Central Committee of the Communist Party Building
This striking memorial, respected and reviled in equal measure, marks the dramatic events of 1989, when many people died in this area...
Bucharest's most historic street was built under Brâncoveanu's orders in 1692 to link his summer palace in Mogoşoaia, 14km northwest of...
Central University Library
The 1895 Central University Library houses the European Union Information Centre, HVB bank and the university library.
IO Coffee Bar
On a chic spot looking from a blown-out ruin of the 1989 clash at nearby Piaţa Revoluţii, this two-floor cafe has back-lit wall-length...
You haven't been in Romania long enough if the idea of a cheap, fresh sandwich (around €2.50) or salad (including hummus and tabouli...
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Central Committee of the Communist Party Building information
The scene of Ceauşescu's infamous last speech was on the balcony of the former Central Committee of the Communist Party building on 21 December 1989. Amid cries of 'Down with Ceauşescu!' he escaped (briefly) by helicopter from the roof. Meanwhile, the crowds were riddled with bullets, and many died. The building now houses the Ministry of Administration and Interior.