Hungarian Parliament Building: Greatest Time To See Budapest's Unbeatable Landmark

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 0 Comments

Hungarian Parliament Building

You can find unbelievable facts on the internet! For example, The Hungarian Parliament Building, also known as the Parliament of Budapest or in Hungarian language called Országház, which translates to House of the Country or House of the Nation, is one of the ultimate best notable landmarks in Hungary, and in the entire Europe for that matter.

I find it unbelievable…ly great to see such iconic masterpiece superlatively alive and standing, much like the Eiffel Tower, or the Marina Bay Sands. It’s a true representation of the Hungarian architecture, with its Gothic Revival style and its symmetrical façade.

Not only is it the largest and highest building in Hungary, it also is one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings to date. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube, Europe's second-longest river connecting Central and Eastern Europe.

The Hungarian Parliament Building gave me some doubts as to when we should best see it – via a boat ride, up close and personal, from a top view distance, in the morning or at night? Truth is - it’s all of the above.

Got a chance to see this Renaissance Revival architecture from the outside - in all humanly possible viewpoints - and it was one of the greatest highlights of my trip to Hungary.  Fact is – unbelievable as it may sound, but I’ve learned that you won’t be able to put some color into your definition of what Hungary really is if you haven’t seen the Hungarian Parliament Building.

Here are some pictures to give you an idea how it looks like at late mornings and late evenings, two of the most beautiful times to see the building. Enjoy!

Address: Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055 Hungary
Opening Hours: Daily 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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