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Hungarian National Parliament

A particularly spectacular icon of the city, it's also the world's third largest building

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Hungarian National Parliament

Hungary's Largest Building

Országház, as it's called in Hungarian, is arguably Budapest's most recognisable building, as well as the country's largest and the world's third largest. In Kossuth Square, right on the Buda bank of the Danube, it can be reached via tram line 2 or metro line M2 (Kossuth Tér station). The dimensions are truly impressive: 268 metres (879 feet) long, 123 metres (404 feet) wide and a maximum height of 96 metres (315 feet). Built in the Gothic Revival style between 1884 and 1902, it houses the unicameral National Assembly. The north wing is reserved for the country's prime minister and the south wing for the president. There are three main areas open to visitors: the main staircase, the dome hall and the old upper chamber. The medieval Crown of St. Stephen is also displayed here in the central hall. Guided tours are available and tickets are sold online.

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