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Guided Tour of Parliament Building Budapest

€15.99
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45 min.
Guided Tour
  • Visit the Hungarian Parliament – the world's third-largest Parliament building – with skip-the-line access as you directly meet your guide and start your tour.
  • The Hungarian Parliament building stands tall and proud even after a hundred years and is Budapest's tallest building.
  • During this 45-minute tour, your expert tour guide will navigate you through the building, an excellent example of neo-gothic architecture.
  • Explore the main sights of this building, including the Holy Hungarian Crown.
  • Discover the full history of this defining ship of the Hungarian Country.
  • 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.
  • Guide dogs are allowed on this tour.
  • The tour is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Combo: Hungarian Parliament Guided Tour + River Danube Sightseeing Cruise Tickets

€22.19
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Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Save big on this combo ticket that gives you 2-in-1 access to a guided tour of the Hungarian Parliament and a River Danube sightseeing cruise.
  • Learn fascinating facts about the third-largest parliament building in the world with your expert tour guide.
  • Admire the neo-Gothic architecture of the structure with significant Renaissance and Baroque accents.
  • Find yourself exploring over 650 rooms in the magnificent building.
  • Capture the unique staircases and intricate statues inside the Parliament building.
  • Be guided through the Dome Hall and the Old Upper House Hall - the two main sections of the building.
  • Head to your boarding point to enjoy a relaxing cruise on the waters of Budapest.
  • Glide down River Danube and enjoy a fantastic sightseeing experience from an open-air deck.
  • Enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival and settle in a cozy spot to enjoy your cruise.
  • Sail under the six bridges and pass by Budapest icons like the Hungarian Parliament and the Fisherman’s Bastion.

Hungarian Parliament Guided Tour

  • 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

River Danube Sightseeing Cruise

  • 70-min cruise
  • English audio guide
  • Welcome drink (2 types of lemonade)
  • Snacks and other drinks (can be bought onboard)
  • Guided tour languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, and Russian.
  • Audio guide languages: English.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit

€47
Free Cancellation
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4 hr. - 4 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

€42.19
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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.
  • Skip-the-line entry to Hungarian Parliament building
  • Access to the Main Staircase, the Dome Hall, Chamber of Peers, and the Grand Stairway
  • Guided tour
  • 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
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Combo: Hungarian Parliament Tour + Entry to Széchenyi Spa + River Danube Cruise Tickets

€54.19
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Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Explore Budapest on a budget: use this combo ticket to check 3 must-do things in the city off your bucket list!
  • These include visiting the Hungarian Parliament building, cruising on the Danube, and enjoying a soak at the Széchenyi Spa.
  • The Hungarian Parliament building is the world's third-largest and even after a hundred years, it is Budapest's tallest building.
  • Skip the ticketing queues here and follow your tour guide through the building, an excellent example of neo-gothic architecture.
  • Admire the Dome Hall, where the precious crown jewels lie, which were returned by the US only a few decades ago.
  • Check out the Old Upper House Hall with its many arches, vaults, and pillars.
  • At Széchenyi Spa, the largest in Europe, get skip-the-line access and relax in the thermal spring bath complex.
  • The spa has 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools for you to try and explore.
  • Learn all about the Hungarian alcoholic beverage at the Pálinka Museum, along with a free tasting of the drink.
  • As for the Danube River Cruise, enjoy a complimentary drink upon arrival. Settle in a cozy spot for a remarkable sightseeing experience from an open-air deck.
  • Sail under the six bridges and see the most striking Budapest landmarks including the House of Parliament and the Buda Castle.
  • Tune in to an English audio guide to enjoy engaging commentary along the way.
  • 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 (English, Spanish, Italian, German, or French-speaking)
  • Full-day entrance ticket to the Széchenyi Spa
  • Guided tour of the Pálinka Museum
  • 1 shot of pálinka (Hungarian Spirit) or an alcohol-free beverage for tasting at the Pálinka Museum
  • 70-min cruise
  • English audio guide
  • Welcome drink (2 types of lemonade)
  • Snacks and other drinks (can be bought onboard)
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

The Hungarian Parliament

Situated right at the edge of the River Danube in Budapest, the Hungarian Parliament building is one of the finest examples to portray Gothic and Renaissance Revival architecture in the current scenario.

With more than 700,000 visitors flocking around the attraction each year, Hungary’s Parliament Building is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing tourist destinations in the whole of Europe. Created by architect Imre Steindl, the Hungarian Parliament was inaugurated in 1904. The place has 691 interior rooms, 10 courtyards, 12.5 miles of staircase and statues of Hungarian rulers that will leave your jaw dropped. The attraction is stunning in and out.

Hungarian Parliament Reopens Post COVID-19 

The Hungarian Parliament building has opened for visitors on 13 November 2021.

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Why Visit the Hungarian Parliament?

  • The Hungarian Parliament is the tallest building in Budapest and is the third-largest national assembly building in the globe. 
  • Explore the 691 rooms while on a Budapest Parliament tour, stroll through the 10 courtyards, 28 entrances, and the fine granite work on the grand stairway. 
  • The Hungarian Parliament, Budapest houses a unique heating and cooling function, one of the most modern in Europe. 
  • Did you know that the building was decorated using 22-carat gold? Witness it yourself!
  • You can enjoy a Budapest parliament tour, navigate through the building and learn all about the history of neo-gothic architecture. 

Your Hungarian Parliament Tickets Explained

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Hungarian Parliament Priority Access Guided Tour

  • Get skip-the-line access to a guided visit to the world's third-largest Parliament building that remains Budapest's tallest building even after 100 years!
  • Learn from an expert tour guide who will take you through this landmark building with its breathtaking neo-gothic architecture.
  • Get access to the Main Staircase, the Dome Hall, Chamber of Peers and the Grand Stairway.
  • The tour has multiple language variants that include: English Guided Tour, Spanish Guided Tour, Italian Guided Tour, German Guided Tour, French Guided Tour, Russian Guided Tour

Discounted Tickets: Children aged 5 and under go free. EU citizens and students aged 6-24 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

What is the Best Way to Buy Hungarian Parliament Tickets? Book Online

Ensure you purchase your Hungarian Parliament Tours online for a smooth, hassle-free experience that also guarantees you great deals and discounts! Why does booking online help?

  • Advance Booking: Book your tickets in advance and avoid standing in long queues or missing out on rides!
  • Convenience: When you buy tickets online, you are reserving a seat for yourself and your group at the click of a button. No more long waits at ticketing counters!
  • Great Discounts: When you buy your tickets online, you get access to a range of great deals and discounts which help you stick to your budget and get great value for money!

Hungarian Parliament Highlights

Wondering if it is a good idea to visit the Hungarian Parliament? 700,000 visitors visiting every year at the attraction can’t be wrong, can they? Experience a great Budapest parliament tour while admiring one of the largest parliaments on the globe. Here is what you get to see on a Budapest parliament tour.

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Dome Hall

  • The Hungarian Parliament consists of a beautiful dome that is 96 meters high, symbolizing the year of the settlement of Hungary (896).
  • The Dome Hall preserves the Hungarian Holy Crown as well as the Coronation Insignia 24/7 since the year 2000.
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Old Upper House

  • The House of Magnates was the upper chamber of the Diet of Hungary and was operational from 1867 to 1918 and eventually later from 1927 to 1945.
  • It was was reserved for aristocrats back in the day and is now used to conduct conferences and meetings.
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Staircases and Statues

  • The Great Staircase was once used as the royal staircase, you can find eight 4-ton granite columns, amongst which only 12 are found in the world. 
  • Apart from the Great Staircase, you can admire decorative paintings with a line of statues and colored windows in this gold-pate corridor of the parliament.
  • You can also find a lot of statues in the lounge area that evokes the old Hungarian trades and groups. 
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Geometric Ceilings and Windows

  • The Hungarian Parliament was designed cleverly by Steindl who incorporated a lot of numerical facts within the structure that illustrated its importance.
  • The building was lavishly decorated with 40 kg of 22/23 carat gold, along with rare gold leaves which are still on display for you to see specially in the staircases and the intricate ceiling designs. 

Plan Your Visit to the Hungarian Parliament

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Saturday and Sunday:  8AM to 4PM

Monday to Friday:  8AM to 6PM

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

How to get there?

The Hungarian Parliament can be accessed using Line 2 of the Budapest Metro. You can also use tram line 2, from Kossuth Lajos Square Station. 

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  • Public Lavatories are available at the Visitor Centre. 
  • The Hungarian Parliament in Budapest is fully wheelchair accessible. You can also have a wheelchair rental service if needed. 
  • Guide dogs are permitted inside the building. 
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Here is a list of top attractions situated you can visit after you complete your Budapest parliament tour:

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From mouth-watering food to charming attractions, Hungary is an amazing country to explore and have a good meal. Head to these restaurants after your Budapest parliament tour:

  • Elysee Bistro & Kavehaz: Enjoy a combination of typical Hungarian and French bistro meals with fresh ingredients. Dine-in with a great ambiance of old-fashioned cafes and modern bistros. 
  • Szamos Café: Go on a food coma by indulging in good pies, exotic salads, delicious chocolates, fluffy croissants and so much more at Szamos Café. 
  • Biarritz Restaurant and Cafe: A lovely room with a great view, situated near the parliament. Enjoy a balanced menu curated from top-quality local ingredients. 
  • Da Mario Budapest: Here is a low-key Italian restaurant with a patio serving pizza, pasta, a variety of drinks, and great desserts. 

 

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To make your stay more relaxing, you can lookout for a stay in close proximity to the Hungarian Parliament. We are listing down a few hotels that will meet your requirement. 

Visitor Tips

  • You are not allowed to carry your baggage or any sharp objects inside the venue during you Budapest parliament tour. 
  • The duration of the Budapest parliament tour depends on if you are on a guided tour or not. 
  • You are not permitted to stay in the Hungarian Parliament once you are done with the Budapest parliament tour.
  • You can enter the Parliament through Gate XII. 
  • If you want to have a good understanding of the structure and its significance and the history it carries, we suggest you opt for a guided tour. 
  • The tour guides are multilingual. 
  • You can also book a skip-the-line ticket to enter the Hungarian Parliament building and beat the chaos outside the gates. 
  • Photography is forbidden in the Dome Hall. Videography is allowed in other parts of the building. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Hungarian Parliament Tickets

What is the best place to purchase Hungarian Parliament tickets?

The best place to buy tickets to the Hungarian Parliament are found online where you get great deals and discounts. 

Where can I get cheap Hungarian Parliament tickets?

Book your Hungarian Parliament tours online to get the best deals and discounts and enjoy a hassle-free experience.

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

The Hungarian Parliament is a building that is open every day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are part of a group, the visits start from the Visitor Centre. 

Where is the Hungarian Parliament located?

The impressive figure of the Hungarian Parliament is situated on the edge of the River Danube which is at the heart of Budapest. The Parliament building is a fine example of Gothic and Renaissance Revival architecture in the world in the current era. 

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

You can stroll through the Parliament and witness the great ornamental stairs, admire the frescoes up the ceiling and walk past the bust of the architect himself, Imre Steindl, in a wall niche. The Parliament building has stained glass and mosaics by Miksa Roth. 

Is the Hungarian Parliament in Buda or Pest?

The Hungarian Parliament is situated on Kossuth Square which is situated in the Pest side of the city, on the bank of the Danube. 

What is the name of the parliament in Hungary?

The Parliament in Hungary is the National Assembly. The body consists of 199 members who are elected to 4-year terms. 

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. 

How old is the Hungarian parliament?

The Hungarian Parliament was inaugurated in 1904 by Imre Steindl. The building is 118 years old and is an iconic structure in the heart of Budapest. 

Who built Budapest Parliament?

Imre Ferenc Karoly Steindl was a famous Hungarian architect and was the designer of the Hungarian Parliament building. He was an associate professor at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Sadly, he went blind before its completion and was unable to appreciate his finished masterpiece.