At the end of 1989 there was the Romanian revolution in Bucharest. The streets filled with protestors that brought about the change of the Communist rule in Romania, and the execution of the leader Nicolae Ceaușescu, and his wife Elena. The revolution was part of a regime change that swept Europe, that came after the regression of Communism in the Soviet Union and around the whole Communist Bloc in Eastern Europe.
In the heart of the square is a minimalist monument for the victims of the 1989 revolution. In the square is also a metro station, and many bus stops that connect to different parts of the city. Notice the underground crossing. You can find here many souvenir stores and tourist information.
Around the square is the Liscani district, the night entertainment area for many of the city's younger residents. This is an ancient and nostalgic district, where many merchants and artists lived in the 15th century. There are street performance on the weekends, and you can walk around the streets between ancient stores, interesting houses, churches, gardens, and the local market.