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Address: Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number:
+40 21 414 1420
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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only saw it from the outside

Awesome abuse of public funds but a must see if on a tour. Tours are likely to be cancelled if there are protests even though they are peaceful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome abuse of public funds but a must see if on a tour. Tours are likely to be cancelled if there are protests even though they are peaceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An absolutely massive construction visible from a good distance away. Like many recent visitors we were only able to view the outside. Even this is worth it though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unic as arhitecture and huge sizes. Nice to visit in an organized guided tour in English. The panorama of Bucharest is wonderful from the superior floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Palace of Parliament is one of the biggest achievements of the Communist leadership in Romania.Constructed with the idea to be the biggest building in the world, it ended as the second-largest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon. The tour of the building is giving you an idea about the ambitious project of the former communist leader and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This building have a lot of history behind, unfortunatelly bloody history. I`ve been there during a recent demonstration so was closed for turists. However is making a big impression from outside. The same with the hugh square opposite which is a show up of Ceausescu big ego. Will always remind a horrible things that he done in the past..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not go inside as I was not keen to deposit my passport. From the outside it was really a humongous building. The fact it was built as a home for a family, makes me wonder how did they move from room to rooms.

Thank Tan A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Currently closed due to anti-government protests and all tours are cancelled. The guard suggested that it might re-open next week.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The word is that it has been closed now for a few days already. They could not tell exactly what and why but check if you want to go. If its open the tour is fantastic!! You should for sure pay extra for taking pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside tour was not available, but the walk down the boulevard towards this grande building was worth it all (make sure also to venture into the back streets to see the digfference in architecture). The building itself is very impressive, but not the most amazing from an architectual point of view - but as a classic example of communist... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked past the epic. Holding on our way back to the hotel. We weren't organised enough to book a tour so it was an outdoor look only. Well worth it though - it's huge!

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