The Communist Heritage: Megalomania & Weird Names

Stefan With: Stefan 3
For 41 years Romania was a communist country, 25 of which under Nicolae Ceausescu's rule. Driven by megalomania, his personality cult and nationalistic ambitions, the regime brutally changed Romanian society. Bucharest is the most representative for communist life, with major landmarks, names and stories to be heard. Let's discover them through a leisurely walk around the city!


Moments to expect in the Bucharest communist tour:

  • Bucharest communist landmarks: Palace of Parliament and Unirii Blvd.

    Bucharest communist landmarks: Palace of Parliament and Unirii Blvd.

    After the earthquake of 1977, Ceausescu decided to "rebuild" his capital. Learn how the 3rd largest building in the world was built and how architecture and city planning were used to change Bucharest and its people's minds and hearts.
    Note: interior visit NOT included

  • Get behind the Communist "curtain"

    Get behind the Communist "curtain"

    Behind the tall apartment buildings, common to all cities in Romania and other Eastern European countries, there are still traces of Old Bucharest. See some landmarks from Old Bucharest and find out how churches were moved to make way for the regime's urbanisation plan.

  • Education, mass-media and religion vs communism

    Education, mass-media and religion vs communism

    Ceausescu's regime had a strong personality cult, which influenced all aspects of Romanian society. I'll tell you how far the regime's reach extended, the massive parades that were organised and how pictures of Ceausescu were literally everywhere.

  • Revolution Square: the beginning of the end for the Ceausescu regime

    Revolution Square: the beginning of the end for the Ceausescu regime

    In Revolution square lies the former Communist Party HQ and the balcony where Ceausescu gave his last speech. It is also where violence took place and people died. To remember those events, a weird but towering memorial was built and I will tell you more about it.

Tour price: 2 x €19
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Location details

  • Starting point: Bucharest
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Bucharest North Railway Station
  • Landscape: Urban

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