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Address: Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number: +40 21 414 1420
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The world's second largest building was built as a palace for Nicolae...

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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Communist Bucharest History Tour
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Private Tour: Full-Day Bucharest City Tour
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Historical Private Tour of Bucharest

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great building

1100 rooms , the number two administrative building of the word , but it can visit only 10 halls in the best situation. it must to reserve time for tours, in 4 languages.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The history of the palace and how it was built is very amusing. It helps us understand the situation of the country before the 90s and how it developed in the 90s. the staff is very friendly and they can answer any question u ask them about the history of the palace. They even know the factory that did the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

ADVICE: 1) Take your passports 2) If you are a student make sure you have an official student card or ID to get the discount, they are as allowing as they possibly can be but you do need one 3) The extra 30 Lei to take pictures is not worth it if you're on a budget, you can take them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We toured as part of a group, so we knew to have our passports and we were well organised at a set time. Entry still took some time though. The building is massive and also has great views down the long and wide Union Boulevard. The woods, carpets, curtains and other fittings are grand - but not very well maintained.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

1100 rooms , the number two administrative building of the word , but it can visit only 10 halls in the best situation. it must to reserve time for tours, in 4 languages.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We did the standard tour and it was very interesting and the palace is simply majestic and totally worth the visit. From the outside It is not clear the scale of the palace, but the inside is really marvelous! We did the standard tour of 1h at 1pm. The guide was nice and helpful. Unfortunately many chandelier and lights are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Visited the palace after a tour guide recommended it to us. Not difficult to get to. You can only enter with a guided tour, which is not expensive. Must pay additional fees to be able to take pictures on the tour. The palace is gorgeous on the inside. You get a gorgeous view of Bucharest from the balcony (where our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The building is impressive but we didn't make it past the entry as you need to have your passport to join the tour. That's understandable but we hadn't done our research so weren't allowed in. Booking of tours didn't seem to follow any logical process either - you had to go to the information desk to get a reservation and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

It is huge! Immense rooms, amazing architecture, underground tunnel, and more. A must see when you're in Bucharest, not that you can miss it.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Had booked from home. We had selected the most comprehensive tour - don't bother. The underground tour is just one dark room with some pieces from the communist area. The palace of which you only see a fraction is quite impressive and mainly made of local materials like marble and crystal. But my overall rating is not impressive, not due... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A fantastic afternoon was spent going through only 3% of the rooms in this amazing 20th century Palace. Defenitely worth the time...and yes...do not forget your passport. Of concern...was the end of the tour...which in my opinion....was a very poor...and could have been thought out a bit better....going through some room which features ventilation pipes....is not a fitting end to... More 

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