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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Poporului)

Strada Izvor Nr. 2-4 | Bucharest, Romania, Bucharest 050711, Romania
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Ranked #17 of 110 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The second largest administrative building in the world, though you only get to see around 1% of it, also an insight into Romania's communist era.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We went on the longer tour and found it interesting, but it's quite exhausting - up and down an awful lot of stairs in this megalomanac's ego-trip. Well worth it - never seen anything quite like it.

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buenos aires
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Don't forget your passport. Without it you won't be able to visit it. The oiginal one, not photocopy. Lot of stairs. Don't miss the view from the balcony.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you going to Bucharest I strongly recommend you visit the palace & do the tour. It does seem initially slightly expensive compared to the other attractions in Bucharest, but the tour is at least an hour & 30 mins and is worth every penny. Amazingly I think you only see 5% of the building, but you see the important... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It's massive alright. Arrive on Sunday morning, expecting large crowd but was actually really quiet. What struck me was how rundown this place is. Weeds all over the front garden.It's very grand but not very well maintained now. The English tour guide was very good. Felt sorry for Romanians had a regime that squandered public coffer on such a white... More

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Antwerp
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Surrealistic masterpiece of how one can spend a country's entire budget on only one building ... Enjoy the view from the terrace and just imagine the military parade passing by ...

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Kewarra Beach, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just when you think you might have seen it all there is what is commonly called the People's Palace. This place is enormous, 1,000 rooms and they are all huge. So much marble - so much $$$s. Has to be seen to be believed, the view from the balcony down the boulevard is wonderful. Take a tour through here and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I can't say that I LIKED the palace, but seeing it made sense of a whole era of Romanian life. Excellent tourguide.

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Bern, Switzerland
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The building is a great representation of Ceausescu's madness: It was built of the finest materials—marble, silk, wood—the country could bring forth. This at a time when most people struggled to make ends meet. Palaces like that used to be built in absolutist monarchies centuries ago, but this one was built in an equally absolutist communist era just a few... More

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

you should visit this site in the first order.bring with you the passport. we order for advance the tour time and the long one

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