find it and then compare it to your own parliment try to spot the police really none - a very suprising place
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As home to the longest established parlaiment on the planet this is historically a big hitter. Being British I have heard Westminster described as the mother of all parlaiments and held up as something of an historical model for others - when in fact the...More
when you stand in front of it you can see in the center of the roof the crown of Christian IX, King of Denmark, who was the monarch of Iceland when the building was completed in 1881 (you can see the date just below the...More
We first saw the Parliament Building on our walking food tour. It's a beautiful building, and if not too crowed you can get a great shot of it from the lawn across the street. People we hanging out and having picnics. We didn't take a...More
I enjoyed the Icelandic Parliament House. It is modest in size, an attractive old building with a modern addition. It is worth your time to walk around and especially to visit the gardens around back as you contemplate the historic importance of the Icelandic Parliament...More
We just knocked on the door and asked the elderly security guard could we go to the viewers gallery which was no problem once we kept quiet. There we watched a very sombre parliamentary debate between a couple of MP's, stayed for a few minutes...More
As part of our walking tour, we stopped at the Parliament. It is a beautiful building with a colorful history. Our guide told us many stories and explained the statutes in the adjacent park and told us all about the carvings on the building. Great...More
Still functioning. Older thanGreat Britain. Older than US Congress and older than Russia's Duma. There is history here!
The stone building was in a historic and pretty part of Reykjavik and it had no signage to indicate what it was and therefore could have been overlloked. It is worth a visit.