The Parliament Building




On the outside you can see statues of the most important historical and political figures. More than half a million stones were carved to decorate the walls.

There are two wings which are connected by the large dome hall. The northern wing houses the offices of the Prime Minister and the southern wing houses the offices of the President.

Parliament building is also the place where the Coronation Jewels can be seen.

Tourists can visit the building but groups only if they book in advance. During the visit you can see the main staircase to the dome which is very impressive and one of the finest architectural creations of Stein. When you reach the top of the stairs you will find yourself in the Dome Hall with its 16 corners. If you look around you can see 16 statues and coats-of-arms of Hungarian rulers, among them Arpad, the first chieftain, Stephen I., Matyas Hunyadi, Transylvanian prince Gabor Bethlen and Habsburg rulers Charles III. and Maria Theresa. You can also visit the Deputy Council Chamber where there are statues of allegorical symbols and paintings from the Hun-Magyar legendary world. When you enter and go through the building you can see how grandiose and impressive it is. It has a very special atmosphere and in my opinion it is a must-see when visiting Hungary.

There are guided tours in English every day at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 and tickets can be bought at gate 10 on Kossuth square. For individual visitors advanced booking is not necessary. EU citizens can enter Parliament free of charge but you have to proof your identity! Those coming from outside the EU tickets cost 3400 HUF for adults and 1700 for students. The ticket office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m- to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 



Budapest Parliament
Budapest Parliament
Budapest Parliament
Budapest Parliament