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“Huge!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palace of Parliament (Palatul Poporului)

Palace of Parliament (Palatul Poporului)
Strada Izvor Nr. 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
21 414 14 20
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Ranked #13 of 91 Attractions in Bucharest
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Huge!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Although Romanians are not proud of it, it's huge and spectacular! The second largest building in the world after the Pentagon apparently. Worth a visit - you never imagine a place could be this huge and grand.

Visited March 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Better than on the picture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

It is so huge, so big and so beautiful (again in the dark). Probably next time when we will have more time, we will see more details and discover all the hidden treasures, but from this quick run - it is worth to visit)

Visited April 2013
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Panorama, Greece
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“big!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

a very big place a bit overdecorated but very impressive mostly cause of its size.not very well maintained

Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The building is huge and they have multiple types of tours - you can just see the main rooms or select roof and basement option. The decorations and architecture are magnificent however the tour is disappointing. Guide just quoted bunch of data - weight of the chandelier or curtains, how many square meters of this and that ... really a waste of time. Overall worth seeing but keep your expectations low.

Prices - regular tour 25 lei p/p plus 30 lei for camera to take pictures.

Visited April 2013
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A Must See Building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Don't be put off by having to queue to get through the main doors or again when inside to go through the security checks or having to hand over your passport while you are in the building it is all definitely worth while. The design of the rooms and their size, the opulence of the marble, the crystal chandeliers (one weights 5 tons), the carpets that match the ceilings, the red velvet curtains embroidered with gold threads by nuns. 1000 rooms and 400 offices, the guides turn the lights off in the smaller rooms to save electricity as otherwise the building can use as much as a small town and all this while his people starved.

Visited April 2013
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