What to see in the Parliament Palace of Bucharest, Romania
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 is Romania's capital and its biggest city, as well as its commercial and industrial center. Bucharest is not considered to be an old city by European standards as its existence is only first referred to in 1459. The city had many changes since then, becoming the capital city in 1862 and consolidating its role of being the center of Romanian arts, culture, and mass media. There is a mix of modern, historical, and Communist-era architecture throughout Bucharest. During the time between World War I and II, the sophistication and elegant architecture of the city's elite earned it the nickname of Little Paris. Even though many... Read more »
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