Home of Romania’s Ceausescu opened to the public

Home of Romania’s former president Ceausescu opened to the public marts 2016.


After visiting the Casa Poporului I wanted to see how Ceausescu lived privately. The home of the former dictator of Romania is now open to the public. To be completely earnest I do not think it is anything special. But I kind of needed to see it. Please note that it is only open Wednesday to Sunday, between 10.00 – 17.00.

It is a nice house but for a dictator of a country it is kind of humble. The mosaics in the pool area was impressive. Liked the greenhouse on the first floor and the gold bathroom. According to guide the former president had a weak spot for peacocks. Some of the decedents are still living in the garden. And of cause comparing how the inhabitants lived then , the house provides for some pretty amazing features. Downstairs was a private cinema. According to the guide, Ceausescu like Westerns. Their clothes is still hanging in the cupboards, which made the thing come to live. The house is very original. It wasn’t robbed after the  dethronement.

While Ceausescu kept his countrymen on strict food and fuel rations in an effort to repay the nation’s reported $13 billion foreign debt, he and his family enjoyed fabulous privilege. This understates that “liberté, egalité, fraternité” is only words. So while the Romanians went hungry, there was no shortage in the  Ceausescu home. Romania did pay the loan faster than expected. The suffering of the people must have been great. Even when the loan was paid back, the sanctions wasn’t lifted. Ceausescu was without touch with the people. He lived in his own world with himself as the centre of attention, having big spectacles on the Stadium, celebrating his own grandness.


Megalomania is the first thing that I think of when addressing the former ruler of Romania. Maybe it is just that to much power in one person is not a good thing. And it is not just in history megalomania is seen. Just look towards the worlds greatest nation? As Marx said:
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”.

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