Private Tour of Communist Bucharest

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15 EUR

A private tour by car that will take you back in time to the dark age of communism and show you Ceausescu’s vision of a communist Bucharest: from the identical grey apartment buildings to monumental boulevards to the largest construction of them all – the Palace of the Parliament.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German
Tour by Maria
Local

I studied Marketing, but I soon realised that tourism was closer to my heart, so that is why since 2013 I decided to become a full time tour guide.
In this way, I managed to combine two of my biggest passions: travelling and foreign languages.
To me, being a guide means getting the chance to be an ambassador for my city -Bucharest- and my home country, Romania, while also meeting new people and sharing experiences and ideas from different cultures.
If you are visiting Bucharest, I’d love to meet you and share the many fascinating stories about my city with you!

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Highlights

  • Palace of the Parliament
  • Discover the hidden Antim Monastery
  • See the Spark House and the Victory of Socialism Boulevard
  • Check out Ceausescu’s residence

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Description

Over a quarter of a century has passed since the demise of communism and of its most prolific image: Nicolae Ceausescu. Despite the tremendous growth Romania and Bucharest have experienced during these years, remnants of the regime are still noticeable in most aspects of everyday life: from politics to public healthcare to urban architecture.

The main communist sights that you’ll see on this tour include:

- The Palace of the Parliament: The second-largest building in the world, and the most expensive administrative building.
- The churches hidden behind the utilitarian building façades, including the Antim Monastery (inside visit), which fortunately survived the demolition frenzy and is a testimony of a completely different city.
- The former Victory of Socialism Boulevard: The socialist version of Paris’ Champs-Élysées.
- The Spark House: The building that housed all of the major newspaper headquarters during communism – a time when the press was under the complete control of a dictator.
- Primaverii Palace: Ceausescu’s residence.
- Revolution Square: Where the communist regime ended in 1989.

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Meals

Meeting point

In the parking lot from Piata Constitutiei (Piața Constituției (Constitution Square))

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15 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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