Revolution Square, Bucharest

Go to the “potato on a stick” to honour the revolution heroes who walked upfront in the anti-communist revolution of 1989.
A must-see while in Bucharest is the quirky and interesting Revolution Square. It was on this very square that Ceausescu addressed the Romanian people for the last time. It was initially known as Palace Square, but it was renamed because this is where the anti-communist revolution of 1989 started. Nowadays, a monument - which locals candidly refer to as “potato on a stick” - remembers their actions. If you look closely, you will notice a red splatter on the monument. During the revolution a street art rebel threw a balloon filled with red paint onto the monument. It now looks as if the souls of the heroes trying to get to the top are bleeding. The splatter was never removed and it is now considered to add significance to the monument.