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What to see in the Parliament Palace of Bucharest, Romania

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

The Parliament Palace is also know as Casa Poporului (House of the People). It is a colossal edifice with a length of 270 m, width of 240 m, height of 86 m and 92 m below ground. In total there are 20 levels of which 8 are below ground. This enormous palace has a surface of 330 000 square meters, thus registered in the book of Records ranked 2nd in the world to the “administrative buildings”, on the first place being the Pentagon. In terms of volume, the building was submitted on 3rd place in the world with a volume of 2550000 cubic meters

It was built in the "Golden Age" of Romania between 1984 - 1989 and includes dozens of reception halls for various ceremonies and events (cultural, social, political, scientific), hundreds of offices, numerous conference rooms.

The Peoples House is situated in the geographical and cultural center of Bucharest.

 

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Bucharest, RomaniaThe Palace of the Parliament, known as ‘Casa Poporului’ (House of People), is probably the most famous landmark in Bucharest. Built from a megalomaniac abscess of communist president Nicolae Ceausescu in the ‘80s, this gargantuan construction is the second largest building in the world after the American Pentagon. Other popular Bucharest sights are the Triumphal Arc (Arcul de Triumph), Univeristatea Bucuresti, the National Theater (TNB), the Athenaeum, Victoria Palace, Piata Universitatii (which became a symbol of freedom and emancipation after the ’89 Revolution).... Read more »

 
 
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