From an architectural point of view, the Parliament Palace is one of the most controversial buildings in Romania: Anca Petrescu (the chief architect of the building) identified it with the Buckingham Palace in London and the Versailles Palace in France, and the architects of the time with the „little Phenian”, with an eclectic style, loaded with contradictory elements.
The building has a surface of 365.000 sqm and holds the 1st position in the Guinness World Records for the largest administrative building (for civil use), and the 3rd place worldwide from the volume point of view of; it is the heaviest and most expensive building in the world. The other dimensions of the building are: length – 270 m, width – 245 m, height – 84 m (over 0 level), depth 16 m (under ground level), building footprint area – 73,615 sqm. The building was built with construction materials produced in Romania and is the result of over 100,000 workers’ effort.
The building, once intended to be a construction that worshipped socialism, communism and totalitarianism is now, after 30 years from the Revolution in 1989, a symbol of democracy due to the public institutes located inside (Chamber of Deputies, the Senate, the Legislative Council, the Constitutional Court of Romania).
Access: Entrance C1, intersection between Libertății Bvd. and Națiunile Unite Bvd.
Subway: Lines 1 and 3, Izvor Station
Bus lines: 136, 385