Some fall in love with the city at first sight, others are won over only after a longer period of discovery; but all agree that it is one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
The metropolis with a population of two million is bisected by the mighty flow of the Danube with hills and valleys on the Buda side and the flat, low-lying Pest on the other. The riverside panorama has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Anybody who has ever seen it illuminated by night can understand why.
Visit the famous sights of Budapest. Where to go and what to see. A concise guide for basic monuments. Find some tips and useful information.
With its narrow streets, old citizenhouses the Castle district of Budapest reflects a medieval atmosphere. The Royal Palace houses different museums and exhibitions. Bring yourself time to walk around.
The monumental building of the Parliament is one of the biggest attractions of Budapest. it hosts the Diet and the crown jewels. Guided tours are organized 4 times a day.
The monumental square at the end of Andrássy Avenue sums up the history of Hungary. The millenium memorial commemorates the 1000th anniversary of the arrival of the Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin.
The bustling walking areas of the downtown offer famous cafés, terraces, elegant shops, boutiques and theatres. Not to mention the view of the Castle from the Danube Promenade.
The largest Catholic church in Budapest, where the most important relic of the Hungarian Catholicism, the Holy Right of King St. Steven is kept.The panorama terrace offers a great view of the city.
the neo-renaissance building is a pearl of architecture, the lavish inner decoration reflects elegance and splendour. Guided tours are organised every afternoon. A performance is an unforgettable experience too.
For the best panorama of Budapest, Gellért Hill definitely worth a visit. The old fortress and the statue of Liberty can be seen from far, they are an important part of the cityscape.
The largest green area of Budapest conceals the Castle of Vajdahunyad, the Széchenyi termal bath, the Zoo and the Amusement park. It is a beloved corner of the city for walking and relaxing.
Margaret Island is a traffic free green spot in the middle of the downtown. It is a beloved place for leisure and recreation both for locals and foreigners.
The second oldest zoo in Europe offers not only rare animal and plant species, but an architectural beauty, too. The zoo is one of the key attractions of the City Park, where many places of interest can be found.
During winter time the biggest ice rink of the city operates next to Vajdahunyad castle in the City Park.
The recently opened park is located on the Buda side, close to Moszkva tér. It hosts some important establishments, such as the House of Future and the Palace of Miracles. There is a concert hall in the park as well, making it a beloved place for young people.
The Palace of Arts is the newest cultural establishment of Budapest, opened in 2005. It consists of three important institutions: the Festival Theatre, the National Concert Hall and the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Arts.
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