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A Red Story - Communist Bucharest Tour

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    Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania

    You will find out the amazing facts about The Palace of Parliament, why and how it was built and all about Ceausescu's crazy dream. We do not enter inside the building.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Romanian Academy House, Calea 13 Septembrie 57-55, București, Romania

    Built at the same time with the Parliament in order to please the wife of the dictator, that was dreaming to become the lead scientist of the country even though she was low educated.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Palatul Bragadiru, Calea Rahovei 147-153, Bucharest 050892 Romania

    Find out the story of the rich man Bragadiru and how all his goods and businesses were confiscated by communists. This was applied to all businesses in the '50s, they all became state owned.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Antim Monastery, Strada Mitropolit Antim Ivireanu 29, Bucharest 040111 Romania

    A monastery built in 18th century, that escaped from the demolition done during communism and a part of it was actually moved entirely just to fulfill the big plans of the dictator.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bulevardul Unirii 14, București 030167, Romania

    The boulevard that was built in front of the Palace of Parliament and all his secrets.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    The place where Ceausescu had his last speech and where the revolution started in Bucharest on 21st of December 1989.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: University of Bucharest, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 4-12, București 030018, Romania

    The small square next to the University bears the name of 21st of December 1989, because this is where most part of the Romanian revolution took place. Find out the details about post communist Romania and the mistakes that we made on our way to democracy.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We've really enjoyed the tour. Our guide Adriana was really nice, and she explained us the history of the City really well. We recommend this freetour.

    Thank Marc A
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Really interesting tour. Even we knew a few things about Bucharest, we have found new and interesting facts that you cannot find in books or documentaries. Our guide, Catalina, was really kind and tried to answer to all our questions. It felt like an incursion...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ioan Sergiu B
    Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

    I’m super thrilled i’ve found new things about communist time and how the people from Romania were dealing with this huge red flag.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Ghost2111
    Reviewed 21 June 2019

    The tour was great, and I can recommend to it to anyone. It was very informative and our guide took us to places we otherwise wouldn't have seen. She knew a great deal about the history of the city, the architecture and had an interesting...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank sander2016b
    Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

    Our tour guide, Andy, was such a delight. She was so much fun to talk to and made an effort to get to know us and customize the tour. We learned so much about the history of Romania and the current political & cultural climate....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Jacqueline C
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