Striving to be the state's most central place
Unirii Square in Bucharest is the very center of the Romanian Capital. The Olt Town is next to it, also the University Square and The Palace of Parliament.
There are more than 20 fountains in Unification Square, the Central one being called Bucur’s fountain, for the legend says it was the shepherd Bucur who founded Bucharest. In fact, Bucur built in the beginning of the 14th century, a small church near a river( Dambovita) where he found food enough for his sheep. Around this small church, people started to build houses and a new village came into being.
Unirea Shopping Center, a symbol of communism, is now a good shopping destination, housing Zara, Mc Donnald’s, Bershka, H&M, Leonardo and so on. It is 84.000 square meters.