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“Impressive”

Palace of Parliament
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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
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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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“Impressive”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

I had a business meeting in Parliament House during my stay in Bucharest and I have to tell you it is really an impressive building, but it is a matter of taste if you say you like it... it is impressive by size... but you feel like a small ant while inside. worth to visit, anyway

Visited December 2012
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“Biggest building in Europe!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

The biggest building in Europe, called "The People's House". Ceausescu was inspired from the north-corean style. Now, in this building is the romanian Parliament. You can visit a small part of the building for 25 lei (6 euro).

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Bring your "walkin'" shoes...”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

It is billed as the second largest building in the world, and after taking the tour of it, we have no reason to doubt the claim. Supposedly the only larger building is the US Pentagon. We were told that this was the master project of Nicolae Ceauşescu, who saw it as a tribute to the people of Romania (and perhaps to himself...). Of note, except for some small amount of wood trim in some of the larger meeting rooms (which were donated by a dictator from Africa) the materials used in its construction are all Romanian. This is a spectacular building, huge and at times overpowering. It is sobering to note that a huge section of Bucharest was seized and destroyed (including about 30,000 homes) to make room for this "project". Now largely vacant, the site is home to some governmental offices and host to major international conferences and summits. Well worth the trip and the tour.

Visited November 2012
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Trinidad and Tobago
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“a ppor tour, with little to see except a humongous palace, avoid”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

So you pay a ronmanian whopping 25Lei for visits.
The tour lasts a bit longer than an hour.
All you see is 10 rooms, one bigger than the other, but all empty.
It gives you a feeling for volume and size, but the who;e message -
"why?", or äbuse of archtiecture for totalitarian messages/doctrins"
is not addressed.

Could do more, its just a money spinner to the parliament administration

Visited December 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Ceausescu built it for himself but never used it.”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Greatness. It was built without a budget, they spent as much as needed in order to make it the best and second biggest building in the world. They succeeded!

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