This is one of the capital’s, in fact the nation’s, most imposing buildings. Built between 1884 and 1902, based on Imre Steindl’s design, the Neo-Gothic building is one of the symbols of the capital.
With its imposing 96m height, and 268m length, it is one of the definitive buildings along the banks of the Danube. Eighty-eight statues decorate its main façade, which overlooks the Danube.
The part of the building facing Kossuth Square consists of three parts: the dome at the centre, and rising on its two sides – the House of Representatives and the Congress Hall.
From the main entrance, via the ceremonial stairway, one reaches the great domed hall with its star-vaulted ceiling; this is frequently used for national ceremonial events.
The Hunters’ Room, the Members’ Chamber and Lounge, and the Congressional Chamber and Lounge are also worth a visit. The Parliamentary Library, which is of nationally significance, can be found on the Danube side of the building. Groups can only visit the Parliament Building with advanced booking.
Attraction: Parliament House (Parlament)
Location: Pest, V. district
Transport: M2 Kossuth tér
Address: Budapest, Kossuth tér 1-3.
Phone: 1/ 441-4000
Open: Mon-Fri 8-18, Sat 8-16, Sun 8-14
Price: EU citizens.free; other countries: adults – 2,520 HUF, students 1,260 HUF
Guided tours: English (10;12;14); German (weekdays 11; 15; Sun 11); French (14); Russian (weekdays 15; Sun 12.30 ); Hebrew (10.30 ; 13.30 ); Italian (weekdays 11.30 ; 16; Sun 11.30; May 1-September 30. Sun 12.15 ); Spanish (weekdays 11.30 ; 16 ; Sun 11.30) . During Parliamentary sessions and official receptions tours shall not be held and advanced bookings shall be postponed to a later date.