Bucharest Beautiful Decay 4-Hour Walking Tour
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- See all the most important abandoned historical places in Bucharest
- Find out the real and sometimes sad stories hidden behind decaying façades
- Gear up and explore decaying industrial areas
- Check out a former royal palace turned into a cozy hangout place
- Discover treasures and artifacts hidden within these places
- Climb up to a rooftop to get a bird’s eye view of the city
- Enjoy the cheapest beer in town
After 50 years of Communism and 20 odd years of transition, Bucharest has no shortage of abandoned urban beauty. The renovation of the 19th and early 20th century historical buildings – viewed as a symbol of upper class domination by socialist authorities - was never considered a priority by the governments of post-communist era. The lack of funds and high levels of corruption of state employees helped the situation greatly. And, when Ceausescu’s planned, centralized industry collapsed in 1989, the same fate was to befall on inner-city factories and other industrial landmarks. This turned Bucharest into a gold mine for urban explorers.
The tour stars strong as you'll get to visit an old decaying house built at the turn of the 20th by a famous couple in Bucharest. Afterwards, you'll hear the story of the former German Ambassador's Residence and then check out an old royal palace turned into a cozy hangout place - the Garden of Eden. The next stop is an indoor street-art exhibition, located in a very Detroit style, 1929, multi-story parking building. Next take the subway from the city center to the outskirts of Bucharest and explore a decaying industrial area - the former Army Powder Factory. Finish by enjoying the sunset on top of a building in the area and get back to the city center for a cold drink.
- Street food snack
- Subway ticket
- Food and drinks purchased at bars/cafes
In front of KFC Piata Romana, next to the metro station. (Open in Google Maps)
• Must be over 18 years old! Not recommended if you are claustrophobic, afraid of heights, or the dark. Must be in reasonable physical condition.
• Due circumstances outside the tour's control, some places will be closed for the day, in which case there will be alternative sites. Changes, if any, will be communicated at the tour briefing.
• Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, something to cover your head, a proper outfit, a flashlight and, obviously, a camera.
• How much you spend on refreshments is entirely up to you! 15 EUR are suggested, although you may want to bring more for impulse purchases and souvenirs.
• There is a minimum of 2 participants for this tour. For larger groups please contact the tour heads.
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