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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  • The tour is long, but you can leave the guide, they explain how the parliament was built, how many bricks , etc... if you are an engineer you would love it!!!! ( i study engineering)  more »
  • Externally imposing and majestic. Internally, since half of the parliament is in operation, you can visit only a small part, very beautiful. Access is not free at any time, at the time of the ticket you have to choose one of the proposed times. At that time a 45/60 minute mini-tour will start with a guide (the Italian guide was very good). I recommend going there in the first few days so you can accept the fact that they could give you an "uncomfortable" time (we went almost to the opening and the first available time was at 5pm).
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  • To say that the Hungarian Parliament Building is an architectural masterpiece is an understatement. This building is stunning, especially at night. Its lighting is magical. It shows you in details the elevation, sections, & plans. It took 19 years to build this impressive structure. I did not get the chance to visit it from the inside but I except nothing but being impressed with its interior design, fit-outs & furniture!
  • We really enjoyed the visit of this beautiful place. Firstly, the building is simply majestic and extraordinary. Secondly, we had a very interesting and nice presentation made by the guide. Since 8 years they work to repair and to do maintenance works, the result is incredible. Details in the structure and decorations are really precised and incredible. There are plenty of rooms, and the exhibition at the end is really well done with 3D videos about the construction, the maintenance works, the history of the parlement... It's definitely worth the price. Also if you're coming from a EU country bring your ID card, you have discounts. (same thing with students, bring your international card if possible)
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