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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, RomaniaAfter this, Bucharest went in the hands of many rulers but it was year 1861 when two historical regions Moldavia and Wallachian were merged to give rise to Principality of Romania. Bucharest was called as the capital of this new principality. The tag of capital city helped Bucharest grow exponentially in terms of economy and population. Germans did rule the city from 1916 and there touch remained till 1989. It was the Revolt of Romania in 1989 that helped the city be freed up from foreign clutches and originally become the capital of free Romania. From 2000 till today the city of Bucharest has seen great modernization in its architecture.... Read more »

 
 
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