The Parliament Palace
Construction of Romania’s most famous building, Palatul Parlamentului, kown as Casa Poporului, began in 1984 and continued through what were the darkest days of Nicolae Ceasusescu regime. Standing 84m above ground level on 12 floors, the building has long been shrouded in mistery, rumour and hyperbole. Originally designed, by a young architect – Anca Petrescu, 28 years old at that time -, to house almost all the apparatus of the communist state, today it hosts the Romanian parliament, o conference centre and Romania’s National Museum of Contemoprary Art. The public tour of the building is the only way to see it. You will see plenty of marble-plated halls and conference rooms, and if you pay extra you may also have the chance to go to the roof, which offers the best view of central Bucharest. To join one of the tours, you should make reservations a day in advance as parliamentary business means the official opening hours are subject to change. You will also need to bring your passport or other form of internationally accepted ID. Also you can make a tour reservation through our agency.