Museum of Communism
Museum of Communism
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Laurentiu
Bucharest, Romania3,652 contributions
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Oct 2021
People typically spend up to 1.5 hThe Museum of History in Târgoviște represents an important touristic objective of the region, but also a location where a large part of the traditions of the nation are intertwined with the historical testimonies of the Romanian state.
The History Museum of Târgoviște is located in the center of the city, the former capital of Romania, in the old building of the local court. The placement of the Museum in this place has in itself a historical significance, the building becoming one of the important architectural monuments of the city, dating from 1902.

Inside it we can admire an important collection of archaeological and historical pieces discovered in the region. These collections are of great antiquity, reminding us of the times of our existence on this protected land, dating back to prehistoric times.

On the ground floor of the building, every year, on various occasions, the management organizes various exhibitions, as well as numerous shows.ours here
Written 12 August 2022
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Menq
Newport, UK9,203 contributions
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Feb 2016 • Friends
The Museum of Communism is the exact place where Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu were trialed and executed during the 1989 Romanian Revolution, recently being introduced as a touristic spot, before being a military unit.
There are not many things to see except some rooms (one of which served as the trial place) and the execution wall, where you can still see the bullet holes, but still the entrance fee is 7 lei and 15 lei for a photo tax.
You expect for the place to be nicely presented, but unfortunately, as for the beginning of 2016 is still remaining a hope.
Written 23 February 2016
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MalmesburyDave
Malmesbury, UK460 contributions
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Dec 2017 • Family
Located in Targoviste City, around 80 km from the capital is an old Military Barracks where the former Romanian leader and his wife were taken, tried and executed on Christmas day in 1989.
Four days earlier he had attempted to speak from the Parliament buildings in Bucharest and inform the people he had persecuted for so long that things would improve in January. He was not believed and as matters went out of his control down blow in the square, Ceausescu and his wife escaped in a military helicopter. During the flight the pilot was informed the military had joined the revolutionaries, he then landed at the barracks in Targovista handing over his charges to the army. Their life of sheer luxury moved to a small drab room where they were imprisoned until their show trial on Christmas morning. It lasted less than an hour and led to their execution by firing squad. The barracks in question, well at least the four or so rooms and the execution site are now a museum staffed by English speaking volunteers. Maybe for some it will prove gruesome but in reality it provides both the Romanians and the foreign visitor to more understand the historic events at the end of the 1980's that was to effect such a major change in this beautiful and fascinating country.
Written 1 January 2018
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DANMD
Bucharest, Romania135 contributions
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Jun 2016 • Solo
As traveler you are interested of many things.
Recent Europe's history started to be intriguing for many of us.
So, early in the morning I left Bucharest for Targoviste and I found pretty easy this place. Do not expect to find signs to lead you towards it.
Shortly after you pass Targoviste sign, continue ahead until you'll find a roundabout (left hand is Rompetrol gas station) - turn left and continue till you'll find a new roundabout and turn right (you have passed over a bridge) and ahead until you are again in a roundabout (this time you've passed the bridge over railroads) turn right and that's "B-dul Carol I" where you'll find (next to Targoviste Train Station and opposing a high school) the former school of cavalry founded in 1907, by the major Dragotescu. It's slogan "The cavalry officer has to be horse rider and cavalier". How noble
The late clouds of the Communism in Romania made possible that the last Dictator from the former communism block to end his life in this former military facility.
You'll pass near Dan II Basarab (a ruler of Wallachia) and you are invited inside for the visit. In a good shape preserved the walls remind us about the former military school being invited to see old pictures of this building. To the right is the office of the commander of the former military school - the room where the couple Ceausescu had received medical assistance, in front as you get in in the room where the trial was kept and finally to the right along the hallway the third room where the couple slept last days of their lives.
Getting outside you reach to the point where the communist president together with his wife were executed..
The place is ...
Well, I let you dear traveler to find out other details of this place and maybe you'll understand a piece of our Recent History.
Admission fee - 7 lei/pers, Photo fee - 15 lei/camera
Written 15 June 2016
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Chris B
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Oct 2016 • Solo
The museum is actually located next to the train station. Entrance for an adult is 7 lei, and the photo tax to take pictures is another 15 lei. Three rooms are open to see (main office, trial room, where the Ceaușescus slept), along with the back where they were killed by firing squad. Is about a ten minute walk from the center If you are already in the city it is well worth visiting.
Written 2 October 2016
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BalkanTurist
Düsseldorf, Germany133 contributions
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Feb 2016 • Couples
This is one of the most powerful museums in the country. It will never need restoration and it will never be outdated. Ambient of the last days of the Romanian dictator and his wife is real and gives you shivering. Especially the wall with bullets marks. Mandatory destination on the tourist map if Targoviste.
Written 23 September 2016
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cottagechris
Nottingham, UK58 contributions
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Jul 2016
This is a new museum and shows the rooms where the Ceausescus were put on trial and executed. The information is in English. There starkness of the rooms contrasts greatly with the opulence of their lives before their downfall. It is thought provoking. Worth a visit. The museum is near to the railway station and on the main way to the historic centre.
Written 4 July 2016
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goafishing
Chester-le-Street, UK496 contributions
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Sept 2017 • Couples
I remember seeing what happened here on television when I was 15, still remember to this day. If you're interested in world history and especially what happened in Romania this place is worth a visit.
Quite out of the way from Bucharest and was our guides first visit himself, it won't be everyone's cup of tea though.
Don't think they get many visitors and we were the only ones there but if your interested it gives plenty of time to take in what happened.
There are only three rooms and obviously the wall where they were shot but they keep it open anyway. One thing that really stuck out was the smell, it smelled really old, almost as if your were back in 1989!
Written 1 October 2017
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SFO45
Virginia732 contributions
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Jun 2016 • Couples
I have an historical bent, so I found this site to be a fantastic experience. This is the military barracks area where Nikolai and Elena Ceausescu were taken after they fled Bucharest in December 1989. On the tour, we saw the Commandant's office, the sleeping area where Nikolai and Elena stayed for three days, the room where their trial was held, and the wall against which they were both summarily shot. The commentary by the guide was extremely interesting, and it is to their credit that they preserved this historical site for all to see.
Written 22 June 2016
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DeputyDawg46
USA358 contributions
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Jul 2019 • Couples
This is the building, now museum, where Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife were tried and executed. It is now old, dilapidated, and not maintained very well or used except for the area of the trial. Entry cost was 8 ron and there is an addition charge to take photos. The rooms are very small and you can tell by the furniture it was a very poor country in 1989. It appears they do not want to glamorize the event or persons as there were limited photos. There is a room where they checked President Ceausescu and his wife medically before the trial. There is room with the tables and chairs that the trial was in. There are two chairs in a corner where they sat. The other tables were used for the defense, prosecutors and guards. There is a room with the beds where they ate and slept. You can go outside and see the area where they stood them up and used automatic weapons to kill them. There were no trees there at that time as now. I recommend you do some research on the subject before you visit this museum as it would help you understand the dynamics of the event.
Written 27 July 2019
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