The Red City: A Walking Tour of Communist Bucharest

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Communism was here for more than 40 years, so it’s no wonder that Bucharest is full of “souvenirs” from this not-so-long-ago period. Join us for a 2.5-hour walking tour and learn how communism shaped Romanian society and Bucharest, and get a realistic insight into life under communist rule.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish
Tour by Stefan
Local Expert

I’m Stefan and what I like most is traveling. My mother says that I was born with a backpack, (hopefully) just a joke :).
But the more I see this world, the more I like Bucharest, my home town. It’s a complex and crazy city, that is for sure worthy to be discovered. Days after joining my first free tour (in Amsterdam), me and a couple of friends started our own free tour in Bucharest, that you are welcomed to join!

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Highlights

  • Discover Bucharest’s communist architecture
  • Learn about the city’s relocated churches
  • Stand on the square where democracy started again

Description

Get an insight into how communism affected Romanian society in all aspects: city planning and architecture, education, religion, mass media, and even people’s private lives.

The tour starts with a short introduction to how communism started in Romania, continues with a view over the Palace of the Parliament, built at the peak of Ceausescu's power, and ends on Revolution Square where democracy started again.

Prepare to hear lots of personal experiences and stories from your guide, and lots of jokes that made people feel a bit better in those difficult times.

What’s included & not included

  • Great guide
  • Special souvenir

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Meeting point

Piata Unirii, next to the clock

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

Communist tour Bucharest
Elena was a fantastic tour guide: she speaks excellent English and she knows her Romanian history. She answered our many questions and her explanation of the days surrounding the fall of Ceausescu was fascinating. Highly recommend this tour.
The most meaningful tour in Bucharest
This was the most vivid presentation i ve ever experienced. Elena was friendly, easy to chat with, excellent spoken English. The tour had a beginning a middle and an end. Under no circumstance i felt bored. Giving insights from a local on how people lived before during and days after the revolution is not something which you may find easy on books or documentaries.
Totally worth every cent.. Hope every city has more tours like that
Great tour!
The tour was great and very interesting. Our guide, Elena, was very knowledgeable and could answer any question we asked. I really enjoyed it :)

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