- Type: Tours
NileGuide Expert tip:
Booking guided tours in person happens at Gate no. 10. It's worth getting there early, as the sooner you book the greater your chances of getting a guide on the day and in the language of your choice. Booking via phone is also possible. Tours take place in Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
When in Budapest don't miss the opportunity to take a morning tour of the city's spectacular Parliament House, Hungary's largest building. You'll admire one of Budapest's finest architectural achievements, and have the remainder of the day free to explore the city at your leisure.
Budapest's magnificent neo-Gothic Parliament building is the home of the Holy Hungarian Crown. Your guide will lead you through the splendid Session Room, the impressive central staircase and the wonderful Great Vaulted Hall. Along the way, you'll be entertained and informed by your guide's anecdotal and historical commentary.
The Parliament building was built between 1885 and 1902, and was for a time the largest parliamentary building in the world. With 691 rooms and staircases stretching for more than 12 miles (20 kilometers), the building is topped by an elegant dome soaring 226 feet (69 meters) into the sky.
The building is predominantly neo-Gothic with Renaissance influences, although the base ground plan is Baroque. A strong Byzantine influence is noticeable in the interior of the building, especially in the marvelously decorated staircase hall.
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