Palace of Parliament -second largest building in the world

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Bucharest, Romania

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tj1777 tj1777
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The Palace of Parliament Mar 16, 2008
Ceausescu did leave several marks on Romania but none legacy is more bombastic than one building the Palace of Parliament in the Bucharest. The building of this new parliament meant a big neighborhood in Bucharest had to be demolished to make space for this new building. After an old historic part of Bucharest were level to the ground the construction of the parliament started back in 1984 and the construction is apparently still in progress.

The building is the second biggest office building in the world just after the Pentagon when it comes to the number of square meters. And just a few percent smaller in volume than the Cheops pyramid in Egypt.

Hence Ceausescu never had the chance to speak from the giant balcony facing Boulevard Unirii the main boulevard in Bucharest. Today ordinary people are allowed to visit the parliament on organized tours to the two lover flours. You only get to see a few of the 3100 rooms in the building but the rooms you can get to see several of the main halls including the old office of Ceausescu and his wife which is both about 1000 square meters.
The giant Palace of Parliament
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Chokk says:
It was truly awesome - I went all the round two times in a taxi also to capture how big it is!
It is is kitchy but I liked it!
Posted on: Apr 08, 2010
delsol67 says:
I went to Romania but, only flew into and out of Bucharest. Interesting blog
Posted on: Mar 02, 2009
sylviandavid says:
The second Largest building in the world!!! who would think...
Posted on: Dec 12, 2008
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fluturas fluturas
33 reviews
Dec 15, 2007
Palace of Parliament is still the tallest building in Bucharest and is the second largest building in the world. Ceausescu wanted to build in Bucharest the 'Victory of Socialism Centre'. The Unirea Boulevard is the former Victory of Socialism boulevard. The biggest palace in the world, having 84m high, a number of unknown storey on underground (anti-atomic) the second biggest building in the world by area (330,000m2) was to be the central element of Ceausescu's Communist Bucharest. It was build for Presidency, Parliament and Government. Today it serves as the seat of the Romanian Deputies Chamber Parliament. Ceausescu tried to escape in 22-Dec-1989 using a helicpoter that took off from the Royal Palace on actual Revolution Plaza crowded with anger Romanian Revolutionaries. Ceausescu was captured by the people and army forces and was executed on Christmas Day, 1989. At that time only the outside facade and three interior rooms had been completed. The Union hall's 1,000 m2, 14-ton carpet was woven with special machines. 3,500 tons of crystal were used for the chandeliers. The heftiest chandelier in the small parliament hall weighs three tons (6000 lbs) and has 7,000 light bulbs. The building was designed solely by Romanian architects using purely Romanian materials.
Le_Parisien says:
i was very impressed by the palace of parliament... I feel it's some sort of "under steroid" building... :-)
Posted on: Dec 22, 2007
travelman727 says:
Great review again! I'm going to have to return to Romania and have you and D be my tour guides :-D
Posted on: Dec 15, 2007

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