In 1692, Constantine Brancoveanu inagurated Calea Victoriei, a street leading directly to the royal residence at Mogosoaia Palace. This was a farm that he had bought about ten years earlier, where he had built a church, a palace, large kitchens, and a park with beautiful greenhouses. It's a magnificent, oak-lined street full of monumental buildings built in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. All in all, it's about 3km. long and you'll need a good two hours to see it all. In 1878, after the Russo-Turkish war, Romania won her independence and the troops came marching down this street, hence the name of "Victory." It's a shame that many of the oldest buildings are in bad shape, but it's still a beautiful street.