The former residence of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu can now be visited on a guided tour. Built in the 1960’s and known by the code name P50 during the communist period, the 80-room Spring Palace (to use the English translation of its name) served as a home for the Ceausescu family for almost two decades. While the building – which came with its own cinema and swimming pool – is elegant from the outside, the interior is decorated in a ghastly style, showcasing the taste of Ceausescu’s wife, Elena, the decor is perhaps best described as neoclassical kitsch, complete with solid gold toilet roll holders.
Wednesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00
Address: No 50 Primaverii Boulveard
Access: Metro: Blue line headed Pipera, Aviatorilor stop
Bus: 301, 331, 330, 335, 282 – Charles de Gaulle stop
Price: 35 ron