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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Poporului)

Bulevardul Natiunili Unite, Bucharest, Romania
01 311 36
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Ranked #12 of 90 attractions in Bucharest
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
Description: 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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Cranston, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of those places you need to see. It was completed in 10 years, it is amazing the artisans still have the ability to create some of the beautiful details from times past.

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chicago
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is an impressive Parliament building not only for its sheer size but it's intense history as well. It is a good visual if you are interested in learning about Ceaușescu and his role in Romania's history. The building is oppressive with massive marble columns and crystal chandeliers weighing up to 5 tons! It is not surprising that a country... More

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Boom, Belgium
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230 reviews 230 reviews
191 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This building is just huge. I understand why the locals hate it (due to historic reasons) but there are other reasons too. It's surrounded by a wall and very big and in the way. I had to walk around the building to find the entrance it this is not a fun walk! It could be so much nicer if it... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

As I worked in this building I had the impression I was in a huge palace of some legendary king or queen. Far from its current use, it is more appropriate for big social and cultural events than for official state uses. However, as it was built with immense efforts by common people, it is worth visiting. It offers some... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

People's House was built during the Communism, and its architectural style is marked by this period. Anyhow, the visit of such a monument could be anytime very attractive and interesting because of history of this place which is kept beyond of those walls till nowadays.

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to visit - impressive construction, huge rooms, oppulent finishing. It's one of the biggest buildings in the world - second surface build after Pentagon. But do not worry: you can't visit it all :) -it is used for the Romanian Parliament.

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Bucharest, Romania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

+100m hallways...huge solid wood sliding doors...extremely high ceilings with intricate designs and natural light luminators...tallest columns you can find...enormous windows...local artwork spread around everywhere...wider staircases than on stadiums...biggest single piece carpets...+1000 rooms +400thousand sqm above ground only...everything you see coated in thick marble...it is deeper underground than it is taller above ground...its the largest civilian building in the world...

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Bucharest
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This communist era building was the dream of former dictator Ceausescu. Everything is oversized and opulent: marble stairs, gold-plated door knobs, doors and walls, huge car-pets build on the spot due to their size. They say that the building has an underground equal to what is built on the ground. Also, they say that this building can be seen from... More

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Romania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Parliament House (Casa Poporului, The House of the People in English) is “the largest, most expensive and hardest administrative building in the world”, being interesting to visit, although it is a megalomaniac construction that consumed the last resources of the communist Romania. Although I dare say it is not so worthy in terms of artistic or architectural outcome, interior design... More

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bucharest
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This building is a must see if you visit Bucharest. The interiors are quite impresive by their dimensions and the decorations reflect the ex romanian comunist leaders taste.

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