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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

Taking A Taxi In Bucharest

Had heard nothing but horror stories about Bucharesti cab drivers but actually had a positive experience. The key is to have your hotel order the cab. You will receive a receipt telling you the taxi...
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steedappeal
Oct 17, 2016

New Information 2013 July

First of all, the pictures posted here are very old, some of them even 10 years old, Bucharest doesn't look like this anymore in most of the parts.As a simple rule to follow with the taxies, use only...
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AlexandruG
Jul 29, 2013

AVOID 3.50 LEI TAXI's

AVOID any yellow taxi that has a price sticker of 3.50 LEI on either side of the front wings. In my two experiences I found the drivers to be con artists and criminals. On both occasions they...
chubbyluvdrink
Mar 22, 2013

Taxi Ripoff from Airport to Hotel

I arrived mid-afternoon at OTP and exchanged some money at the "money lender" - got 270 for $100 USD (exchange is 295) and went outside to get in queue for a blue MBZ taxi right in front. Riding to...
ScooterTwo2
Jul 27, 2011

Taxi from Otopeni Airport

Before our trip to Bucharest we read about the expensive taxi firm, Flytaxi, that has the monopoly at Otopeni and the the various scams that might befall the unwary traveller. We were due to arrive at...
Barry-S
Jan 15, 2011

Go for the yellow - Taxis in Bucharest

How easy it is to be tricked by a taxi driver? On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd say 11 ;) so I thought about writing some tips to help:1) Choose the yellow cabs (only some at Otopeni Airport have a...
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Delia_Madalina
Jun 19, 2009

Taxis in Bucharest

Due to the fact that we were staying in a hotel that was located 4km south east of the city centre, in an area where walking was not a very attractive proposition, we relied extensively upon taxis...
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SWFC_Fan
May 05, 2008

Taxis from Otopeni Airport

We arrived at Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport (also known as Henri Coanda Airport) late in the evening at the start of our visit to the city in March 2008.We had read about various taxi scams and we are...
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SWFC_Fan
May 05, 2008

taxis in the city

taxis will gather at main places like train stations and airports, but will also collect at intersections. much easier in bucharest to walk to the nearest intersection and hail a cab, than to try call...
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lchelle
Apr 29, 2008

Taxis in Bucharest - General Advice

A few pieces of advice regarding taxis in Bucharest:- They all should have an oval license on their door, issued by the City Hall- The price per kilometer should be written on the front door, as well...
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Romanian_Bat
Jan 02, 2008

Taxis in Bucharest - Companies and Rates

There are three kinds of taxis in Bucharest:- Taxis belonging to reputable companies, that charge an average fare per kilometer and use smaller Dacia or, more and more often, Skoda and Renault cars....
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Romanian_Bat
Jan 02, 2008

Taxi fares

You can hail any taxi from the street considering the following:- there should be an oval plate on the side with a 4 digit number. This indicates the taxi is licensed.- the taxi fare is stated on the...
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ATLC
Dec 11, 2007
 
 
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Odeon Theatre

The Odeon Theatre, one of Bucharest’s leading theatre companies, was founded in 1946 as Giulesti Theatre. It moved to its current location, the Sala Majestic, in 1974. It is a repertory theatre with a...
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Orthodox Church

We discovered this beautiful church on Bdul Marasti near the Arc de Triomf. We think it is the Manistirea Casin. There was a rugby stadium nearby, too. We did not get a chance to look inside, just...
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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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Old Town

As in most of the European cities, we are trying to value the oldest part of Bucharest, even if the history of the city is not as long as Rome's history. I have visited the old town less than one year...
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Herastrau Park

Bucharest's green area is a long shot away from the old town. It is a popular recreation area with the locals. The clock at the roundabout in the south has become an icon of the city, but it is only...
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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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