Hungarian Parliament tickets & tours

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Hungarian Parliament Audio Guided Tour

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€25.90
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45 min.
Audio Guide
  • Delve into a 45-minute audio-guided exploration, unlocking the intricacies of neo-gothic wonders at the Hungarian Parliament.
  • With an audio guide in 23 languages this experience tailors to your linguistic comfort while ensuring intimacy with historical depth.
  • From the Chamber of Peers to the Grand Stairway, step into spaces where decisions that shaped Hungary were made.
  • Experience the grandeur of the Main Staircase, a confluence of intricate design and history.
  • The Dome Hall cradles the Holy Hungarian Crown, offering stories that echo the heartbeats of a proud nation.
  • Delve into a 45-minute audio-guided exploration, unlocking the intricacies of neo-gothic wonders at the Hungarian Parliament.
  • With an audio guide in 23 languages this experience tailors to your linguistic comfort while ensuring intimacy with historical depth.
  • From the Chamber of Peers to the Grand Stairway, step into spaces where decisions that shaped Hungary were made.
  • Experience the grandeur of the Main Staircase, a confluence of intricate design and history.
  • The Dome Hall cradles the Holy Hungarian Crown, offering stories that echo the heartbeats of a proud nation.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Hungarian Parliament building
  • Access to the Main Staircase, the Dome Hall, the Chamber of Peers & the Grand Stairway
  • 45-minute audio guided tour
  • Audio guide available in 23 languages
  • Headphones
  • Tip: Stop by the Hungarikum Bisztro, an informal eatery, located very close to the Hungarian Parliament, where you can try authentic, traditional dishes such as goulash, duck confit, or meat stews.
  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Slovak, Croatian, Hebrew, Romanian, Serbian, Ukrainian Korean, Portuguese, Arabic, Slovenian, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, Bulgarian, Turkish, Hungarian.
  • It is recommended to be appropriately dressed during this tour.
  • Photography is allowed during the tour, except in the Dome Hall.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • Apart from guide dogs, no other animals are permitted inside the building.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Hungarian Parliament Guided Tour + Danube River Sightseeing Cruise Tickets

from €35.80
€34

5% off

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Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Save big with this combo with a 45-minute tour of the Hungarian Parliament and a River Danube cruise.
  • Dive into Hungary's rich history with an immersive audio tour of the third-largest parliament in the world.
  • Marvel at the ornate Main Staircase, the illustrious Dome Hall, the Chamber of Peers, and the Grand Stairway.
  • Embark on a 60 to 70-minute cruise on the Danube River, taking in the riverbanks and the architecture of Budapest's famous bridges.
  • Opt for an upgrade to see the city's stunning riverscape during nighttime.
  • Save big with this combo with a 45-minute tour of the Hungarian Parliament and a River Danube cruise.
  • Dive into Hungary's rich history with an immersive audio tour of the third-largest parliament in the world.
  • Marvel at the ornate Main Staircase, the illustrious Dome Hall, the Chamber of Peers, and the Grand Stairway.
  • Embark on a 60 to 70-minute cruise on the Danube River, taking in the riverbanks and the architecture of Budapest's famous bridges.
  • Opt for an upgrade to see the city's stunning riverscape during nighttime.

Inclusions

Hungarian Parliament Audio Tour

  • Entry to the Hungarian Parliament building
  • Access to the Main Staircase, the Dome Hall, the Chamber of Peers & the Grand Stairway
  • 45-minute audio guided tour
  • Audio guide available in 23 languages
  • Headphones

River Danube Sightseeing Cruise

  • 60 to 70-min Budapest cruise
  • Please arrive in front of Gróf Széchenyi Ship, Id. Antall József rkp., 1051, Port Academia dock 3.

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Hungarian Parliament Audio Tour

  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Slovak, Croatian, Hebrew, Romanian, Serbian, Ukrainian Korean, Portuguese, Arabic, Slovenian, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, Bulgarian, Turkish, Hungarian.
  • It is recommended to be appropriately dressed during this tour.
  • The guided route is subject to change based on the Hungarian National Assembly schedule or other state events.
  • Large bags, packages, or objects capable of causing personal injury, such as pocket knives, knives, gas spray, etc. are not permitted inside.
  • Photography is allowed during the tour except in the Dome Hall.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible.

River Danube Sightseeing Cruise

  • The boats have panoramic windows and open-air decks for unaltered views.
  • Pets are not allowed on this cruise.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Gellert Bath Tickets + Hungarian Parliament Audio Guided Tour

from €53.90
€51.20

5% off

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Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Grab this money-saving combo ticket to visit the relaxing Gellert Bath and enjoy an audio-guided tour of the Hungarian Parliament.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the baths as well as a locker or private cabin access for the day.
  • Take a refreshing and relaxing dip in the pools at the Gellert Bath, equipped with underwater jets for therapeutic massage.
  • Skip the lines at the Hungarian Parliament, and admire its glorious interior and exterior, built in the gothic revival style.
  • With a multilingual audio guide, learn about the building's legendary architect Imre Steindl who was inspired by the Palace of Westminster, and more.
  • Grab this money-saving combo ticket to visit the relaxing Gellert Bath and enjoy an audio-guided tour of the Hungarian Parliament.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the baths as well as a locker or private cabin access for the day.
  • Take a refreshing and relaxing dip in the pools at the Gellert Bath, equipped with underwater jets for therapeutic massage.
  • Skip the lines at the Hungarian Parliament, and admire its glorious interior and exterior, built in the gothic revival style.
  • With a multilingual audio guide, learn about the building's legendary architect Imre Steindl who was inspired by the Palace of Westminster, and more.

Inclusions

Gellert Bath

  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Full-day access to services
  • Locker (optional)
  • Private cabin (optional)
  • Sauna access

Hungarian Parliament

  • Skip-the-line entry
  • 45-minute audio-guided tour
  • Access to the Main Staircase, the Dome Hall, the Chamber of Peers, and the Grand Stairway
  • All taxes and fees
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Slovak, Croatian, Hebrew, Romanian, Serbian, Ukrainian Korean, Portuguese, Arabic, Slovenian, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, Bulgarian, Turkish & Hungarian.

Exclusions

Gellert Bath

  • Meals and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Towels & slippers

Gellert Bath

  • Tip: The Gellert Thermal Bath can get super busy during peak times and weekends so try to get there as early as possible.
  • Pregnant guests should consult their doctor before visiting. Massages are not provided to pregnant women.
  • Guests with medical conditions are advised to consult their doctor before visiting.
  • It’s recommended to wear decent swimwear for both men and women.

Hungarian Parliament

  • Tip: Make sure you stop by the statue of Ferenc Rakoczi, located next to the Hungarian Parliament. He was the Hungarian nobleman who led the national uprising against the Habsburg regimen in 1703.
  • It’s recommended to be appropriately dressed during this tour.
  • The route is subject to change based on the Hungarian National Assembly schedule or other state events.
  • The duration of the guided tour is inclusive of the security check.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Hungarian Parliament Guided Tour + Full-Day Access to Széchenyi Spa

from €52.90
€50.25

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Guided Tour
  • Know more about the parliament of Hungary and have fun at Europe's largest bathing facility with these pocket-friendly tickets!
  • Take a guided tour to the world's third-largest Parliament building.
  • Even after a century, Budapest's tallest building, the Hungarian Parliament building, stays towering and proud.
  • Skip the long ticketing lines and meet the rest of the tour group.
  • Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you on a tour of the building, a fine example of neo-gothic architecture.
  • Pass through the many stairwells, sculptures, geometric ceilings, and windows.
  • Admire the Dome Hall, adorned by the precious crown jewels, which were returned by the US only a few decades ago.
  • Marvel at the arches, vaults, and pillars of the Old Upper House Hall.
  • With this fast-track ticket, you can skip the long queues at the Széchenyi Spa, the biggest bath complex in Europe.
  • Enjoy a whole day of relaxation at a Neo-baroque-style spa, which was built in 1913.
  • Choose between a private cabin and a locker, both of which offer full-day access.
  • With your guide, visit the Pálinka Museum, an interactive museum dedicated to palinka, and learn about Hungary's favorite traditional alcoholic beverage.
  • While on the tour, take a sip of palinka or a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Note: Széchenyi Spa and Palinka Museum are two different venues. You will not receive the gratis palinka drink in the spa. You will receive it in the center where the Palinka Museum is located.
  • Know more about the parliament of Hungary and have fun at Europe's largest bathing facility with these pocket-friendly tickets!
  • Take a guided tour to the world's third-largest Parliament building.
  • Even after a century, Budapest's tallest building, the Hungarian Parliament building, stays towering and proud.
  • Skip the long ticketing lines and meet the rest of the tour group.
  • Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you on a tour of the building, a fine example of neo-gothic architecture.
  • Pass through the many stairwells, sculptures, geometric ceilings, and windows.
  • Admire the Dome Hall, adorned by the precious crown jewels, which were returned by the US only a few decades ago.
  • Marvel at the arches, vaults, and pillars of the Old Upper House Hall.
  • With this fast-track ticket, you can skip the long queues at the Széchenyi Spa, the biggest bath complex in Europe.
  • Enjoy a whole day of relaxation at a Neo-baroque-style spa, which was built in 1913.
  • Choose between a private cabin and a locker, both of which offer full-day access.
  • With your guide, visit the Pálinka Museum, an interactive museum dedicated to palinka, and learn about Hungary's favorite traditional alcoholic beverage.
  • While on the tour, take a sip of palinka or a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Note: Széchenyi Spa and Palinka Museum are two different venues. You will not receive the gratis palinka drink in the spa. You will receive it in the center where the Palinka Museum is located.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Hungarian Parliament building
  • Access to the Main Staircase, the Dome Hall, Chamber of Peers, and the Grand Stairway
  • Expert tour guide in multiple languages
  • Full-day entrance ticket
  • Guided Tour of the Pálinka Museum
  • 1 shot of pálinka (Hungarian Spirit) or an alcohol-free beverage for tasting at the Pálinka Museum
  • Private cabin

Exclusions

  • Gratuities in Hungarian Parliament
  • Food & drinks
  • Swimming cap at Széchenyi Spa
  • Swimsuit (Available for rent or purchase)
  • Towels (Available for rent or purchase)
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit

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€75
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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4 hr. - 4 hr. 30 min.
  • Discover some of Budapest's best attractions and take a look inside the Parliament building with a professional guide.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the vistas from the Gellért Hill.
  • Wander past Chain Bridge, the oldest bridge in Budapest.
  • Pass by Andrássy Avenue, City Park, and see Europe's largest Synagogue.
  • See the heart of old Budapest as you explore Castle District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • At Heroes’ Square, you can see the many statues of renowned Hungarian kings and dukes.
  • Your last stop is the 116-year-old Hungarian Parliament building, the third largest Parliament building in the world.
  • Explore its grand halls along with a guide and see the famed Hungarian Crown Jewels.
  • Note: A current valid passport or ID card is required on the day of travel for entry into the Parliament.
  • Discover some of Budapest's best attractions and take a look inside the Parliament building with a professional guide.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the vistas from the Gellért Hill.
  • Wander past Chain Bridge, the oldest bridge in Budapest.
  • Pass by Andrássy Avenue, City Park, and see Europe's largest Synagogue.
  • See the heart of old Budapest as you explore Castle District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • At Heroes’ Square, you can see the many statues of renowned Hungarian kings and dukes.
  • Your last stop is the 116-year-old Hungarian Parliament building, the third largest Parliament building in the world.
  • Explore its grand halls along with a guide and see the famed Hungarian Crown Jewels.
  • Note: A current valid passport or ID card is required on the day of travel for entry into the Parliament.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parliament entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Spanish Tour (EU / Non-EU Citizens)
  • English Tour (EU / Non-EU Citizens)
  • German Tour (EU / Non-EU Citizens)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 5%): Hungarian Parliament Audio Guided Tour + Light Art Museum Tickets

from €43.90
€41.70

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Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • With this cost-saving combo, gain access to the Hungarian Parliament and explore the new Light Art Museum in Budapest.
  • Get access to an audio guide available in 23 different languages, and wander through the Main Staircase and the illustrious Dome Hall.
  • Marvel at the perfectly symmetrical building, with identical facades on both the river-facing and land-facing sides.
  • Immerse yourself in an interactive museum concept at the Light Art Museum, surrounded by light, color, and captivating art installations.
  • Are you up for an engaging cosmic journey? Delight in the mesmerizing depictions of black holes and supernovae, brought to life by over 40 world-class artists.
  • With this cost-saving combo, gain access to the Hungarian Parliament and explore the new Light Art Museum in Budapest.
  • Get access to an audio guide available in 23 different languages, and wander through the Main Staircase and the illustrious Dome Hall.
  • Marvel at the perfectly symmetrical building, with identical facades on both the river-facing and land-facing sides.
  • Immerse yourself in an interactive museum concept at the Light Art Museum, surrounded by light, color, and captivating art installations.
  • Are you up for an engaging cosmic journey? Delight in the mesmerizing depictions of black holes and supernovae, brought to life by over 40 world-class artists.

Inclusions

Hungarian Parliament

  • Entry to the Hungarian Parliament building
  • 45-minute audio guided tour
  • Access to:

  • Audio guide available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Slovak, Croatian, Hebrew, Romanian, Serbian, Ukrainian Korean, Portuguese, Arabic, Slovenian, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, Bulgarian, Turkish and Hungarian
  • Headphones

Light Art Museum

  • Entry to Light Art Museum

Hungarian Parliament

  • Tip: At night, the Parliament's illuminated facade along the Danube creates a magical scene, ideal for evening strolls and photography.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • Apart from guide dogs, no other animals are permitted inside the building.

Light Art Museum

  • Tip: Capture stunning photos of pioneering light artist László Moholy-Nagy's and op-art icon Victor Vasarely's unique pieces for memorable souvenirs.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

The Hungarian Parliament | Budapest’s tallest building

Situated on the eastern bank of the River Danube, the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest is one of Europe’s most intriguing landmarks. Designed by architect Imre Steindl and inaugurated in 1902, it is one of the finest examples of a combination of Gothic Revival, Baroque, and Renaissance architectural styles. With 691 rooms, 10 courtyards, 12.5 miles of staircase, and sculptures of Hungarian rulers, the building is renowned for its majestic interiors. More than 700,000 visitors flock to it each year to marvel at this architectural masterpiece. Keep reading to find all the information you need to plan your visit to the Hungarian Parliament.

Why visit the Hungarian Parliament?

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  • An iconic landmark: The Hungarian Parliament is the tallest building in Budapest and the third largest national assembly building in the world. 
  • Architectural masterpiece: The architecture of the Hungarian Parliament is a blend of various architectural elements and styles, including Gothic Revival, Baroque, and Renaissance.
  • Spectacular interiors: The 691 rooms and other areas of the Hungarian Parliament are decorated with stunning frescoes, intricate woodwork, and exquisite stained glass windows, mostly by Hungarian architects and artists.
  • Symbol of national identity: As the seat of the Hungarian National Assembly, the Parliament Building holds immense significance as a symbol of Hungarian sovereignty and unity. 
  • Historical significance: Constructed in the late 19th century to commemorate the country's thousandth anniversary, the Parliament Building symbolizes Hungary's journey towards democracy and independence.

Things to know before booking your Hungarian Parliament tickets

  • If you fancy a solo audio adventure, you can opt for the audio-guided tour, which is available in 23 languages, ensuring no lost-in-translation moments. Or, if you prefer a more hands-on experience, join a guided tour led by an expert. It's like having your very own parliament guru.
  • The Budapest Parliament at night is a sight to behold, especially when bathed in the soft glow of nighttime illumination. Consider snagging a combo tour that not only includes a visit to the Parliament but also throws in a delightful Danube river cruise, allowing you to witness its grandeur against the backdrop of the glittering city lights.
  • If you want to get some relaxation after all the sightseeing, opt for combo packages that pamper you with visits to the rejuvenating Szechenyi or Gellert baths. Nothing beats soaking in thermal waters after a day of exploring.
  • The Hungarian Parliament is committed to providing accessibility for all visitors, including wheelchair users. The building is equipped with ramps and elevators to ensure that everyone can enjoy the beauty and history housed within its walls.
  • All visitors have to undergo a mandatory security check before entering the Hungarian Parliament, so ensure that you factor this time into your visit. This includes visitors with skip-the-line tickets.
  • Keep in mind that in case of any unexpected parliamentary or state events, your Hungarian Parliament tour may be canceled even at the last minute, just before you enter the building.

Which Budapest Parliament ticket is best for you?

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If you want to at your own pace

Go for: Standard audio-guided tour ticket
Duration: 45 minutes 
Guide: Audio guide in 23 languages

  • Get this ticket if you want the flexibility to wander through the iconic chambers and corridors of the Hungarian Parliament without feeling rushed.
  • Listen to an audio guide available in 23 languages, allowing you to explore the parliament and gain deep insights into its history in your preferred language.

Recommended ticket: Hungarian Parliament Audio Guided Tour

Hungarian Parliament tours

If you want to explore more of Budapest

Go for: Danube river cruise combo ticket
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Guide: Audio guide for Hungarian Parliament 

  • Get the best of both worlds with an audio-guided tour of the Hungarian Parliament followed by a scenic cruise along the Danube River.
  • It's a convenient and cost-effective bundle for sightseeing enthusiasts.
  • Witness breathtaking views of Budapest's landmarks from the water while enjoying informative commentary during the cruise.

Recommended ticket: Combo (Save 11%): Hungarian Parliament Guided Tour + Danube Sightseeing Cruise

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If you want to combine cultural exploration with relaxation

Go for: Szechenyi Baths combo ticket
Duration: Full day
Guide: Expert tour guide

  • Get priority access to the Hungarian Parliament with an expert tour guide available in multiple languages and explore the wonders of this historic building in depth.
  • The experience also includes access to the historic Szechenyi Spa to help you relax in the thermal waters after a day of exploration. 

Recommended ticket: Hungarian Parliament Guided Tour + Full-Day Access to Széchenyi Spa

Hungarian Parliament highlights

Hungarian Parliament Golden Staircase

The City Side Staircase XVII

The Hungarian Parliament tour begins with the City Side Staircase XVII or the Golden Staircase, which leads to the magnificent main floor. This long stairway is decorated with gold plate detailing, stained glass windows, vibrant frescoes and paintings, and lined with columns and statues. The staircase also offers views of the iconic Kossuth Square outside.

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The Grand Stairway

The Grand Stairway with 96 steps covered in red carpet connects the main entrance to the Dome Hall. The ceiling is adorned with two large frescoes by renowned painter Károly Lotz while the windows on both sides of the hall are set with ornate stained glass artwork by Miksa Róth. The staircase is flanked by eight 4-ton granite columns, which are amongst only 12 to have ever been made in the world.

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The Dome Hall

The Hungarian Parliament's striking dome, standing at 96 meters tall, commemorates Hungary's settlement in 896 AD. Inside the Dome Hall, rests the Hungarian Holy Crown and Coronation Insignia since 2000. The hall features a rib vaulted dome, vibrant stained glass windows, and regal statues of Hungarian monarchs showcased on golden pedestals.

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The Crown Jewels

The Holy Crown of Hungary, or the Crown of Saint Stephen, is vigilantly safeguarded in the Dome Hall. Visitors can view it alongside other Coronation insignia, like the Holy Orb with the cross, the Sceptre, and the Coronation Sword. Since the mid-12th century until 1916, over 50 monarchs have been crowned using this historic crown.

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The Chamber of Peers

The Chamber of Peers, also known as the Old Upper House Chamber or House of Magnates, was used by the Upper House of the Diet (governing body) of Hungary from 1867 to 1918 and 1927 to 1945. This resplendent chamber boasts horseshoe seating, gold-plated decorations, and paintings of the coats of arms of Hungary’s royal families. Today, it is used to conduct conferences and meetings.

The Old Upper House Lounge

The Chamber of Peers Lounge

The Chamber of Peers Lounge is a large opulent room and, like most of the other significant areas of the Hungarian Parliament building, is decorated with gold gilded ceilings and ornate paintings. The most distinctive feature of the room is the turquoise hand-knotted floor carpet, which is the largest hand-knotted rug in Europe.

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Maginificent frescoes

The Hungarian Parliament building is adorned with several large frescoes painted by renowned artists like Károly Lotz and Mór Than. These artworks depict key historical moments and allegorical scenes from Hungary’s history, culture, and mythology, including the coronation of King Saint Stephen, the arrival of the Magyars in Hungary, and the Battle of Mohács.

Stained glass artworks

Stained glass artworks

The Hungarian Parliament building features windows set with some of the world’s most exquisite stained glass artworks and glass mosaics. These were created by renowned Hungarian artist Miksa Roth in the late 19th and early 20th century. Roth’s vibrant colors and intricate designs add an enduring vitality to the building’s architecture while narrating stories of Hungary’s cultural heritage.

Statues & figurines

Statues & figurines

The facade and the interiors of the Hungarian Parliament building are adorned with around 250 statues and figurines. These commemorate pivotal people from Hungarian history, including rulers, political leaders, historical figures, cultural icons, and military figures. Created by various artists, these sculptures contribute to the building's ambiance, showcasing the nation's legacy and providing a tangible link to Hungary's past.

Plan your visit to the Hungarian Parliament

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Budapest parliament tours timings

Opening hours:

  • 1st November - 31st March: 8am - 4pm
  • 1st April - 31st October: 8am - 6pm

Best time to visit: The optimal months to visit the Hungarian Parliament are from March to May (spring) and September to early November (autumn). The weather is pleasant during these seasons, and tourist crowds are lower than in the summer, which allows for a comfortable visit.

Address: Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055 Budapest, Hungary
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Getting there:

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  • The Hungarian Parliament is wheelchair-friendly with ramps and elevators. 
  • Guide dogs are permitted inside the building. 
Facilities
  • Audio guides
  • Ticket counter
  • Restrooms
  • Cloakroom
  • Souvenir shop
  • Photography is not allowed in the Dome Hall of the Hungarian Parliament.
  • Visitors are prohibited from carrying large bags and certain items into the Hungarian Parliament building, including pocket knives, gas spray, weapons, firearms, explosives, blasting agents, and pyrotechnic devices.
  • Eating, drinking, and smoking are prohibited within the Hungarian Parliament premises.
  • Visitors must not talk loudly, sing, or use noise-making devices like whistles and megaphones.
  • Visitors are prohibited from entering the Hungarian Parliament premises while wearing any symbols of dictatorship. They are also not permitted to bring flags or items for protest into the building.
  • Visitors cannot sit, kneel, or lie down on the staircases, the floors, or any furniture inside the building premises.
  • Visitors cannot stay in the building premises once they have completed their Hungarian Parliament tour.
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  • Book your Hungarian Parliament tickets as early as possible because the tickets are usually limited and might sell out, becoming unavailable on your preferred day.
  • Book skip-the-line tickets to bypass long queues and directly reach the entrance of the Hungarian Parliament building.
  • Carry a valid ID document to get swift entry inside the Budapest Parliament building.
  • Follow visitor etiquette during your Hungarian Parliament tour.
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  • Elysee Bistro & Kavehaz: Enjoy a combination of typical Hungarian and French bistro meals made with fresh ingredients at the Elysee Bistro & Kavehaz. Dine in an ambiance that blends old-fashioned cafes with modern eateries. 
  • Szamos Café: Indulge in flavourful pies, exotic salads, delicious chocolates, fluffy croissants and more at Szamos Café, located close to the Budapest Parliament. 
  • Biarritz Restaurant and Cafe: Enjoy a balanced menu curated from top-quality local ingredients at Biarritz Restaurant and Cafe. This eatery is located near the parliament and has a lovely ambiance with a great view. 
  • Da Mario Budapest: If you are looking for pizza, pasta, a variety of drinks, and great desserts, head to Da Mario Budapest, a low-key Italian restaurant that also provides patio seating.
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To make your stay more relaxing, you can lookout for a stay in close proximity to the Hungarian Parliament. Here are a few hotels that will meet this requirement:

Discover Budapest gems beyond the Hungarian Parliament: Unmissable sights and experiences

Hungarian Parliament is nestled amidst a treasure trove of Budapest's iconic landmarks. Here are a few must-visit spots nearby:

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Museum of Fine Arts

Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts is home to a rich collection of Hungarian and European art spanning several centuries. Immerse yourself in Budapest's artistic legacy and admire the works of Old Masters like Rembrandt, Raphael, and Francisco Goya.

Fisherman's Bastion

Perched on Castle Hill with fairytale-like turrets, Fisherman's Bastion offers panoramic views of the Danube River and Budapest's skyline. This neo-Gothic terrace is perfect for stunning photos and a leisurely stroll.

Frequently asked questions about Hungarian Parliament tickets

Why should I purchase tickets for Hungarian Parliament tickets online?

Booking your Hungarian Parliament tickets online is a convenient and hassle-free experience. It guarantees your entry and helps you avoid long waiting times at the ticket counters. You can also get great deals and discounts when you buy tickets online.

What are the opening hours for visitors at the Hungarian Parliament?

The Hungarian Parliament is open every day from 8am to 4pm from 1st November to 31st March. From 1st April to 31st October, it is open from 8am to 6pm.

Where is the Hungarian Parliament located?

The Hungarian Parliament is located in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, on the eastern bank of the River Danube.  

Are skip-the-line tickets available to the Hungarian Parliament?

Yes, you can opt for combo tickets to enjoy skip-the-line privileges, such as the Gellert Bath Tickets + Hungarian Parliament Audio Guided Tour or Hungarian Parliament Guided Tour + Full-Day Access to Széchenyi Spa.

What are the best things to see inside the Hungarian Parliament?

You can stroll through the Hungarian Parliament and see the Hungarian crown jewels in the Dome Hall, the great ornamental staircases, admire the frescoes on the ceilings, and walk past the bust of the architect himself, Imre Steindl, in a wall niche. The parliament building also features stained glass artworks and mosaics by Miksa Roth. 

What is the Hungarian Parliament used for?

The Hungarian Parliament is a functioning law making body. The space is used as a seat of the national Assembly where regular debates are conducted, including the ones that are attended by the Prime Minister and his Cabinet. 

Which areas of the Hungarian Parliament are included in the tour?

The tour covers significant parts of the building, including the Main Staircase, the Dome Hall, the Chamber of Peers & the Grand Stairway.

Is the Hungarian Parliament accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, the Hungarian Parliament is accessible to people with disabilities. Visitors in wheelchairs are encouraged to inform staff of their arrival in advance via an email to tourist.office@parliament.hu for smooth access.

Can I take photographs inside the Parliament?

Yes. Photography is permitted in most areas of the Hungarian Parliament, except for the great Dome Hall, where the Holy Crown is kept. The Holy Crown, along with the orb, scepter, and coronation sword, is constantly guarded by the soldiers.