The Houses of Parliament in Budapest is one of the most impressive buildings in the world. The Parliament has 10 courtyards, 13 elevators, 27 entrances, 29 staircases and 691 rooms.
You cannot visit all of this, but you can visit the most important parts of the parliament, such as the main staircase, the domehall with the Stephen”s Crown and the assembly hall.
The number of participants in the guided tours is limited, so it is not always easy to get tickets for the tour of the Parliament. Since January 1st, 2013 there has been a new possibility to buy tickets. You must register with your email address, as you will be notified by email if the tour is canceled due to an event. In this case you can choose a new date, or you will get the ticket price back.
Citizens of te European Union get a discount, so the tour costs 5,000 HUF (about 13 EUR). You should therefore have your ID (or passport) with you. Non-EU citizens pay 10,000 HUF. There is a family discount for families with children between the ages of 6 and 14. You can find more information on the booking portal jegymester.hu.
When booking online, an additional booking fee of 399 HUF (1 EUR) per person is also added.
Only the possible remaining tickets for the day are sold directly at the parliament, so it is advisable to get tickets in advance. These remaining tickets are sold at the new visitor center at the north end of Kossuth Square. You will also find the entrance for the guided tours there.
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