The Parliament Palace – the People House

Situated in the historical and geographical centre of Bucharest, it is the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. This monumental building now stands for a symbol of democracy in Romania.
Built during the directorial regime in the mid 1980s, the sheer size and grandeur reflect the appetites and concentration of wealth of the ruling body. It contains pompous halls and galleries, generously decorated with monumental sculptures, golden plaster, laced ceilings, brocharts, tapestries and heavy carpets.