Address: 5th district, Kossuth Lajos tér
How to get there: Metro M2 to Kossuth Lajos tér, Tram 2
The nation's demand for representation channeled the conception of a unique Parliament building, to be built for the millennium celebrations of 1896. The design was in part inspired by the Palace of Westminster, but plans were laid out in their entirety by a renown Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl. The building, with its white neo-gothic turrets and arches, stretches 268 meters in its length, along the Danube embankment, forming the most outstanding landmark of the Pest side horizon. The outer walls are decorated with statues of Hungarian monarchs and military commanders. The interior design is also unique, with huge halls, over 12,5 miles of corridors, a 96-meter high central dome, and 691 rooms. All these can be visited when the Parliament is not in session. Each tour, offered in English, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Japanese, Italian and Spanish, lasts approximately 20 minutes, photography is allowed.