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Walk through the sights of Budapest


If you are planning during your trip to visit Hungary, be sure to plan your tourism program at least a couple of days to explore Budapest, the magnificent capital of this country.

the List of attractions of the Hungarian capital is indeed very high, and in order to see at least the main attractions of Budapest, one tour is not enough — the beauty of this city need to enjoy slowly, savoring each new experience.

What to see in Budapest? This versatile, majestic city is the custodian of a large number of architectural and historical monuments of old Europe: the third largest Parliament building in the world, Europe's largest synagogue, the old Cathedral Matthias, the white-stone Fisherman's Bastion… It is only a tiny part of what the traveler can see while walking in Budapest!

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So what are the attractions of Budapest are really the best? We have prepared for you a short guide to the most interesting places of this city, nestled on the banks of the Danube. Our tourist map of Budapest includes the 10 most popular places that attract the attention of travelers from different countries.


1. Budapest Parliament

Address: Kossuth square 1-3

The Monumental building of the Parliament, in the opinion of most tourists, is the most worthy contender for the title of most famous and popular monument of the capital of Hungary. A magnificent example of neo-Gothic architecture, which has more than 100 years. Here are held the sittings of the National Assembly, holds the Hungarian crown jewels and, of course, the main attraction of Budapest regularly organizes excursions for the tourists.

Schedule tour usually includes 4 programs per day.

2. St. Stephen's Basilica

Address: the square, St. Stephen's street Hercegprimas 17

St. Stephen's Basilica (Basilica of St. Stephen) — the largest Catholic Church in Budapest. In the sanctuary of the relics of the first Hungarian king — St. Stephen's, placed in a special ark, and the statue of the patron Saint in full length.

Building, which is the highest in the city, impresses with its size: the height of the Basilica is 96 meters, and the area — 4730 square meters. The diameter of the dome of the Basilica of St. Stephen is 22 meters. At the same time during worship inside the temple can be up to 8500 members. On the left tower of the Basilica is an observation deck, which offers wonderful views of the city.

3. State Opera of Budapest

Address: Andrássy út 22

Building of the State Opera of Budapest, built in neo-Renaissance with Baroque elements, is a real gem of architecture. The facade is decorated with statues of 16 of the most famous composers in the world. The interior of the Opera house decorated with statues, frescoes and thematic murals. To visit the Opera house of Budapest is not only during concerts, but with the tours that are conducted here daily.

4. Royal Palace (Buda castle)

Address: St. George's square 2

Once famous medieval Royal Palace, the construction of which was conducted in the period from the 13th to the 16th century, has a very rich history. The original castle was destroyed during the liberation of Buda from the Turks, after which he was replaced in the 18th century a smaller Palace in the Baroque style.

Today, Buda castle is home to the Hungarian national gallery, Budapest history Museum and the National library.

5. Fisherman's Bastion and St. Matthias (Matthias)

Address: Hunyadi János Way, 16

From the walls of Fisherman's Bastion, which is, together with the Matthias Church a single architectural ensemble, offers simply stunning views of Budapest. Seven high towers of the Bastion, crowned with pointed roofs, symbolize the seven Hungarian tribes who settled in the territories of today's Hungary in the late ninth century. The castle looks beautiful, so tourists in Budapest invariably make photos on the background.

Matthias Church, also known as the temple of the Holy virgin, was built in the thirteenth century, and during the period of its existence several times suffered destruction, as it almost 150 years was turned into a mosque, when Hungary was occupied by the Turks. There is a legend that during the siege of Buda the forces of the Holy League a wall of the Church collapsed, revealing praying in the mosque of the Turks hidden in a secret niche the statue of the Madonna. According to legend it is so demoralized the Ottomans, that Buda was commissioned on the same day.

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6. Széchenyi chain bridge

Address: Roosevelt square (pest side) and Adam Clark square (Buda side)

Széchenyi Chain bridge, decorated with huge statues of the lions — another popular attraction of Budapest. For the first time this bridge spanned the Danube uniting Buda and pest in 1899. Then he was awarded the title of one of the wonders of the world.

During the Second world war the chain bridge was blown up by retreating German troops, and was opened again only in 1949 — exactly 100 years after first opening.

7. Heroes square

Address: Hős&malmö;k tere, Budapest 1062

Heroes Square is the largest and most impressive square of the city. In the centre of the square is the Millennium Monument, which was erected here in 1896 to commemorate the 1000-year history of the Magyars.

On the North side of the square is the Museum of fine arts, on the South side of Heroes ' Square is the Kunsthalle, and the exhibition hall of modern art.

8. Central market hall

Address: Fővám Tér, district 9

Great Central market hall of Budapest is the most popular among local residents source of organic Hungarian products. There are a lot of different shops of sausages, meats, cheeses, wines, fruits, vegetables, spices and pastries, as well as the point of sale of products of local craftsmen.

You can also do here is small, but tasty stop to try traditional Hungarian dishes, which they sell in local bistros and small restaurants.

9. The great synagogue

Address: Dohany u. 2-8

Great synagogue located in the Jewish quarter of pest, is the largest synagogue in Europe and second largest in the world. The height of the towers of this architectural monument is 44 meters. At the same time it can accommodate up to 3000 worshipers.

Synagogue was built between 1854 and 1859 years in neo-Moorish style. During the Second world war, the Great synagogue of Budapest for use as a radio communications centre for the Germans. Today it is a major center of the Jewish community.

10. The andrássy Avenue

Address: Andrassy ut, Budapest 1061

This elegant Avenue, recognized as a world heritage of UNESCO, is often called the Champs elysées of Budapest.

Andrássy út in Budapest is often called the cultural Avenue, as the immediate vicinity, focused key theatres, museums and the Academy of the Hungarian capital. Under Andrassy Avenue is also the first metro line of Budapest, the first in continental Europe.


Date of publication: 18.12.2014