Palace of Parliament, Bucharest

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Ironically named the "People's Palace" by the country's most notable dictator, Palace of Parliament was built for Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was killed in the revolution before the building was finished. Among marble-plated halls and conference rooms, notice the twin marble stairways, which were rebuilt three times before Ceauşescu was satisfied with their height. The highlights of the guided tour include the ethnographic display of traditional Romanian costumes, and the balcony from which Michael Jackson greeted the public. For an extra fee, you can take a tour of the basement, or climb to the roof terrace, which offers one of the best views of the city. The building also houses a museum of contemporary art. Put Palace of Parliament on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bucharest online sightseeing planner .
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  • To tour this building is a must for anyone visiting Bucharest. It is reasonably priced and it is great to learn so much about Romania through the history of this building. Some of the rooms are stunni...  more »
  • This is the largest building in Europe. The dictator of Romania starved the people of Romania for decades to construct. It's polished marble and granite may be wonderful to see if you don't think abou...  more »
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  • Very impressive. It cost so much more than money. Very interesting place to learn more. We need to remember what happened there.
  • A very informative 1.5 hour tour of the impressive state rooms. So many different types of architectural style inside the building. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance on the north side of building
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