The Budapest Parliament stands by the Danube, on the Pest side, on the Kossuth square. In Hungarian, the monument is also called Országház (the house of the country). It’s a beautiful white building, covered with limestone.
In 1882 they announced a competition for plans about the Parliament building, it was Imre Steindl, teacher of the University of Architecture who won the competition, so the edifice was built according to his plans. The building is of an eclectic style but the neo-Gothic style is predominant. In 1902, when they finished the works, the Hungarian Parliament was the biggest parliamentary building in Europe, nowadays it’s still the biggest building of Hungary. The crowning treasure is placed in the Parliament: except the crowning mantle, all the objects that were used at the crowning ceremony are exhibited here. The most famous of them is probably the Saint Crown.
If you participate in the tour to visit the Parliament, you will be escorted by a guide. There is a tour from 9:30 am during the whole year. However in the period of April-October there is another tour as well, from 13:15 pm. The price of the tour is availeble from 18.75 euros, it includes the entrance fee, the guide, and pickup at your citycenter hotel.
Included in this tour:
- Hotel pickup
- Entrance fees
- House of Parliament Tour
- Local guide
- Hotel drop off
- Optional gratuities
- Food and drink, unless specified
Additional Information about the Budapest Parliament Tour:
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat