The Palace of the Parliament, the story behind the bulding

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Unfortunately it’s been a few days since I did not correspond with you through the blog, preparing a lot of useful things for each of you. Today, I will tell you my experience inside the “supreme” Palace of the Parliament.



Considering the morning fog, I was indecisive whether to go or not. But after some hesitation, however, I went to the Palace of the Parliament.

I want to tell you that once I arrived in the front of the huge building, I was pleasantly amazed.

At the entrance I was welcomed by two ladies who offered us the necessary information to start the trip in the little castle of stories. I passed the control filter and I started the journey into a real fairy tale. The construction of the Palace began in 1984 and the project reached its final stage in 1997. The building has 12 huge floors, built very carefully and “miglylos”, being a building resistant to possible natural disasters (earthquakes) and resisting such a catastrophe up to 8 degrees on the Richter scale. A young lady met us, just like in stories with princes and princesses. The huge halls made me think about my childhood, when I was dreaming to be a king with a big kingdom.

 



At the entrance a painting drew my attention and next to it I saw 3 busts of 3 “big” people for Romania.

When I looked up, I I realised that the ceiling is very large and very lighted. I continued the tour with the crowd of people who admired each corner. I want to tell you that I loved the Alexandru Ioan Cuza Hall, which is located on the first floor of this palace.

 Alexandru Ioan Cuza Hall

The Palace of Parliament can be visited in Bucharest, on Izvor 2-4 Street, in the center of the capital of Romania. Before the revolution, its name was the House of the Republic, and after the revolution it became  the Palace of Parliament.

The Palace of Parliament is the second place after the Pentagon.

 




Admission fees:

I. Standard Tour – 35 LEI/person

II. Overview of the city – Terrace Tour (Access by Elevator) – 15 LEI/person

III. Underground Tour (access only on stairs) – 10 LEI/person

IV. Standard Tour  +  Overview of the city  –  Terrace (Upper Floor Access by Elevator) – 45 LEI/person

V. Standard Tour + Underground (access only on stairs) – 40 LEI/person

VI. Standard Tour + Overview of the city (Terrace) + Underground – 55 LEI/person

Students
(age 18-26 years, with valid student ID card)

I. Standard Tour – 18 LEI/person

II. Overview of the city – Terrace Tour (Access by Elevator) – 8 LEI/person

III. Underground Tour (access only on stairs) – 5 LEI/person

IV. Standard Tour  +   Overview of the city – Terrace (Upper Floor Access by Elevator) – 20 LEI/person

V. Standard Tour + Underground (access only on stairs) – 19 LEI/person

VI. Standard Tour + Overview of the city (Terrace) + Underground – 28 LEI/person

Free admission:

– children under 7, pupils under 18 (who have their pupil card on them)
– persons with disabilities (with documentary evidence) and accompanying person
Wheelchair access: recommended – by prior arrangement.

Additional fees:

– Photo camera: 30 LEI
– Video camera: 30 LEI

Other fees:

Professional photo shooting: 100 EURO/hour
Professional film shooting:   5000 EURO/hour

 

 

 



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