Parliament, Budapest


The Budapest Parliament is open to the public, tickets must be bought in advance and the tour lasts 45 minutes. I am writing this article because, unfortunately, guided tours in our Parliament in rare languages (e.g. Polish) are very rare and difficult to obtain. Buying tickets is basically easy, you have to buy them on the site. If you want a guided tour in a rare language e.g. Spanish, Polish, etc,

A) Choose the audioguide in the language of your choice (not all languages are available every day!)

B) Ask me to send you a guide (you have to buy tickets for the group and for the guide for any language) and he will tell you a little bit in your language

C) if you have a group of 10 or more people: write to and tell us what language you need a guide in (unfortunately we can't do this, only the guests can arrange it directly, but we can help with translation).

If none of the above works, then just buy a ticket for a walk in any language and take the guide below with you :) (of course it is not as detailed as the guided tour).

About the Parliament

The Parliament House is one of Budapest's best-known public buildings, the seat of the Hungarian Parliament and some of its institutions (such as the Parliamentary Library). The idea of the Hungarian Parliament having its own building was mooted as early as the first half of the 19th century, when, after Bratislava, it met in the Pesti Vigadó or the National Museum. In 1844 a tender was invited for the future building, which was to be erected on the site of today's Elisabeth Square. However, the 42 entries received were blocked by the 1848-49 Revolution and the War of Independence, and most of the plans were lost in the meantime. In 1861, the question of a temporary building was raised again, and the construction of the Parliament of the EARTH began (not this one!). Its construction began in 1865, on the site of the present-day Bródy Sándor Street, according to the plans of Miklós Ybl. The building, which today houses the Italian Cultural Institute of Budapest, was completed in just eleven months.

Learn more about the style, construction and attractions of the Parliament (LINK AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE)

1. Main staircase, main hall under the dome, crown

2. Blue drawing room and hand-knotted carpet

3. Meeting rooms, voting buttons

4. Climate system in the 19th century

5. Cigar holder - and an interesting Hungarian saying from here!

Read in detail here: 

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