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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, RomaniaBucharest 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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Visiting the Mihai Voda Monastery in Bucharest - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Mihai Voda Monastery is part of the oldest buildings in Bucharest, preserved until today. It was built on the ruins of an old church, in 1594, founded by Michael the Brave. Originally it was surrounded by a high wall, with a fortress, but... Read more »

Best club in Bucharest - Mar 27, 2010, by Anonymous
Bachelor parties offer men about to be married their last chance to have a little fun before it is time to get married and become devoted to only one person. Traditionally, a new wife isn't going to let her husband head out to the... Read more »

Bucharest attractions - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
National Library of Romania are beginning in St. Sava College library and it was opened in 1838 having at that time 1000 volumes. In the year 1859 after the revolution the library receives the status of national library, but in the year... Read more »

 
 

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