Legislative buildings are amongst the largest and most beautiful edifices in the world. Here are some of the most beautiful parliament buildings from all over the globe.
Országház – This building is one of the oldest legislative edifices in Europe. It was built from 1885 to 1904 and today is one of the main landmarks of the Hungarian capital. Országház is also the tallest building in Budapest with a height of 96 metres. The edifice is located on the bank of the Danube River and is the official seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. It also houses the Holy Crown of Hungary in its central hall.
The Palace of Westminster – One of London’s most emblematic buildings, the original palace was built during the medieval ages. Sadly, it was destroyed in 1934 by fire and had to be rebuilt from ground zero. The construction of the new Palace of Westminster began in 1840 and ended three decades later in 1870. The structure is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is the official meeting of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The edifice is located on the bank of the famed Thames River in close proximity to Elizabeth Tower more commonly known as ‘Big Ben’. Once your removal to London is over you will be able to see this amazing building in person. You can speed up and facilitate your move by using professional removal services.
Centre Block – Located in Ottawa, this building is located in the Canadian Parliamentary Complex on Parliament Hill. Centre Block is the main edifice of the complex and was built during the early years of the 20th century. The most notable feature of the structure is the Peace Tower which is a huge bell and clock tower that stands in the middle of the building. The tower is 92.2 metres tall and has a multitude of stone carving, including 370 grotesques, friezes and gargoyles. It is the second bell and clock tower of the edifice. The first was known as the Victoria Tower and was 55 metres tall. It was destroyed by fire in 1916.
The Secretariat Building – This building houses the Cabinet Secretariat, which administers the Government of India. The edifice was built for a total of fifteen years (from 1912 to 1927) and has a floor area of 148.000 square feet. The structure is actually comprised of two identical buildings which are known as the North Block and South Block. The edifices flank the Rashtrapati Bhavan which is the official home of the President of India.
The Palace of Parliament – This breathtaking structures houses both chambers of the Romanian Parliament and is the largest, heaviest and most expensive legislative building in the world. The construction of the gigantic building started in 1984 and ended in 1997. The main architect behind the project was Mira Anca Victoria Mãrculeţ Petrescu, one of Romania’s most prominent architects and politicians.
Honourable mentions: House of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Binnenhof, The Hague, Netherlands, The Capitol, Washington DC, USA and The Reichstag, Berlin, Germany.