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About Palace of the Parliament

The Palace was designed and nearly completed by the Ceausescu regime as the seat of political and administrative power. Nicolae Ceausescu named it the House of the Republic (Casa Republicii), but many Romanians call it the People's House (Casa Poporului).

The Palace of the Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) was built between 1984 - 1989, project was made by Anca Petrescu, a young architect who at that time was 28 years old.

The People's House measures 270 m by 240 m, 86 m high, and 92 m underground. It has 1.100 rooms, 2 underground parking garages and is 12 stories tall, with four underground levels currently available for the general public and in use, and another four in different stages of completion. The floorspace is 340.000
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According to the World Records Academy, the Palace is the world's largest civilian building, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building.

Contact and information:

Address: Bld. Natiunile Unite, Bucharest, Romania
Subway station: Izvor
Phone: + 4 021.311.36.11; + 4 021.414.14.26
email: cic.vizite@cdep.ro
web: http://www.cdep.ro/pls/cic/site.visits?idv=2&idl=RO

Opening hours:

Daily between 10:00 - 16:00 (last tour at 15:30)

Tickets:

I. Standard Tour - 25 lei
II. Overview of the city - Terrace Tour (Access by Elevator) - 15 lei
III. Underground Tour (access only on stairs) - 10 lei
IV. Standard Tour  +  Overview of the city  -  Terrace (Upper Floor Access by Elevator) - 35 lei
V. Standard Tour + Underground (access only on stairs) - 30 lei
VI. Standard Tour + Overview of the city (Terrace) + Underground - 45 lei

Students (age 18-26 years)
I. Standard Tour - 13 lei
II. Overview of the city - Terrace Tour (Access by Elevator) - 8 lei
III. Underground Tour (access only on stairs) - 5 lei
IV. Standard Tour  +   Overview of the city - Terrace (Upper Floor Access by Elevator) - 18 lei
V. Standard Tour + Underground (access only on stairs) - 15 lei
VI. Standard Tour + Overview of the city (Terrace) + Underground - 23 lei
 
Free admission:

Children under 7, pupils under 18 (who have their pupil card on them)
Persons with disabilities (with documentary evidence)
Wheelchair access: recommended - by prior arrangement.

Additional fees:

Photo: 30 lei
Video: 30 lei

Other fees:

Professional photo shooting: 100 EURO/hour
Professional film shooting: 5.000 EURO/hour

For professional photo & film shooting, please send your request at the fax number:
+4 021.312.09.02

Visiting rules:

1. For all tours: groups of maximum 25 persons
2. Access: only with an identification document (identity card, passport)
3. Tours III, V, VI: inaccessible for disabled persons
4. Mondays and Tuesdays tours IV and VI are available only at 10:30 and 14:00. Except for: January, July, August
5. Wednesdays to Tuesdays tours IV and VI are available between 11:00 - 14:00
          - First group - 11:00 o'clock
          - Last group - 14:00 o'clock
6. Time allowed on the terrace: maximum 30 minutes
7. Descending elevator - last lap: 16:00 o'clock

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