Board an exclusive 1-hour night cruise and toast with a glass of champagne as you marvel at the illuminated beauty of Budapest from the Danube River.
Take a guided tour of Hungary’s Parliament, the third-largest Parliament building in the world. Marvel at the great vaulted hall, the richly…
Visit the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings and the largest building in Hungary. On your 1-hour…
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Enjoy convenient pickup from your hotel and take a guided tour of the fascinating Hungarian Parliament building.
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Top sights in Budapest
Budapest's striking parliament building, which took 1,000 workers 13 years to complete, on the banks of the Danube in Pest, is the third largest in Euorpe. Be it day or night, or viewed from a distance in hilly Buda, this iconic symbol is a sight to behold.
Imre Steindl submitted his plans upon the official call for a parliament building in 1880. The Gothic Revival design reflects the inspiration he found in the Palace of Westminster.
90 statues on the outer walls reflect Hungarian monarchs and military commanders. Though not typical in Gothic design, the dome rises 314 feet from the center of the building.
The lavish décor brims with the influences of Renaissance and Baroque. The Natonal Library, which holds 500,000 volumes, and the Hungarian Coronation Regalia are also inside.
These stairs lead to the Dome Hall, amid a stunning setting of allegorical ceilng frescoes, which illustrate the governing of the country, and 16 statues holding coronation symbols.
Parliamentary sessions with both houses occur below the interior of the dome, which rises 88 feet overhead. The statues and coat of arms of 16 rulers line the walls of the hall.
May 1 - September 30 from 8:00AM - 6:00PM (Monday - Friday); 8:00AM - 4:00PM (Saturday); 8:00AM - 2:00PM (Sunday).
October 1 - April 30 from 8:00AM - 4:00PM (Monday - Friday); 8:00AM - 4:00PM (Saturday); 8:00AM - 2:00PM (Sunday).
The 50-minute, English-language tour takes place daily at 10:00AM, 12:00PM and 2:00PM. Tickets cost 2,520 forint (HUF), and it's advisable to book the desired time in advance online. Keep in mind that tickets are limited every day, and some days may be closed to the public due to official events. The starting point is at the Visitors Center at the end of Balassi Bálint Street.
- When should I visit?
- Summer weekdays 8:00AM-6:00PM, winter weekdays 8:00AM-4:00PM, every Saturday 8:00AM-4:00PM, every Sunday 8:00AM-2:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- Adult entrance and tour tickets are 2,520HUF, or just under $10.
- Will I need a guide?
- Tours are provided by the staff and are the only way to see the interior, but check out our other tours of the area!
- How to get there
- This attraction is within walking distance from many hotels in city center!
- Additional information
- Buy your tickets at gate #10, then proceed to gate #12 for the tour.
- Student concessions are available.
What people are saying about Hungarian Parliament Building
Great cruise covering the most beautiful parts of Budapest with a really qualitative english comment (and also very good champagne :) ). Super professional and nice crew, moreover strictly respecting covid-19 security rules. It was a great family moment !
The building is beautiful and worth seeing. The tour is quite short and there are a few groups following each other. The guide was funny and quite entertaining. The sound however was not great and breaking all the time.
It was a really nice experience. We saw every important monument which at night are amazing and also heard interesting facts a information. The glass of champagne was also very good
Not sure why we needed the earpiece since our guide spoke English. Definitely moves fast, but if you’re willing to stay at the end of the group you’ll get some great pictures.
Totally worth it! It was the highlight of our Budapest trip, the view was just amazing. The commentary was very good and the champagne was a nice touch. The boat was clean.