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Former Bucharest residence of Romania's communist dictator opens to the public

The former residence of Romania’s communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu will open to public as a museum this weekend.

Bucharest, Romania.
Bucharest, Romania. Image by Aleksandr Osipov / CC BY-SA 2.0

Known as the Spring Palace (Palatul Primaverii) and located in Bucharest, it was built in the 1960s. It has 80 rooms and is said to be decorated in a neoclassical style with kitsch details such as gold toilet-roll holders. Visits are only possible by tour booked a day in advance.

Read more: bucharestlife.net