Ceaușescu Mansion

Ceaușescu Mansion, Bucharest: Hours, Address, Ceaușescu Mansion Reviews: 4.5/5

Ceaușescu Mansion
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Fitting of a head of state of the former Soviet bloc, the palace stands out both in magnitude and in its luxurious interior garnished with beautiful design elements (furniture, carpets, mirrors, porcelain) manufactured in famous shops from the country and from abroad. We would like our visitors to see how Ceaușescu lived, not only as an internationally renowned head of state, but as a man in his own private life - the hobbies that he had, what his routine around the privacy of his home was, how he studied or what art collections he had in his house.
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G M
Monaco-Ville, Monaco100 contributions
We shall come back
Sep 2021
Just for the 1960s , neo kitch atmosphere, giving us the impression to travel back in time, for the peacocks wandering a bit everywhere also, we shall come back.
Written October 4, 2021
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,457 contributions
Interesting visit
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited as part of a city tour ahead of a Danube river cruise. Very interesting to see the lavish house enjoyed by the family. Not quite what was envisaged by communist values I think!

An insight into the political double standards that were rife here at this time whilst the people were suffering extreme poverty. Interesting nonetheless and offered the opportunity to learn about Bucharest 20th century history .

Written October 2, 2021
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Owain M
7 contributions
An interesting insight into the personal life of a dictator.
Sep 2021
The tour started on time and our guide had a fun but knowledgeable way about him. The mansion is a site to be seen especially while the rest of the country lived in much more modest homes. I would happily do this tour again, maybe on a private basis so can take more photos and spend more time looking. One thing though a couple of hours after attending the tour, I checked my emails and had one from the museum which cancelled my tour hours before the time I had booked, When I was there no one said anything and I went on the tour as I had planned.
Written September 19, 2021
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Tal W
Hod Hasharon, Israel77 contributions
A must visit in Bucharest
Sep 2021 • Solo
Very interesting place to visit
174 rooms villa, in the heart of Bucharest, designed with the best Romanian craft and art, which was privately used by the ceausescu family, extremely decadent
Written September 16, 2021
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania21,555 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2021
The residence where the Ceausescu couple lived, together with their three children. Impressive what the interior looks like, how luxurious the furniture and decorations were. The home had plenty of rooms, an indoor pool decorated with wonderful mosaics, a small movie theater, a small greenhouse and a beautiful garden. One of the main tourist attractions in Bucharest, in my opinion.
Pay attention:It is mandatory to schedule your visit at least one day before.
Written August 15, 2021
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Kimberley B
1 contribution
Great House, not so great guide
Aug 2021 • Couples
We had a last-minute gap in our schedule and decided te see if it was possible to attend a tour on the same day. I called around 2 pm and there were tickets available for the 3.15 pm tour. Great! The person on the phone was helpful!

The house is very impressive! We liked seeing al the different architectures and styles of the rooms.

Negative: The guide clearly didn’t want to be there. Dispassionate. He only told us in which room we were and gave little information about the history and the family. Sometimes we had to wait for him, because he was busy on his phone. Fortunatly we could read some information from the boards in each room.
Written August 11, 2021
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Bianca P
6 contributions
Great mansion, poor organization
Jun 2021 • Couples
Positive: The house is beautiful. It is very impressive how a house like this was build when the country was so poor. With different architectures, each syle is inspired from different countries and with materials from diferent countries. Although, the main materials are from Romania, from time to time there is a glance of foreign things.

Negative: the organization is absolutely awful. I called one week before many times: no response. I gave an email: no response. I scheduled from the site and the confirmation came several days after, even if in the site is specified that is necessary to do the schedule with one day before the visit.
The guide was knowledgeble, if you asked many questions. If no questions, the guide only presented the rooms as described on the board in each room. I didn't see the point of a guide in this context. I don't even start to say of his personal notes about Ceausescu family. The guide should be objective.
At the prices in Romania, it is very very expensive. A rip off if you ask me. No other museum have this price, especially for the private tour.

Conclusion: Great mansion but poor organization.

Written June 7, 2021
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Preinl
Wiesbaden, Germany55 contributions
The monstrous perversion of communism, a must see!
May 2021
It is outside the city center and they charge you 45 Lei=9 Euro and you have to book online and reserve dates and you have to put something on your shoes, but it is all worth it. "A simple-minded son of a peasant, rising to the socialist leader of a country, builds himself a villa Louis XVI style.." - what sounds like a cheap Hollywood film plot - here you have it in real. A visit here tells you more about the monstrous perversion of totalitarism than university classes or books. In the quite area you find beautiful embassy buildings or near the metro station a lovely beer garden...
Written May 20, 2021
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Jtjkz
Malmö, Sweden353 contributions
interesting
Nov 2020
Very intersting guided tour explaining some on the (to me unknown) inside of a past time and dictator's life.
Written January 4, 2021
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El Liron Salvaje
Bucharest213 contributions
Unexpectedly beautiful
Dec 2020
Awesome place to visit, even at this time. The entry fee for individuals is 45 RON and you need to book one of the tours in advance. On the website all tours are offered in a foreign language but the guides are Romanian (in case you're worried that none of the tours are in RO). They are very strict with the rules (shoes protection, number of people, disinfection, etc).

The guide we had was very knowledgable so feel free to ask questions about anything.One of the things that caught my attention is that with the exception of some floors made of Canadian wood and some Portugues tiles, almost everything else was manufactured in Romania. Also the whole mansion was served by a staff of 12 and they had to leave the premises at 6pm. Anyway it's a very nice place to visit. Beware that there's hardly any parking space on Primaverii blvd if you want to arrive by personal car.

There's no souvenir shop at the exit. The tour takes 45mins to visit 50 rooms out of 174.
Written December 28, 2020
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