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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Poporului)

Address: Strada Izvor Nr. 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number: 21 414 14 20
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Ranked #13 of 100 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The world's second largest building was built as a palace for Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was overthrown...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I rated this place as excellent not because it's beautiful, but because you have to see how horrific can be a dictatorship. The place is a totally nonsense kitsch, just a little bit smaller than the Pentagon. As a pure tourist you will be amazed by the dimension of the place, not by it's architecture or artistic consistency. In fact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A really impressive building .The interior work I loved all, marble columns, sumptuous entrances, and complicated frescoes. A vision and hard work of over 3000 architects. The multiple styles and art work through out the building are so impressive to the eyes but, when one takes the time to think of the workers and their skills- one truly appreciates. The... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The building is immense and the tour guides lovely and helpful. You have to pay extra to photograph, though,.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

this building it is really amazing, only by her structure. is one of the largest buildings in the world. I was build during Ceausescu's leading. It can be visited. The cheapest tour in 25 lei, around 6 Euro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A construction with a lot of history behind , a construction which is not yet finished but the history and legends behind are great. A nice way of spending one hour of your life ...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Take the general tour. Well worth seeing, inside, if only for historical reasons. A monument to a megalomanic Dictator.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. We were overwhelmed with the opulence, all the gold, wood, and marble. No wonder they call lit the people's palace; their incredible sacrifice made the palace possible. It is almost as large as the Pentagon; however, there is no comparison since the Pentagon looks like cinderblock inside and people's... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

365 000 square meters(approx 3 650 000 sq feet) of absolute decadence. Unfortunately tourists only get to see less than 10% of the total palace. Highly recommended, you will be gobsmacked

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

gives you the picture of history of Romania. albeit turbulent one for this former Communist country. the street that takes you to the history of country with each landmark having a story to tell, from excessiveness of Cuseascu dictator to democracy of today

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I think I read that this is the largest building in the world?!… I am not sure. You can check it out yourself. However, it is, to say the least, impressive. There is one thing I do not get it - how come people speak negatively about its "builder," Nicolae Ceausescu, yet they brag with what he built?! The surroundings... More 

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