Budapest Parliament House (Orszaghaz)
Not many cities can boast a Parliament Building this photogenic. Sitting on the banks of the Danube, built in a grand Neo-Gothic style, this is Parliament done palatially.
The idea for the construction of the Budapest Parliament House - or Orszaghaz - came in 1873 when the three cities that made up Budapest were united. A competition was held and won by Imre Steindl. His design mixed Gothic, Medieval and Baroque elements with a lavish hand. The building was not finished until 1902, by which time Steindl was blind.
The grand building contains many items of interest, including frescoes; the Hungarian Coronation Regalia with its Renaissance sword; mythical eagles and an impressive staircase.
You can reach the Parliament Building on the M2 (red) Metro line, bus 15 or tram number 2. You can only visit the building on a guided tour, although you can sometimes attend concerts there and combine the concert with a tour.
Tours & Tickets
Visit three of Europe’s must-see capitals on this 6-night independent rail experience from Prague to Vienna and Budapest. Starting with two nights in Prague, ... Read more
Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 nights
Journey through Hungary’s fascinating communist history on this in-depth historical walking tour of Budapest. Over the course of three hours, your expert ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Combine a comprehensive tour of Budapest sightseeing with a fascinating guided tour of the city's spectacular Parliament House, Hungary's largest building. ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Admire Budapest from land and water with this combined city tour and Danube cruise ticket. Traveling on foot and by air-conditioned minivan, admire top ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes