Palace Of ParliamentCurrently Closed
- 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
- 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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Palace Of Parliament , Bucharest Reviews
The building is the second largest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon. It is huge; the inside is a lot nicer than the outside. The fact that over 70% was built in 6 years is impressive! You’ll be awed when you see the beautiful interior design. However, the building originally didn’t have AC and many rooms still don’t have it so keep that in mind if you visit in the summer months...it could get hot😮 Also, the outside gardens need attention.... they could really be beautiful given a little tender love and care🌸
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.
A must place to visit if you are in the capital. Holds a lot of history - bad that turned around to be good, huge rooms/ carpets/ doors/ paintings/ stairs.... Actually anything you can think of. Come with your professional camera it is worh it! MUST COME WITH PASSPORT. Tours are set at specific times. Best to check website before arriving. In the entrance area some exhibitions are held.
Cost about $25 to visit. It is the second largest administrative building in the world after Pentagon and the heaviest one in the world. It houses the Senate, Chamber of Deputies, three museums and a conference center. With all this still 60%-70% of the building remains empty.