Communist architecture and tourism for Bucharest – Little Paris

The other day, after staying in a studio apartment, elegant, spacious, fully fitted and equipped, the review received from the client has brought to our attention a problem that is beyond us concerning our image.

Although we received an excellent review for the interior of this studio, supplies and utilities, a excellent review for services: cleaning, check in and transfer, although guests were pleasantly surprised by the spacious area of studio and its location in a building downtown with easy access to Old Town, our guests noted that architecture of the bloc is the communist one and all common areas are less maintained and outdated.

Briefly our customers got acquainted with the “architecture” of all the communist buildings built between 1970- 1980.
For reasons of safety, in particular safety in case of earthquake, our accommodations units are situated in the centre of the city in communist blocks.

Thus losing at image chapter, because no matter how beautiful on the inside an apartment is, once arrived in front of the building, most tourists have a disappointed look.

Where is Little Paris? Here, just have the patience to discover it.

“After 40 years of communism, Bucharest remained with the communist bloc problem still very present.
The architecture is very visible and mark the years of Communism: in the years of communism where demolished 450 hectares in Bucharest.

It’s been 23 years since the fall of Communism; the Romanians still did not come out from the block domination.

The Romanian State itself could not escape the block paradigm since ANL housing are built in the same manner.

Medieval Bucharest was in time severely affected by the destruction and fires. In addition, the city has tragically lost a number of monuments, especially churches during the “urban” campaign initiated in the last century by Nicolae Ceausescu. In the medieval core of the city were preserved vestiges of the Old Court (sec. XV – XVI).

Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was a great period for the architecture of Bucharest.

Nicolae Ceauşescu era has brought serious changes in urban structure of Bucharest. Construction of a new presidential palace and Victory of Socialism Boulevard was made with the cost of destroying old neighborhoods like Uranus, Izvor, Rahova and Antim.

However Bucharest will be promoted abroad and the capital’s tourism brand will be based on the nightlife of Old Town, the Palace of Parliament, green spaces and museums.
Tourists are attracted by Bucharest and are impressed with the fact that Romanians are friendly and many speak enough foreign languages.
Usually, foreigners visiting Bucharest goes home with a better impression than they had upon arrival.
Yet Bucharest has many beautiful places and interesting things to offer and we are changing…