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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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Impressive large building a must see

Must see the shear size of this building. Need to book to go inside.Only saw it from the outside. Understand there is a vast amount of chandieleirs inside

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The Palace of Parliament (The People's House) must be on everybody's list while visiting Bucharest. This building is not even 30 years old, but it's impressive by its massiveness and by its architecture, even if it's criticised by many because it's exposing the dark era of communism in Romania. The entrance if about 10 Euros (if you want to take... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We spent an hour in the palace although we only saw 1% of it - it's the second largest building in the world with the Pentagon being the first. It is definitely worth the trip inside to see the details and the utter waste of space built by the Communist regime only to be used now by the Romanian Parliament... More 

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Everywhere USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was quite an eye opening tour. Never had a tour before when the guide so obviously hated what he was showing you! The disgust the locals feel for this building is palatable. How very sad that one megalomaniac caused his people sooooooo much pain & sorrow.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Waste of time. No need to go inside. The place is very neglected and smell like hell You can understand the meaning of poor live of the Romanians without going inside

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Must see the shear size of this building. Need to book to go inside.Only saw it from the outside. Understand there is a vast amount of chandieleirs inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had no idea that such an amazing building was here and open - at least in part - to the public. The tour took us through a small percentage of the rooms of the Palace but gave and clear insight into the spaciousness and grandeur of the palace. Well worth the couple of hours!

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The size of this structure is impressive as well as the marble, wood inside, and chandeliers. However this building was built with blood by a cruel dictator during a very oppressive time in Romanian history. Some of it is not finished and the furnishings are very limited. It is a beautiful building with an empty soul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We purchased the longer English language tour. Check the hours before you go. Our guide was great. She was knowledgeable about the recent history of Romania. This is a must if you are visiting the city. The tour is professionally organized. You get a lot of information about Romania, the political organizations as well as the building, its architecture. As... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A very pointless tour through a bunch of empty rooms, which makes this palace soulless. The palace itself has absolutely no history and the tour emphasizes that, talking over and over about "the largest chandeliers, the heaviest curtains, the biggest this, the highest that". To think a whole district was destroyed, that one mad man was the "brilliant" mind behind... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a fantastic building. Of course you only get to see 5% of the building, however, what you see will amaze you. Our guide was informative and polite. You must make a reservation and they do have English tours.

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