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There is little question that the most impressive edifice in all of Budapest is also the most impressive building in all of the city. It is one of the oldest legislative buildings in Europe, and it is also likely one of the most magnificent buildings of its kind. It is currently used to house the National Assembly of Hungary. Kossuth Lajos Square, which has just been renovated, surrounds the Parliament building, which is located on the prestigious Danube shoreline. 

As soon as Budapest was declared a unified city, it became immediately apparent that the new capital of Hungary will require a new edifice to house the Hungarian parliament. The edifice, which was designed by Imre Steindl and built in 1904, makes the Parliament more than a century old. Imre Steindl oversaw the construction of the building. The structure has been through two world wars, several revolutions, and a great deal of historical upheaval, but it continues to stand as a significant landmark in Hungary and Budapest. 

Guided tours of the Hungarian Parliament are available for a standard adult ticket price of approximately 18 EUR (4000 HUF). However, EU nationals with valid ID cards are eligible for a discount of 50 % off of that price. Student and pensioner concessions are also available. Get off the bus that's taking you on a tour and go explore the Kossuth Lajos Square neighborhood; it's full of amazing sculptures and imposing buildings. 

The Holy Crown of Hungary, which is the actual crown that has kept Hungary unified under one monarch for centuries, is kept within the building that houses the Hungarian parliament. A statue of Attila József, one of the most famous poets in Hungarian literature, can be found right next to the building on the Danube riverfront. Attila József's statue is one of the other significant sites in the area. 

To reach the Parliament in the most expedient manner, alight at the twenty-first station along the green route and walk in that direction. Take one of our walking tours if you'd rather learn more about the structure on your own two feet.

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