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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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it is THE Landmark of Bucharest

if you have time it is worth to save 1-2 hrs to have tour inside this building... it was one of the reasons that brought the end of a period in this country... it is amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Well , go for it ! It is mad and megalomaniac , it looks old but is very new - built in the 80 . To stand on the terrace where once the "dictator" stood and look out over his Champs Elysees is already worth the ticket .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Legendary place worth visiting although I would not like to work in the building. I felt like Causescu was still haunting here. The tour is really interesting, takes an hour or so and you only see a tiny part of the palace because it is so huge. Don't miss the view from the balcony of the deputies' room

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Bucharest, Romania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A must see when in Bucharest! Very impressive place to visit! Knowledgeable guides - did the tour in English and French! Make sure you call to make a reservation in order to book the guide in your preferred language! Extended tour (basement, ground floor, terrace) can take up to 1.5-2h - wear comfortable shoes! ;) ENJOY!

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

2nd largest building in the world....over 1,000 rooms, 400 offices and 400 chandliers. We took the 1 hour tour and it was amazing. We even got to go out on the balcony for great views of the city. Highly recommend visiting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is only worth to visit for the collectors of communist era stories and/or records collectors, as it is the second large building in the world, after the Pentagon. Not very well maintained, although the building is in use. No air conditioned, it might be unpleasent to visit on a hot day. I visited the buiding in the nineties and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you have some spare time while in Bucharest, please visit the Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului), the building with the highest weight in the world which rivals the opulence of Versailles only, there is a contemporary art museum (MAC) in the west wing of the building. I noticed the courtyard, not fitted well access routes, especially for pedestrians. Worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It should be maintained better in terms of appearance. Space wise it is a huuuuge structure and many ways to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

if you have time it is worth to save 1-2 hrs to have tour inside this building... it was one of the reasons that brought the end of a period in this country... it is amazing inside... art, architecture....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of the biggest buildings in Europe. It is really enormous very nice view and lighting in the evening . I recommend a boulevard walk and a glance at this monumental building in the evening

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The building is so huge, that in 2.5 hours I've only saw about 5% of it. It definitely worth visiting. Keep in mind, you need to make an appointment to visit it, because you need a guide, which is also included in the price - approximate 7 euros - also you can chose an English speaking guide, i had one,... More 

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