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The Communist Romania

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 The period of 15 years that followed the World War II marked Bucharest in many ways. Casa Scânteii”(today the Free Press building), built in 1950’s to be the main printing work shop and head offices of the communist propaganda newspapers: ‘’ The Spark’’, ‘’The Youth Spark”, etc. The building looks like ‘’Lomonosov University’’ in Moscow and was known as the

“Russian people’s gift”.

Most of the leaders of the communist period received houses in the area of the “Cartierul Primaverii”, while the real owners were kicked out and relocated in tiny apartments sharing them with other families. Among them stands the one that served as residence for the Ceauşescu family, not far from the one occupied by Gheorghe Gheorghiu Dej the first leader of the communist Romania.

Visit the Romanian Peasant Museum where on underground there can be seen pictures and sculptures of the communist leaders.

Continuing south on Kiseleff Boulevard towards Victoria Square, on the left today and during the communist time as well in Victoria Palace was the Headquarters of the Government From Victoria Square starts Victoria Avenue that goes down to the Revolution Square, the defining place of the city today that hosts the former Royal Palace, the National Art Museum, the Romanian Athenaeum, Equestrian Statue of Carol I, the Royal University Foundation, the former building of the former Central Committee of the Communist Party and the monument dedicated to the Heroes of the Revolution of 1989.    

The place where Ceauşescu had the first speech, when he criticized the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and also the last speech which led to him death.

 Driving down Victoria Avenue through United Nations Square we reach the ‘’House of the People’’, built 1984 – 1989 under direct control of Nicolae Ceauşescu. Today it is the Palace of the Romanian Parliament, the Constitution Court and the International Conference Center. Here we take a quick break to visit the Romanian Parliament.

 The Heroes of the Romanian Revolution are buried in the newly created “Eroii Revoluţiei” Cemetery in 1990, some of them being the members of the Romanian Army, pilots of the Air Forces, students and laborers. In the surroundings we can find the Carol Park where there is the Unknown Soldier Mausoleum, a monument dedicated to the heroes of the Second World War but formerly there were buried the most known Communist Party leaders.

Communism left a mark on various parts of the Romanian life-style, one of them, being most influential in Architecture.”Berceni” and “Rahova-Ferentari”are the most representative neighborhoods built in a communist architectural style.

 Included services: transport, certified national guide, entrance fees at Peasant Museum, Palace of Parliament, communist typical neighborhood Rahova – Ferentari and Carol Park Mausoleum.

        Photo tax are not included!

 Ceauşescu’s Communism

Romania has had the hardest and most cruel communism in Europe, communism that didn’t taken into account over a million intellectuals murdered in communist prisons or camps like Black Sea Canal.

After communism still remained Stalinist style buildings, as well as House of People or working class neighborhoods like Ferentari or Rahova.

Contrary of those constructions, communist’s elite embraced the PrimăverIi Neighborhood, a neighborhood that stands out for the beauty and richness of homes equipped with swimming pools, saunas and other elements characteristic of capitalism.