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Directly across from the House of Parliament, the lavish 19th-century Palace of Justice, which once held the Supreme Court, is one of Budapest's finest buildings, and it's worth peeking inside even if you're not interested in the exhibition. A ceiling fresco of Justitia, the goddess of justice, by the Hungarian artist Károly Lotz dominates the lobby. There are several permanent exhibitions, but the one to visit is the 13-room Hungarian collection. It details the daily life of Hungarian peasants, artisans, and farmers from the end of the 18th century until World War I. Though overall the exhibit feels dated and could use some attention, the colorful folk costumes, furniture, dioramas, ceramics, and crafts on display are gorgeous, and are a great way to get insight into Hungary's intricate folk customs. The museum contains more than 139,000 Hungarian and 53,000 international art objects. There are frequent, well-executed temporary exhibits.