Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest

hungarian parliament building

Just wow. The Hungarian Parliament Building is a magnificently beautiful building situated at the banks of the Danube in Budapest. When in Budapest you can’t miss this building. Its architecture and its magnitude will surely make an impression on you. On this page you will find all the information you need to visit the Hungarian Parliament Building.

Opening hours

If you want to visit the Hungarian Parliament Building then these are the opening hours off the visitor centre:

From the 1st of April untill the 31th of October: 8AM – 6 PM (08.00 – 18.00)
From the 1st of November untill the 31th of March: 8AM – 4PM (08.00 – 16.00)

When you are next to the building at the side of the Danube facing the building, you will find the vistor centre on the left-side.

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Entrance fees Hungarian Parliament Building

You can only enter the Hungarian Parliament Building with a guided tour. The prices of the tour are dependent on your nationality. Europeans get a discount. So if you are European make sure to bring your passport. These are the entrance fees:

TicketHUFPound US dollarEuro
Adult (from EU)2200£ 6$ 7,25€ 6,5
Student (6 – 24 from EU)1200£ 3$ 4€ 3,5
Adult (no EU)5400£ 14,5$ 18€ 16,5
Student (6 – 24 no EU)5400£ 17,5$ 18€ 16,5
Student (6 – 24 no EU)freefreefreefree

Budapest Parliament Tour

There is only one way to visit the Hungarian Parliament Building and that’s to join the Budapest Parliament tour. The Parliament tour takes about 45 minutes and provides you with information about the building and its history. It will lead you past the golden staircase, the lushly decorated Cupola room and the Hungarian crown jewels. The groups might be quite big, but thanks to the live audioguide you will always be able to hear your guide.

Buy your Budapest Parliament tickets

The Hungarian Parliament tours must be booked in advance, since there are only a limited number of people per day allowed in the Parliament Building. So if you want to make sure to get in: buy your tickets online now (note that the tour language varies per timeslot. Choose your preferred language accordingly). In this way you will make sure to join the Budapest Parliament tour on the date of your preference and avoid waiting in line for a long time.

Rules for your visit

Please make sure to follow the following rules: before you are allowed inside there is a security check you must pass. Bags are checked. And to protect the Holy Crown, it is strictly forbidden to take photographs in the great Dome Hall.

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Fun facts

And then some fun facts about the Hungarian Parliament:

  • The building is 18.000m2 big, has almost 700 rooms (691 to be precise) and 365 towers.
  • If you would want to walk all stairs of the building it would take you quite some time. In total the stairs cover 20 kilometer .
  • 50% of the building was destroyed during the 2nd world war.
  • There is so many gold in the building that they say that from this amount of gold you would be able to build a village for 40.000 people.

Address & How to get there

Address: Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3
Metro: Take metro M2 (red line) and get off at stop Kossuth Lajos tér
Tram:
Take Tram 2 and get off at stop Kossuth Lajos tér
Bus:
Take line 15 to Kossuth Lajos tér
On foot:
If you walk past the Danube towards Margaret bridge, you will pass by the Hungarian Parliament Building.

FAQ

Can you enter the Hungarian Parliament?

Yes, you can enter the Hungarian Parliament Building. But you can enter it only with a guided tour. There is no way to walk around solo.

How long does the tour through the Hungarian Parliament take?

The tour takes about 45 minutes and you will see the Golden Staircase, the Cupola room with the Hungarian crown jewels, the largest handmade carpet in Europe and much more.

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