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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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Every effort must be made to visit this monster of a building. It is a bizarre insight into recent Romanian history - such extravagance considering the rest of the country... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Spectacular to see. I had no idea that this was the second largest building in the world--smaller only than the Pentagon. I recommend going individually, rather than with a large group. If you must go as a group, be prepared to wait as each person goes through the equivalent of airport screening, and are required to leave your passport at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

It's a must see for Bucharest, but considering it's one of the biggest buildings in the world they could do more about it. The rooms are impressively big and empty. The stories could contain some interesting, spicy details, some history notes. We expected more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

So first things first, this building is HUGE and the story behind the site it is built on is heartbreaking. When you go for a tour you will need to bring your passport/national ID card, which they will take from you for the duration of the tour. You will go through airport style security also!! The tour lasted 2 hours.... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The scale is beyond imagination, the suffering to complete it is tangible. All materials sourced in Romani, some contrived! do remember to take your passport as needed for entry. Romanians stated to us that it is what it is, they are not proud of it but it is part of their history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Every effort must be made to visit this monster of a building. It is a bizarre insight into recent Romanian history - such extravagance considering the rest of the country experienced such poverty. The guide was at first serious but had a subtle and dry sense of humour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The tour was interesting even though we didn't see only 5% of the building. It is impressive to see such a big building. Communism at its best.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything we read and heard told us this was a must see....so we did, and were quite disappointed. You do not see parliament at work or even its meeting rooms. Instead you walk up a zillion flights of steps and see some massive empty rooms and auditoriums in this 1000 room plus testament to the ex dictators dream of glory.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The highlight of our trip to Bucharest was the tour of the palace. It was full of interesting history, which was helped by an informative guide. Highly recommended!

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

After passing quite some controls we succeeded to enter. This must be the worlds largest collection of different kinds of marbles, wood, carpets and crystal chandeliers. Although the quality is amazing it is so much over the top that you can not call it really beautiful . But I supose that it was meant to impress and it for sure... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Room after enormous room of opulence. Disgusting waste of manpower and marble. Sorry to say... Evidence of Ceausescu's ego (and his wife's) gone MAD!! Our guide gave us endless dimentions of the mostly unused rooms. Just when I began to appreciate the curved marble staircases we learned that the Ceausiscus' had it torn down and rebuilt 80+ times. I found... More 

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

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