Visit the Budapest Parliament as the third-largest in Europe, a monumental building on Kossuth Square on the Pest bank of the Danube designed by Imre Steindl.
The Parliament Budapest, which is one of the most significant symbols of Hungary and Hungarian Democracy, is the place of approximately 400-450 thousand visitors a year. During the forty-five-minute Budapest parliament tour, guests could take tour guides to see the building's staircase, dome, upper-floor lounge, and upper-floor courtroom, getting some knowledge of the history, architecture, and whole artwork of the House. How much delight they get in meanwhile amazing the most outstanding structure of the city!
Budapest Parliament building will have a special open day on the 20th of August in 2019 as the celebration of the founding of the State. It will be soon, so book your tickets online or on the site and explore the wonder whereof Hungarians are really proud. Between 9.30 am and 6 pm, visitors are able to visit the decorative staircase, the dome hall and the Holy Crown for absolutely free. Due to the high interest of foreign and Hungarian people as well, unfortunately queuing is expected. The Museum of the Parliament exhibits "Thousand Years of Hungarian Legislation" from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Some exhibitions of the Parliament and the 25th of October, 1956 Memorial and Exhibition will be opened and free from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
During the week of the plenary sessions of the Parliament, the Parliament is only open for limited visits, the first plenary day of the week is open from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm, and the ticket office is open from 8.00 am to 11.00 am. The starting point for the visits is the Visitor Center located on the north side of Kossuth Lajos Square. The ticket office and information desk are a wheelchair accessible furthermore, the great part of the Parliament could be reachable by wheelchair and baby carriage. Visiting the Parliament is only possible with our guides and organized groups. Duration of stay in the building is approximately 45-50 minutes with security screening. Upon entering the Parliament, the Parliamentary Guard shall conduct security checks. If this is refused, the visitor will be denied entry. During the walkway, you can see the main stairs of the building, the domed hall, the Holy Crown and the coronation badges, the north lounge and the upper chamber meeting room. The route of the visit may be different due to some surprising parliamentary programs or state protocol events.
Budapest Parliament Building has a code of conduct and dress code, too.The dignity of the Parliament requires all visitors to be dressed in culture. It is completely prohibited to wear, use, and conduct everything that is in violation of the national value of the Parliament, of the Holy Crown and of the coronation badges and of human dignity; bringing flags and demonstration equipment into the building; making loud voices in the building; singing; holding demonstrations; consuming food, drink and smoking in the entire of building; sitting or kneeling, or lying down on stairs, on the ground; causing damages to the building. Visitors must comply with the calls and requests of the Parliamentary Guard. Those who do not comply with the rules of the visit will be escorted by the guards from the building of the Parliament.
Or on the day of your visit, a limited number of individual tickets are available at our ticket office at the Visitor Center. Payment can be made on the spot in cash or by credit card in Hungarian Forints.
Some information about the exact ticket prices:
- Adult citizens of the European Union: HUF 2000 / person
- Students of the European Union (6-24 years): HUF 1000 / person
- Adults from outside the European Union: HUF 5200 / person
- Students coming from outside the European Union (6-24 years): HUF 2600 / person
- Minors under the age of 6 are entitled to free admission.