The most unmissable sight in Pest by far is the Parliament, Hungary’s biggest and arguably most beautiful building. It houses the old Coronation Regalia, including national hero St Stephen’s crown, sceptre and orb, and its impressive interior features sweeping staircases and a 96m-high gilded central dome. There are daily tours of the building – in English – (10am, noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm; 2200Ft for visitors with EU passport, 5400Ft for others). Tickets can be purchased on the day from the Visitors’ Centre on the north side (daily; Nov–March daily 8am–4pm; April–Oct Mon–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat & Sun 8am–4pm) or in advance from  jegymester.hu.

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