Visitors are offered an easy introduction to traditional Hungarian life at this sprawling museum opposite Parliament with thousands of...
Imre Nagy Statue
Southeast of V Kossuth Lajos tér is an unusual statue of Imre Nagy standing in the centre of a small footbridge. Nagy was the reformist...
Shoes on the Danube
Along the banks of the river between Széchenyi István tér and Parliament is a monument to Hungarian Jews shot and thrown into the Danube...
This humble cake shop in Lipótváros just north of Parliament and dating back to 1917 probably has the best cherry strudel (380Ft) in the...
Next to the Kossuth Lajos tér metro station, this self-service eatery sits above the famous salami manufacturer’s central showroom...
V Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3 · interesting places nearby
The Eclectic-style Parliament, designed by Imre Steindl and completed in 1902, has 691 sumptuously decorated rooms, but you’ll only get to see several on a guided tour of the North Wing: the main staircase and landing; the Domed Hall, where the Crown of St Stephen , the nation’s most important national icon, is on display; the Loge Hall; and the Congress Hall, where the House of Lords of the one-time bicameral assembly sat until 1944.
The building is a blend of architectural styles – neo-Gothic, neo-Romanesque, neobaroque – and in sum it works very well. You can join a tour in any of eight languages, but to avoid disappointment book ahead on site or through Jegymester .