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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) Tours

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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului)
If you’re in Bucharest, it’s impossible to miss the Palace of Parliament. The massive building, which dominates the city landscape, spans around 2,552,090 square feet (237,097 square meters) and contains more than 1,000 rooms. Built under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu, it’s now one of Bucharest’s most popular tourist attractions.
 
The Basics
Home to the Romanian Senate and Chamber of Deputies, the Palace of Parliament also holds the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Communist Totalitarianism, and the Museum of the Palace. The opulent interior can be seen only with a guide, on a standard tour (which visits hallways and main rooms) or an extended tour (which includes the terraces or basement). Book your tour well in advance, particularly during peak tourist season and when government meetings are scheduled.

A Palace of Parliament tour can easily be combined with a half-, full-, or multi-day sightseeing excursion exploring top attractions in Bucharest and environs, such as the Village Museum, Old Town Bucharest, and the Romanian Athenaeum.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Visitors to the Palace of Parliament must present ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.
  • There’s an additional fee to take photos inside.
  • Some tours of the Palace of Parliament are wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
The Palace of Parliament is located in downtown Bucharest, near Constitution Square. Enter from Natiunile Unite Boulevard on the building’s northern side. The closest subway stations are Izvor and Unirii Square, and several buses also stop nearby.
 
When to Get There
The Palace of Parliament is open daily—hours vary depending on the season. Standard tours take about 45 minutes, while extended tours last around an hour.
 
Record-Breaking Numbers
The massive scale of the Palace of Parliament has set a few world records. It’s the heaviest building in the world, the second largest administrative building in the world (after the Pentagon), and the third largest building by volume in the world (after Teotihuacan and Cape Canaveral).

Practical Info

Admission adults 25 lei; students 13 lei. Open daily 10am–4pm for guided tours only. Book well in advance. A valid passport, driving licence or international ID is required for entry into the palace. Metro to Izvor or Piaţa Unirii.
Address: Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality, Romania 050563, Romania
Hours: Open daily 10am–4pm
Admission: Adults: from 40 lei/person
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Skip the line: Bucharest Parliament Palace Ticket

Skip the line: Bucharest Parliament Palace Ticket

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-Largest building in Europe and the second largest in the world -Unique project from Communist period
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Skip the Line: Palace of the Parliament - Bucharest

Skip the Line: Palace of the Parliament - Bucharest

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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

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Explore the medieval history of Romania’s southerly neighbor on a full-day tour to Bulgaria. Departing from Bucharest, cross the border into the foothills of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of Bulgaria during medieval times. Learn about Bulgarian history from your guide while visiting regional highlights including the Tsaravets Fortress, St Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery and Arbanasi Village.
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Balkan trip: Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Kosovo Muntenegro Croatia Bosnia Serbia

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Palace of Parliament in Bucharest - fast-track tickets and guide

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Tour one of the most impressive buildings in Europe, and one of the biggest in the world, on a convenient guided tour. You’ll get to explore the inside of the Romanian Parliament building with an informative local guide, so you’ll leave with a greater understanding of Romania’s history and politics. It’s a must-visit sight in Bucharest, and will help you understand the huge role that Nicolae Ceausescu played in shaping Romania.
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Communist tour of Bucharest

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Trace the rise and fall of Communism in Romania on this walking tour of Bucharest. Learn how the Communist Party and the dictator Ceausescu seized power, controlled dissent and demolished huge swaths of the city to create distinctive architectural monuments. Visit political memorials and Communist-era landmarks to see how the regime and subsequent 1989 revolution have left a permanent mark on the city.
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Whether you’re short on time in Bucharest or simply want to get your bearings in the capital city, a private 4- to 5-hour tour is sure to satisfy your travel needs. After convenient pickup from your hotel, join your guide for a tour of the grandiose Palace of Parliament. Later, see the highlights of the city center, including the Royal Palace, Revolution Square, and Calea Victoriei.
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The Fall of the Communism - 5hrs private tour in Bucharest

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Private Bucharest city tour visit the Palace of the Parliament & Village Museum

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Experience Bucharest from an insider’s perspective on a private, full-day tour of the intriguing capital’s highlights. Visit the city’s most interesting landmarks and neighbourhoods, from the bohemian-chic quarters of old town to the Stalinist-inspired grandeur of the Palace of Parliament. Stand in Revolution Square, get a sense of Romanian country life at the outdoor Village Museum and savour regional cuisine at a popular local restaurant. Throughout the day, learn about the city’s multilayered history and enjoy the personalised attention of a private guide.
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Full-Day Bucharest City Tour

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See the best of Bucharest from private transportation on a 7-hour private tour. You’ll cover more ground and do so comfortably with complimentary bottled water and wifi. This is a great options for visitors with limited time or mobility. Beginning with hotel pickup, you and your guide will discover top attractions such as the Village Museum and Palace of the Parliament.  You’ll also breeze past long lines with included admission to each attraction.
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Total Bucharest: Full Day Discovery Bohemian Small-Group Tour

Total Bucharest: Full Day Discovery Bohemian Small-Group Tour

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Bucharest is known for its history as well as its cuisine, but appreciating the highlights of both can be difficult, especially with limited time. Discover the city on a day tour that combines sightseeing with snacking, with historical and culinary insights provided by your guide. Explore landmarks including Revolution Square and the Old Town, and sample national specialties such as corvig, palinca, and mici.
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What are Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) hours of operation?
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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) hours of operation: Open daily 10am–4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 162 Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) costs USD 22.96. Guided Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) tours start around USD 22.96 per person. See all 162 Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) tickets and tours on Viator.
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