Today we celebrate the state foundation of Hungary. I have recently taken some picture about Hungary’s Parliament Building, so I think today is a perfect day to share them.
Hungary’s Parliament Building is situated at Pest’s riverbank, in the heart of the city. It’s 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. When it was completed in 1902, it was the largest parliamentary building in the world (now it’s on the third place) with a length of 268 meters and a width of 118 meters (879×387 ft). The Parliament House is arranged around 10 central courtyards and contains more than 20 km of staircase, as well as 691 rooms. The impressive dome, visible from afar, reaches a height of 96 meters. The building is a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture, although displaying Renaissance and Baroque characters as well.
I think the building is the most beautiful when the sun shines on it from a lower angle:
The building got a new decorative lighting in 2011, which was presented in the framework of the national celebration on the 20th of August. Since then it has a very strong lighting at nights.
The light floats on the Danube as well and you feel that the building merges with the water.
This area is the heart of Budapest; there are many beautiful bridges and historical buildings, all of them with nice lighting after sunset. There are usually many couples walking along the Danube or sitting on the riverside, enjoying the view. It’s really romantic.
A bit more about the life in Budapest: