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While in Romania, participants at the Black Sea Summit can opt for one or several optional services available below.
The Village Museum
The National Museum of Village ’Dimitrie Gusti’ was officially open in 1936 and is located on the shore of Herastrau Lake. The entrance of the park is called ’Miorita Gate’. This museum is an open-air ethnographic museum with 363 peasant houses from all over Romania. These authentic houses date from XVII century until the beginning of the 20th century.
At first, there were actual peasants living in those houses in order to show people how it is like to live in the countryside. Because of the second World War, the museum was forced to receive refugees and this caused some seri ous damages to the pieces displayed. Also, the fact that there weren’t appropriate preservation treatments caused degradations to the museum.
In the present there are no peasants living there, and the museum is based only on ethnography. It has houses with gardens, 3 churches, crucifix, technical instalations, fountains, craft workshops and 50.000 objects. All these monuments are brought from Suceava, Vaslui, Valcea, Constanta, Alba, Hunedoara, Maramures, Bucovina, Gorj.
Each year, the museum releases scientific editorials. Also, there are many festivals and events which attract more and more people. The Workers Fair, The Creativity Camp ’Vara pe ulita’ and Winter Traditions Fair ’Florile dalbe’ are some of the most important and interesting events. Moreover, the museum has a library which includes CDs, albums, folk art objects, postcards, slides and guidebooks. Visitors can buy traditional objects from The Folk Art Gallery.
The Palace of Parliament
The Palace of Parliament is located near the center of Bucharest, on the Arsenalului Hill.
The Palace of Parliament is the largest structure in Europe and its construction started in 1983. It measures 86 m height and 92 m under the ground. According to Worlds Records Academy, it is the biggest administrative builing in the world, also the most expensive and heaviest. The Palace is known as the Palace of the People.
The building has 1000 rooms, that include 440 offices, 30 halls, 4 restaurants, 3 libraries, 2 underground parkings and one concert hall. Also, the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI) are hosted here.
The names of the salons are related to importand events in the history of Romania or to world-known personalities. Most of them are related to the desire of the Romanian people for the Union or the history of the parliament: 13 September Entrance, The Human Rights Hall, Hall of Fame and The Official Entrance Hall, Nicolae Balcescu Hall, Nicolae Iorga Hall, Al.I.Cuza Hall, Ion.I.C.Bratianu Hall, Tache Ionescu Hall, The Union Hall, C.A.Rosetti Hall. In 2003 an enclose was built, which is The National Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Palace of Parliament is open for visits.