5 most impressive palaces of Romania
If you choose Romania as a holiday destination and you propose to visit its historical places, you can start the palaces. We made a list of the most impressive of them.
1.The Palace of Parliament Bucharest
The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Romanian Parliament. Located on Dealul Arsenalului (in central Bucharest) it is the second largest administrative building in the world, after Pentagon. With 84 meters high and an area of 365,000 square meters is composed of 23 bodies. Having a volume of 2,550,000 cubic meters it is also the third most massive building in the world, after Cape Canaveral (Florida) and the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan (Mexico). In terms of weight the structure is the heaviest building in the world. It was built under the communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu and was previously called People’s House.
2.The Culture Palace of Iasi
The Palace of Culture is an edifice located in Iasi. The building had served as the Administrative Palace and then as the Palace of Justice until 1955 when its destination was changed again, being assigned to the four museums united under the name of – Moldavia National Museum Complex. Also, the building houses the Cultural Heritage Conservation-Restoration Centre, the main branch of the Gheorghe Asachi Iași County Library and hosts various exhibitions and other events.
3.Sturdza Palace Iasi
Sturdza Palace from Miclăuşeni, known as the Palace Sturdza, is a neo-Gothic castle built between 1880-1904 by Gheorghe Sturza and his wife Maria in the village Miclăuşeni at a distance of 20 km and 65 km Roman of Iasi. It is currently owned by Metropolitan of Moldova and Bucovina and is included on the list of historical monuments in Iasi in 2010.
4. The administrative palace of Arad
Administrative Palace is located on the Boulevard of the Revolution no. 75, Arad. It was built between 1872-1874 in Renaissance style clock tower inside (made in Switzerland) was lifted in 1878. Neorenascentismul Flemish style building combines style late medieval halls. Inside you can admire the imposing staircase covered with red marble. Stained glass, symbolizing seasons, were made in 1960 by artist Sever Frentiu.
Currently the building is used by Town Hall, Prefecture and County Council.
5.Cantacuzino Palace Busteni
Cantacuzino Palace construction was completed in 1922 and was carried out by architect Gregory Cerchez at the request of Prince George Grigore Cantacuzino. Cantacuzino Castle is considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Romania today adăposeşte a museum.