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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 113 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Did the Palace of the Parliament tour. It was very impressive. We turned up at the main entrance & took a 90 mins tour (probably best tour to take, as it gives you access to the roof for photo shoots). Think it cost 25RON and was really worthwhile. The guide was a lovely young girl, who spoke perfect English &... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Why is it that anywhere in the world you go you see politicians spending the hard earned money of the general populace? This magnificent structure could not have been built without some egocentricity politician spending the taxpayer's money. It is a crying shame!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to this amasing building. The rooms are huge and beautifully decorated. Because it is so big, it does not seem too much. The attention to detail is such that even the covers of the vents for heating are masterpieces. Even though it is appaling that so much money was spent on a building, when the... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

There are buildings and there are buildings. This is a Building!!! It is huge, impressive, and memorable. It is nice to see it in daytime but also at night.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Did not go inside but it is truly enormous. A giant classical layer cake which is a monument to man's need to impress like men with big fast cars. See it to believe it

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

the lines in front of it will annoy you a bit but it's worth it. the guides were really educated with fluent English and a lot of knowledge about the place. of course you don't get to see the whole 1000 rooms inside but what you see is enough. also the view from the top roof was very nice.

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Bucharest
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is just like The Big Ben Tower in London, the Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona or the L'Arc de Triomphe in Paris - a must-see. You might agree or disagree with the style, but a tour through this building (45minutes - you barely see 4% of it) is amazing and very impressive. Only to see what resources Romania had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

For the price you have to pay to get in and wait in line for 30 miniutes, you really don't get to see that much, only a few rooms.

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Oslo, Norway
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The building was awsome. So big, so many details to notice. it is a must-visit if in Bucharest. The maintenance could have been better at the areas inside the palace wall, but it is still a building worth going to

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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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