is a working-class neighborhood located in south-eastern Bucharest
, in Sector 2
. Outside Bucharest, there is an adjacent town named Pantelimon
, administered separately.
The Pantelimon district is named after Saint Pantaleon
(Pantelimon in Romanian
), and hosts the Lia Manoliu Stadium
, the largest football stadium in Romania. Pantelimon Avenue is the backbone of the district.
A Cora hypermarket is situated in this neighborhood. Lately several car showrooms (Renault
) have been built in the east side of the district.
A famous area of the district is "Capătu' lu' 14" (or "Capu' lu' 14", literally "the terminus
of (tram) line 14"), which is situated in the east side of the neighborhood. This area is the setting of a popular legend among locals, "The Children's Fall." The story—which dates back to the mid-1950s, when the area suffered from gangster and racketeering problems—details the supposed decline of the neighbourhood's children from being "legit" to being "dangerous". Pantelimon is also famous in Romania because of the hip-hop group B.U.G. Mafia
. As children, the members of the band lived on Pantelimon Alley and Socului, near "Capătu' lu" 14". Tataee
, a member of B.U.G. Mafia
stated in various interviews that both he and Uzzi
and Daddy Caddy still live in the... Read More