V., Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3
Hungary's largest, most beautiful and best-known building, also a symbol of Budapest. The Hungarian Holy Crown and the coronation insignia are kept here.
Resembling the Westminster Palace, it was built in 1885-1904 with an eclectic facade, neo-Gothic details, Renaissance and Baroque layout and spaces. One of the biggest parliaments in the World. 268 m long, 118 m wide, 96 m high dome, 691 rooms on an area of 17,700 sq. m. The sculptures, paintings and frescos were made by the best artists of the day. The first district heating system in Hungary was installed here.
Open: guided tours only, subject to Parliamentary sessions. The Parliamentary Library is a public collection in political science and jurisprudence, modern history, international issues, publications of the UN, the Hungarian and foreign parliaments.