Monarchy vs. Communism – Free Walking Tour

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Starting September, 2019 – the tour starts at 15.00 (3.00 PM) from in front of the – The Romanian Atheneum.

Find out Bucharest’s stories on a free tour – every day at 3.00 PM (15.00), starting from the Monarchical seat of power to Ceausescu’s grando-maniacal project that became the present day seat of power.

Places are limited to registered guests. Please register using the form below.

Bucharest (also known as Little Paris) has a lot to offer to its visitors: a fascinating history, its architecture, its people and cool places to hang out. However, it can get a bit confusing when you first arrive here and you will need a bit of assistance to make the best of your time here.

That is why a free walking tour of Bucharest could offer you precisely what you need: historical information combined with plenty of great stories of the development of the city which will deepen your understanding of the main sights in Bucharest. The BTrip free tour starts at the Romanian Athenaeum – the most beautiful building in the city – and finishes close to the largest building in Europe: the Parliament Palace.

Discover Little Paris tour is not a simple tour, but one of the best in Europe and a tour that has a lot of surprises for its participants: drinks, hot tea, a lottery and traditional Romanian souvenirs.

Join us on the daily Monarchy vs. Communism Bucharest Free Walking Tour to discover all these places, their stories, the legends and much more!


Tour Highlights

The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city’s main concert hall and home of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival. read more

The former Royal Palace of Bucharest is a monumental building situated at 49-53 Calea
Victoriei. The Palace in its various incarnations, from a small private house to a building with
several wings, served as official residence for the Kings of Romania until 1947, when a
republican regime was installed after the abdication of King Michael I. read more

Revolution Square is in the center of Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei. Known as Piața Palatului (Palace Square) until 1989, it was later renamed after the 1989 Romanian Revolution. read more

Established in 1852, Casa Capsa is the symbol of Romanian high-life society, the oldest
pastry shop in the capital city of Romania and one of the best known old sights in the center of
the city thanks to its location on the oldest street in Bucharest, at 36 Calea Victoriei. read more

The Palace of the National Military Circle, also known as the Officers’ Circle Palace (Romanian:Cercul Militar Național) is located on Constantin Mile street in Bucharest, Romania. It was built in 1911 by architect Dimitrie Maimarolu using French neoclassical style. The beneficiary was the Officers’ Circle of the Bucharest military garrison, which was founded in 1876. read more

The Cișmigiu Gardens (or Cișmigiu Park) is a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens’ creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. read more

The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Parliament of Romania. Located on Dealul Arsenalului in central Bucharest (Sector 5), it is the second-largest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon in the United States. read more


This Free Walking Tour of Bucharest is held by BTrip in English and takes place every day in the morning at 10:30 am. The tour starts in front of the Romanian Athenaeum building’s columns (strada Benjamin Franklin nr. 1-3).

The tour is free, but if you enjoyed the tour and would like to help us continue running the tours a tip at the end is highly appreciated.


Registration Form

Free Walking Tour Registration

3.00 PM (15.00)

Your party is too large. We suggest you book a private guided walking tour.

Please take into account that this is a tips based free walking tour.
If you enjoyed your trip please tip accordingly since the price for a regular guided tour costs 15Euros/person.


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