The Hungarian Parliament Building (Országház) is a magnificent neo-gothic structure completed in 1902. It is located on the eastern bank of the Danube River and you won’t miss it as it is the largest building in Hungary. The building is easily seen from many points whether you are hiking up Gellert Hill, strolling about Castle Hill or cruising on the Danube.
It was a beautiful day when I visited. I took some time to circumference it, seeing the building from different angles. I didn’t get to tour the parliament which I would have loved to to see the Holy Crown, the Congress Hall and the Domed Hall.
When the guards have performed their ceremony, one of the guards said something and the crowd swarmed towards them. OOH ! They have allocated some time for photographs! I tried to take a selfie with the guard on the right, realizing the selfie was more of my face and his should as he was too tall ! Seeing me struggling, he whispered “get somebody to help you”.
If you have time to see the building from the Buda side at night, you must absolutely do so because it is even more stunning at night, like a piece of glowing jewel.
Address : Kossuth Lajos Ter 1-3, Magyarorszag, Budapest 1055, Hungary
English guided tours available at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm.
EU Citizens over 18 (full price, Adult tickets): HUF 1750 EU ( about 6 euros)
Citizens under 18 (Student tickets): HUF 875 (about 3 euros)
non EU Citizens over 18 (full price, Adult tickets): HUF 3500 (about 12 euros)
non EU Citizens under 18 (Student tickets): HUF 1750 (about 6 euros)
Getting there : Bus 15, Tram 2.