Hungarian Parliament Building Facts
The Hungarian Parliament Building was also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary, and a popular tourist destination in Budapest.
Hungarian Parliament Building is situated on Kossuth Square in the Pest side of the city, on the eastern bank of the Danube.
Hungarian Parliament Building was designed by Hungarian architect Imre Steindl in neo-Gothic style and opened in 1902.
Hungarian Parliament Building has been the largest building in Hungary since its completion
The building features on more than 50 postage stamps issued by Hungary during 1917–1921.
The architect of the building went blind before its completion.
The total floor space is nearly 18,000 sq m and is divided into four storeys.
The red carpet that runs throughout the building is nearly 3 kilometres long.
The Holy Crown of Hungary, which is also depicted in the coat of arms of Hungary, has been displayed in the central hall since 2000.
One of the famous parts of the building is the hendecagonal central hall, with huge chambers adjoining it: the Lower House and the Upper House.