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Address: Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number: +40 21 414 1420
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Imposing!

Unfortunately, I did not get to go round the inside but I did spend some time walking around the outside and the grounds. It is a huge, imposing building and just goes to shows... read more

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its huge! You will need at least 45 minutes just to walk around it! Really impressive building, though they do not really proud of it, since its from their communist past. Worth seeing and walking around!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I didn't initially want to go to support this cause which cost so much pain and suffering but I am so glad I went. This is the second largest building in the world after the Pendagon and it simply is just incredible and cannot be marveled at enough. It costs €1 million per year just to heat the building and... More 

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Sale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, I did not get to go round the inside but I did spend some time walking around the outside and the grounds. It is a huge, imposing building and just goes to shows the extent to which Ceaucescu allowed his egotistical mind to over rule rational thinking. Many people were displaced, in order to build this place and it... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whole building just amazing - decor, style,marble features. Luxury and opulence a little hard to take - totally immoral and unjust. Very capable guide, if a bit arrogant in praise if building and criticism of guest's perceived misbehaviour. Worth a visit - but leaves a sour taste! Coffee shop and waiting area [a chair would be nice!] wouldn't go amiss.

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was invited to attend a workshop in this palace. It is very spacious, we were told that it was the second biggest building after the Pentagon. The workshop was suppose to last for 3 days but because of there was no heating system in the hall were the workshop was held and it was so cold we had to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the major sights in Bucharest with tours starting at around 10 Lei, I just wandered around the outside, well worth a visit.

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Thank William W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you want to get in you have to have your pasport with you. otherwise you won't be able to go into the organized tours

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Thank Nir M
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The worst memory from the old communism times. Because of millions of people suffered, starved. Shame!

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Need to give passports or ID cards to get in. English guided tour was good. The palace is so spacious and grand inside. Worth seeing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After the Pentagon, The Palace of Parliament in Bucharest is the biggest building in the world, and can be seen even from out of space, some say. A must if you visit Bucharest. To visit you must pay a fee of about 30 Ron, around 7 euros, value for money, of course.. you will find many intresting rooms, furniture and... More 

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