The House of the Parliament or the People’s House is one of the most impressive buildings in the world and is the second largest after the Pentagon. It can be stated that the building exceeds 2% volume of the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. The building was built in record time during 1983 - 1989, and since its opening remained the most controversial building in Romania. For many, the People's House is a monstrous monument of communism, for others is Romanian pride.
Parliament House building began in 1983, the fundamental stone settlement ceremony took place on June 25, 1984. After the fall of communism in December 1989, the People's House was demolished by dynamite for the symbol of the dictatorship of Ceausescu. But the building was designed and built with many sacrifices by all the people who lived in those times of famine and cold moments. Many thought to transform the building into a museum of communism or a casino.
The Parliament Palace has 1100 rooms, of which 440 are offices, more than 30 rooms and lounges, 4 restaurants, 3 libraries, a concert hall and two underground parking. All materials used for lifting and setting of the building are Romanian. Stone, marble and wood were brought across the country and brocades, tapestries and carpets have been designed specifically for building the rooms.
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Bucharest is the capital of Romania from 1861, as well as the main economical and cultural center of the country. Located on the river Dymbovitsa, Bucharest is situated in the south-eastern Romania. The surroundings of the city are unusually picturesque. In addition to the rivers, the capital of Romania is in the northern part of the frames of the chain of lakes and in the center of the city there is an artificial lake Cismigiu. It is surrounded by manicured parks and gardens. Interestingly, Bucharest, like Rome, is built on seven hills. Probably because of the hills, the altitude area of Bucharest, which is about 226 km, ranges from 55.8 to 91.5 meters.
The capital of Romania is home to more than 2 million inhabitants and 9% of all are Romanians. Before the Second World War the city was built in the style of bozar as its boulevards reminded Paris. If is Bucharest a modern city, let its residents and tourists decide, but the fact that the architecture of this city is beautiful and unique is an indisputable fact.
In Bucharest there are a lot of interesting sights and only some of the most famous will be described here. A popular tourist destination is the set of the Prince's Palace (Curtea Domneasca). This is the old center of Bucharest, you can see the oldest building in Bucharest and the princely church. Generally, in Bucharest, you can see the whole chain of Orthodox churches of the XVII-XVIII centuries, each in its own way beautiful. Among the monuments and statues that adorn the city, the most famous equestrian statue of Michael the Brave and the governor Mioritsa Fountain, tells the touching legend of the same lamb. Having been in Romania, do not forget to visit the Palace and the Palace of the Parliament Kretulesku, as well as the Romanian Athenaeum , in a building where the Philharmonic is now. The most famous theater in Bucharest is the National Theatre, comedy, opera and ballet. The most popular Romanian museums, of course, are located in Bucharest. This is the Museum of Art, the Museum of the village, the largest museum in the world and the Museum of History of Romania.
Bucharest can be beautiful and attractive to visit if you know its true treasures. Ignore congestion and you will find a cosmopolitan city, with numerous museums, beautiful buildings, luxury shops and parks filled with greenery.
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