Parliament (Orszaghaz): Parliament - Probably the biggest one

The Parliament building is told to be the biggest parliamentary building in the world. I'm not sure if this is true, but it's certainly among the biggest ones, and it's definitely huge! :)

The eclectic building was designed by Imre Steindl. The works started in 1885 but were only finished in 1904 (even though in 1896 they already had a millenium ceremonial gathering in it).

The interior surface of the Parliament is 17000 sqm, it has 10 internal "gardens" and the cupola is 96 m high. The part of the building facing the Danube has 88 sculptures representing great leaders of the past.

The building can be seen on guided tours in the following times:
Monday from 8am to 11 am
Tue-Sat from 8am to 16 pm
Sunday from 8 am to 14 pm

The guided tours are available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Hebrew - check the homepage for schedule!

Visits can also be booked by phone (+36 1 441-4904 or 441-4415) to avoid long queues.

Entrance tickets are available for 2300 HUF (1150 for students).

The visit for EU citizens is free since the 1st of May 2004! Take your ID to prove your citizenship!

  • Phone: + (36) 1 441-4904
  • Directions: On Kossuth Lajos ter; metro M2, trams #2 2A, trolley-buses #70 78 and bus #15 to Kossuth Lajos ter stop




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