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Palace of Parliament, Bucharest

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • I think it is worth a visit and make the photo in the background. Inside is not visited, I do not know whether, walked themselves without a guide. Well, in General what I wonder whom the museums-paintings and us cool to just walk in the beautiful places and gawk at the beautiful buildings, nature, monuments of architecture.
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  • Those who lead you around wood more of Russian tourists and does very hard on translation in English.
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  • I did the full tour with trip to roof terrace - no other option was on offer the day of my visit. 45 Lei. After the airport style security - remember to bring your passport or ID - our guide Alexandru...  read more »
  • You can't miss the building. A tour is worthwhile. The guides are knowledgeable and speak good English. The scale of the building is all the more breathtaking when you see how ornate and almost completely unused interior. Our guide was turning on the lights to the grandiose rooms we were not shown around.
  • Worth the wait. The tours are well organized and very informative. Took the basic tour and it includes several rooms inside and a balcony visit. The tour moves in a good pace that allows for pictures despite a slightly bigger group. The entrance is on the right side of the building when facing the front. Definately worth paying to take pictures too, there's some really beautiful rooms inside and great views along the balcony.
  • The tour is a must for any visitors to Bucharest. Our guide was very informative, clear and spoke very good English. The building is extraordinary, exceeding my expectations of extravagance. Remember to take your passport or national ID as this is required for entry.
  • I've been living all my life in close vicinity of it and I am still impressed each time I pass by it. The scale of the construction, the architecture and finishing just inspires greatness and when you stand right at it's base you feel overwhelmed. Sure, it was built with a huge resource and human sacrifice, but great things in life require sweat and blood to be achieved. Remeber that!
  • Although many of my fellow countrymen consider it downright ugly, I always stated that this building is a marvel of modern architecture. I just love it. I have been living in Bucharest for the past 20 years and every time I see it I am still amazed by the sheer size and details in display. Too bad the Government does not perform a full restoration. A tip for new visitors : book the extended tour, if available. You get to see the upper terrace - amazing view - and the underground levels.
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