Parliament & Around attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Parliament & Around

Basilica of St Stephen

Budapest’s neoclassical cathedral is the most sacred Catholic church in all of Hungary and contains its most revered relic: the mummified right hand of the church’s patron, King St Stephen. It was built over half a …
Top Choice Historic Building in Parliament & Around

Parliament

The Eclectic-style Parliament, designed by Imre Steindl and completed in 1902, has 691 sumptuously decorated rooms. You’ll get to see several of these and other features on a guided tour of the North Wing: the Golde…
Top Choice Notable Building in Parliament & Around

Hungarian State Opera House

The neo-Renaissance Hungarian State Opera House was designed by Miklós Ybl in 1884 and is among the most beautiful buildings in Budapest. Its facade is decorated with statues of muses and opera greats such as Puccin…
Top Choice Notable Building in Parliament & Around

Royal Postal Savings Bank

East of Szabadság tér, the former Royal Postal Savings Bank is a Secessionist extravaganza of colourful tiles and folk motifs, built by Ödön Lechner in 1901. One of the most beautiful buildings in Pest, it is now pa…
Square in Parliament & Around

Szabadság tér

This square, one of the largest in the city, is a few minutes’ walk northeast of Széchenyi István tér. As you enter you’ll pass a delightful fountain that works on optical sensors and turns off and on as you approac…
Bridge in Parliament & Around

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Arguably the most striking of all the bridges in Budapest, twin-towered Széchenyi Chain Bridge, which is named in honour of its initiator, István Széchenyi, is particularly beautiful when lit up at night. The city's…
Square in Parliament & Around

Kossuth Lajos tér

Northwest of Szabadság tér, this square is the site of Parliament, Budapest’s most photographed building. The square reopened in 2014 after being restored to its original prewar plans. It is now a traffic-free zone …
Monument in Parliament & Around

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 by members of the fascist Arrow Cross Party in 1944. Entitled Shoes on the Dan…
Memorial in Parliament & Around

In Memoriam: 1956 Revolution Memorial

The poignant underground In Memoriam: 1956 Revolution examines the events of `Bloody Thursday', 25 October 1956, when soldiers opened fire on a peaceful crowd on the square here, killing hundreds of people. Follow t…
Notable Building in Parliament & Around

National Bank of Hungary

Southeast of Szabadság tér are some of the most beautiful buildings in Pest, including the National Bank of Hungary. It has terracotta reliefs on all four sides that illustrate trade and commerce through history: Ar…