Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest

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Based on the British House of Parliament, Hungarian Parliament Building serves as one of the city's most beautiful landmarks with its recognizable neo-Gothic architecture. This site is the center of government activity, but it is also a magnificent domed structure and one of Europe's oldest legislative houses. This building was inaugurated in 1896 on the 1,000th anniversary of Hungary. Stroll along the Danube to take in views of the structure's exterior before entering. Walk up the building's intricate staircase and through its central hall, pausing to notice details like historic sculptures, stained-glass works, ornamental mosaics, and the Holy Crown of Hungary, which has been displayed here since 2000. Add Hungarian Parliament Building to your Budapest travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Budapest online trip itinerary builder.
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  • While this a spectacular building from the outside, get the guided tour for the inside. Go online about a week before you are there as the building is not always open. We loved the pride of the tour.....  more
    While this a spectacular building from the outside, get the guided tour for the inside. Go online about a week before you are there as the building is not always open. We loved the pride of the tour.....  more »
  • We weren’t sure if it was worth visiting but we’re really glad we did. The architecture is very impressive and full of symbols - the guide does an amazing job at bringing the history to life... 
    We weren’t sure if it was worth visiting but we’re really glad we did. The architecture is very impressive and full of symbols - the guide does an amazing job at bringing the history to life...  more »
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  • Truly impressive building built to be representing the people of Hungary. Fascinating history and very impressive architecture. Must be seen with a tour guide but this offers a great chance to learn more about the history and past of the building. Also this is the only place where you can see the “real” crown of Hungary. No pictures allowed though. Tour takes approximately 30-45 minutes and will give you enough time to take great pictures inside. Due to the symmetry of the building you will only see one wing and the center of the building but this is definitely sufficient. After the tour you will also have access to a small museum where you can view other treasures. Probably one of the largest buildings I have ever been in. The surrounding area offers also a lot of small opportunities to explore some more
  • I really recommend to book the tour, very casual and informative. You get to see the center dome with the crown and one plenary. The building is very impressive, nothing is in or on there without historical reference. If you are planning to visit in a group make sure too book a couple of days in advance; tours are available in various languages. Really recommend!

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