The Hungarian Parliament building was designed by Imre Steindl, one of the greatest Hungarian architects ever. The construction started in 1885 and the building was inaugurated on the 1000th anniversary of the country in 1896, and has been fully completed in 1904. During the construction, workers used 40 million bricks, half a million precious stones and 40 kilograms (88 lbs.) of gold. From inside, the Parliament is symmetrical and thus has two absolutely identical parliament halls out of which one (House of Commons) is used for the politics, the other one (House of Lords) is used for guided tours these days.
Standing at 268m (879ft) long, 123m (404ft) wide and 96m (314.9ft) tall, the Hungarian Parliament is the country’s largest building, Budapest’s tallest, and the third largest parliament building in the world. Inside its grand walls there are 691 rooms, 10 courtyards and 12.5 miles worth of stairs. Architecturally, the building is in the Gothic Revival style with a Renaissance Revival style dome. 📸: @.rajkai, @, @, @, @, @.z.a.theory