Houses of Parliament
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Houses of Parliament information
Home of the Swiss Federal Assembly, the Bundeshäuser, built in Florentine style in 1902, contain statues of the nation’s founding fathers, a stained-glass dome adorned with cantonal emblems and a 214-bulb chandelier. When the parliament is in recess, there are 45-minute tours . During parliamentary sessions, watch from the public gallery. Bring official ID to get in.
On the vast square in front of parliament spout 26 illuminated water jets , representing every Swiss canton. The perfect playground for kids in warmer weather, the square gently hums with city dwellers hanging out – plop yourself down on the pavement and do the same.