Hungarian Parliament Building

The Parliament Building  on the bank of the Danube  is currently the largest building in Hungary and together with St. Stephen’s Basilica the tallest building in Budapest standing at 96m. The number 96 refers to the nation’s millennium, 1896, and the conquest of the later Kingdom of Hungary in 896. About one thousand people were involved in construction of the Parliament, during which 40 million bricks, half a million precious stones and 40 kilograms (88 lb) of gold were used. The Parliament Building is in the Gothic Revival style; it has a symmetrical facade and a central dome. The dome is Renaissance Revival architecture and during the communist area a large red star was set atop of it.  

 

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