Infinity Column: A symbol of sacrifice and hope

The Infinity Column, also known as the Endless Column, is a masterpiece of the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși and an emblem of the city of Târgu Jiu. Located in the Column Park, a green area at the entrance to the city, the sculpture stands as a monument to sacrifice and hope, dedicated to the Romanian soldiers who fell in the First World War.

A column to the sky:

  • Its height of 29.35 metres is a symbol of aspiration towards infinity, a bridge between the terrestrial and the celestial.
  • The 16 overlapping octahedral modules, each 180 cm high, seem to rise out of the ground and project into the sky, suggesting a staircase of immortality.
  • Made of cast iron metallised with brass, the column has a special glow in the sunlight, reflecting the idea of eternity.

A monument with a rich history:

  • Inaugurated in 1938, the Infinity Column was conceived by Brâncuși as part of a larger monumental ensemble, including the Kissing Gate and the Table of Silence.
  • The ensemble is a tribute to the Romanian heroes of the First World War, but also has a universal resonance, symbolizing sacrifice, sacrifice and hope in immortality.
  • Although controversial at first, the Infinity Column has become a symbol of Romanian culture and a major tourist attraction.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access: the Column Park is open 24 hours a day and free of charge.
  • Location: the Column Park is located at the entrance to Targu Jiu, on the road leading to Râmnicu Vâlcea.
  • Transport: You can get there by bus or taxi from the city centre.
  • Visiting time: A visit to the Infinity Column can last from 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Nearby attractions: Poarta Sărutului, Masa Tăcerii, Gorj County Museum "Alexandru Ștefulescu".


  • Visit the Infinity Column at sunset, when the sunlight creates a special spectacle.
  • Read about the symbolism of sculpture to deepen your understanding of Brancusi's work.
  • Combine a visit to the Infinity Column with a walk through the Column Park and a visit to the other monuments in the complex.

The Infinity Column is a monumental work of art that deserves to be seen and admired by all who visit Romania. It is a journey through history, a meditation on sacrifice and a celebration of hope in eternity.