Palace of Parliament Bucharest tours

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Guided Tours
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Palace of Parliament Bucharest Skip-the-line Tickets with Guided Tour

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€19
1 hr.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Romania's Parliament, one of Eastern Europe's most interesting buildings.
  • The 2nd largest building in the world, this landmark has much to drink in! Thanks to your skip-the-line ticket, you won't have to while your time away in line.
  • Follow your official tour guide around, who will usher you with facts about the parliament building and its construction during the darkest period of communism.
  • Waltz across three levels of the building and delve into the history and contemporary realities of Romania.
  • Stumble through the main meeting rooms and the Ballroom, across 500 chandeliers, 1400 mirrors, and elaborate decorations.
  • From the Dictator’s Balcony (2nd level of the building), soak up panoramic views of the fountains boulevard.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Romania's Parliament, one of Eastern Europe's most interesting buildings.
  • The 2nd largest building in the world, this landmark has much to drink in! Thanks to your skip-the-line ticket, you won't have to while your time away in line.
  • Follow your official tour guide around, who will usher you with facts about the parliament building and its construction during the darkest period of communism.
  • Waltz across three levels of the building and delve into the history and contemporary realities of Romania.
  • Stumble through the main meeting rooms and the Ballroom, across 500 chandeliers, 1400 mirrors, and elaborate decorations.
  • From the Dictator’s Balcony (2nd level of the building), soak up panoramic views of the fountains boulevard.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line ticket to Parliament Palace
  • Official English-speaking tour guide
  • Booking fee

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Photo fees
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with your passport to your tour guide
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the right side of the Parliament building at the entrance by the Izvor Park
  • Address: Strada Izvor 2-4, București 041037, Romania
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
4.3(3.4K)

1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Palace of Parliament in Bucharest

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€19
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr.
  • Avoid long waiting queues with your skip-the-line ticket and head right into the Palace of the Parliament, Europe's biggest building and a cherished local landmark.
  • Learn about Romania's past and present political stand from your expert tour guide.
  • Get an insight into Romanian art and history as you admire the Palace's large halls, opulent decorations, and fascinating interiors.
  • Get to know some significant figures from the past like Nicolae Ceausescu, who helped shape Romania.
  • Head up to the 2nd level for terrific balcony views. Bring your cameras to capture the stunning Fountains Avenue from this vantage point.
  • Keep in mind that you will meet your guide at the North entrance, the intersection of Bulevardul Națiunile Unite and Bulevardul Libertății, right next to the traffic light. Please do not go to the main entrance.
  • Avoid long waiting queues with your skip-the-line ticket and head right into the Palace of the Parliament, Europe's biggest building and a cherished local landmark.
  • Learn about Romania's past and present political stand from your expert tour guide.
  • Get an insight into Romanian art and history as you admire the Palace's large halls, opulent decorations, and fascinating interiors.
  • Get to know some significant figures from the past like Nicolae Ceausescu, who helped shape Romania.
  • Head up to the 2nd level for terrific balcony views. Bring your cameras to capture the stunning Fountains Avenue from this vantage point.
  • Keep in mind that you will meet your guide at the North entrance, the intersection of Bulevardul Națiunile Unite and Bulevardul Libertății, right next to the traffic light. Please do not go to the main entrance.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line access to Palace of Parliament
  • English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • A passport or valid ID card is necessary to enter the Palace of Parliament. Driver's license is NOT accepted regardless of the country coming from. If you are not in possession of one of the two mentioned documents, your tour will be automatically canceled.
  • You need to arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour starts.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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City Tours
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4-Hour Guided Tour of Palace of Parliament and City of Bucharest

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€49
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
4 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Deep dive into the history of Bucharest on this 4-hour guided tour.
  • Learn about the story behind the Palace of the Parliament, built by Nicolae Ceausescu.
  • Enter the charming Village Museum, which contains authentic Romanian peasant homes from across the country.
  • Tour the iconic spots in the city such as Revolution Square and Constitution Square.
  • Your ticket includes a hassle-free pick-up and drop-off from your hotel.
  • Deep dive into the history of Bucharest on this 4-hour guided tour.
  • Learn about the story behind the Palace of the Parliament, built by Nicolae Ceausescu.
  • Enter the charming Village Museum, which contains authentic Romanian peasant homes from across the country.
  • Tour the iconic spots in the city such as Revolution Square and Constitution Square.
  • Your ticket includes a hassle-free pick-up and drop-off from your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Transportation by an air conditioned vehicle
  • Certified English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees (40 lei per person at the Parliament Palace and 15 lei per person at the Village Museum)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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What customers have to say about Palace of Parliament Bucharest tours

Visit the Palace of Parliament Bucharest | The heaviest building in the world

The Palace of Parliament Bucharest is one of the most popular buildings in Europe. This colossal structure stands as a reminder of Romania's tumultuous political past, showcasing exquisite architecture and opulent interiors. Did you know it has over 1100 rooms and ranks as the world's largest administrative building for civil use? 

Read our guide to find everything you need about this magnificent building in Bucharest, including information on the Palace of Parliament Bucharest tour, opening hours, when to visit, what to see, and more.

Things to know before booking your Palace of Parliament Bucharest tour

  • The only way to visit the interior of the Palace of Parliament Bucharest is through guided tours. Luckily, there are different types of guided tours to choose from. If you want to quickly explore the Palace interiors, go for the skip-the-line guided tour tickets. If you're keen on soaking up more of Bucharest's offerings, consider bundling your palace visit with a trip to Therme Bucurest Spa or the Ceausescu Mansion. Take your pick based on what floats your boat!
  • The guided tours of the palace have a specific duration, usually around one hour. Plan your visit accordingly and arrive 15-20 minutes early for your scheduled tour.
  • You need to show a valid ID or passport to enter the Bucharest Parliament building.
  • The Palace of Parliament is a formal government building, so visitors are required to dress modestly and respectfully. Avoid wearing shorts, sleeveless tops, or revealing clothing, and also clothes with racist or offensive symbols.
  • The Palace has security measures such as bag checks and using metal detectors before allowing entry inside the building. It's a good idea to show up a bit early so you've got time for these security procedures.

Which Palace of Parliament ticket should you buy?

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If you are short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets with a guided tour
Duration: 1 hour
Guide: English or Spanish-speaking guide

  • Save time with skip-the-line access, ensuring you spend more time exploring the grandeur of the palace and less time standing in the queues.
  • This tour guarantees you'll see all the best parts of the Palace of Parliament Bucharest without wasting any time. Your guide, who knows all the ins and outs of the place, will keep you entertained with fascinating tidbits and stories about the palace along the way.

Recommended ticket:

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If you want to explore multiple attractions

Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: Flexible
Guide: English-speaking guide

  • Combo tickets offer excellent value by combining visits to top attractions in Bucharest, saving time and money.
  • Enjoy a diverse experience by delving into history at the Palace of Parliament with priority access and an expert guide and then unwinding at Therme Bucuresti Spa or exploring the historical Ceausescu Mansion.

Recommended ticket: 

  • Combo (Save 5%): Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Palace of Parliament + Therme Bucuresti Spa Tickets
  • Combo (Save 5%): Palace of the Parliament + Ceausescu Mansion Guided Tour
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If you want a comprehensive Bucharest experience

Go for: City tour
Duration: 4 hours
Guide: English-speaking guide

  • Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up and drop-off, eliminating the need to navigate public transportation.
  • Learn about the rich history of Bucharest with a guided tour of the city's iconic landmarks like the Palace of the Parliament, Village Museum, Revolution Square, and Constitution Square.
  • Gain deep insights from an expert guide and travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tour.

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Cancellation policy:

You can cancel your Palace of Parliament Bucharest tour 24 hours before the experience and get a full refund.

Inside Palace of the Parliament Bucharest

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Human Rights Hall

The Human Rights Hall is one of the most aesthetic halls within the Palace of Parliament. Built to conduct meetings of the executive political committee of the Communist Party during Nicolae Ceaușescu’s reign, it features a 60-seater round table, long pastel-colored curtains, stylish interiors, and the second-largest chandelier in the parliament palace. It's a grand and impressive room, offering a glimpse into Romania's political history.

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Union Hall

Enter the expansive Union Hall, the largest within the Palace of Parliament. Stretching over 2200 square meters, its vastness is matched only by its intriguing history. Notice the towering arches meant to display portraits of Ceaușescu and his wife, a plan that never came to fruition. Legend has it that Ceaușescu even envisioned a retractable roof for helicopter landings—an extravagant touch to an already monumental space.

Take Ionescu Hall, palace of parliament, bucharest

Take Ionescu Hall

Step into the Take Ionescu Hall, boasting magnificent architecture. Characterized by towering pillars, elaborate arches, and opulent interiors, this hall is particularly intriguing due to its acoustics, designed to enhance the grandeur of events during Ceaușescu's era. Imagine the resounding applause as Ceaușescu was welcomed during special occasions, reverberating through the hall's splendid chambers.

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Nicolae Titulescu Hall

The Nicolae Titulescu Hall exudes elegance with its French-inspired architecture and sumptuous decor. Currently serving as the venue for official meetings presided over by the President of the Senate and the President of the Chamber of Deputies, this hall boasts soaring arches, tall curtains, a beautiful pink carpet, and an exquisite chandelier that casts a warm glow over the proceedings.

Alexandru Ioan Cuza Hall ceiling

Alexandru Ioan Cuza Hall

Boasting the highest ceiling in the Parliament House of Bucharest, the Alexandru Ioan Cuza Hall offers stunning views of Unirii Boulevard from its balcony. What adds a quirky twist to its history is the fact that Ceaușescu wasn't the first to address the crowd from here; that honor belongs to global icon Michael Jackson. To this day, Jackson remains the only person to address a crowd from the balcony.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Palace of Parliament Bucharest

National Museum of Contemporary Art

The Palace of Parliament Bucharest is home to the National Museum of Contemporary Art or MNAC. Located in the new glass wing of the Romanian Parliament building, the museum showcases paintings, sculptures, and many other artistic expressions crafted by emerging talents as well as established artists. It is a must visit in Romania for every art enthusiast.

Plan your visit to the Palace of Parliament Bucharest

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Entrances
Facilities
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entrance to palace of parliament

The Palace of Parliament Bucharest has several entrances, but only two are dedicated to outside visitors:

  1. The main visitor entrance: It is located on the northern side of the Palace, facing Izvor Park. You will find it on the Bulevardul Națiunile Unite lane. 
  2. National Museum of Contemporary Art entrance: This entrance is used if want to visit the museum. It is located on the west side of the Palace of Parliament. You'll find it if you enter from Calea 13 Septembrie lane. 
facilities at palace of parliament
  • Information desk
  • Wheelchair rentals on prior notice
  • Elevators
  • Restrooms
Accessibility at palace of parliament
  • Accessible entrance: The main entrance is all set up for easy wheelchair access. Just roll right in through automatic doors, no fuss.
  • Wheelchair rentals: Need a wheelchair during your visit? Just give the Palace a heads-up beforehand, and they will make sure you're covered.
  • Elevators: There are wheelchair-friendly lifts scattered around the Palace to help in easy exploration.
  • Restrooms: The restrooms are totally wheelchair-friendly. Think spacious stalls with grab bars, sinks at the perfect height, and doors that open with ease. 
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  • Bring your ID: Ensure you have your ID handy (if you're an international visitor, make sure it's your passport) to gain entry into the Palace of Parliament.
  • Respect the space: While on the People's Palace Bucharest tour, refrain from sitting on the stairs or any furniture. Visitors are not allowed to touch any artwork or furnishings within the building.
  • No smoking or drinking: Keep in mind that smoking and drinking are not allowed within the Palace of Parliament premises. You can carry liquids in plastic or glass bottles.
  • Wear decent clothing: You are required to dress appropriately for your visit. Do not wear clothes with offensive or racist symbols.
  • Maintain decorum: Throughout the Bucharest Parliament building tour, maintain a quiet demeanor and stay aware of your surroundings. This helps to prevent any disruption to ongoing parliamentary sessions or conferences.
  • Stick to the tour: Please stay with the guided tour group, as visitors are not allowed to wander off intentionally.
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Here are some useful tips for your Palace of Parliament tour:

  • Carry your national IDs or passports, this is important for getting through the security and gaining admittance.
  • Do not bring any type of banner, flag or placard etc., as it might lead to refusal of entry.
  • Wear comfortable footwear, as the Palace of Parliament tour may involve a lot of walking.

Discover Bucharest gems beyond the Palace of Parliament: Unmissable sights and experiences

The Palace of Parliament sits right in the heart of Bucharest, surrounded by some of the city's most famous sights and attractions. Check out these must-visit spots nearby:

Ceausescu Mansion
Bucharest National Village Museum
Therme Bucharest
Romanian Athenaeum

Romanian Athenaeum

Immerse yourself in the cultural heart of Bucharest at the Romanian Athenaeum, a stunning concert hall renowned for its magnificent architecture and world-class performances. Admire the neoclassical facade and catch a classical music concert to enrich your visit to the city.

Frequently asked questions about Palace of Parliament tours

What are some must-see areas inside Palace of the Parliament Bucharest?

The must-see areas inside Palace of the Parliament Bucharest include the majestic Nicolae Titulescu Hall, known for its French-inspired architecture and intricate decor. The Human Rights Hall showcases a large meeting room, while the Take Ionescu Hall impresses with its luxurious decor and acoustics design. The Union Hall and Alexandru Ioan Cuza Hall are also noteworthy, boasting grand spaces with opulent furnishings and exquisite details.

Why should I go on a Bucharest Parliament tour?

Going on a Palace of Parliament Bucharest tour is a must for anyone interested in Romanian history, architecture, or politics. It's not only the largest administrative building in Europe but also an architectural marvel, boasting impressive interiors and controversial yet fascinating stories behind its construction.

What is the cost of Palace of Parliament tickets?

Palace of Parliament tour prices start from .

What are the busiest times to visit the Palace of Parliament Bucharest, and how can I avoid crowds?

The Palace of Parliament Bucharest tends to be busiest during peak tourist seasons (April to October) and weekends. To avoid crowds, consider visiting early in the morning or late in the afternoon on weekdays. Alternatively, booking Palace of Parliament Bucharest tickets in advance can help minimize wait times.

Is photography allowed in the Palace of Parliament?

Yes, photography is allowed in the Palace of Parliament Bucharest, however, you may have to pay a fee for using your camera.

Are skip-the-line tickets available for the Palace of Parliament Bucharest?

Yes, most Bucharest Parliament tour tickets include skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass long queues and make the most of your time exploring the People's Palace.

Can I store my luggage or personal belongings anywhere before my Romanian Parliament tour?

Unfortunately, there are no lockers available for storing luggage or personal belongings at the Palace of Parliament Bucharest due to security reasons. It's advisable to travel light or leave valuables at your accommodation.

What languages are the Palace of Parliament tours available in?

Palace of Parliament Bucharest tours are available in English and Spanish.

Is the Palace of Parliament Bucharest wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Palace of Parliament Bucharest is wheelchair accessible. Elevators and ramps are available throughout the parliament building to accommodate visitors with mobility needs.

Is there a time limit on my visit? How long does a visit take?

Yes, there is a time limit on visits. A Bucharest Parliament tour typically last around 1 hour, allowing visitors to explore key highlights while learning about the history and significance of the building. While this duration may seem short, it provides a comprehensive overview of the palace's grandeur and significance.

What payment methods are accepted at the Palace of Parliament for buying tickets?

Payment for buying tickets at the Palace of Parliament can be made in cash or by credit card.