Bucharest: Relics of Communism 3-Hour Walking Tour
- Admire the stark architecture of "Socialist realism"
- Visit the Palace of the Parliament and the buildings of the Civic Centre
- Walk through Unirii Square find out what its walls hide
- Hear the story of '89 Revolution in the same place where it all started
- Discover the hidden churches that the communists wished to forget
- Learn about everyday life under Ceausescu's rule
As the dominant political ideology for more than 40 years, Bucharest is full of souvenirs of its communist past. Begin the tour in Unirii Square, one of the largest squares in central Bucharest originally built during the Communist era and bisected by the massive Unirii Boulevard.
Continue the tour and explore the new districts of the "Socialist realism" built during the reign of Nicolae Ceausescu, including the Palace of the Parliament, designed as the absolute center of power, and the buildings of the Civic Centre Project.
Discover the hidden churches that the communists wanted to forget about. See the contrast between the elegant city architecture and the communist blocks surrounding the oldest park in Bucharest, Cismigiu Gardens. End the tour in front of the balcony where Ceausescu held his last speech, the Revolution Square. Hear the story of the '89 Revolution and Romania's transition into democracy.
- Walking tour with English or Spanish-speaking guide
- Bucharest city map
- Romanian snack souvenir
- Lunch at Obor market (depending on option selected)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Prepare for the activity
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.Open in Google Maps ⟶