Hungarian Parliament building: The Gothic treasure of Budapest

History of the Hungarian Parliament building

The most emblematic and unique landmark of Budapest is the Hungarian Parliament building (Országház). Located on the bank of the Danube it’s hard to be missed. You will be fascinated by its stunning beauty at first glance.

The building is in Gothic Revival style. During its construction 40 million bricks and 40 kilograms of gold were used. It started in 1885 and finished in 1902. Today the government uses a small part of the building. The Parliament can be visited only within a guided tour, which covers the main entrance stairs and hall, one of the lobbies, the old House of Lords and the Hungarian Crown Jewels. A replica of the latter you can see in Matthias church.

Tips for visiting Hungarian Parliament building

The building has to be seen both at day and night to see its full majesty.

Useful information
Address: 1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3
Access: Metro station Kossuth Lajos tér – line M2
Opening hours: All visits are by guided tour only (more info).
Admission: 4000 HUF
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Hungarian Parliament building

building from the outside

building from the outside


Hungarian Parliament

Hungarian Parliament at night

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