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Hungarian Parliament

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Hungarian Parliament features in these preplanned City Guides:

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Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the most imposing parliament buildings in the world
  • A masterpiece of Neo-gothic architecture

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: +36-1-441-4904

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
May 1 - Sept 30, Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm
May 1 - Sept 30, Sat: 8am - 4pm
May 1 - Sept 30, Sun: 8am - 2pm
Oct 1 - Apr 30, Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm
1 Oct - 30 Apr, Sun: 8am - 2pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 3400 HUF
Students: 1700 HUF
EU citizens: Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 2: Kossuth tér station

Address: 1357 Budapest, Kossuth tér 1-3

Things you need to know:

  • The grandiose Hungarian Parliament is one of Budapest's defining landmarks
  • When built, this imposing Neo-Gothic building was the largest Parliament in the world and the finest Neo-Gothic building of Europe
  • The Palace of Westminster in London had much influence on its artchitect, Imre Steindl
  • The building was opened for business in 1896 and represented Hungarian self-confidence of the early 20th century
  • The building streched 268 meters along the Danube; has over 12,5 miles of corridors; a 96-meter high central dome; and houses 691 rooms
  • The Domed Hall is the spiritual center of the building; the supporting pillars feature the statues of 16 Hungarian kings
  • The Hungarian Crown Jewels are held in the Domed Hall. The Holy Crown is the oldest crown in Europe dating back to 1000

What to do there:

  • The only way to see all the building's attractions is to join one of the organized guided tours that are available when Parliament is not in session
  • To get your ticket, look for the sign with the text "For buying tickets!" and join the line. The guard will let you in and you can proceed to the ticket office
  • The ticket office will issue a ticket valid for a guided tour of a given date and time
  • Once you have your ticket you have to join the second line (it is marked with a sign with the text "With tickets!") a few minutes before the time indicated on your ticket
  • The guided tour takes about 50 minutes

Tips & Insights:

  • In order to avoid the long lines it is recommended to book your tickets in advance via email: tourist.office@parlament.hu
  • The visit is free for EU citizens. Do not forget your passport or ID in order to prove your citizenship
  • English guided tours: daily at 10am, 12noon, 2pm
  • Tours are also avaiable in the following languages: German, Spanish, Italian, French

 

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