc de Triomphe, where you can learn more about the history of the monument and Romania's victory in World War I.
    • From the terrace of the Arc de Triomphe you can enjoy a superb view of Bucharest.

Discover more:

  • The Arc de Triomphe was built between 1921 and 1936.
  • The monument was inaugurated in the presence of King Charles II and Queen Helena.
  • The Triumphal Arch is included on the list of historical monuments in Romania.
  • There are many tourist attractions in the area, such as the National Art Museum of Romania, the Romanian Athenaeum and the Palace of Parliament.

Plan your dream holiday in Bucharest and enjoy a unique experience at the Arch of Triumph!


  • Arc de Triomphe: 

Further information:

  • Activities in the area:
    • Visit the National Art Museum of Romania, the Romanian Athenaeum and the Palace of Parliament
    • Walk along Calea Victoriei
    • Dine at one of the many restaurants in the area
    • Participate in a concert or performance at the Romanian Athenaeum

Accommodation and meals:

  • Bucharest offers a wide range of accommodation and dining options to suit all budgets. There are hotels, hostels, apartments for rent, restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes.

Tips for tourists:

  • It is advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially during the tourist season.
  • Tickets can be purchased online to avoid queues at the monument.
  • It is recommended to wear footwear