Parliament, Budapest

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Based on the British House of Parliament, Parliament 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 Parliament to your Budapest travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Budapest online trip itinerary builder .
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  • The visitors center is particularly well organized; to the beyond we enter Parliament for a tour of the main parts: grand staircase, the Congress Hall and Dome where the sovereign objects are exposed: Crown, scepter, etc, choose your time according to the language of visit; headphones are provided. A good European history lesson
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  • This building is a sight to behold. We viewed it from across the Danube but also walked to see it up close. We didn't visit inside or do a tour of it, we were happy just to look at its exterior. Very ...  more »
  • This building sits on the river and is every bit as impressive as the Houses of Parliament in London. It is the main focal point of Budapest  more »

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