Today, Casa Presei Libere carries out much the same function but the southern wing is now the home of the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
Address: Piata Arcul de Triumf Initially built of wood in 1878 to honor the Romanian soldiers who won the Independence War, Bucharest's Arch of Triumph was rebuit in 1922 and redecoreted in 1936 with base reliefs carved in granite brought from Deva (Transylvania).
The building is a smaller replica of the Lomonosov University in Moskow - Russia (inaugurated in 1953).
An interior staircase allows visitors to climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city.Using the designs of architect Ion Berindei, the Cantacuzino Palace was built between 18 in eclectic French style.Combining a neoclassical architectural style with art nouveau elements, it features wrought iron balconies, tall arched windows and a porte-cochere (an elegant wrought-iron doorway) flanked by two lions.Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means "joy." His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place.Address: Piata Presei Libere 1 (as it is still universally known) was designed by architect Horia Maicu.