In Budapest, no building rises higher than 96 metres.
Budapest's architectural delight is its blend of old and new. A stroll through Budapest's downtown reveals that all of the buildings are roughly the same height. Except for two: Szent Istvan Basilica and the Hungarian Parliament, which are both 96 meters tall. One of the most fascinating facts about Budapest is that no building can be taller than 96 metres. The year the Magyars settled in the area is represented by the number 96. (896). The fact that the Szent Istvan Basilica and the Hungarian Parliament are of the same height is not by chance, but rather a symbol of Hungary's equal importance of religion and government.