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The most prominent structure sitting directly on the banks of the Danube in Budapest borrows architectural features from London's own Houses of Parliament

ParliamentIt’s a monster! Dominating most of the views listed above is Hungary’s supreme statement of independence. It’s reflection in the Danube conjures memories of it’s architectural grand-father, the houses of Parliament in London. Built in only 17 years, and recently cleaned of the coal dust that used to cover the entire city, it was once the largest parliament building in the world. 27 entrances and over 600 rooms, it also houses the Hungarian Holy Crown (with the bent cross) and insignia. If you have the time it’s well worth taking a tour which costs around £6 per person starting at entrance 10.

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