"The playground" which is always turned ON
University Square is located in downtown Bucharest, near the University of Bucharest. It is very close to the old town and there's also a lovely old church nearby, called Colței Church, and a beautiful hospital carrying the same name.
The square was the site of the 1990 Golaniad, a peaceful student protest against the ex-communists in the Romanian government. The demonstrations ended violently when miners from the Jiu Valley were called in by president Ion Iliescu to restore order in Bucharest.
The Ion Luca Caragiale Bucharest National Theatre and the Intercontinental Hotel (one of the tallest buildings in Bucharest) are also located near University Square.