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Hungarian Parliament Building
Hungarian Parliament Building

Hungarian Parliament Building

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Sights and Museums, Government Building, Historic Site
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1 Kossuth Lajos ter, Budapest, BU 1055 Hungary
+ (36) 1 441-4000
http://www.parlament.hu/
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From almost any vantage along the Danube riverfront this enormous edifice commands your attention; it was built to. Construction for this opulent material expression of Hungarian sovereignty began in ... Read more
1885. The 268 meter-long Gothic building is constructed of more than 40 million bricks, 500,000 precious stones and nearly 90 pounds of gold. You can tour this magnificent structure when the House is not in session. While the multi-lingual tours are fairly comprehensive, don’t expect to see it all; there are 691 rooms and about 12 and a half miles of corridors within this seat of the National Assembly of Hungary.

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Wood Dale, Illinois, USA

Just walking around the outside is amazing, there are little monsters that feel wonderful on a hot day.

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Porto, Portugal

The biggest building in Hungary holds the house of Parliament! Great guided tour! Fabulous interiors , beautiful ceilings! Book in advance online

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Local from Budapest

If you have time, than advise to go for the tour. You need to buy the ticket in advance.
The tour is around an hour. You will see the most important aeras not to mention the Holy Crown of Hungary.

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Chester, UK

Very interesting, learnt loads of facts and had a great day out with all the family! Very pretty too

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Local from Budapest, Hungary

A massive building with very nice architecture. Hungarian government stays here.

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Centennial, Colorado, USA

This is a massive government building. It's a newer addition to the city, having been completed in the early 20th Century. It's situated on the banks of the Danube and is striking day and night.

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Amsterdam

One of the most beautiful and architectually impressive buildings i've seen in Europe

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Santa Barbara

Beautiful historical building located near the water. A must see for the tourist in Budapest.

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Foster City, California, USA

It's the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary and one of the oldest and most prestigious buildings in Europe.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

The impressive edifice is a true Neo-Gothic architectural artwork and certainly the most recognizable Budapest’s landmark. Can you believe It has around 700 rooms and 19 km of stairs and corridors? Cross the Danube to Buda "side" for the best spots to take pictures.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

The highlight of the night scape in Budapest is the Parliament Building. The beautifully lit building is one of the favorite subjects of photographers and visitors. It looks even more beautiful up close!

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Klang, Malaysia

We took a cruise so that we can have better view along the river. This Parliament building is the landmark if Hungary. The design and architecture us massive and great.

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Orinda, California

Amazing building with incredible history. Outside is beautiful but worthwhile to pay and take a tour and see the Crown Jewels and crown. Various prices depending on age and where you come from.

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Singapore, Singapore

Everyone says that this is a must-see when in Budapest - they're not wrong! Amazing architecture - you could stare at it for a long time (which I did, sitting on the river bank with a girl I met there). Very photogenic building with changing of the guards ceremony (which caught me off guard!) every afternoon. The guards let you take photos with them afterwards. There is also a free exhibit about restoration works and the history of the building in a basement to the side of the building. Best of all - looking at this building is free ;)

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA
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Spend any time near the Danube riverfront in Budapest and it'll be impossible to miss the commanding Hungarian Parliament Building. Not surprisingly given its scale, this is the largest building in Hungary and is considered one of the most beautiful. The gothic architecture is the stuff of fantasies and will leave you captivated.

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Must see in Budapest. Impressive building and grounds on the Danube. Tour is amazing for all including families.

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Cape Town, South Africa

This is the second biggest parliament on the world. There are tours in English but there is not a lot so I strongly recommend to buy ticket on morning as they are quickly sold out.

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New Delhi, India

really beautiful when lit up at night. for expansive views, go across to the buda side.

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Local from Budapest, Hungary

Biggest parliament building of the European continent, built in neogothic style. Wonderfull lighting every night. In the surrounding streets was filmed the movie Evita with Madonna. Movie makers say this area reminds them to Buenos Aires in the 1930ies :)

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Berlin, Germany

Stunningly beautiful building that can be viewed at several different angles and points and look different every time!

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