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Parliament Palace

Parliament Palace

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Why locals love it

Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Parliament Palace (formerly known as the People's Palace) is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. In order to make room for the Palace of the Parliament, Ceausescu demolished vast portions of the historic and central Bucharest.

Why you should visit it

The palace boasts 12 stories, 1,100 rooms, a 328-ft-long lobby and four underground levels, including an enormous nuclear bunker. The interior is a luxurious display of crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak paneling, marble, gold leaf, stained-glass windows and floors covered in rich carpets.

Special tip

In order to visit you need to make a reservation one day ahead. **Do not forget to bring your passport or you won't be able to visit.

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Massive, ugly, and rediculous. It is worth a tour. We did not have to make reaervations, but we are not here during a busy tourist season.
April 5, 2018
July 6, 2017
Huge building (the second after Pentagon USA), from Ceausescu epoque, made only with Romanian raw materials.
May 24, 2017
Guys, 2nd largest building in the world. It's huge and it has all kind of stories and rumors going around.
October 7, 2016

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