Here, in this square, towards the late 1980's, mass protests were held against the tyrant Ceaușescu. From the balcony of the Communist Party headquarters, Ceaușescu looked at the revolution happening before his eyes in 1989, and he left with his wife on a helicopter and escaped Bucharest. A few hours later, he was caught by revolutionaries, taken into custody, went through a field trial, and was immediately executed, along with his wife.
In the Revolutionary Square, there a few buildings worth to mention: the impressive Parliament building, decorated with columns with important figures from Romania's history. There is the King's Palace (Palatul Regal), today being used as the National Museum of Art of Romania.
In the square are statues and monuments dedicated to the Romanian Revolution of 1989.