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“A very big building”

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 311 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.
Reviewed 12 September 2013

rather overwhelming. You are liable to be faced by a guide who will delight in giving you every statistic about each room! It is probably best if you book in advance (ask the hotel to do it for you). It costs extra to take photos or to go up to the roof.

Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The second largest building in the world, and it was impressive. If you don't book a tour you are unlikely to get in as it is very popular.

Thank Adele H
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Avoid the guided tour and visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. You'll get inside the Palace for less (free on Wednesdays) and see the scale of the place with an art show thrown in.

Thank Camwas
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

The guided tour (compulsory) only covered some of the advertised rooms, and the pre-entry system was quite stressful. We had pre-reserved courtesy of a phone call from our hotel reception (at the wonderful Hotel Amzei) but still had to get the actual tickets from the souvenir shop, which was staffed by one lady coping with people trying on baseball hats, wanting guide-books, only having bank-notes in enormous denominations . . . However, our (English speaking) guide was excellent, and so was the security man called Vlad who later phoned for a taxi for us (using his own phone), and took us round the building to find it! 10/10 for both of them! Amazing building - totally bonkers. The size is overwhelming, as are the stats about the materials used. Allow plenty of time to get there if you visit - the entrance is round the side and the distances are not to be sniffed at!

Thank crookhamcommon
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

This huge grandiose palace constructed in 1984 was a much disputed symbol of communism during a period when most Romanians were suffering. It can be seen from most everywhere in Bucharest. Today it symbolizes democracy in Romania.

Thank Susan V
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