Palace Of Parliament , Bucharest

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Address: Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucuresti, Romania, Bucharest

Phone: +40-213160300

Ticket Price: 45 RON

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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About Palace Of Parliament , Bucharest

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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Palace Of Parliament , Bucharest Reviews

  • 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.

  • One must actual be there to fully appreciate the immensity of this building. It is absolutely huge. Artistically, it's not so impressive, but the scale will blow you away. It is truly massive. I went to check it out early in the morning and there was no one around.

  • Wonderful experience! It doesn't compare to anything else in the world! It is a building with perfect interior design that will leave you speechless and wanting more. As the building is in use the tour may change. It trully is impressive, I could not get enough and i will surely go back during summer for access to the balcony.

  • The best building. Iconic for this city. It's so massive and beautiful!!! Adore it.

  • Very impressive building with opportunity to visit inside with a guided tour. Security is very strict and they only accept a valid passport or recognised ID card. Driving License does not count. So play safe and take your Passport. Well worth the tour which costs about £10.00

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