Parliament Building, Budapest!

Third largest Parliament Building in the world, with 691 rooms, 20 kilometers of stairs and 96 meters in height similar to St Stephen Basilica.  During the Communist era a large star was added to the central tower above the dome of the building, but after its downfall, the star was removed.

The Hungarian Parliament building is situated in the midst of a square named after Lajos Kossuth a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Governor-President of Hungary in 1849. His memorial, as well as a memorial for the 1956 Hungarian Revolution can be seen in front of the Parliament building.

Guided tours of the Parliament are available when the National Assembly is not in session. The tour takes about 45 minutes, and is well worth the price, as it covers the main entrance stairs and hall, one of the lobbies, the old House of Lords and the Hungarian Crown Jewels.

You need to however book the tickets online at http://www.jegymester.hu/parlament It is better to book the tickets in advance as we went twice and we couldn’t get the tickets at their counter. Pics of the Parliament.

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