When it comes to beautiful architecture and western culture, the buildings accommodating the universities of Bucharest are true symbol of what Little Paris used to be and of course, medicine is the crown jewel. A must see while visiting the capital of our country.
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy is a public health sciences University in Bucharest, Romania. It is one of the largest and oldest institutions of its kind in Romania.
In 1857, Carol Davila created the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. In 1857, the foundation stone of the University Palace in Bucharest was laid.It was initially established in 1857 under the name National School of Medicine and Pharmacy by the French expatriate physician, Carol Davila. In 1869 it was incorporated as a department in the newly created University of Bucharest.
The building of the Faculty of Medicine was fully completed and inaugurated on 12 October 1903.
In 1903 the school got a new building, which you can admire in today’s photo, designed in French neoclassical style by Louis Blanc. Fittingly, the statue that appears in front of the main entrance is of Carol Davila. It was created by the sculptor Carol Storck. The initiative to erect a monument to Carol Davila on the same day, was taken at the first national medical conference, which was held in Bucharest in October 1884. The statue, valued work of Carol Storck, was cast in bronze in the School of arts and crafts workshops in Buchares
HOW TO GET THERE
Address: Bulevardul Eroii Sanitari 8
Walking: 30 minutes from University Square following Regina Elisabeta Boulevard or from Piata Unirii follow the river.
104, 123, 124 from Unirii Square
122, 137, 138, 268, 336 from University
Night bus: N116 from Unirii Square
Metro : Eroilor station on the Yellow Line