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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Poporului)

Address: Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number: 21 414 14 20
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Ranked #11 of 209 things to do 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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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times now as I'm adopted from romania. I took my partner here this year, it's such a beautiful palace with such sad history behind it. You get some much information and people who think romania isn't historical should go here and listen to what the people went through. It's eye opening.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Beautiful surroundings. The tour was very informative and well delivered. The young tour guided was very helpful and knowledgeable and was able to answer a great variety of questions about the history of Romania.

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Enormous luxury building!We take the 1 hour tour for 25lei and we walk the 15% of the palace.The guide Isabella was great, she inform us for very interesting details and she was very friendly and easy to understand. Though the story of it is tragic and expresses the vanity of Ceausesku, it worths the visit!The tours are about every 1... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I went there not knowing the times of the guided tours. The weather that day was awful and because I didn't know where the tourist entrance was, I ended up on the wrong end of the building. When I was finally inside, I found there would be an English tour in about half an our so I decided to wait... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately I was not able to visit the palace on the inside but from the outside it is very big and really looks like a contribution in the competition mine is bigger than yours. It looks like it is build only to show that it can be build big. It conveys no particular meaning to me. But I do get... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

True, the place already looks ginormous on the outside but it is nothing compared to what you'll find inside. You can easily take a tour inside without reservation. They have several tours but the basic tour is about 25Lei/p (around €6/p). Be aware that this is still a government building so the security checks here are serious. Make sure you... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We knew it's big, we knew it's very big... But we did't imagine how it's big! The huge building, with more than thousand rooms, decorated with best local materials (wood, marble, crystal, etc.). Every things inside is also huge - chandelier (made of crystal) weighing 5 tons, carpet weighing 3 tons, curtains - 260 kg each one. We took the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Myself and a friend got a taxi from our hotel to just inside the gates of the building, then walked up to the tourist entrance. Open daily 10am-4pm. There are six different tours available. !Photo ID required! - I took my passport. I did the 'Standard Tour + Overview of the city - Terrace (Upper Floor Access by Elevator)' =... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It's the second largest in the world and when you step inside you understand why. It's absolutely overwhelming due to it's dimensions and the detail and richness of the decoration. Really worth a visit!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's an understatement to say the Palace of Parliament is impressive! It is staggering in both size and opulence inside and out. We were happy with the 2 hour tour. Our guide was great, easy to understand and offered lots of facts about the Palace and it's history. Make sure you bring your passport. You need to show a passport... More 

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