Ferestroika A glimpse into everyday life in communist Romania

Tour Snapshot

Are you curious what everyday life was like for ordinary people in communist Romania?

Find out by visiting this private museum located in a family flat in a communist „dormitory” neighborhood. Preserved almost unchanged since the 80s, Ferestroika gives you a chance to witness and better understand the former communist regime and its impact on people.

If this sounds good, then wait ’till you see the real deal. Until then, here are some highlights of this paticular tour:

  • take a walk through a neighborhood built during the communist period and discover its history
  • visit a flat that has remained virtually unchanged since the communist period
  • learn the history of the family who lived in the flat
  • see what people wore, ate, how they spent their time and how they decorated their houses during the communist period
  • find out stories about the communist period from your fun, knowledgeable local guide



Starting time



1 and a half – 2 hours

Meeting place

Gorjului metro station, exit A

Group size

1 – 6


0.5 km

The Tour in Detail

The meeting place is outside the metro station Gorjului, exit A. The flat is 5 minutes away, which allows us a short walk through the neighborhood. We will see what communist architecture and urbanism looked like in the 70s, and how it has transformed in the post-communist period.

Once at the flat, you will be able to visit all the rooms and interact with all the objects that made up the life of a Romanian during that era: clothes, food items, furniture, toys, kitchen utensils, hobby and leisure items etc.

Experience what it was like to be a guest in such a flat as your guide treats you to a snack and drink from that period and tells you historical facts and personal stories.


Additional Information

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a Romanian snack and a soft drink typical of the communist period.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping from the market, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Child Policy: Animals are not allowed. Children are welcome, but they must be supervised.

Additional: We reserve the right to make changes to the route or the locations included in the tour in order to ensure the safety and quality of your experience.

Dietary Notes

We can adapt the snack to dietary needs, such as vegan, gluten intolerant or others. Also, please notify us in advance whether you have any allergies or sensitivities. You can do so in the “Additional Information” box at checkout.