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Palace of Parliament

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
+40 733 558 102
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Reviewed today

Ok, first things first as there is still A LOT of misinformation online: - You do not need to pre-book your tour! ! ! But it is highly recommended if you want to visit later in the day. If you come early in the morning...More

Thank Backpacktopia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous place. Second largest building around, only behind the Pentagon. Incredible opulence, rivaling any palace anywhere. Also apparently a white elephant. Worth a tour.

Thank stokesey541
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are interested in pure architectural spectacle, this building fits the bill. Pink marble, massive curtains and rugs, majestic windows, it's all here to marvel at. But if you stop to the think of the cost and time and effort put into it, in...More

Thank USAVet
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a well-organized tourist spot with guided tours that let you see a small part of this crazy 1000-room palace. Our guide was excellent, combining info w/ lots of jokes. It is very interesting, albeit depressing, but important to visit in order to...More

Thank roxanna886
Reviewed 6 days ago

This building is worth the $12 admission. Remember your passport or you will be denied entry. The parliament building is huge, but you see little beyond the main halls and a few meeting rooms. There is a lot of stair climbing so be ready for...More

Thank tomTmoney
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour guide in English is around 90 minutes and costs 9€. For the groups a reservation should be done in advance, for one person or a couple no need. The cashiers ladies are helpful and approachable. You don’t need to book any tour or...More

1  Thank Cristina C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s nearly as big as the White House in the USA. It was the humble home of Romania’s leader and his wife, Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu and I dare say a swath of servants, perhaps called willing workers for communism. It was nearly demolished by...More

Thank Msbbls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't miss it. The building is enormous. The area around it is also pretty and worth a visit. The grounds are easy to enter. Book a tour of inside.

Thank Avtovo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this place and it is breath takingly huge and beautiful. It is more of a building to appreciate the craftsmanship rather then its intended use. Each and everything in the building was created/crafted in Romania by Romania artisans. There are guided...More

Thank malikj51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one amazing historical place. It looks wonderful and nice. There are no a lot of place for parking.

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18 August 2018|
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Response from Dance B | Reviewed this property |
You have to make an appointment, the tours were twice a day in May, and it is important to have an ID.
5 August 2018|
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Response from casaneo | Reviewed this property |
Hello .... no, you can not call 3 days before .... you have to do it 24 hours ... you leave your name and they ask you at what time it suits you to arrive to a guided tour ... another day you arrive 10 or 15 minutes before... More
3 August 2018|
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Response from asliburak2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hello we didnt make a reservation we bought our tickets in the building. They want passport but we forgot them in the hotel and we showed our National European ID cards then they accepted them.
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