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The most impressive building of Budapest is, without doubt, the most impressive building of the city. Housing the National Assembly of Hungary, it is one of Europe’s oldest legislative building, and probably one of the most beautiful as well. Set on the illustrious Danube waterfront, the Parliament is surrounded by the newly rebuilt Kossuth Lajos Square.
After Budapest became a united city, it was quickly clear that a new parliament building will be necessary in the new capital of Hungary. Designed by Imre Steindl, the construction of the building was finished by 1904, making the Parliament older than a hundred years old. The building survived two world wars, revolutions and much historical turmoil, and now stands as the iconic landmark of Hungary and Budapest.
The Hungarian Parliament has guided tours, where a full adult ticket is priced around EUR 18 (4000 HUF), however, EU citizens with valid ID cards get a 50% discount on that. Student and pensioner concessions also available. Hop off your sightseeing bus and explore the Kossuth Lajos Square area, rich in impressive architecture and wonderful sculptures!
The parliament building is home to the Holy Crown of Hungary, which is the actual crown that has united Hungary under one rule for centuries. Other notable sights include the statue of Attila József, just next to the building, on the Danube waterfront, who is one of the most notable poets of Hungarian literature.
The Hop On Hop Off Budapest pink route serves the parliament, just hop off the tour bus at stop number three, named Parliament. If you prefer to learn more about the building, take one of our walking tours!