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Palace of Parliament

Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
+40 21 414 1420
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
+40 21 414 1420
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Reviewed yesterday

Ironically the most often visited site in Bucharest this bu ilding was built by dictator Caeausecu in the late 80's. HIs megalomaniac vision of a 330,000 square metres building second only to the Pentagon is unbelievble. How can someone build such a monster in the...More

Thank Meriniu
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First things first.. if you plan to visit this place, bring your passports. They will take them from you and give you a badge to claim your passport when the tour is over. No passport, no entry, if you are a foreigner. Second, there are...More

Thank Ciahasher
Reviewed yesterday

You must visit this giant marble symbol to a megalomaniac. So much marble was used that yearly, the building keeps sinking. Impressed by Mao and Kim from North Korea. Save some money. If you use your cell phone to take pictures - IT IS FREE....More

Thank LAM487
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must if you 90 minutes in Bucharest. The parliament has over 1000 rooms and with 60% of the rooms occupied, the tour will only cover 3%!! Note that you will need your passports and payment is RON35...cash! Passports will have to kept by security...More

Thank Sonny T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Only saw from the outside but the interior was accessible. The building was lovely to look at and I can imagine that the inside was even better, however you would have to book a tour. Easy to find and is pretty central so is not...More

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to take a walk to the Palace of Parliament ..Very impressive walk with a lot of fountains ..The palace is enormous ..A lot of people just hangout in the parking in front of the palace.

Thank Adamadios K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have to give it five stars just for the fact that it's the second biggest building in the world ! It has to be a must see in Bucharest for that reason alone. And it's quite beautiful too ! I didn't get inside because...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting architecture. There is an unimaginable amount of money and labour put into the building of the Palace of Parliament. You can only access the building by taking a tour; be sure you bring your passport with you (and be prepared to surrender it). Your...More

Thank Lena M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Many old historic buildings were demolished in order that this building commissioned by Ceausescu could be built. It is enormous and apparently has over 3000 rooms. It makes many royal palaces in other parts of the world look like dolls' houses.

1  Thank 802pamela
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Of course we had to tour this place. A bit bureaucratic to get in. Make sure to have your passport with you! Tour guide was great, telling about the historical aspects as well as construction features. You only go through a small part of the...More

1  Thank MMarianne1352
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25 April 2017|
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Response from CristiDan | Reviewed this property |
30 lei for photo camera or video. if you use your cell phone free of charge
Eric J
24 April 2017|
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Response from LGBfund | Reviewed this property |
when we went there were 2 tours available - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. it's also worth noting that you'll need your passport when you visit as they need this for security measures.
28 March 2017|
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Response from DanaCercel | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the entrance fees can be paid in cash only, no credit card is accepted.Also the payment cannot be done in advance.