Tour Ceauşescu’s House of the People in Bucharest

Matthias Lüfkens had a fast post on twitter and made me remind what I was doing 20 years ago and how Romania changed in the last two decades. I followed the link Matthias gave on twitter and discovered the video tour of the Parliament, a must see if you’re in Romania or in Bucharest for the holidays.

Standing 84m above ground level on 12 floors, the building has long been shrouded in mystery, rumour and hyperbole. Originally designed to house almost all the organs of the communist state, it today plays host to the Romanian parliament and a modern, well equipped conference centre, as well as Romanias Museum of Contemporary Art. Much of the building, however, remains unused.  Join the official tour of Romania’s most famous building with tour guide Raluca Mitu. [full article and video tour here]

For more about the key sites in Bucharest check out Bucharest In Your Pocket.