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Top Sights in Budapest

Fishermen’s Bastion
(Halaszbastya)

Fisherman's Bastion

It is a big tourist attraction for its viewing terrace looking out over Pest, as well as for its beautiful snow-white towers. [more…]

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Matthias Church
(Matyas Templom)

Matthias Church

Named after the Hungarian king, Matthias Corvinus who held both his weddings here. Built around the 13th century; used as a mosque in 1541, regained much of its former splendour after restoration late 19th century. The Museum of Ecclesiatical Art can be found in the church’s crypt. [more…]

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Parliament
(Orszaghaz)

Parliament

The seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. The building, designed by Imre Steindl in 1884, with its white neo-gothic turrets and arches, is a Budapest landmark. You can take a guided tour of the building. [more…]

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Basilica of St Stephen
(Szent Istvan Bazilika)

Basilica of St Stephen

The largest church in Hungary. Building of the church started in 1851 and was complete in 1905. Named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose mummified hand is housed in the reliquary. Take in a 360° view of Budapest from the dome. [more…]

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Buda Castle
(Royal Palace)

Buda Castle

The palace has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the centuries. The Buda Castle Quarter, is now a World Heritage Site. Houses the Hungarian National gallery and Budapest History Museum. Matyas Fountain (1904) stands in the northwest courtyard. A Labyrinth of caves is situated in a depth of several storeys, under Buda Castle. [more…]

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Heroes’ Square
(Hosok Tere)

Heroes' Square

Designed in 1896 to celebrate the 1, 000th anniversary of the Hungarian nation. The Millennium Memorial, designed by Albert Schickedanz, stands at its centre with a statues of historical Hungarian figures. [more…]

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Gellért Hill
(Statue/Liberation Monument/Citadel)

Gellert Hill

Three important sights: The Gellért Statue, The Liberation Monument & The Citadel as well as some splendid views! [more…]

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Chain Bridge
(Szechenyi Lanchid)

Chain Bridge

Budapest’s first permanent bridge over the Danube. It was built between 1839 – 1849, however, it was destroyed in the 2nd World War and rebuilt in 1949. [more…]

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Vajdahunyad Castle
(Vajdahunyad Vara)

Vajdahunyad Castle

Originally built from cardboard and wood for the millennial exhibition in 1896 to show architectural styles from different parts of Hungary, but as it was popular it was then rebuilt from stone and brick. It now houses the Agricultural Museum. [more…]

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Dohany Street Synagogue

Dohany Street Synagogue

The imposing synagogue was built by Ludwig Forster between 1854 – 1859, in the Byzantine-Moorish style, and is the largest working one in Europe seating sround 3,000 [more…]

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