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Film Locations Tour in Budapest With a Local
"Step through time and different locations during your 3 hour private film locations tour with your local guide Claudia. This tour will show you where a number of famous and entertaining films have been shot and walk where the stars have been! You wi see some well-known places and get to know why this city is a a popular choice for filming locations. Here is your call time: 10:00 - Meet up 10:30 - Opera - Victory Evita: The phantom of the Opera 11:00 - Gozsdu Udvar: Red Heat Underworld 11:30 - Nyugati Station: Spy game Munich 12:00 - Parliament: Last Run Evita 12:30 - Gresham Palace: Spy 13:00 - Castle If you have any special requests this tour can be personalised to your taste
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Budapest Walk in the Heart of the City
"Starting with the scenic panorama of the Danube banks at the Fishermen's Bastion and finishing at the magnificent building of the Parliament you will be guided through the centuries revealing why and how Budapest developed into the city that is known today. Along the way see exquisite works from different architectural periods and discover some hidden secrets of the city.Our walking tour is designed so that it helps you to oversee the growth and various districts of Budapest so that you can get a better orientation afterwards. Showing some hidden secrets and going the other way round like the usual crowd of tourists we offer a concise and entertaining introduction to our exciting city.Main sights: Fishermen's Bastion Matthias Church
From EUR25.00
 
Downtown Pest 3 Hour Private Tour with an Historian
"This tour takes you through Pest the busy and lively centre of the city on the east bank of the river Danube. Since the Middle Ages the castle of Buda on the west bank has always been the seat of royal power. But in the second half of the 19th become the opulent political financial and religious centre of the newborn Hungarian nation. That development started in 1867 when Hungary regained most of its independence after a political compromise with the Austrian Hapsburg Empire to which the country belonged. Six years later Buda and Pest were unified and from then the city started booming. They built a huge new Parliament extravagant palaces for the Stock Exchange and banks
From $295.00

Parliament - Orszaghaz Tips (159)

Get your tickets early !

Touring Parliament should be near the top of your "Must See" list as the interior is nothing short of exquisite. However; don't just show up as we did hoping to go right in. English language tours are offered only at 10AM , 12PM and 4PM and fill up quickly - especially in the summer. Tours last about 50 mins and cost 2520 HUF or about $14 USD. If you are facing the back of the building (not the Danube side), the ticket office is located just to the right of the central complex. You have to queue up to buy tickets; get your ticket and tour time and queue up again. Have a "Plan B" ready for how to spend your day - we were assigned the 4PM tour and it was FULL.

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yankeepeddler
Aug 01, 2011

Mafia and Contemporary Drug-market Museum

There is a very unique museum/exhibition in Budapest. Its partly about the classical Mafia in Sicily and USA and partly about the drug sitation in Budapest. Italian friends told me to see it, for it's very authentic. I was rather sceptic when they recommended it to me, but I am glad I finally went to see it. I prefered the drug-market part. I never thought drug is penetrating our world this much. Ask for guiding if you go there, they will tell you shocking things. And they open up your eyes to see drug addicts among your friends or relatives.
The museum is very close to the Parliament, on the street starting in front of the Parliament.

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Apr 04, 2011

Get Governmental

No building in Budapest is more famous than the Imre Steindl-designed Parliament, which was finally completed in 1902. It now stands as the largest building in the nation, and the largest Parliament on the continent. When Parliament is not in session this massive building is open to the public, though it can be hard to get a much-coveted spot on one of the tours. Check the official website (linked below) for information on tour times, languages, costs (free for EU citizens!) and days of operation. Although this huge building has nearly thirteen miles of hallways and seven hundred rooms, you'll only get a peek on a guided tour. A highlight will be your glimpse of the Crown of St. Stephen (yes, THAT St. Stephen, of St. Stephen's Basilica), which has survived for nearly one thousand years and is now kept at the base of the main staircase.

Jetgirly
Apr 01, 2011

Parliament

Construction of this popular sight began in 1885, the architect was professional, had seen lot of architecture styles of Europe. The style is neo-gothic. The best view of this palace can be seem mostly only from another bank of Danube river. At the night time it is illuminated by lights very much.

I have seemed United Kingdom Parliament only in the pictures, but this building in Budapest looks very similar with it in some ways.

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Mar 04, 2011
 
 
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Országház

The Hungarian Parliament Building (Hungarian: Országház, literally country house) is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube, in Budapest. It is currently the largest building in Hungary[1], and the largest Parliament in Europe.[2]

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mallyak
Dec 15, 2010

See the Hungarian Parliament Building

In Lajos Kossuth Square on the bank of the Danube, the Hungarian Parliament building stands out as one of the architectural landmarks of Budapest. Construction began in 1885, and it was completed in 1904. The building was built in Gothic Revival style with a symmetrical facade and a central dome. It is currently the largest building in Hungary -- the largest Parliament in Europe -- and the third largest Parliament in the world.

Guided tours of the Parliament are available. The current price for an adult is HUF 5000 (but the fee is waived if you show an EU passport).

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BillNJ
Dec 11, 2010

Parliament

Budapest has the third largest parliament building in the world, and the first one with air conditioning, according to our guide. There are bullet holes in the building opposite the parliament because the protesters from the 1956 revolution were shot down in Parliament Square. Today the square has a simple black monument and a flag with a hole in the middle. (The flag at that time had a red star in the center.)

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JessieLang
Nov 21, 2010

Parlament

The Parliament in Hungary looks like a gigant castle. It's a big and majestic building. 17000 square meters, and the tower is 95 meters tall. The construction started in 1885 and it took 20 years to finish. Tours inside the building can be done on guided tours.

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Tour of the Parliament building

Probably the most photographed building in Budapest and one you cannot miss is the Parliament building. It is *the* landmark of Budapest and Hungary, the largest building (691 rooms) of the country. The neo-Gothic style of the construction was designed after the model of the parliament in London - you'll notice right away. It was opened in 1902 but finally completed only in 1936.

The most notable difference to the London parliament is the huge dome in the centre (height 96 m). Right below the dome is a grand hall where the crown and szepter of the Hungarian Kings are on display, surrounded by sculptures of former Hungarian Kings along the walls (pic #4).

Originally both assembly halls were used for the parliament (like House of Commons and House of Lords) but nowadays there's only one National Assembly. The other hall in the northern wing is used commercially for congresses etc.

You can join a guided tour of the building. No reservation in advance is necessary. Please see their website for detailed information. Note that the tour is free for EU citizens. For non-EU citizens the fee is quite steep IMO: 10 Euro, students get a 50% discount (which is still expensive). The quality of the tour was not particularly exciting. And it was quite short.

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german_eagle
Apr 03, 2010

Parliament

Completed in time to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Hungary in 1896, the Parliament building is situated on the banks of the Danube. It was built in the Gothic Revival style, and is not only a stunningly beautiful structure, but is also the largest building in Hungary.

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Jan 17, 2010

TOUR PARLIAMENT BUILDING

This is not totally straight-forward: as you must book your time AHEAD of time, so if you are definitely wanting to do this, check it out early, as the groups are a controlled number of persons, and are not always available due to sessions and visits of Government Officials.

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ViajesdelMundo
Jul 28, 2009

The Parliament in Hungary

The Parliament in Hungary looks like a gigant castle. It's a big and majestic building. 17000 square meters, and the tower is 95 meters tall. The construction started in 1885 and it took 20 years to finish. Tours inside the building can be done on guided tours.

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georeiser
Jun 23, 2009

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