In a general climate of reviewing spending, Romania has also decided to sell some of its properties with excessive costs, which are not justified by their use. One of which is one of the country’s most prestigious properties, Palatul Primaverii, once owned by dictator Ceausescu, and exclusively used over the past twenty years as a representing location for Heads of State and visiting governments in the capital.
The Bucharest located building was constructed at the end of the seventies, by a renowned Romanian architect. Ceausescu wished for the property to be extremely lavish, almost a moral dig at the Romanian population, who were forced to live in destitution.
On entering the majestic property, the luxurious impact of the interior is instant. Many of the rooms are decorated with stupendous mosaics crafted by the most renowned craftsmen in the area. The property houses a magnificent indoor swimming pool set below a wonderful blue glass ceiling, with details such as a gold hand railing and marble flooring. The space is further enhanced with a spa area, including a sauna, a solarium, and a fountain. Furthermore, the estate in which the building is set is immense, extending over almost five hectares of land.
Following the execution of Ceausescu and his wife in 1989, the luxury Romanian residence automatically became a property of the state, which has been an economic burden ever since.
The government has now realized that it is not worth investing hundreds of thousands of Euro each year, for a property that is used at most five times a year. Firstly the government considered renting the property, however a residence of such caliber would require an unthinkable price. Therefore, the government has opted to sell the outstanding estate, its asking price has yet to be proclaimed.