Hungarian Parliament building is where the National Assembly meets, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Europe and the third legislative building the world's largest hosting a national parliament. National Assembly of Hungary has decided to clear this imposing building in 1880, nearly a decade and a half after the compromise with leaders of the Habsburgs. Construction plan has been used for building was designed by Imre Steindl, a professor at the Technical University of Budapest, and construction began in 1885.
Parliament building in Budapest was inaugurated in 1896, the year that marked a thousand years after the anniversary of the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian Basin, but the building was fully completed only in 1904. Over a thousand people worked in construction, have been used over 40 million bricks and more than 40 kilograms of 23 carat gold. Because the stone used in construction, which degrades very quickly, almost always in Parliament renovation. During the renovations, which are very difficult due to very high level of details that adorn the building, use another type of stone more durable. Architectural style which was built in Gothic Renaissance is Parliament, another example of a building that was used the same architectural style is Westminster Palace in London.
Parliament has a symmetrical structure, a large dome, in an unusual Gothic structure. Parliament in Budapest length is 268 meters and 123 meters wide. Has a total of 691 rooms, over 200 of them are office. Height, 96 meters has a symbolic meaning, referring to the year 896, when Hungarians settled in the area. The building has 90 statues on the outside and 152 statues inside.
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