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Budapest Parliament

The parliament in Budapest has a length of 268 metres and is located directly next to the Danube river.

The Budpaest Parliament is one of the most known sights of Budapest. Role Model was the Palace of Westminster in London.

The parliament was built between 1885 to 1904. 1000 labourer were needed to settle 40 millions of stones. The building was opened in 1896, but finnished in 1904.

The tragical story about the Budapest Parliament: architect Imre Steindl has never seen his finnished creation. He went blind before the parliament was finnished .

 The parliament has 10 inner courtyards, 13 lifts, 27 entrances, 29 stairwells and 691 rooms (200 rooms for official events and welcomes).