Product Code : PRODUCT3948
Also known as the House of the People, the massive building is 12 stories tall and has eight underground levels. The last level is an anti-atomic bunker that is linked to the central institutions of the city through 20km of catacombs. The construction is one of the most expensive buildings in the world and holds the Guinness World Record for the heaviest building in the world.
Nonetheless, the building is a homage to the dictatorial regime. As communism progressively changed the city and its architecture, the House of the People (Palatul Parlamentului), also known as the House of the Republic back in the communist period, was Nicolae Ceausescu's expression of his dream of reinventing Bucharest. Fun fact: The Palace of the Parliament's volume exceeds that of the Great Pyramid of Giza by 2%, thus some consider it a ""pharaonic"" construction. Due to its weight, the building sinks by 6mm each year. The guided tour will continue with discovering Bucharest's Calea Victoriei. Victoriei Avenue is one of the city's most important pathways, stretching over an area of almost 3 kilometers. The street was first known as Podul Mogosoaiei and gained its actual name after the Romanian War of Independence victory in 1878. The avenue is one of the oldest streets in Bucharest and reveals the far-flung beauty of a pre-communist city, from a century ago, when the town was still called the “Little Paris”.
As the city sightseeing continues, you will head to some of the most remarkable landmarks in the area such as Piata Unirii, Piata Presei Libere and Piata Victoriei (Victory Square). Piata Victoriei gathers a good amount of attention as, not only intersects with Victoriei Avenue but is also in the vicinity of Victory Palace, Grigore Antipa Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant and so on. The itinerary also includes visiting Piata Universitatii (Univeristatii Square) and Piata Revolutiei (Revolution Square). Piata Revolutiei is an important milestone as it is the place that democracy won over socialism, where Nicolae Ceausescu spent his lasts moments of the ruling. The revolt of a population that himself starved for tyrannical ideas ended his dictatorial regime in 1989.
- Discovering Bucharest's Calea Victoriei. Victoriei Avenue is one of the city's most important pathways, stretching over an area of almost 3 kilometers
- Visit to the Piata Universitatii (Univeristatii Square) and Piata Revolutiei (Revolution Square)
- Entrance fees for (Palace of the Parliament- standard tour, Village Museum)
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation with a modern vehicle
- Photography Fees
- Entrance fees to monuments or sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional Lunch at approximately €13 per person
Know Before You Book
- Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to join this tour
- Please contact us to have the detailed itinerary.
Know Before You Go
- Please exchange your voucher (printed/digital) at the meeting point
Private Bucharest City Tour Including Parliament
Duration : 08:00
Live Commentary Language
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