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Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest

View of the Hungarian Parliament Building from the Margaret Bridge

The Hungarian Parliament Building, also known as the Parliament of Budapest is a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. The building, 268 metres long and 118 metre wide, is surmounted by a dome 96 metres high. Since its conception, the seat of the Hungarian Parliament attracted some irony due to its immense size. It has 691 rooms. The vastness of the Parliament was a sign of the economic power of Hungary at the beginning of the twentieth century. On the outside the neo-Gothic style reveals, in some details, a certain oriental influence, while inside the colossal halls combine the Baroque taste with the Byzantine one.

A complete tour takes approximately 50 minutes.

The Budapest Parliament is actively used throughout the year, and security is tight. Large bags or luggage are not allowed, since storing them in the cloakroom may be difficult. Pay attention to  any sharp objects you might have in your bags.

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Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit


See the highlights of Budapest and visit continental Europe’s largest Parliament building. You’ll tour Buda’s Castle District, take in the views from Gellért Hill, stop at Heroes’ Square, and see Hungary’s Crown Jewels during this half-day tour.

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Entrance to Hungarian Parliament with Guide in Budapest


Admire Europe's Most Beautiful Parliament from the inside! We'll take you around a 45-minute tour and tell you the history of the Parliament in different languages(English, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, German)

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What is the Budapest Parliament?

The Budapest Parliament is an icon of the Hungarian capital and one of the largest parliaments in the world after the Parliament of Romania and the National Congress of Argentina.  It is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. 

When was the Budapest Parliament built?

An international competition was held, and Imre Steindl won it. The construction started in 1885 it  was inaugurated on the presumed 1,000th anniversary of the country in 1896. The keys to the building being handed over in 1902,  however, It was not fully completed until 1904.

What is the Holy Crown?

The Holy Crown of Hungary is located in the central hall of the building. It was the main and oldest symbol of sovereign law during the monarchical period, that is, for almost ten centuries (until 1946), while today it is identified as the very symbol of the Hungarian nation. The Holy Crown is accompanied by other pieces of coronation regalia, including a sword, a scepter, and a Globus Cruciger, also known as an orb and cross.

Why was the Budapest Parliament built?

Budapest was united from three cities in 1873, namely Buda, Óbuda, and Pest. Seven years later the Diet resolved to establish a new, representative parliament building, expressing the sovereignty of the nation. The building was planned to face the Danube River.

General informations

Useful information for your visit to the Budapest Parliament.


It is situated on the eastern bank of the Danube river, in the Pest side of the city. The address is: Kossuth tér 1-3. H-1055 Budapest

Opening hours

To visit the Budapest Parliament the times are as follows:

  • English guided tours: 10am, 12 pm (noon), 1pm, 2pm, 3pm.

How to get to the Budapest Parliament

To reach the Budapest Parliament:

Metro: Kossuth Lajos tér, M2 line.
Kossuth Lajos tér, line 2.
Bus: Kossuth Lajos tér, lines 15, 70, 78 and 115.

Attractions nearby

  • Museum of Ethnography in Budapest (231 m)
  • St. Anne’s Church (573 m)
  • Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (718 m)
  • Rajkó Folk Ensemble (800 m)
  • Danube Folk Ensemble (800 m)

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