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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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A must visit despite it's awfulness

A hideous edifice that reminds everyone of the legacy of communism. A building so bad that a tour is really needed in order to appreciate it. It's worth consider the huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I found it very sad to see how much money was spent to build The People's Palace and to find; due to inexperienced of the military; that was forced to build the palace; that it is crumbling and wasting away.The building is so huge and the maintenance is so costly that they are still at odd's as to what to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A hideous edifice that reminds everyone of the legacy of communism. A building so bad that a tour is really needed in order to appreciate it. It's worth consider the huge sacrifices individuals and the nation made in order for this building to be constructed. On the positive side, the views form the roof top terrace are the best available... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took the tour of the Palace with a small group and it is a long walk just to see the public areas! It's not Versailles but it is a great insight into the minds of the Communist rulers. Parking outside is available, if somewhat chaotic!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The massive building is an amazing sight...the only way in is through the unenthusiastic tour though...you only get to see about 5 percent of it which is mostly empty...but you get a sense of how much was wasted in this white elephant of a structure...it's worth a stop...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This vast building looked very impressive from the outside, but was sadly disappointing once inside. Visited with a tour group who had arranged for a 9.30am tour, but we were not allowed to start until the regular 10am official opening time. We had to hand over our passports in exchange for a numbered badge (retrievable at the exit). If you... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Worth while making it there. looks very impressive. Tour was not great, but still gives you decent idea what its like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One of the best things to visit in Bucharest! The building is very impressive. It takes alot of time to visit but is worth it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Just because it's big does not make it interesting. It was okay, but it was not my cup of tea. Check the box and move on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A must see when visiting Bucharest! The size of the building and grandeur of 1,000 rooms is unbelievable. You only see 5% of the building! The second largest building in the world. It seems like it's a well-kept secret--maybe they don't want the world to know about it. Many Romanians still are not in favor of this monster! I didn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Bucharest still retains much of its past Communist feel- block after block of ugly massive cement-type buildings. In the midst of all this is the resplendent Palace of Parliament- a stark contrast to what you see in most of the city. ..Overall, still a general feeling of its repressive post-dictatorship past.

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Address: Address: 2-4 Izvor Street, Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number: 21 414 14 20
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest

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