Right in the center of Vienna, the Parliament stands among other great monumental buildings in this city that fascinated me so much.
From outside, the building is breathtaking. It has a serious air to it, its white marble and shapes attract visitors, making them think of carriages, horses and great people going up the nearby hill toward the main entrance between an interesting curving shape.
A beautiful place.
European cities always seem to want to focus their cultural offerings in the smallest possible space (a perfect example is the Madrid Art Triangle, that started with three points: Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia, and has expanded to include Caixaforum and Fundación Mapfre among other sites). Vienna is no exception, with the famous Museumsquartier neighbourhood. In the MQ, as the Viennese call it, you can find more than fifty options showcasing art and contemporary culture. Therea are both big and small galleries and incredible meccas to art, like the Leopold Museum, MUMOK or Kunsthall. This neighbourhood has more to it than just the museums - there's a full programme of cultural activities, with theatre productions, literary events, fashion shows and concerts. It also has places to rest and drink. Of course, there are combined tickets for the different sites that lower the overall price. Have a look online to see what events are coming up, so you can plan your trip accordingly.