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“Interesting place, but not that ready for the tour”

Palace of Parliament
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Communist Era Bucharest Tour
Ranked #22 of 349 things to do in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The world's second largest building was built as a palace for Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was overthrown and executed before it was completed.
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

There is a big set of queues and process that are not that clear or organized. You need to book the tour, queue to get your ticket, go to the store to queue to pay (35 lei) for the ticket and than queue to drop your passport on security and receive a metal badge before going through metal detectors (not that smart to give metal badges before the metal detector!).
Guide tour is interesting and takes around 1 hour. Not the building or the guide is fully prepared for the tour. There is a lot of room for improvements there.
Inside the building you can see and learn about the building and the communist influence on its making and the differences after the regime was changed.
It is a pity you can’t visit more (guide says we visit 10% of the building, but I’d say we visited only 3% of it) and that they are not truly prepared for a more pleasant tour.

Thank João Paulo V
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Second bigest building in the world Is worth of visiting. Tour guide was Informative and Professional. Tours are in different languages.

Thank Vlado Z
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Took the 80 minutes guided English tour. Very impressive. Huge place. Great way to learn a bit more about the history of Romania

Thank Karni S
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

You have to book your visit in advance. The visit lasst quite an hour: you can make a full immersion in the luxury and in the megalomania

Thank Stasera21
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

It is indeed impressive in size. However, it is unattractive, and was clearly done only to glorify a dictator, not to serve the people of Romania.

Thank James G
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