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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  • A beautiful architectural and historical site. You can learn a lot about Hungarian history in one place. Also behind the building on the River side the view of the Buda castle, church, Fisherman’s... 
    A beautiful architectural and historical site. You can learn a lot about Hungarian history in one place. Also behind the building on the River side the view of the Buda castle, church, Fisherman’s...  more »
  • Very beautiful. If you don't wanna go inside, just go and admire it. But the inside guide tour offers more beauty and a lot of history, Lindo. Vale a pena pagar pela visita guiada ao interior, mas... 
    Very beautiful. If you don't wanna go inside, just go and admire it. But the inside guide tour offers more beauty and a lot of history, Lindo. Vale a pena pagar pela visita guiada ao interior, mas...  more »
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  • 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 The building is very impressive, nothing is in or on there without historical reference.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!
  • The building is beautiful. It really stands out from everything. The size of it makes it marvelous in the middle of Budapest. You can do a guided tour, which I recommend if possible. And to cruise (boat, walking, cycling) along the Danube river and check the parliament during the day or the night it's worth it. It is not by mistake that it was declared to be the most beautiful parliament building in Europe.

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