How to Get to the Palace of Parliament?


Also known as the House of the People, the Palace of Parliament was built in Ceauşescu’s last decade of life (starting from 1983 till 1989). Wanting to become a more respected communist dictator, Nicolae Ceauşescu ordered the building of a giant structure that would resemble his greatness, as son of his beloved Romania. More than 20 years later and taking into account the fact that it is built on a 66.000 m2 area, the House of the People is the second on the largest administrative buildings in the world list, after the American Pentagon.

With 12 floors above ground level and 8 below, 6.000 vast rooms named after the greatest leaders of the country, Romanian marble along the huge corridors, and 8 conference rooms, the great bulding can be visited daily (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), but only in organized groups (maximum of 25 persons) and on a scheduled visit. The price of a visiting ticket varies between 10 RON (about 2.50 EUR) and 45 RON (about 10 EUR), depending on the chosen visiting pack. There are extra charges on those who want to take pictures or to record (about 7 EUR), but professional shootings have a price of 100 EUR/hour and professional recordings 5000 EUR/hour.

Located in the center of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, the boulevards and streets revolving the House of the People are: Libertăţii Boulevard, Naţiunile Unite Boulevard, Unirii Boulevard, Calea 13 Septembrie and Izvor Street. Using the underground public transport, the Izvor Station is the nearest and, after a 10 minutes walk through Izvor Park, the Palace of Parliament boasts its presence. In addition, a happy choice would be the Romanian double-decker, Bucharest City Tour, for those wanting to take a tour mongst the main attractions of the capital, including the Palace of Parliament.

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