Monarchy vs. Communism – Free Walking Tour

Monarchy vs. Communism – Free Walking Tour

Starting September, 2019 – the tour starts at 15.00 (3.00 PM) from in front of the – The Romanian Atheneum.

Find out Bucharest’s stories on a free tour – every day at 3.00 PM (15.00), starting from the Monarchical seat of power to Ceausescu’s grando-maniacal project that became the present day seat of power.

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    The tour starts at 15.00 (3.00 PM) from in front of the – The Romanian Atheneum.

    Find out Bucharest’s stories on a free tour – every day at 3.00 PM (15.00), starting from the Monarchical seat of power to Ceausescu’s grando-maniacal project that became the present day seat of power.

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    Bucharest (also known as Little Paris) has a lot to offer to its visitors: a fascinating history, its architecture, its people and cool places to hang out. However, it can get a bit confusing when you first arrive here and you will need a bit of assistance to make the best of your time here.

    That is why a free walking tour of Bucharest could offer you precisely what you need: historical information combined with plenty of great stories of the development of the city which will deepen your understanding of the main sights in Bucharest.

    The BTrip free tour starts at the Romanian Athenaeum – the most beautiful building in the city – and finishes close to the largest building in Europe: the Parliament Palace.

    Discover Little Paris tour is not a simple tour, but one of the best in Europe and a tour that has a lot of surprises for its participants: drinks, hot tea, a lottery and traditional Romanian souvenirs.

    Join us on the daily Monarchy vs. Communism Bucharest Free Walking Tour to discover all these places, their stories, the legends and much more!

    Tour Highlights

    Romanian Athenaeum

    The Romanian Atheneum

    The Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. This building was one of the reasons why Bucharest received the nickname of Little Paris.

    The Romanian Athenaeum was built between 1886 and 1888, designed to accommodate the specific activities carried out by the back then called the Romanian Philharmonic Society (an institution founded in 1868). 

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    Royal Palace

    On Calea Victoriei, near the Kretzulescu Church is the former Royal Palace, a building that impresses with its architecture and history.

    At the beginning of the 19th century, near the Kretzulescu Church, the house of Dinicu Golescu was erected. This was to be the royal residence of Alexander Dimitrie Ghica (1834-1848), of Alexander Ioan Cuza, after the Union of 1859, and of Prince Carol I of Hohenzollern.

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    Revolution Square Bucharest

    Revolution Square

    The Revolution Square in Bucharest is one of the places with the most complex history, a landmark of local and national culture and history. This is where the revolution of 1989 started. The statues around the square are elements of the story from the communist era in Bucharest. Around the square you will see: the former headquarters of the communist party, in the corner of the square you can see a fascinating building with an old facade and modern interior – former conspirative house and nowadays the headquarters of the Order of Architects in Romania.

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    Casa Capșa

    “Casa Capsa” is located in the center of old Bucharest at the intersection of Calea Victoriei and Edgar Quinet streets.
    Casa Capsa was also known to Romanians as the “coffee shop for writers and artists”, circulating the idea that a writer was not a writer if he did not frequent Capșa. Tudor Arghezi (famous Romanian writer) said about Capsa that “is the only intellectual premises on the Calea Victoriei area”.

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    Casa Capșa Bucharest
    National Military Palace

    National Military Palace

    The Palace of the National Military Circle is a unique edifice, first of all for its authenticity and the fact that, over time, minimal intervention has been made to maintain it. The Palace of the National Military Circle is a historical and architectural monument, part of the buildings included in the national and universal cultural heritage. It is located in the historical center of Bucharest, with the main facade towards Calea Victoriei (Sărindar Fountain and Tricolor Square) and a side façade on Regina Elisabeta Boulevard and Constantin Mille Street.

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    Cișmigiu Park

    Cismigiu Park is the oldest and most elegant park in Bucharest, that covers an area of 14 hectares and is located in the center of Bucharest. The development of the park began under the guidance of the Viennese architect F. Meyer and includes a beautiful rose garden on the north side, a French garden on the west side and three lakes, the largest of which has an island and a boathouse, from which boats can be rented for crossing the lake.

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    Cișmigiu Park Bucharest

    Palace of the Parliament 

    The Palace of Parliament in Bucharest measures 270 m by 240 m, 86 m high, and 92 m below the ground. It has 12 levels on the surface and another 8 underground. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Palace of Parliament is the largest administrative building for civil use in the world, the most expensive administrative building in the world and the largest building in the world, entering the record book three times. The Palace of Parliament building is located in the central part of Bucharest (in district 5), on the place that is today called Dealul Arsenalului.

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    Additional information

    Tour info:
    • Free
    • Groups allowed
    • Pets allowed
    • Tour guides
    • Walking Tour


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