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Address: Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
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+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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A very good remembering of communist times

The Palace of Parliament is one of the biggest achievements of the Communist leadership in Romania.Constructed with the idea to be the biggest building in the world, it ended as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Palace of Parliament is one of the biggest achievements of the Communist leadership in Romania.Constructed with the idea to be the biggest building in the world, it ended as the second-largest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon. The tour of the building is giving you an idea about the ambitious project of the former communist leader and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This building have a lot of history behind, unfortunatelly bloody history. I`ve been there during a recent demonstration so was closed for turists. However is making a big impression from outside. The same with the hugh square opposite which is a show up of Ceausescu big ego. Will always remind a horrible things that he done in the past..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I did not go inside as I was not keen to deposit my passport. From the outside it was really a humongous building. The fact it was built as a home for a family, makes me wonder how did they move from room to rooms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The word is that it has been closed now for a few days already. They could not tell exactly what and why but check if you want to go. If its open the tour is fantastic!! You should for sure pay extra for taking pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The inside tour was not available, but the walk down the boulevard towards this grande building was worth it all (make sure also to venture into the back streets to see the digfference in architecture). The building itself is very impressive, but not the most amazing from an architectual point of view - but as a classic example of communist... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked past the epic. Holding on our way back to the hotel. We weren't organised enough to book a tour so it was an outdoor look only. Well worth it though - it's huge!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw this from the outside and not from the inside but even the view from the outside was well worth it. The building is HUGE (the locals said it is the 2nd largest building in the world after the Pentagon) and beautiful. Very grand. Nice location too - we walked from where we were staying in downtown Bucharest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tnx to an advice from our hotel staff, we booked a specific time, since the tour runs only 3-4 times a day. You are obliged to join a tour- there is no self guidance. Be ready to walk and climb a lot- but there is no other way to comprehend the thrive behind building this monstrous place. it is huge,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We walked for a few miles from Gara de Nord to experience the Parliament building at night.. I was expecting it to be lit up like the Budapest parliament.. Unfortunately, we waited and waited but all we saw was the huge dark building.. Fortunately, there was a Xmas market across the street and we truly enjoyed ourselves there :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place make sure you vizita the inside with a tour. Great experience for everyone Unique experience Beautiful building You have to visit it !!! As we did :)

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