Equestrian Statue of Mihai Viteazul


An arresting statue of the 16th-century Wallachian prince, considered one of Romania's national heroes.

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Within this 1900-built hall, the union between Romania and Transylvania was signed and sealed on 1 December 1918. The National Union Museum is opposite.

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