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Communist Bucharest History Tour

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    Stop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), Calea Victoriei Boulevard, Bucharest Romania

    Begin the tour in the city's most iconic square, full of landmarks such as the former Royal Palace (now the National Museum of Art), the former headquarters of the Communist Party, and the Central University Library.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Old Town, Bucharest Romania

    Stroll along the quaint cobble stone streets of Old Town, to see firsthand the effects of the nationalization process led by the Communist regime on the city's beautiful 19th century architecture.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Constitution Square, Bucharest Romania

    On to another landmark square of Bucharest to see a stunning example of larger-than-life communist architecture, in the form of the Palace of the Parliament, the world's second largest administrative building after the Pentagon. Learn about the destruction of historic neighborhoods in order to erect this megalomaniac, controversial complex of structures, and go behind the colossal buildings to see relics of a bygone era.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Patriarchal Cathedral, Str Dealul Mitropoliei Piata Unirii, Bucharest Romania

    Climb Patriarchy Hill for a change of scenery and explore the massive changes the city underwent during the 70's and 80's.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Carol Park, Filaret hill, Bucharest Romania

    Hop on a tram to explore one of the city's green oases, dominated by the Carol Park Mausoleum, the former burial site of the first communist leaders.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bellu Cemetery, Calea Serban Voda nr. 249, sector 4, Bucharest Romania

    Cross to the other side of the street to see the Heroes of the Revolution memorial and cemetery, and finish the tour with tales of the 1989 revolution that ended the Communist regime in Romania.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Equestrian Statue of Carol I, Sector 1, Bucharest 030167, Romania
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Piața Unirii, București, Romania
    • Guide
    • Street Snack
    • 1 refreshment (summer) OR 1 hot drink (winter)
    • Public transport fare
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Admission tickets
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 31 October 2018

    Went on the trip with Tudor and it was absolutely fantastic. He was knowledgeable, friendly and covered so many aspects of the Communist rule. We also visited many interesting locations across the city with him, that really brought it to life. Nothing was rushed, and...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
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    Reviewed 27 November 2017

    This tour, hosted by Tudor, who is very passionate about this time in Romanian history, was extremely informative. Living in Romanian, he has been through the communist rule of Nicolae Ceausescu, the revolution and now lives under the current government leadership. His friendly mannerism, props...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
    2  Thank sharinginfo2017
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