Bucharest Tour: Relics of Communism 3-Hour Guided TourCity, Historical and Theme Tours

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Bucharest Tour: Relics of Communism 3-Hour Guided Tour

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About this experience

DURATION: 3 hours
DEPARTURE TIME: 10.00 am
MEETING POINT: In front of The Harp restaurant and pub on the corner of Unirii Square, just across the street from the big fountains. Next to the meeting point, you’ll see the Unirii bus stop, where the 783 Airport Express stops.
LANGUAGES: English & Spanish
MOBILE TICKET: Use your phone or print your ticket
OPENING SEASONS: Year-round, daily
SMALL GROUP: Up to 10 participants
WHO CAN COME: Bucharest tour is suitable for all. Wheelchair accessible

Overview

Take a guided Bucharest tour and discover the relics of Bucharest's communist past. Listen to your guide and learn how Communism shaped Romanian society and created some of the most prominent architectural examples of the so-called Socialist Realism. End your tour where Ceausescu, the Romanian leader, held his last speech.

Highlights

◾ Get impressed by the abrupt architecture of Socialist Realism
◾ See the Palace of the Parliament and the buildings of the Civic Centre
◾ Stroll through Unirii Square and discover what its walls hide
◾ Listen to the story of the '89 Revolution at exactly the same place where it all started

About this experience

DURATION: 3 hours

DEPARTURE TIME: 10.00 am

MEETING POINT: In front of The Harp restaurant and pub on the corner of Unirii Square, just across the street from the big fountains. Next to the meeting point, you’ll see the Unirii bus stop, where the 783 Airport Express stops.

LANGUAGES: English & Spanish

MOBILE TICKET: Use your phone or print your ticket

OPENING SEASONS: Year-round, daily

SMALL GROUP: Up to 10 participants

WHO CAN COME: Bucharest tour is suitable for all. Wheelchair accessible

Description - What to expect

Take an impressive 3-hour Bucharest tour exploring the communist origins of Bucharest. Listen to your guide and learn about the day-to-day life of Romanians during the communist era, from ration cards to the black market, to propaganda and the undercover police.



Begin your Bucharest tour in Unirii Square, one of the largest squares in central Bucharest originally built during the Communist era and divided by the huge Unirii Boulevard. Then, explore the new districts of the Socialist Realism built during the time of Nicolae Ceausescu, including the Palace of the Parliament, designed as the absolute center of power, and the buildings of the Civic Centre Project.



See the difference between the sophisticated city architecture and the communist blocks surrounding the oldest park in Bucharest, Cismigiu Gardens. End your Bucharest tour in front of the balcony where Ceausescu held his last speech, in Revolution Square. Listen to your guide and learn how the '89 Revolution and Romania's transition into democracy took place and what sparked it.

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start of the experience

What's included, what's not

✔ Private walking tour with a local guide
✔ 1 famous Romanian snack
✖ Hotel pick-up and drop off

Health and safety

✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures

Description - What to expect

Take an impressive 3-hour Bucharest tour exploring the communist origins of Bucharest. Listen to your guide and learn about the day-to-day life of Romanians during the communist era, from ration cards to the black market, to propaganda and the undercover police.

Begin your Bucharest tour in Unirii Square, one of the largest squares in central Bucharest originally built during the Communist era and divided by the huge Unirii Boulevard. Then, explore the new districts of the Socialist Realism built during the time of Nicolae Ceausescu, including the Palace of the Parliament, designed as the absolute center of power, and the buildings of the Civic Centre Project.

See the difference between the sophisticated city architecture and the communist blocks surrounding the oldest park in Bucharest, Cismigiu Gardens. End your Bucharest tour in front of the balcony where Ceausescu held his last speech, in Revolution Square. Listen to your guide and learn how the '89 Revolution and Romania's transition into democracy took place and what sparked it.
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