Bucharest is a city for fantasists, with a wealth of history, from Palaces to Monasteries; from Parks to Museums. Dubbed the 'Paris of the East' for its cosmopolitan social scene, architecture and its grand avenues. To Know: The Palace of Parliament is the world’s second-largest administrative building (after the Pentagon) and former dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu’s most infamous creation. It has more than 3000 rooms and covers 330,000 sq metres. Other sites to see are: Zoo Baneasa; Cretulescu Palace; Primverii Palace; National Bank of Romania Museum; Romanian Athenaeum; Arcul de Triumf; Stavropoleos Monastery; Mogosoaia Palace; University Square; CEC Palace; Bucharest Botanical Garden; Drumul Taberei Park; Alexandre Ioan Cuza Park; Izvor Park; Kiseleff Park; Herastrau Park..... and Museums.