After the revolution and his death, the democratic Romanian government decided to keep the impressive building, instead of paying the large amount for its destruction.
The palace is located in the center of Bucharest, and has no less than 16 floors, 1,100 rooms, and 4 underground levels, as well as a bunker.
The construction broke 3 world records. This was the second largest administrative building ever built in history, the most expensive, and the heaviest. Inside you will see a wide variety of decorations and furniture, who hold an entire history in themselves.
The construction was completed in 1997, and cost 3 billion euros. 20,000 workers were involved in the construction. This palace tells the pride-filled story of Ceaușescu, with his photo scattered around everywhere in the large palace. He spent a lot of the resources that he withheld from the people, and spent them on golden decorations, tiles, marble, velvet curtains, and huge crystal chandeliers.
Today the building holds the Romanian Parliament, and is an International Conference Center.
Not many know this, but under the palace there are many surprises. Tunnels and escape routes from the city, a huge bunker, ammunition room, and secret rooms - all these were discovered and filmed by the TV after the Romanian revolution. The media does not provide evidence, and even tour guides refrain from talking about this.
The Palace offers an organized tour of about 50 minutes, this might be a good idea considering the size of the building.