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Palace of Parliament, Bucharest

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Ironically named the "People's Palace" by the country's most notable dictator, Palace of Parliament was built for Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was killed in the revolution before the building was finished. Among marble-plated halls and conference rooms, notice the twin marble stairways, which were rebuilt three times before Ceauşescu was satisfied with their height. The highlights of the guided tour include the ethnographic display of traditional Romanian costumes, and the balcony from which Michael Jackson greeted the public. For an extra fee, you can take a tour of the basement, or climb to the roof terrace, which offers one of the best views of the city. The building also houses a museum of contemporary art. Plan your visit to Palace of Parliament and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bucharest itinerary planner.
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  • this buildung had been built by the dectator chauchesku for 11 years 24/7 evrey day . designed buy 700 architects , built by 20000 workers . this palace parlament had been built whith lot of rich and ...  more »
  • This building itself is truely enormeous and impressive inside: everything is covered with the cleanest carpets and the finest marble, big fancy chandaliers are hanged and a nice view is seen from the...  more »
  • Could not go in so bit difficult to comment, all you can say about the outside it that is is ***** big building  more »
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  • If you are in Romania you must visit this place. It's enormous and it took around 14 years to build it. With all these fine elements there you will go back in the time when Nicolae Ceaușescu was still president of Romania. The interior is something you've never see. You won't regret.
  • The building is very huge and is beautiful. It is one of the European largest buildings actually and there is a huge park in front. Worth seeing if in Bucharest.
  • Beautiful place with impressive architecture. We took the English tour which was nice and informative (60 min, 35 lei) and the guid had good English and great knowledge. Thank you.
  • It's one of the must visit place in romania. It's really humongous, guides are well prepared and speak a perfect english. It narrates a sad part of the Romanian History but also that of a new country reborn after it. For the students bring your student ID card to obtain discounts in monuments and museum all over Romania.
  • Wow-chitecture! It is huge! Immense rooms, amazing architecture, underground tunnel, and more. A must see when you're in Bucharest, not that you can miss it.