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Address: 2-4 Izvor Street, Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number: 21 414 14 20
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Description: 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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Beautiful building

This building is absolutely huge, and quite difficult to photograph for this reason! This impressive government building is slightly out of the city centre, although just five... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This building is absolutely huge, and quite difficult to photograph for this reason! This impressive government building is slightly out of the city centre, although just five minutes drive. They offer tours of the building too but you have to go quite early as it closes around 4pm and is not open every day.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This building is Amazing! I can't believe the size of it! I found out during my vacation that this was the 2nd largest building in the world, second only to the Pentagon in the USA. I didn't have a chance to visit the inside, but hopefully can on my next trip to Bucharest. I highly recommend you at least take... More 

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Slanic Moldova, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was only able to see it from across the street, but I was surprised at how huge this building is. Its amazingly huge. Words can't describe. You have to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you're at all into historical buildings, this is a must. Although the structure is no more than 25 years old, it has all the grandeur of an 18th or 19th century palace. The size is insane. It's well worth the two hour tour to get a feel for the mindset of Ceausescu and his Communist regime.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This 'Palace of the People' was built under the communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. The palace is constructed extremely well and built like a giant fort. The tour I went on required passports and security checks. If you want to take photos inside, payment of 30 lei is required as well. I hear that the palace is now used for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A monster of a building overlooking the city and clearly illustrating just how deluded and egotistical Ceausescu was, about as far removed from the theory of Communism as is possible. Truly remarkable in its size and scale however and now that it is built would be a shame to see it go to ruin yet maintenance costs no doubt immense.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

While in Romania, this is of course a must see being the second largest building in the world (after the pentagon). However, I would urge you to print out your own materials about Romanian history and the history of the Parliament building. Our tour guide, Andra, glossed over all of the interesting history of this building. Instead we got dimensions... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We did the English speaking tour with Irina, which was excellent. She is an excellent guide with a great command of the English language. We learned so much about the building which included facts about Communism, Ceaucescu, decor, wooden floors, the chandeliers and cost of power etc etc! Very interesting and well worth a visit!

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The exterior looks very fine, it is big and impressive. The interior is very poor, not because of the building but because of the tour. It shows you 7-10 rooms, but not the most important ones, that are shown at TV, and then you wait 15 minutes for the lift to bring you up, then 15 minutes to bring you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have never seen a building this big. Just that makes it worth a visit. The detailed work on carpets, curtains, ceiling, amazing. Very majestic. Good that it is now used by the government.

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