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“I guess you have to see it”

Palace of Parliament
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Communist Bucharest History Tour
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Brasov Day Tour to Sinaia and Bucharest Including Palace of Parliament Visit
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Private Tour: Full-Day Bucharest City Tour
Ranked #10 of 295 things to do in Bucharest
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Houston, TX
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“I guess you have to see it”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The story behind the building is more interesting than the building. While touring, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the people of Romania that their government wasted so much money on marble and fancy light fixtures. Very bureaucratic process to enter the building, allow extra time.

Visited September 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Big is big”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I'm not an anti-museum person particularly. But the palace of parliament is just too big. It has a great history as to how it was constructed, but it's not worth spending an entire day going from room to room

Visited December 2011
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“It was surprisingly beautiful”
Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

I was impressed of how big the building is,and how special.I really loved it and i would definately come back again.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Make the time!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

It was very easy to get reservations here the day before. I wouldn't wait to arrive, as they are limited. The camera fee is rather steep, and most of the rooms can be seem online, so you may want to skip taking photos, but your choice. But DO visit!!

Visited October 2012
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“Must see in Bucharest”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Book an English tour to see the lavish chandeliers and designs of the interior of the Parliament Palace. There is a nice view from the balcony of the Palace too. Almost 100% of the materials are from Romania, and the building was constructed by Romanians as well. Great site to visit.

Visited November 2012
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