|National Council of the Slovak Republic|
|Bratislava Castle, 2010|
The lucky ones, those without flats in the capital, are actually admitted to the castle grounds with its nice parks and panoramic view of Slovakia, most prominently the old town of Bratislava: as an easy solution to avoid expenses scandals and make sure that everyone has a place to stay, the MPs are invited to stay the night - two to a room - in a nice building on the castle grounds.
|The National Council on the left with the castle towering over Bratislava; photo: 2006 by Chris, CC-BY-SA 2.0|
Bratislava is unique in a sense that it not only houses the current Slovakian Parliament but also gave home to the Hungarian National Assembly (and some other non-parliament related Hungarian institutions) at a time when most of Hungary was under occupation.
|The former upper house of the Hungarian National Assembly, currently a university library|