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Palace of Parliament

Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
+40 733 558 102
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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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Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
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"largest building in the world"
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"huge building"
in 182 reviews
"administrative building"
in 113 reviews
"standard tour"
in 107 reviews
"view from the balcony"
in 52 reviews
"sheer size"
in 41 reviews
"security check"
in 42 reviews
"guided tour"
in 181 reviews
"id card"
in 39 reviews
"amazing building"
in 79 reviews
"take pictures"
in 95 reviews
"nicolae ceausescu"
in 37 reviews
"visiting bucharest"
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"communist regime"
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"romanian history"
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"pentagon"
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"marble"
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Reviewed yesterday

The guided tour limits visitors to a few key rooms; less than 4% of the full building. Nevertheless you can get a sense of the over-the-top opulence which help bring down the Ceaușescu regime. The individual rooms aren't that impressive; it's the collective experience which...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

June in Bucharest was unexpectedly warm which made this a nice break from the heat. They do frequent tours in English but you may wish to book in advance to minimize waiting time. The palace is massive. They do a good job showing you through...More

Thank ARTJPL
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a nice building and apparently the biggest Parliament building built in 1980s in the world. However, it was 40Lei to see the building and inside the rooms which is nothing special so we skipped that.

Thank Maryam M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is apparently the second largest building on the planet but it isn’t very attractive. We had a tour inside and whilst it is large it is an example of the money wasted by the communist dictatorship that fell in 1989. An interesting visit.

Thank waldorf53
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When in Bucharest you have to visit the Parliament House, it was designed by communist dictator Nicolae Tsausescu. He never used it himself as he was killed before it finished. It’s amazing to see how big and luxurious it is, it’s the second largest administrative...More

Thank LaVitaEBella097583
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were very impresssed from this huge building. You can visit this place with a tour guide. Our tour guide Alex was perfect and he told us a lot of interesting informations abaut palace of parliament. You should visit there exactly!

1  Thank asliburak2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see in Bucharest!! We throughly enjoyed our tour of the Parliament. Each room was more beautiful than the one before it.

Thank Helpful333
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Parliament is worth seeing when you tour Bucharest. It is amazing building considering it was built during the communist regime. The amount of marble, space and gold was surprising but considering Ceausescu was a dictator and he wanted to show everyone power You must...More

1  Thank TacomaTraveler2013
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Parliament is an impressive building, an act of vanity showcasing work by the craftsmen of Romania. Built during Communist times as a building that is meant to dazzle foreign dignitaries and commoners alike it was created after clearing off an entire historic section of...More

Thank dbandyo
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Biggest and most impressive building in Europe, second in the world after Pentagon in US. The scale of this monument is mesmerizing.

Thank Cristina E
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CaliforniaGreen
1 July 2018|
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Response from pattyh736 | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is visible near the parking at the front of the building.
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petrus1966
3 June 2018|
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Response from Olli S | Reviewed this property |
Of course, you get to insight to this fascinating building and it's history. Also answers to questions that are not otherwise mentioned.
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Dale63
9 May 2018|
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Response from kealagirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take your camera inside even if you do not use it. Mines was in my bag. Smart phone photos are free to take
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