Going down to the spa area you will see another very beautiful mosaic. It represents peacocks. Ceausescu loved these birds very much. It is said that after a visit to Japan, he saw peacocks for the first time and brought some home. Peacocks are a lait-motif in House of Ceausescu, they are represented in every room, either in paintings, mosaics, tapestries, taps. Moreover, in the yard of the house you will have the opportunity to meet enough peacocks. These are the descendants of the first generation of peacocks that Ceaușescu brought here.
And, because we talked about spa, we must specify that here you will see a spa in the true sense of the word: sauna, physiotherapy (galvanic bath, ozonotherapy, Scottish shower, electrotherapy), hair salon, tanning lamp and a barber room). The solarium was never used, but Mrs. Ceaușescu had a hairdresser who came here from 6 to 9 in the morning. If she did not go down during this time, it meant that she did not want to be styled that day and the hairdresser could leave. Mr. Ceaușescu never used the barber room.
Upstairs you will visit the guest reception room, the recreation room and Nicolae Ceausescu's office. It is decorated in a neo-German style of influence. Richard Nixon, President of the United States, Charles de Gaulle, President of France, Fidel Castro of Cuba and other important visitors were received here. The guest reception room is the only room inside the building with a functional fireplace. The guest reception room has a secret door that leads to Elena Ceausescu's room.
Particularly beautiful and elegant are the rooms of Elena Ceaușescu and Zoe Ceaușescu. Decorated in warm tones with floral motifs, these rooms inspire relaxation.
The bathrooms in the House of Ceausescu have always been a delicate subject. While the Romanian population lived in small apartments in blocks of flats, they did not have heat and hot water on a daily basis, they received food in rations, the images from House of Ceausescu with "gold" taps caused frustration and anger during the Revolution. Today, we can see the level of exaggeration in terms of the conditions in which the head of state of that time lived. The carpets in which you ”went down to the ankles” are just normal carpets, and the so called ”gold taps” are only gilded in a goldish color. Thinking that the leader of the state lived here, nothing we see here seems so expensive compared to what many of us have today in our own homes.
If you opt for the full tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the winery, the cinema and the hunting room. All these are spectacular through the art objects they host. The cinema hall is the place where the Ceaușescu family watched American films. If the weather is nice, you can even have a coffee in the garden. In this way you will be able to relive a little in the Golden Age, admiring the house where the Ceausescu couple lived and raised their children. It is possible that the moments of silence are interrupted by the appearance of peacocks :)
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 10.00AM - 5.00PM
Wednesday – 10.00AM - 5.00PM
Thursday – 10.00AM - 5.00PM
Friday – 10.00AM - 5.00PM
Saturday – 10.00AM - 5.00PM
Sunday – 10.00AM - 5.00PM
Adults - 45 LEI (~ 10 Euro)
Retired people - 40 LEI (~ 9 Euro)
Students - 40 LEI (~ 9 Euro)
The tours are done only with a guide!
*Appointment by e-mail [email protected] or phone +40 213 180 989 at least 24 hours in advance.