Experience The Majesty of Hungary’s Parliament Building in Hanoi

An exhibition titled "The Hungarian Parliament Building" showcases photographs that captures the splendor of the heritage building in Hanoi

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The breathtaking architecture of the Parliament building of Hungary, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the neo-gothic style from 1885-1902, can be seen in an exhibition in Hanoi.

Experience Majesty of Hungary's Parliament in Hanoi
Delegates participate in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the exhibition.

An exhibition showcased photographs capturing the splendor of the Parliament building of Hungary, was opened in Hanoi on May 31, commemorating 72 years of establishing diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Hungary (1950-2022).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ambassador Csaba Ory said that the exhibition is one of the first Hungarian cultural events to be held after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the Hungarian embassy in Vietnam, the ambassador appreciated the support of the Department of International Cooperation, the Vietnam National Library in particular and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in general, helping the Hungarian side to successfully organize the exhibition. Thereby promoting diverse and rich activities to introduce Hungarian heritage, literature, fine arts, music, dance and cinema in Vietnam, as well as cultural exchange activities between the two countries in the near future.

These activites will further enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the two countries and their importance. good traditional friendship between Hungary and Vietnam.

Experience Majesty of Hungary's Parliament in Hanoi
Designed in the Gothic Revival style with a Renaissance Revival style dome, Hungary’s Parliament is one of the largest in the world.

Located on the banks of the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary’s Parliament is one of the largest in the world. To throw in some facts, the 265 metre long and 123 metre wide building has a total of 29 gates allowing entrance into 262 numbered rooms.

A contest was held in the 1880s to find an architect for a new Hungarian Parliament which would represent the nation’s sovereignty. Drawing inspiration from London’s Houses of Parliament, the winner was Hungarian architect Imre Steindl who designed the grand, neo-Gothic building which stands today.

It took 17 years to construct the Hungarian Parliament. Sadly, Imre Steindl went blind before his grand design was completed, and died in 1902.

Standing tall, the building has seen two World Wars, a number of uprisings and revolutions, and a shifting urban landscape in the landlocked European country.

Housed inside the detailed exterior are 242 full-figure statutes, window glass art, ceiling paintings, goldsmith art and vaulted ceilings, wall panels, gothic style doors and windows and furniture made mainly from Slavonian oak.

Created in the Gothic Revival style with a Renaissance Revival style dome, the century-old building is an emblem of Hungary.

Experience Majesty of Hungary's Parliament in Hanoi
In keeping with the lines of gothic architecture, the side walls of the Parliament building were perforated by colourful leaded glass windows, which refers to a preferred window art technique of the time.

Arranged by the Hungarian embassy in Vietnam, the exhibition will last until June 6 at the Vietnam National Library.

Nguyen Phuong Hoa, director of the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Director of the National Library of Vietnam Kieu Thuy Nga and Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Csaba Ory cut the ribbon to open the exhibition.

Delegates, art-lovers visited the exhibition, enjoy the special art performances of the Schubert Classical Music Group consisting of Vietnamese students who studied and studied in Hungary.

Hannah Nguyen