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Address: Izvor St., 2-4, Bucharest 050711, Romania
Phone Number:
+40 21 414 1420
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The world's second largest building was built as a palace for Nicolae...

The world's second largest building was built as a palace for Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was overthrown and executed before it was completed.

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Communist Bucharest History Tour
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Private Tour: Full-Day Bucharest City Tour
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Historical Private Tour of Bucharest

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Visit it just to say you visited it... Worthy to see just on the outside

It`s definately a place to see in Bucharest. But just on the outside. Inside is a little dissapointing. The building is huge (in 1 hr you visit like 5% of it), but somehow... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
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Bucharest, Romania
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We came on a Saturday morning. We got there around 9:10 am and the English Tour was just about to start. We did a standard tour for 35 leis per person. There were other tours but it didn't look like they were available, just the standard one. Just when you are about to start the tour, you give them your... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It reminded me of my past.I am back after 20 years of absence and as in Bulgaria nothing seems to have changed.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

It`s definately a place to see in Bucharest. But just on the outside. Inside is a little dissapointing. The building is huge (in 1 hr you visit like 5% of it), but somehow repetitive. Plus, you can only visit it with previous reservation, and the fee is a little too much for what it offers...

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Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

i have visited this building a lot of times, and every time i get more and more disappointed by the simplicity of the speech and lack of interest of the guide. Even if is a Spanish, English or French guided tour, the information is more or less what you can find on google/ wikipedia. Now, i recommend to see the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Ceausescu' s Palace of the People is impressive through its height, weight and dimensions! Be aware that there are no elevetors that can be used by the visitors- it will be a sport session with 180 up and down stairs. You have to have your passport or id in order to get in!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Yes it's the second building of the world. Is big. But for a tourist needs diffrent mentality and it looks it's unfinished, like they build it and they furnish step by step. I could felt the huge bureaucracy behind.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

this was very disspointing. none of the rooms were furnished. the lighting was very poor. the only good thing was its the second largest Parliament building in the world. besides that it was poor. they would not accept credit cards you had to pay cash, 45 RON per person. and then another 30 RON if you wanted to take pictures

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I did tour VI, the standard tour, terrace and underground (ie everything), was 55 lei. I booked the day before, probably could've just about winged it on the day but the tour was quite full (they only take 30) so probably best to book. You can only book the day before as they don't confirm the times for each option... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A visit to the building commissioned by the last communist president is a must when you visit Bucharest . You will be amazed by the size of the many rooms inside. Photos and descriptions are no substitute for seeing it first hand. One can only speculate at the cost of this place, particularly when the materials and decorations were so... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

amazingly huge building which makes it very extraordinary. basement part of official tour not that interesting. Remember to take your ID or passport with you.

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