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Palace of Parliament

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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The world's second largest building was built as a palace for Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was overthrown and executed before it was completed.
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Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
+40 733 558 102
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Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth the effort of booking the tour. Magnificent rooms and very informative guide. Must see in Bucharest.

Thank Simon G
Reviewed yesterday

Nothing you may have read will prepare you for this extravagance. In a country that was one of the poorest in Eastern Europe this can only be described as obscene. That doesn't mean you shouldn't go. The guide who showed us round had a very...More

Thank clueyandjohn
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a cool guide. Marius I believe. An hour and some well spent. You see several rooms and find out a little about Romania during Causescu.

Thank Miloš B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fantastic monument to excess and power. 2nd largest in the World. Great light show projected upon it. Is the Parliment now.

Thank bajajulio
Reviewed yesterday

touring the second largest building in the world was a great experience. our tour guide was informative, but be prepared, the security is super tight here.

Thank Juroh346
Reviewed 2 days ago

Second biggest building in world. You are only shown about 3%. Told there are 4 floors underground,but there could be at least 8. Marble floors wooden doors pillars everywhere. All the things communists are against other people having. Do as I say not as I...More

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour of the building only shows you several large empty rooms making up about 3% of the building. The tour guide was very funny and very informative. Although you do not see lots, it is worth seeing this monster of a building.

Thank OurGreatEscapes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The second biggest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. Outside doesn’t look very impressive, but inside is very beautiful. Make sure you carry your passport with you & book ahead.

Thank emilykW3098IY
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Difficult to wrap your mind around this massive white elephant that is largely used for corporate events.

Thank jj92016
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is big. It was built as a palace for Nicolae Ceauşescu. He was overthrown and shot before it was completed. You can book a tour, but unless you're more than 10 people, you can only do it by phone. I'd say seeing it from...More

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18 August 2018|
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Response from Dance B | Reviewed this property |
You have to make an appointment, the tours were twice a day in May, and it is important to have an ID.
5 August 2018|
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Response from casaneo | Reviewed this property |
Hello .... no, you can not call 3 days before .... you have to do it 24 hours ... you leave your name and they ask you at what time it suits you to arrive to a guided tour ... another day you arrive 10 or 15 minutes before... More
3 August 2018|
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Response from asliburak2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hello we didnt make a reservation we bought our tickets in the building. They want passport but we forgot them in the hotel and we showed our National European ID cards then they accepted them.
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