Palace of Parliament

sights / Architecture

Palace of Parliament information

Bucharest , Romania
B-dul Naţiunile Unite
Tour bookings
+40 21 311 3611
Getting there
Metro: Izvor
More information
complete tour adults/students 45/23 lei, standard adult/students 25/13 lei
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The Palace of Parliament is the world’s second-largest building (after the Pentagon) and former dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu’s most infamous creation. Built in 1984 (and still unfinished), the building has more than 3000 rooms and covers 330,000 sq metres. Entry is by guided tour only (book in advance). Bring your passport since they check IDs. Today it houses the parliament.

Several types of tours are available, including a 'standard' tour and a 'complete' tour. Both take around 45 to 60 minutes – the complete tour includes a view of the terrace and the basement. Entry to the palace is from B-dul Naţiunile Unite on the building's northern side (to find it, face the front of the palace from B-dul Unirii and then walk around the building to the right).