Hungarian Parliament Building

Hungarian Parliament Building illuminated at night

The Hungarian Parliament Building was erected in 1904 in wake of the newly formed union of Buda, Obuda, and Pest into what is current day Budapest to represent the sovereignty of the nation. Several million bricks and rare stones, as well as 40 kilograms of gold were used in the construction of the building. Its design heavily reflects a Gothic Revival style of architecture in its symmetrical proportions and domed center point. Tours of the Parliament Building were originally free to EU citizens, but the policy has changed since 2013. Visits to the building are now required to be under the supervision of a tour guide and must be scheduled ahead of time through their website:

Photos of the Parliament Building interior

Grand, immaculate staircase inside the Hungarian Parliament Building

Room in Parliament Building commemorating Hungarian heroes and historical figures