Parliament Budapest

Early morning walk around the hotel, Budapest

Early morning walk around the hotel on the Castle hill in Budapest. Matthias Church, Statue of Saint Istvan, Fisherman’s Bastion and Trinity Square

Fisherman's Bastion Budapest

Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest

Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902.

Statue of Friar Julian on the Castle Hill, Budapest.

Statue of Friar Julian on the Castle Hill, Budapest.

Friar Julian was one of a group of Hungarian Dominican friars who, in 1235, left Hungary in order to find those Magyars who remained in the eastern homeland. After travelling a great distance, Friar Julian reached the capital of Volga Bulgaria, where he was told that the Magyars lived only two days’ travel away. Julian found them, and despite the gap of at least 300–400 years since the split between the Magyars that invaded and settled in Pannonia and those that were found in Bashkiria, their language remained mutually intelligible, and they were able to communicate.

Parliament House of Hungary, view from the Castle Hill.

Parliament House of Hungary, view from the Castle Hill.

After breakfast, we are going to the Kossuth Lajos square to visit the Parliament house.

Szechenyi Chain Bridge Budapest

Szechenyi Chain Bridge Budapest

walking along the Danube to the Kossuth Lajos square.

Walking along the Danube to the Kossuth Lajos square.

Arrived in the Kossuth Lajos square.

Arrived in the Kossuth Lajos square.

Statue of Count Istvan Tisza in the Kossuth Lajos square.

Statue of Count Istvan Tisza in the Kossuth Lajos square.

Count István Tisza (1861 – 1918) was a Hungarian politician, prime minister, political scientist and member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The prominent event in his life was Austria-Hungary’s entry into the First World War when he was prime minister for the second time. He was later assassinated during the Chrysanthemum Revolution 1918 – the same day that Hungary terminated its political union with Austria.

Kossuth Lajos square is surrounded by various buildings; Parliament Building, Ethnographical Museum, Ministry of Agriculture and Equestrian Statue of Francis Rákóczi II.

Kossuth Lajos square is surrounded by various buildings; Parliament Building, Ethnographical Museum, Ministry of Agriculture and Equestrian Statue of Francis Rákóczi II.

We are waiting for the tour of Parliament houses with local kids for a while.

We are waiting for the tour of Parliament houses with local kids for a while.

The Hungarian Parliament Building (House of the Country or House of the Nation), also known as the Parliament of Budapest for being located in that city, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and still the tallest building in Budapest.

Hungary National Diet tour begins.

Hungary National Diet tour begins.

The interior of the parliament building is really gorgeous.

The interior of the parliament building is really gorgeous.

Main hall of parliament building

Main hall of parliament building

From the Main hall, walking to the Assembly hall.

From the Main hall, walking to the Assembly hall.

Assembly hall of the House of Magnates (Members of the Upper House)

Assembly hall of the House of Magnates (Members of the Upper House)

Murals of the Assembly hall and the Holy Crown of Hungary in the central hall.

Murals of the Assembly hall and the Holy Crown of Hungary in the central hall.

Walking to the exit through the corridor. Kids are enjoying the Diet tour.

Walking to the exit through the corridor. Kids are enjoying the Diet tour.

Kossuth Lajos square

Kossuth Lajos square. We left the Houses of Parliament.

After the Hungarian Parliament we are going to the Esztergom Basilica.

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