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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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Must in Bucharest

This is part of the Romanian and world history. Be sure to visit to understand what was the communist regime that ruled the country (and some other European countries... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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Ariel, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is part of the Romanian and world history. Be sure to visit to understand what was the communist regime that ruled the country (and some other European countries). Architecture, where beauty mixed with megalomania. I recommend to take a guide

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Emblematic figure of Bucharest , it has to be seen to believe ... Has got the wow factor for lots of reasons ! Too big to take only one picture from outside . Local people can tell you some amazing stories about it ....quote of the day on everything it stands for : bigger the better ! It's definitely unique... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to take the tour & found to our dismay it's 2 hours long. Don't get me wrong, the building is huge & impressive with gigantic marble covered rooms etc. if you're into architecture this is the place for you. Personally I found it a sad testament to a crazy dictator & his wife who both oversaw the project,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

As a broke backpacker, I always question whether or not something with an entrance fee is worth it. In this case, it is. The palace might not be very pretty on the outside, but it is stunning on the inside. Two notes: you need your passport to get in. And doing the option museum tour is not worth it. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

You simply cannot escape this gigantic palace. We visited the palace a couple of years ago, but this time decided to tour its grounds after visiting the nearby National museum of contemporary art. The palace is HUGE, and I mean Pentagon-like huge. The architecture is beautiful but one has to wonder just how much did Romania lose in order for... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The second largest building in the world, cost a fortune and now stands semi-empty. Well worth seeing, the guides are very good and have plenty of interesting snippets about the construction and contents.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Fabulous place but don't forget your passport or you won't get in. I'd advise booking a tour in advance - we did the one which took everything in; it takes two hours but there are toilet stops en route and it is in English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The architecture of the Palace is really impressive, every person that comes in Bucharest has to see the Palace of Parliament.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This building is a must see its absolutely quality. I was shocked at how big and pretty it was! Come on a sunny day like I did and you will be laughing

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Well, for a tourist it is a must to have a look at the second largest building in the world.. However, this building has no long history... Started in 1984 to present a regime and a good part of the works ended with the same regime. The guide could be richer in architectonic and construction hints. The long tour (including... More 

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