Visit the Palace of the Parliament


04 February 2019

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A must of any Bucharest visit, the Palace of the Parliament, also known as the House of the People, is no doubt the most famous landmark of Romania’s communist period.

One of the most impressive and controversial constructions in the world, the House of the People is an unforgettable symbol of a regime that irremediably reshaped the country’s history.

The second largest building on the planet after the Pentagon, the Palace of the Parliament extends on 370,000 square meters and is 84 meters tall. Part of Ceausescu’s vision of creating his own version of the capital, the construction is truly monumental.

Palace of the Parliament

More than 1,000 rooms with hand-made decorations from the finest and most expensive materials including rare metals and over 700 crystal chandeliers, not to mention the anti-nuclear shelter and the escape tunnels from the underground.

The attraction is top of our list of the best things to do in Bucharest.