Budapest Parliament Building - details and images

Hungarian National Assembly decided that clear imposing building in 1880, almost a decade and a half after the compromise with leaders of the Habsburgs. Construction plan that has been used for the building was designed by Imre Steindl, a professor at the Technical University of Budapest, and construction started in 1885.

Parliament Building in Budapest was inaugurated in 1896, the year marked a thousand years after the anniversary of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin, but the building was fully completed in 1904. Over a thousand people worked in construction, have been used over 40 million bricks and 40 kilograms of 23 carat gold. Because of the stone used in construction, which degrades very quickly, the Parliament is almost always under renovation. During renovation work, which are very difficult due to the very high level of detail to adorn the building, use another type of stone, much more durable. The architectural style was built in the Gothic Renaissance is Parliament, another example of a building that was used the same architectural style is Westminster Palace in London.

Parliament has a symmetrical structure, a large dome, which was unusual at a Gothic structure. Parliament in Budapest length of 268 meters and 123 meters wide. It has a total of 691 rooms, over 200 of them are office. Height of 96 meters has a symbolic meaning, referring to the year 896, when the Hungarians settled in the area. The building has 90 statues statues on the outside and 152 inside.

Groups can visit the Parliament in Budapest only with prior booking. Bookings can be made during your travel department is open. Individual visitors do not need to make their reservation in advance. Tickets can be found at Kossuth Square X gate. Ticket sales office is open as follows:

October 1 to April 30: Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

May 1 to September 30: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

European Union citizens can visit the Parliament building for free if they prove their nationality. For non-EU citizens tickets are chargeable, the students benefit from discounts. During parliamentary sessions and official receptions, tours are not possible and eventually will be postponed to a later date if they have already been reserved. Guides are available in several languages: English, German, French, Russian, Yiddish, Italian, Spanish.

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