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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 6 November 2018 via mobile

Very impressed by the Palace of Parliament.Probably the biggest Parliament building in the world.The construction cost was exorbitant but interior exquisite. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Rather poorly populated place in November. some trees. in the summer there is nowhere to take shelter from the heat. but the building is impressive in its size and beautiful lighting.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Took a walk up to parliament but you can’t get near it. All tailed off at the street - just another generic building with no redeeming features

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We booked the standard tour one day in advance - the underground tour was not available unfortunately. Nevertheless, it was a good opportunity to see this massive impressive building.You could probably spend hours here, but the tour was only about 45 minutes. Our guide told...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Did the tour. Yes it is very grand and lots of fancy rooms. View from the terrace was good although not the best city view compared with other cities. Overall feeling was that the grandess of the building was very over the top, unnecessary, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This building really impressed us. We took the English tour for 40 lei, and it was well worth it. The tour guide was funny, and the stories about Ceausescu were interesting. The building is amazing, sooo beautiful and impressive. You must prebook the tour (call...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I believe this is the second biggest Parliament in Europe and it is impressive. Most of Bucharest has amazing architecture (despite the lack of upkeep). We didn't do the tour that I believe you can book but standing outside is enough to appreciate the architecture...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This building is amazing. Its size, its staircases, its rooms, everything. And the view of the Paris-inspired street off the back portico isn’t so bad either. I went on the very first English-speaking tour of the day, and I’m very glad I did. There were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent guide that was speaking english perfectly we had a goid time Wonderfull palace it is very worth it

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

A ridiculous building that is second in size in the world only to the pentagon. But why? Ceausesco was a communist dictator who wanted the biggest and best but the building wasn’t completed in his lifetime so now it’s for tours and events and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 August 2018|
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Response from 300danceb | 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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