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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Poporului)

Strada Izvor Nr. 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
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Ranked #13 of 88 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Owner 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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Pace, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

This was built using allot of funds which should have been spent on the people. This dictator was not a good man all was done to out do everyone else and to promote himself and wife with the abandonment of the people who were suffering in so many wasy

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The tour was only able to cover a small percentage of the space. Very informative guide. Well worth the visit but do book in advance

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Melaka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Since I am already so close to the site, I decided to walk there from the hotel. It took me less than 25 minutes to walk there, but I had to wait for 20 minutes for the English guided tour. So I walked around the art exhibition. The artcrafts on the walls and ceiling is worth to mention, just simply... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Certainly worth a visit, but be prepared for lengthy queues and delays as it is very popular. The sheer scale of the building is amazing and has to be seen to be believed. Obviously only certain parts of the building are open to the public. Photographers are required to purchase a temporary "licence" or you can purchase a guide book... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Take your photos from the parking lot across the street and save your money. The building itself is grand from a distance but once you get closer you see the lack of maintenance starting to show with loose tiles, cracks and peeling paint. We took the 1 hour tour which was barely 45 minutes and a good 15 minutes of... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I want to say just a few words. Try and you'll never forget. You have to your disposal guides and translators but you should pay for that. Is not a big price, and deserve.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Impressive building but so sad to think of all the common working Romanian people starving in Bucharest whilst Cecescu approved so much money being squandered on gold threaded curtains and ostentatious furniture,etc. Our guide spoke excellent English and was excellent. Stairs are everywhere with no or minimal disabled access. The view from the upstairs roof terrace was great.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have never been inside such a massive building. Highly recommend the guided tour but remember to take your passport with you and cash as there is no facility to pay by plastic. The view from the roof was simply stunning.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you don't like stairs, this is not for you. There are 4 or 5 stories and no elevators. The Parliament Building is decorated in a classical style. It is impressive because it is so HUGE. Artistically, I though the Hungarian Parliament Building was more unique and impressive. But the Romanian Parliament had all the best of classical decoration.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I was walking in circles just trying to see all the amazing things inside this building- having to set a specific time for our tour was nice, but make sure you book early so the times and slots aren't filled. Beautiful building, tapestries, marble, granite and paintings.

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