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Top Gear Romania Special - Loudest Car Under the People's Palace

2015-11-29

The Palace of Parliament in Bucharest - Built with great sacrifices! The Palace of Parliament in Bucharest is the world’s second-largest building after the Pentagon and former dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu’s most infamous creation. Built in 1984, the building has more than 3000 rooms and covers 330,000 sq metres. But it was not without great sacrifices. This building was built with blood, sweet and tears, but the efforts were even bigger.

The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Parliament of Romania. In Romania the inhabitants call it Palatul Parlamentului. It`s located on Spirii Hill in central Bucharest, the Palace is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function. It is also the most expensive administrative building and heaviest building.

Mysterious Tunnels. In the famous TV show “Top Gear” we see the three presenters driving their cars through the tunnels that are hidden beneath the Palace of the Parliament. These were designed by Nicolae Ceausescu so he can get from the building to the airport below ground in case of a Revolution. He was very cautious, but unfortunately this did not help him much when the actual Romanian Revolution started.

Read more about the The Palace of Parliament and adventure in Romania on Travel Explorations.

Stein Morten Lund 30th April 2015

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