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  1. Romania
  2. Bucharest
  3. Palace of the Parliament

Bucharest: Relics of Communism 3-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 40386
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Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of the relics of Bucharest's communism past. Learn how Communism shaped Romanian society and visit some of the most striking architectural examples of "Socialist realism," ending the tour where Ceausescu held his last speech.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Enjoy a fascinating 3-hour tour exploring the communist roots of the great city of Bucharest.

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 Ceausesu, including the Palace of the Parliament, designed as the absolute center of power, and the buildings of the Civic Centre Project.

Travel like a local, taking a trip on the subway built during the communist regime. End the tour in front of the balcony where Ceausescu held his last speech.
Includes
  • Walking tour with English-speaking guide
  • 1 subway trip
  • Surprise souvenir
What’s Not Included
  • Transfer

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Meeting point

Unirii Square Park in front of the clock, just across the street from the big fountains in Bucharest. Please take care as our clock is not really Big Ben.

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Important information
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• This tour has a maximum of 10 participants
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Open Doors Travel

Product ID: 40386