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People’s House, Bucharest 

 

The People’s House (today House of Parliament) lies in the centre of Bucarest, on the “Dealul Spirii” hill, bordering the United States Bulevard, Libertăţii Bulevard and Corso 13 Septembrie.

The construction of the building started in 1983 by order of the communist president Nicolae Ceauşescu, and the inauguration ceremony was held on 25th June 1984.

This building is the second biggest in the world after the Pentagon, and has in fact been included in the Guinness World Records. With a surface of 330.000 m³ and a volume of 2.250.000 m³, it is also the third biggest building after the assembly hangar of Cape Canaveral in Florida and the pyramid Quetzalcoatl in Mexico, and it also has a bigger volume than the pyramid of Cheope in Egypt..

The palace is provided with 1000 rooms, of which 440 are offices, 30 halls, 4 luxury restaurants, 3 libraries, two underground car parks, a concert hall and a stadium (currently used as a warehouse).
The building counts 12 floors overground and 8 underground.

The palace is open to visits, and multilingual guides are available.

Fares and opening times: :
Admission : 15 Lei ( Ron)
Retired people and students can enter for free upon showing of the student card.
Individual and group visits are possible everyday from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm .

 

What to see in Bucharest

 

» Il Parco Herastau

» Museum of the village

» Arch of Triumph

» Museum of natural history "Grigore Antipa"

» Rumanian athenaeum (Atenelum Roman)

» Hanul Cu Tei 

» Hanul lui Manuc          

» People’s House   

» Carol Park

» The Technical Museum