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Palace of Parliament

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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
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+40 733 558 102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hailed as the second biggest government structure in world , with 700 architects and 20000 labourer's working on the project. With a labrynth network connecting it's basement nuclear proof bunker with all major government offices in Bucharest. You can have a tour of the Parliament...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bigest building I have ever see in recent time! When you walk along the main street to the building, the building looks at a distance of 1km and you have the feeling that your building is very close, walking to realize that it is constituted...More

Thank Filip D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place MUST be visited. It is indeed breath-taking place with literally astonishing halls and balconies . Monumental building with history. You must have passport to enter there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a guided tour in English. An interesting look at Romania's communist legacy. Definately worth a visit, and great views from the balcony.

1  Thank carolyn607
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide booked us on a tour which was a good idea because the ticket buying procedure seemed a bit strange. MUST TAKE ID!! It's an airport style security check to get in with ID and scanning. Our tour was about 90 minutes, and...More

Thank 12jwk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Palace of the Parliament (or The People's House) is the world's second largest administrative building. The only building larger is the Pentagon in the U.S. This is one huge imposing structure.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is sort of set apart from the old town so need a taxi there and back. Make sure you book the one hour walking tour in advance through your hotel. The guided tour takes you through 9 rooms which vary in size and sustains...More

Thank jase43ukchelms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see experience! The locals don’t like it... but it is an amazing building. The second largest building after Pentagon. But the luxury is so huge-it is very hard to understand that it was built in only 5 yrs. 360 000 sqm above ground.......More

Thank Joachim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there expecting to buy tickets for the next day but we were able to take a tour that started in 15 minutes. Remember to bring your passport (passport card is good too). Our guide was fantastic, her English was excellent and she answered...More

Thank sillychitterchatter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely humongous building, with a strong story behind it. The tour is definitely worth it and you will be amazed with the sheer scale and architecture.

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peeekayy
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.
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Henriv80
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
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Henriv80
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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