The Grand Tour of Communist Ages at Timisoara

In December 1989 the communist Romania could be considered as a mental-hospital where the lunatics were running the asylum and the “internees” were punished for their sanity. How did we get to have one of the most symbolic dictatorship regimes in the modern history? What and who are to be blamed for this tragic condition? And not the last, how did courageous people stood-up and repudiated the evil leaders?   The Grand Tour of Communist Ages is trying to provide answers to these complex questions, and not only.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fee to Revolution Memorial
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    Stop At: Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist, Strada arhitect Szekely Laszlo nr. 1, Timisoara 300191 Romania

    Here we'll talk about the beginnings of the Communist regime in Romania. We'll learn how it was installed and we'll see how it developed. We'll see also a unique private collection of objects made in Romania during the Communist era.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Reformed Church (Biserica Reformata), Strada Cipariu Timotei, Timisoara 300200 Romania

    This is the place where everything started. We'll talk about 15th and 16th December 1989. In the afternoon of the 16th of December, one young man stopped a tram and his friend climbed the tram and shouted "Down with Ceausescu!"

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Decebal Bridge, Bulevardul 3, Timisoara Romania

    On the 17th of December the army was trying to disperse the mob. One of the military vehicles ran over a women. This was the first victim of the Revolution. Later on, in the same day, the army and the police opened fire and killed another 5 persons here.
    A monument dedicated to these victims was placed here.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Timis County Council, Bulevardul Revoluției din 1989 nr. 17, Timișoara 300034, Romania

    Back in those days this building was the local headquarters of the Communist party. People protested here in several days. The building was "conquered" by the protesters several times.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Saint George's Square, Piata Sfantul Gheorghe, Timisoara 300085 Romania

    Were we'll talk about the children who died in the Revolution. There's a St. George here statue dedicated to them.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Libertatii Square, Timisoara Romania

    In the afternoon of the 17th of December, Ceausescu ordered the shooting. These is the place where the Army and the Police shot down the first persons.
    We'll see the bullet holes in the statue and in some of the buildings.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, Bulevardul Regele Ferdinand I, Timisoara 300006 Romania

    Few young people died while protesting on the stairs of the cathedral because the Army opened fire without warning.
    We'll see some of the bullet holes.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Piata Victoriei, Timisoara Romania

    150.000 people shouted "VICTORY" on the 20th of December when Timisoara was proclaimed the first city in Romania free of Communism. Remembering that moment the square was named Victory Square. Before that, the square was called Opera Square.
    We'll see bullet holes on the buildings around.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piața Nicolae Bălcescu, Timișoara, Romania
    Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Piața Victoriei, Timișoara, Romania
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    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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Activity ID: V-46403P7

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