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Address: Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number:
+40 21 414 1420
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The world's second largest building was built as a palace for Nicolae...

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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Impressive from the outside

Didn't go in as there was a million coaches outside and people reported big queues. Was enough to see it from out side park opposite though was lovely

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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Didn't go in as there was a million coaches outside and people reported big queues. Was enough to see it from out side park opposite though was lovely

Thank Bridgette M
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We did a guide tour with Alex and we loved it. The interior of the building is very impressed and the guide had a deep knowledge of the history of the building and the "legends" surrounding it.

Thank Diana A
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A tour of the Palace of Parliament should be on the top of everyone's list when visiting Bucharest. Don't be put off by the booking process cos its complicated. We booked the day before we wanted to visit so as per the website instructions we called then to check our reservation and was told a different time for the English... More 

Thank cmmf11
Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After being in the Budapest Parliament last week, this was a real letdown. The only impressive elements were the scale of it all, and the expense of it put on the people. The fine details such as the mosaics and painting of the finials are a bit crude. If I had to do it over again, I would skip this... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Relatively new structure completed in the 90's. Made with all goods from Romania. Beautiful marble and crystal throughout with huge rooms We were able to enter three meeting rooms that were pretty.

Thank Patricia D
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Palace of Parland is regarded as former dictator’s, Nicolae Ceaușescu, most cherished jewel. Palatul Parlamentului it's the second-largest administrative building in the world after Pentagon in USA, with a height of 84 m, an area of 365.000 squaremeter. In terms of weight, the Palace of the Parliament is the heaviest building in the world, weighing in at around 4,098,500,000... More 

Thank TerjeHoegberg
Donegal Town, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The palace is so big as you walk up to it, you get a sense of its size and mammoth ego that the president had.

Thank dahubbz
Bucharest, Romania
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You may visit it only by appointment, one day before the visit. There are tours in English, French and Romanian at different hours. You can take different tours which are longer or shorter, expensive or cheaper. My advice do not bother to visit the underground level, there is nothing interesting there, but do not miss the terrace it gives you... More 

Thank Rodica Z
Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When being in Bucharest and not visiting this Palace is like being in Paris and not visiting Eiffel Tower. Visit to the Palace of Parliament is a remarkable lesson about modern history of Romania. I do recommend to go on tour with a guide (you can't go inside without though) and not only see in from outside.

Thank Ola T
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing to see, the palace of parliament is just a huge building, almost a kitsch, if you have limited time in Bucharest, go and see something else.

Thank Florian N

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