Bucharest is a city that has undergone many changes when Ceausescu came to power: we all know theParliament Palace , some of you will have heard about the demolitions of some old districts to make room for more modern constructions … Let’s say that this period left traces visible today in the Romanian landscape.
During my trip to Bucharest, we took a moment to visit the Palace of Spring in Bucharest : this is the private residence of the Ceauşescu family. Not to be confused with the Parliament Palace, this immense building where parliament still sits today. The Palace of Spring, Palatul Primaverii in Raomanian, was the residence of the Ceausescu, a place arranged according to their tastes and where all the family lived. A richly decorated place, equipped with a wine cellar, a cinema room, an indoor pool and also an indoor garden. I’ll let you imagine …
Quick History of the Palais du Printemps (Palatul Primaverii)
Before getting to the heart of the matter, here’s a bit of history to give you more context.
The Palatul Primaverii, Palace of the Spring: it is the private residence of the couple Ceauşescu and their children. The place where they lived between 1965 and 1989. It is a palace located in the center of Bucharest and which was opened to the public at the end of 2016, it is quite recent so. This palace was built at the end of the 60s by Aron Grinberg-Solari, Robert Woll, Agrippa Popescu and Teodosiu, each of them being in charge of different parts of the palace: gardens, furnishings etc.
My visit to the Palais du Printemps