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Bucharest: The Rise and Fall of Communism Tour
"Starting in the morning this tour offers a unique perspective into the lives of the Ceausescu couple and the impact that communism had on the city of Bucharest. On the trip you will visit Ceausescu’s unmistakable legacy in the center of the city - the Pa the world’s second-largest heaviest and most expensive administrative building. In order to build this massive construction the Communist regime demolished great part of the historical center of Bucharest. We will stop in Revolution Square where the Romanian people gained their freedom back in 1989 and today is one the most beautiful and charming squares in town hosting all kinds of urban events. The trip also includes visiting the Former Military Unit of Targoviste Museum where th"""This tour offers a unique perspective into the The life and death of Nicolae Ceausescu and the impact that communism had on the city of Bucharest. The tour includes a visit to the Palace of Parliament
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Bucharest Sites and Bites with Traditional Romanian Meal
"Your Bucharest tour begins in the political centre of the city Revolution Square (formerly known as Palace Square) which has witnessed most of the important events in Romanian history. It was from here in 1989 that dictator Ceausescu made his ill-advised rallying speech to a crowd that quickly turned on him instigating the Romanian revolution. Surrounding the square are several other notable landmarks including the former Royal Palace the Athenaeum concert hall and Athenee Palace the heart of espionage and intrigue in the years between the wars. And in such a historical spot
From EUR53.00
 
Communist Era Bucharest Tour
"This specialist guided tour of Bucharest centre concentrates on the recent history of the communist regime which took hold in Romania in December 1947 and lasted until the bloody revolution of Christmas 1989.Learn about life under Nicolae Ceausescu how I was sworn in allegiance to the great leader and his tyrannical wife as one of Romania's 'Pioneers' Taught to load and fire an AK-74 assault rifle (while at high school) and lived only a few miles from the heart of the uprising in Revolution Square. See my own mementos of this era and learn about life after the revolution and how Romania has changed to become the city you see today.Places o
From EUR19.00

More Local Customs in Bucharest

Romanian money

The romanian money notes that i came across were always crisp and clean.--The Leu is divided into 100 ban ==. Leu means "lion" --This is the 4th series of the Romanian currency the Leu....
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alectrevor
Sep 25, 2015

1st of March is Martisor Day

"Mărţisor" is a traditional celebration taking place every year on March 1st and marking the arrival of spring. Its name comes from the name of the month of March (martie in Romanian) and literally it...
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Andraf
Sep 24, 2010

Greetings

People here shake hands when they first meet, and after that a kiss on each cheek is acceptable.always greet a stranger formally, and use the polite form of you 'vu'.if you are familiar with the...
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lchelle
Apr 28, 2008

Christmas lights in Piaţa Unirii

Bucharest's Christmas lights are switched on on December 1st, Romania's National Day and are switched off on January 6th. The opening ceremony in Piaţa Unirii is accompanied by a firework display. The...
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iwys
Dec 08, 2007

Ceausecu's final public moment

I'd highly encourage visitors to Romania to read up on Nicolae Ceausescu, the leader of Romania from 1965 until December 1989, as it will give you an idea of some of the history of the country and...
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Dabs
Dec 03, 2007

George Enescu

Until you have visited Romania, it is hard to imagine how important a figure George Enescu is to Romanian culture. He was the country's greatest composer and probably the most famous Romanian ever in...
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iwys
Nov 26, 2007
 
 
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Romanians Religious People!

I did not realize that Romanians were so religious. In fact, when on Bucharest buses, I noticed that every time we were passing by a church, local people were doing "the cross sign", really everyone...
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draguza
Aug 22, 2006

Cinemas

Cinemas broadcast films in their original language with sub-titles. While most stick to Hollywood drivel, some honourable exceptions show an impressive range of classic, challenging and foreign films,...
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josephescu
Aug 13, 2006

Particular traffic system

Drivers have assumed right of way on both road and pavement and routinely park right across the latter, forcing pedestrians into the street where they will then be hooted at by passing cars.Bucharest...
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josephescu
Aug 13, 2006

WHY questions.....

Questions that start with "why" are not very often worth asking in Bucharest. However, I’m asking them here, to share them with you.Why don't you let the passengers off the bus or tram first, before...
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josephescu
Aug 13, 2006

Customer Service

Forget all notions that you have of customer service. Otherwise, after 90 per cent of your dealings with waiters, shopkeepers and members of the public you will be left wondering what you had done to...
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josephescu
Aug 13, 2006

Martisor!

The old name of March, ”martisor”, reminds the traditional custom of celebrating the spring by wearing red and white colored braids. The Romanian word “martisor” comes from “matisor” (the buds which...
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draguza
Apr 03, 2006

Easter Painted eggs

One of the most beautiful Romanian Easter traditions is painted eggs. The shells of hard-boiled eggs are dyed in colourful patterns, with a rich red the prevailing colour. They are often decorated...
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draguza
Apr 03, 2006

Doughnut store "Gogoasa infuriata"

"Gogoasa infuriata" means "The angry doughnut" :)) Seems like people are still eating doughnuts and preffer local brands than the bigger internationsl chain "Dunkin' Doughnuts", maybe because the...
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codrutz
Jan 23, 2006

Top Hotels in Bucharest

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Calea 13 Septembrie No. 90, 5th District, Bucharest, 050726, Romania
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4 Boulevard Nicolae Balcescu, Bucharest, 010051, Romania
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29 Calea Victoriei, Sector 1, Bucharest, 701012, Romania
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1-3 Episcopiei, Sector 1, Bucharest, 010292, Romania
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11 Smardan St, Sector 3, Bucharest, 030071, Romania
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Calea Victoriei 56, Sector 1, Bucharest, 701012, Romania
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Top Things to Do in Bucharest

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Parliament Palace - Casa Poporului

There are several claims about the size of this building, some say it's the second largest, some the third. It doesn't change the fact that this is a monster of a building - and surely one of the...
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Revolution Square - Piata Revolutiei

Today's senate building was once the building of the Central Committee of the Communist party. The first uprisings against the communist regime have started in Timisoara in mid-December...
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Cismigiu Park

Cismigiu Park is a lovely park - the oldest public park in Bucharest - which was very close to our hotel for the first night. We walked there after walking the main street to see the Romanian...
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Triumphal Arch - Arcul de Triumf

Bucharest's nickname is “Little Paris” and the admiration for the French capital reached its climax in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is therefore no surprise to find a copy of Paris' Arc de...
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Village Museum

The Village Museum borders Herastrau Park, but its entrance is on Soseaua Kiseleff. You cannot enter it from the park. Entrance is 6Ron. It is open on Mon 9-5, Tues to Sun 9-7. The museum contains...
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Romanian Athenaeum

Romanian Athenaeum is a beautiful concert hall in the center of Bucharest, and a landmark of the capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and...
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Top 5 Bucharest Writers

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"A Thrill, a Challenge, a Laughter"
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codrutz

"About my homecity - Bucharest"
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Andraf

"Bucharest, Romania"
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josephescu

"I learned to love it"
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"Bucharest / Bucureşti"
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