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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Unmistakable Stalinist architecture on the road between the city centre and the airport, designed to remind the people who is in charge. It is a smaller version of the Moscow State University, one of Stalin's "Seven Sisters" built across Moscow, and there is a similar...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Never had anything to do with a free free just the opposite. An imposing example of the ugliness of most "communist" style buildings. You can see them still in most of the ex-Warsaw Pact countries. One wester writer once titled a chapter of his "travel"...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Having seen all the 'Seven Sisters' plus the Triumph Palace, the new 'Eight Sister', in Moscow we immediately recognised this impressive edifice on first glimpsing it on our way from the airport. It was fascinating to discover that a race track was the predecessor of...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Whenever I get a chance to walk or drive by this building, I somehow hope I'd be lucky enough to visit it. Unfortunately, it's still not accessible to the public, so one can only stare at the Communist-looking structure from the outside.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

It's good Just for a fast view during a walk to the metro or the surrounding area. Better try it before 10 or after 18:00 as it is very hot.

Thank ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ Γ
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A building 100% communisto/stalinist at the entrance to Bucharest. Wass the centrum of the communist press before 1989 is is now the presshouse of the same journals but with changed name.

Thank Horsti954
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This time, I got to see the building in daylight, and some of its charm simply wore off, as a result of neglect. The building is located in the northern part of town and is not accessible to the public. Would I recommend getting here...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are in Bucharest you can miss the House of the Free Press. You can only visit from outside because inside is the Romanian television so it is not allow to the public.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you go to the airport you can not miss this building. It is very impressive and huge. If you have time, just stop there and walk around.

Thank Rainer S
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a huge building, which you cannot ignore while entering the city (coming from the airport). The building features very distinct Communist elements, and I'm not sure if it is considered an eye sore or not. The building is not accessible to the public.

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