Bucharest – Scornicesti – Targoviste – Snagov
Day 1: Starting in the morning at 8:00 am from your hotel, we begin the two days journey with the place of birth of Nicolae Ceausescu: Scornicesti. Here is the Memorial House of our dictator where he spent his childhood. The most important communist leader of Romania was born here on January 26th of 1918. The house was built in 1890 and restored in 1979.
On the way back to Bucharest, we stop at Targoviste to see the military base where Ceausescu and his wife spent their last three nights before being executed by shooting (on Christmas Day). Here is now The Communism Museum, the place whereon the 25th of December 1989 was the trial of the Ceausescu spouses.
In the evening we’ll be back at your hotel in Bucharest.
Day 2: On the second day we’ll see the house of Ceausescu’s family – the Spring Palace. Here we see how the communist leader lived in his house, a 3.600 square meters palace with an indoor pool and apartments for all their kids, one for Elena and one for the couple and their two dogs.
The second palace is the largest building in the world, the heaviest building in the world and the most expensive one (according to Guinness World Records), the Parliament Palace – the office of Ceausescu. The tour is 1,5 km in about 1 hour and 20 minutes and you’ll see 5% of the building (8 rooms of 1.100). For this building, Ceausescu used 1.000.000 cube meters of marble, 3,500 tonnes of crystal – 480 chandeliers, 900.000 cube meters of wood and 200.000 square meters of woolen carpets. The building has eight underground levels, the last one being a nuclear bunker, linked to the main state institutions by 20 km of catacombs. So you can see outside only half of the building.
The last stop will be at Snagov Palace – the summer residence, where Ceausescu’s family spent at list one month every year.