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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 thereThis 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
We covered so much of the city in a small amount of time. Margaret Island, too, was a beautiful place-guide even got us to the water dancing at a perfect time.
We were a group of 14 people composed mostly of seniors and so our pace was a bit slow as could be expected. Our guide Mikhail was amazing and completely accommodating! We never felt rushed throughout the tour. He took us to the beautiful sites of Budapest and explained the history and stories behind the sites. He was very engaging and lively. Perfect tour if you only have a few short days in the city.
Parliament building is very busy and we were anxious about missing our timing, but our Get your guide tour person turned up as planned and took our passports to get the tour tickets from the ticket office. Efficient English speaking guide who showed us around the parliament building, beautiful inside and out. The Danube cruise meeting point was shown to us and we had no trouble finding it. Relaxing boat trip with lots of sunshine. Great way to see the sights and in all a great experience
I found the tour of great interest. I would have liked to know more about the German and then Russian times. Could have done with being a little longer.
Very interesting and beautiful building both inside and out. Would recommend to book in advance as is very popular.