Palace Of Parliament

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  • Address: Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucuresti, Romania, Bucharest
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +40-213160300
  • Ticket Price: 45 RON
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Palace, Family And Kids

Possibly there's no other single civic building that is simultaneously a country's grandest architectural achievement and most reviled public monument. Built by the megalomaniacal communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in the 1970s as a tribute to his own perceived greatness, the construction of the Palace required putting the country into heavy foreign debt and starving the Romanian poor. It cost about 3 billion of today's euros. It also required demolishing most of Bucharest's historic civic centre including 30,000 homes and numerous religious buildings. It's purpose was to serve as the complete centre of government and as Nicolae Ceausescu's own home.

Today it is the second largest building in the world, second only to the Pentagon. Learn about the ghost stories, the secret tunnels, the amount of materials that went into the construction.

All visits are by guided tour only. Tours are not as long as some might like - only about 60 minutes, and there is a LOT of history to cover here, so read up before hand. Also, make a reservation before your visit. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bucharest itinerary 1 day.

  • ID will be checked so bring your passport.
  • This is also the location for the national museum for contemporary art.

Complete Tour:

  • Adults: 45 lei
  • Students: 23 lei

Standard tour (without terrace and basement):

  • Adult: 25 lei
  • Student: 13 lei

  • Tours last 45 minutes-1 hour.

  • Bus 136, N121 stop Casa Academiei.
  • Buses 136 and 385 stop Statie RATB.
  • Ivzor Metro Station.

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  • Palace Of Parliament Address: Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucuresti, Romania, Bucharest
  • Palace Of Parliament Contact Number: +40-213160300
  • Palace Of Parliament Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Palace Of Parliament Price: 45 RON
  • Best time to visit Palace Of Parliament(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Palace Of Parliament: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Bucharest include Palace Of Parliament in their plan

  • 89.26% of people start their Palace Of Parliament visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Palace Of Parliament

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

88.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palace Of Parliament

People normally club together Patriarchal Cathedral and C E C Bank Palace while planning their visit to Palace Of Parliament.

People also prefer to start their day with Palace Of Parliament.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This is absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend a visit. Worth spending time here and very nice to see. The palace is marvellous and I would consider this place a must-do in Bucharest. Bear in mind to take your passport with you as it is compulsory, and do carry any dangerous objects as there is a security check at the beginning.

  • Arrived here on 1st October 2018 . Upon arrival we're greeted by a very friendly professional guide. Explanation was very clear. Interiors were magnificently beautiful. After 2 hours walked up 3 levels of the palace, we only visited 5% of it. Must have many hidden treasures that we haven't seen.

  • Incredible place, interesting tour with knowledgeable tour guide with lots of information. They make it interesting. Learnt a lot about Romania’s history. Allow plenty of time to get there, it’s long to walk around. Lots of fun fact like 1.3million cubic meter of marble was necessary to build it.

  • Enjoyed a lot! Need ID and reservation (if possible or crowded). The entrance is north side, and I did not find it on east or south. From the parking lot located east side, it will take fifteen or twenty minutes to get to the ticket booth. So be prepared for your schedule. At the booth, after they confirmed my reservation, I was guided to the souvenir shop to pay the fee by credit card. The guide is very kind and welcoming tourists. She explained many things in English very fluently, which was very easy-to-listen and understood. It takes an hour from start to finish. Worthwhile to visit!

  • One of the stops you should make when visiting Bucharest. The tour takes about an hour. Sometimes it gets really crowded, so planning the visit before the afternoon is probably best. I loved it! Beautiful architecture inside!!

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