The Arcul de Triumf was made as an exact replica of the Arc de Triumph in Paris. It is located between the 3 main avenues of the city, and the entrance to King Michael I Park.
The Bucharest victory gate was established in 1879. Its purpose was to commemorate Romanian independence, and it was made of wood. During damages from different wars, the new gate was built in 1922, this time for the Romanian soldiers that fought in World War I. However this gate also did not survive, and only in 1935 was a gate finally built that stood the test of time - this is the grandeur gate you see today, made of stone and marble.
Each year on December 1st, there is an independence day parade in the victory gate area. At night lights light up the gate with the flags of the 40 regions in Romania.