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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Palace Of Parliament
95% of people who visit Bucharest include Palace Of Parliament in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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
88.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palace Of Parliament
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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 first piece of advice is - most reviews are incorrect about the ticket queues. We arrived at about ten am in mid September, the ticket queue was about one minute in length BUT it was selling tickets to a tour for the afternoon IF we didn’t have a booking. So, somehow you must try to book before you walk there. There must be an online booking portal or visit with a bus tour - they’ll have it worked out. You will need your passport to pay etc. Do not believe Google maps if you are walking there - most entrances that Google send you to are closed to the public. Only the two gates directly in front of the ticket entrance on the right side, looking from the tree lined mall leading up to the building are open to visitors. We decided not to buy a ticket and wait more than three hours for a tour as the place looked a little less than special. It is big though - best appreciated from outside.
Very nice and we'll maintained building. The visit goes through only 4% of the building but it is worth it. Our guide was very good: patient (waiting for everyone to take pictures), eloquent (very good English) and funny (good jokes along the way). On the negative side: the entrance of the palace is not well indicated (through town and around the palace) so we nearly walk all around the palace! Note: book in advance and be VERY punctual! Be there 10 Mon before booking time: The group will leave without you even if you are 2 Min late! In all, it is worth to do it if you are in Bucharest 🇷🇴
Its so BIG! A definite stop when on the tourist trail in Bucharest. the tour was informative and the entry process was organized but arrive early so you avoid the lines.
A very nice tour (lasting 1,5 hours) of the biggest building in Romania and the second biggest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. The prices are ok but you must have your ID on you. The visits are all guided tours in different languages and it’s definitely worth it if you want to see the glory of the communism era.