Unesco heritage site: Budapest Parliament – the most beautiful in Europe

The Hungarian Parliament Buildings are part of the main Budapest UNESCO World Heritage site.
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The Hungarian Parliament Buildings (Orszaghaz) are some of the oldest in Europe and were built in the nineteenth century in a dramatic Gothic Revival style. Characterised by peaked towers, an ornate limestone facade and a spectacular dome, the Hungarian Parliament Buildings are reminiscent of the UK’s Houses of Parliament.

The architect of the Hungarian Parliament Buildings, Imre Steindl, was chosen following a competition to design them, but became ill in the course of their construction. In fact, by the time they were completed in 1904, he had become blind.

Today, the Hungarian Parliament Buildings are home to the National Assembly of Hungary as well as a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can enjoy the many works of art both inside and outside these incredible buildings, from frescoes and stained glass to the many statues scattered throughout.

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