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. Put Palace of Parliament on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bucharest online sightseeing planner .
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  • Was a nice tour to see thiz huge palace . A nice guide , in english language. There is a small coffee shop at the entrance . Access for wheelchairs as well .  more »
  • One thing you will be surprised with is the same size of view from the front side and east side it is exactly same size and nothing different,,,I mean if you see big building at front usually side vie...  more »
  • 1.5 hour Tour in one of the greatest buildings that were ever built..the tour has to be scheduled in advance through the internet or the phone.  more »
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  • Wonderful experience! It doesn't compare to anything else in the world! It is a building with perfect interior design that will leave you speechless and wanting more. As the building is in use the tour may change. It trully is impressive, I could not get enough and i will surely go back during summer for access to the balcony.
  • Very impressive building with opportunity to visit inside with a guided tour. Security is very strict and they only accept a valid passport or recognised ID card. Driving License does not count. So play safe and take your Passport. Well worth the tour which costs about £10.00
  • The architecture is magnificent and enormous! The tour is nice and they have some funny tour guides! From inside you can get the sense of how big it is and hear some funny stories about the kind who had built it. Definitely recommend to visit!
  • From a local's point of view, it doesn't seem that big, but several foreigner confirmed that it is in fact huge. Second largest building in the world. Although it did not get to serve its intended purpose, like it or not, this building occupies a bog chunk of the city center and in the end it is something unusual, which should be valued, despite its agitated history. Although the tour focuses on how big the whole thing is, it's interesting too see it from the inside too.
  • Impressive building. I missed the cutoff time to be able to visit however a shady guard offered to do a private tour..

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