A truly amazing sight and one that shouldn't be missed. Originally called Palace of the People, now known as Palace of Parliament, this massive building is the legacy of Nicolae Ceausescu, former dictator of Romania killed during the revolution of 1989; for this reason it is also known as the Palace of the Lunatic. It is, behind the Pentagon, the second largest government building in the world. It contains amongst its many materials 3,500 tonnes of crystal, mostly in its several thousand chandeliers and 700,000 tonnes of steel and bronze in its monumental doors.
An excellent 45 minute guided tour takes you around the Palace with expert commentary, priced approximately £6 per person. Tours ...Read More