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

Palace Of Parliament - Review

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.

Palace Of Parliament Information

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

Palace Of Parliament Ticket Prices

Complete Tour:

  • Adults: 45 lei
  • Students: 23 lei

Standard tour (without terrace and basement):

  • Adult: 25 lei
  • Student: 13 lei

Palace Of Parliament Opening and Closing Hours

  • Tours last 45 minutes-1 hour.

How To reach Palace Of Parliament by Public Transport

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

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  • 95% of people who visit Bucharest include Palace Of Parliament in their plan

  • 84.03% of people start their Palace Of Parliament visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

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

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

91.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palace Of Parliament

People normally club together Patriarchal Cathedral and Stavropoleos Monastery while planning their visit to Palace Of Parliament.

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  • The building is quite interesting, and quite large. The tour only covers a very small portion of the building, focusing on some of the former Ceausescu intended areas, but that is to be expected, since there are about one thousand rooms. Our tour guide was quite rude (unfortunately the same went for the person answering the reservation system); but that aside he had relevant information regarding the history of the rooms and also a few interesting stories. The building in in dire need of maintenance and upkeep, but is probably still worth taking the time to visit, as it is unique is many ways. The building itself deserves a 5 star rating; however the way the tours are organized is really poor (1 star).

  • What an amazing experience. The palace in Bucharest is really one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. If you are in Bucharest this is the first attraction you should visit. There are huge rooms with details on every book and cranny in the room. There are lots of history behind everything you see in the palace, and it is very big.

  • It Worth a Visit As the second largest building in the world (after the Pentagon in USA) this building clearly worth a visit. There are two types of tours, regular and long and you should take the long one. It takes about two hours but you will see the most interesting rooms and chambers as well as the terrace on top. The view from here over Bucharest worth your long walk in the building and you can also understand how big this building is and how many other were destroyed to make space for this one. Reservation in advance is required. Don't forget your passport or id for the entrance. Photo fee is required.

  • Very informative tour. Beautiful building, and worth the visit / money. An interesting piece of a dark part of Romanian history for sure.

  • Visit and you will impress you since it is the second building in the world as surface. Basically it saying that underground is deep as height and lot of interesting stories about underground tunnels. True or not is up to you to discover :).

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