The Hungarian Parliament building is just over a hundred years old and is still the tallest building in Budapest after all this time. Overlooking the Danube river, it is a perfect example of Neo-Gothic architecture with certain Renaissance and Baroque characters. The building has 691 rooms and staircases that span approximately 20 kilometers and, given the size of the structure, requires frequent maintenance.
After having presented your skip the line ticket at the ticket office and concluding your security check, you will be guided to the main staircase, the magnificent place of confluence of several staircases with red carpeting, lighting by lampposts and statues overlooking the space. Following this, you will make your way to the Dome Hall with it's geometric ceiling and windows, where the Crown Jewels, which were returned to Hungary only a few decades ago by the United States, are housed.
Your guide will then lead you to the Old Upper House Hall, also known as the House of Magnates. This hall is almost cathedral like in architecture and appearance with it's arches, vaults and pillars and it is no surprise that so many important decisions are left to be decided here. Your guided tour will finally conclude at the Lounge of the building, though this route is subject to change based on the Hungarian National Assembly schedule or other state events.
The English guided tour takes place everyday at 9:45 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM & 3 PM. Please note these timings may change and are not constant.
The entire duration of the tour, including the security check is approximately 45-50 minutes. For security reasons, you will not be allowed stay in the Parliament after the guided tour.
Present your ticket inside the Visitor Center of the Budapest Parliament, located on the north side of the building at the end of Balassi Bálint Street. Inside the Visitor Center, present your printed ticket to the scanning devices opposite to the ticket desk. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the starting time of the tour.
• A printed ticket is required. If necessary, you can print your ticket at the information desk 15 minutes before the tour.
• Please carry your ID/passport to enter the Parliament building.
• This ticket will help you skip the line but you will have to pass through a security check when entering the Parliament. Large bags, packages, or objects capable of causing personal injury, such as pocket knives, knives, gas spray, etc. are not allowed.
• Children between the ages of 0-5 can enter for free.
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
You will receive your tickets via email. Present your printed ticket inside the Visitor Center of the Budapest Parliament, located on the north side of the building at the end of Balassi Bálint Street. Inside the Visitor Center, present your printed ticket to the scanning devices opposite to the ticket desk. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the starting time of the tour.