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Bucharest – Tradition vs. Communism by Carpatia Tour

The Village Museum
from/per person 42
  • Museum
  • 4 Hours
  • Tour guide

Description

Bucharest – Tradition vs. Communism

INCLUDES VISITS TO THE VILLAGE MUSEUM AND THE PALACE OF PARLIAMENT.

The 4 hours tour introduces you to the traditional Romanian village, and shows you the megalomaniac construction built by the communist dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu.

THE PALACE OF PARLIAMENT (formerly known as The People’s House) was built by the Communist leaderNicolae Ceauşescu, between 1984 and 1989. The colossal building is the second largest administrative edifice in the world, after the Pentagon. The twelve-storied palace boast1,100 rooms, a 328-ft-long lobby and four underground levels. At present, the Palace of Parliament hosts The Senate and The House of Representatives, The Constitutional Court, The Museum of Contemporary Art and the International Conference Centre. Since 1990, several international events took place here, such as The Crans Montana Business Forum in 1996, Shimon Peres – Yasser Arafat meeting and, the most important, the NATOSummit in 2008.

THE VILLAGE MUSEUM (open air) or THE ROMANIAN PEASANT MUSEUM

The Village Museum, an open air exhibition, located on the shores of Herăstrău Lake, is an impressive collection of homesteads, mills, churches and windmills, relocated from different rural areas of the country. Built in 1936, the museum is one of Europe’s oldest open-air museums and it is the second largest museum in Europe, after the one in Stockholm. The Peasant’s Museum was awarded Europe’s Best Museum prize in 1996. It has a rich collection of objects, more than 90,000 artefacts that trace the colourful cultural life of the Romanian people. As strange as it may sound, the museum hosts, in a cellar room, a collection of communist exhibits with Lenin busts, portraits of Romanian communist leaders and heart-rending accounts of those who opposed collectivisation. (Separate & optional cost if you want to visit it)

Services included

  • transport and certified national guide.
  • entrance fee to The Village Museum
  • the entrance standard tour fee at the Palace of Parliament.

Not included

  • Photo tax not included!

Starting hour: 8am

Note: The departure hour can be modify on request depending of the availability of the museums.


Price per person

1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons
€ 85 € 50 € 45 € 42