The Palace of the Parliament
2-4, Izvor Street, Bucharest, Romania
The Palace of the Parliament was originally called "House of the Republic" and it is the most spectacular Romanian building. The Palace of the Parliament was constructed between 1984 and 1997, and it dominates the city's landscape due to its monumental dimensions. It is the largest administrative building in the world at 240 meters in length, 270 meters in width, and 84 meters tall. At the same time, it is the world's second-largest after the Pentagon in terms of area.
Today, the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest is an administrative building that hosts the Parliament of Romania, with its Chamber of Deputies, the Palace of the Chamber of Deputies, and the Romanian Senate. The impressive building also houses one of the most important art museums in Bucharest, the National Museum of Contemporary Art since 2004.