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Address: Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number: 21 414 14 20
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Very good tourguides and huge palace

When you come in youre gonna be confused for sure; the organisation of the whole process of getting your ticket and standing in the right queue is pretty horrible! But once youre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bern, Switzerland
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When you come in youre gonna be confused for sure; the organisation of the whole process of getting your ticket and standing in the right queue is pretty horrible! But once youre grouped and the tour starts youll find that the guides (or at least our was) know pretty much anything about the place and after two hours (the long... More 

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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Built by Ceausescu in the 80s, in the style of a grand 19th century palace, the place is a triumph of money over taste. Costing $6 billion dollars and still unfinished, it would have cost more for the regime that overthrew him to demolish than to leave it standing so it's used as a government building. The chandeliers would use... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Palace of Parlimant is a must see when you are in Bucharest. The English tour was really nice and informative. You will get to know a great deal of history about Romania before and after communism. What we weren't happy about was the poor communication and coordination. We've tried to book the tour using their website and even called them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was built to be the most and the largest of... as much as possible. Grand rooms and huge corridors going nowhere, a theather room without a stage and there-s a lot to say about this endless building. Ceausescu built it as a trophy. Fascinated still by it, many politicians preserve it and administer it as a totalitarian regime would... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended for visit. Take metro to piata Unirii and then continue by foot. Passports required for joining the tours inside

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The House of People is impressive not for its beauty, but for the history behind. That's why is very important to have a good guide during your visit. Also, you should not visit it in a hurry. We took a tour found on rotrips.com and we were very pleased with the pace of our visit and the level of knowledge... More 

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North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One only gets to see a very small area of this interesting and impressive building but it is certainly worth a trip and the modest amount of money it costs.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it's a very impressive building, with huge rooms and huge carpets.... It's not comparable to old buildings in Italy, but it worths the visit....

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very impressive building from the outside, however a little less inspiring inside. Please be aware that on visiting this venue, there are long queques and your passport/id document has to be handed in. On our trip there quite a few people did not agree with this and didn't proceed.

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even most of the Romanian people do not have a good opinion about this building due to the fact that was built with big sacrifices behalf of our citizens, I have to admit that took me years to decide to visit inside even if my home is quite close to the building and I don't regret...is worth

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