Ten most beautiful parliaments around the world

Ten most beautiful parliaments around the world

Ten most beautiful parliaments around the world

Written by Keshala Dias

24 Feb, 2018 | 1:45 pm

Do you know what are the ten most beautiful parliament buildings in the world are?

Do you think Sri Lanka is on the list? Let’s take a look…

10) The Hungarian Parliament, Budapest

The Hungarian Parliament is also known as the Parliament of Budapest for being located in that city. The building is one of the most royal looking parliament buildings in the world. It is located on the bank of the Danube river. This building is famous within the country as it is the largest in Hungary and the tallest building in Budapest.

9) The Palace of Westminster, London

This is commonly known as the ‘Houses of Parliament’ as, it is the meeting place the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The parliament resides on the bank of River Thames and along with the famous Big Ben. Its name, which is derived from the neighbouring Westminster Abbey, may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex destroyed by fire in 1834, and its replacement, the New Palace that stands today.

8) The Capitol, Washington DC

The United States Capitol is often called ‘Capitol Building’. This is the meeting place of the U.S. Congress, the legislature of the U.S. federal government. The construction work of the original building started in 1793 and was completed in 1800. It was expanded later. The building sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

7) The Reichstag, Berlin

This is the meeting place of the German parliament and, was constructed to house the ‘Imperial Diet’ or the ‘Reichstag’ of the German Empire. The building is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Germany. It was opened in the year 1894.

6) Centre Block, Ottawa

This is the Parliament of Canada and it’s built in the Gothic Revival style. The Centre Block is the main building of the parliament complex. The main architectural feature of the Centre Block is t6he Peace Tower.

7) The Secretariat Building, New Delhi

This is also known as the Central Sectratariat. This is where the Cabinet Secratariat is house, whih administers the Government of India. The building was built in 1910s. The Secretariat buildings are two blocks of symmetrical buildings (North Block and South Block).

4) Binnenhof, Netherlands


This is a complex of buildings in the city centre of The Hague, Netherlands. It houses the meeting place of both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. As for sources, this is the oldest parliament building that is still in use. It was first built in the 13th century.

3) The Palace of Parliament, Bucharest

This is the Parliament of Romania. The speciality of this building is that it is the largest administrative bulding in the world, with a height of 84 metre (276 ft), an area of 365,000 square metres (3,930,000 sq ft) and a volume of 2,550,000 cubic metres (90,000,000 cu ft). In terms of weight, the Palace of the Parliament is the heaviest building in the world, weighing in at around 4,098,500,000 kilograms (9.0356×109 lb). Construction of the palace started in 1984 and completed in 1997.

2) Houses of Parliament, Cape Town –

This is situated in South Africa. The building consists of three main sections, with the original building completed in 1884, with later editions added in the 1920s, and again in the 1980s. The complex houses the two houses of South Africa: the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.

1) Beehive, New Zealand

This is situated in the Wellington. The Beehive is the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings complex. It is called a beehive as the building is build in the shape of a beehive. The building is 236 feet tall.


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