Birthplace of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, the village of Scornicesti experienced a period of "modernization" in the 1970's and 1980's, reflecting Ceausescu's ambitions to transform it into an urban area. Factories, new streets and infrastructure, and typical Communist blocks of flats are built in the center. The village officially becomes a town in 1989.
Today, most of its industry is in ruins, and many residents struggle to find employment. Some of the Communist dwellings look like a ghetto, with caved-in roofs and improvised chimneys hanging from the walls.
Discover the economic reality in Communist Romania during our guided Communism tour of Bucharest that takes you through the past 50 years of history and forgotten areas of Bucharest.