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“A 'must see' if you visit Bucharest.”

Palace of Parliament
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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.
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“A 'must see' if you visit Bucharest.”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

If you can ignore the history of how this building was constructed as a communist symbol in one of the poorest countries in Europe, you may nevertheless appreciate the sheer scale of the production task.

The reason that I call this a 'must see' is that this building is regarded as the second largest in the world next to the Pentagon.

The size is awesome and many design features demonstrate how talented Romanian archtects were.

Don't make an internal visit your priority as it wears on you before too long because you get tired of going into one empty big area after another. That is unless you are realy into buildings then you may find some surprises.

Failing going in, suffice to take photos outside to keep as a memento. Go down the Unirii strip, if the fountains happen to be working then a nice shot can be taken.

Even a drive past gives you an appreciation of the size and grandeur.

Visited August 2012
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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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“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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