Monarchy vs Communism Tour

Free Walking Tour Bucharest Monarchy-vs-communism

  • Language
    • English
  • Cost
    • Free 
  • Duration
    • 2 – 2.5 Hours


Two hundred years ago, Bucharest was one of the poorest cities in Europe.

The city looked more like a village. Then Romania decided to become a monarchy. In just 70 years of monarchy Bucharest changed completely.

Beautiful buildings, historical landmarks and large boulevards were constructed. The transformation was dramatic.

That is why Bucharest was nicknamed by visitors Little Paris or the Paris of the East“.

World War II started in Europe and Bucharest was one of the cities which were bombed. A lot of buildings were destroyed and there were many victims.

After the war, the monarchy was abolished by the Communist regime. There were over 40 years of communism in Romania and Bucharest. The city transformed again, but in a negative way.

More than 30% of the city was demolished. “Little Paris” from the past became a city full of socialist style blocks of flats. 

Everything culminated with the violent Romanian Revolution in December 1989 when Communism collapsed in Romania.

Come and discover all of these fascinating stories with BTrip Bucharest on the Monarchy vs Communism Free Tour!


The Romanian Athenaeum building

(Ateneul Roman)

Address: St. Benjamin Franklin 1-3 

We are waiting for you in front of the building’s columns

Every day – Monday to Sunday 15:00  (3:00 PM) 
Duration 2 – 2.5 hours
Language English
Cost Free


The Romanian Athenaeum – first stop

King Carol I Statue


Revolution Square

Revolution-Square Bucharest

Calea Victoriei Avenue

Calea-Victoriei-Avenue Bucharest

Military Circle

Bucharest Tour Communism Monarchy

Cismigiu Park


Dambovita River

Dambovita River

Palace of the Parliament –last stop

Bucharest Tour Communism Monarchy

No Booking Required Just Show Up! 

**For groups of more than 10 people, please contact us.**