Lonely Planet review
The Eclectic-style Parliament, designed by Imre Steindl and completed in 1902, has about 690 sumptuously decorated rooms, but you’ll only get to see three on a guided tour of the North Wing: the main staircase and landing, 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; Hungarian tours depart continuously. To avoid disappointment, book ahead (in person).