Budapest Parliament and the Kiscelli Art Museum

Started one of our days with a tour of the parliament building. It is the largest building in Hungary, it houses the Hungarian crown (which is watched over by 2 guards, no photos allowed), and it is an active building in which the National Assembly meets. It was beautiful. There were statues everywhere, the majority depicting the everyday roles of people, a beautiful blue carpet and amazing stain glass windows.

 

In the afternoon, we had flashbacks to the Camino: rainy, many steps up as we we made our way to a converted monastery, the Kiscelli art/history museum. I was entranced by the courtyard, the church and all the museum held. There were exhibits about trade signs, an old apothecary, lights and lamps including the Bauhaus Table Lamp, a statue hall and panoramic paintings of Budapest in the 1800s.

 

 


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