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Austrian Parliament Building
is a popular tourist attraction as well as one of the most notable buildings in Vienna. It took 10 years to build from 1873 to 1883 and was designed by the notable architect Baron Theophil von Hansen. He designed the building in Greek Revival style and placed a (4.5m) 15ft statue of Athena in front of the parliament. The gable is decorated with allegorical scenes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. There are eight Corinthian style pillars supporting the gable. The roof is decorated by eight quadrigas made out of bronze. Austrian marble was used for the construction of the building.
The main entrance is a copy of the doorway of Erechtheion on the Akropolis in Athens. The walls are decorated with marble and Greek statues. Behind the entrance the visitor encounters the Great Hall of Pillars. The 40 m long hall has 24 Corinthian style marble pillars. The capitals of the pillar are gilded with 23 carat gold and the marble floors are polished to perfection.
Where is the Austrian Parliament Building: 1, Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3
How to get to Austrian Parliament Building: U-Bahn: U2/U3 to Volkstheater station or tram D, J, 1, 2: Stadiongasse/Parlament
Opening hours: There are guided tours except on days when the parliament is in session.
Austrian Parliament, Vienna
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