We’re certain that you’ve heard about them, but we made a checklist to be sure.
If you’re visiting Budapest, even if for the first time, you must have heard about many landmarks of the city. You probably have seen photos of the Buda Castle and Parliament, but now we made a list to be sure. If you visit these 15 attraction, you can say you have been to Budapest.
Parliament Building and Crown Jewels: This building is undoubtedly the symbol of Budapst. This Neo-Gothic building is the world's third largest parliament building, and yes, they have the crown jewlels that anyone can see.
Gellért Hill and the Citadel. Gellért Hill is a 235-meter block of dolomite that falls steeply down to the Danube. It has Gellért Monument and Liberation Monument and Citadel on it and offers beautiful view to the city.
Castle hill and Buda Castle: Castle Hill contains many of Budapest's most important medieval monuments and museums, like the impressive Buda Castle, a massive 200-roomed palace. Castle Hill is also home to a number of excellent statues.
Matthias Church is also on the Castle Hill, and has beautiful a Neo-Romanesque towers, colonnades and embrasures, that have been completely restored. Worth visiting!
Fisherman’s Bastion: Another Castle Hill highlight is the late 19th-century Fisherman's Bastion, built on the spot where in the Middle Ages the local fishermen had their defense installations.
The Danube Promenade: Danube is the lifeblood of the city. Unfortunately, the riverbank is not accessible only at a few point (for example at Római Shore), but be sure to visit the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial near to the Parliament, which is a series of 60 pairs of steel sculpted shoes commemorating Jews shot here in WWII.
Hungarian National Museum is not just an other museums to see: it’s a large classical building surrounding two courtyards. And they have Beethoven’s grand piano, for example…
Heroes' Square and the Millennium Monument: the Millennium Monument is a 36-meter column crowned by a figure of the Archangel Gabriel. Around the plinth can be seen a group of bronze horsemen representing the conquering Magyar Prince Árpád and six of his fellow warriors.
City Park – Városliget: it’s the most popular recreational point of the city. It has a beautiful lake, numerous cultural and recreational facilities, two large art museums, the Zoo and Vajdahunyad Castle, just to mention some opportunities.
Margaret Island is Budapest's main recreation and recuperative center for most locals. It has a beautiful Rose Garden, a musical fountain, ruins of the Dominican convent, once home to Princess Margaret, a water tower, a large open-air theater and Palatinus Bath, the biggest in Budapest
Széchenyi Bath is the most famous Bath of the country. It was opened for the public more than 100 years ago, in 1913. Visitors can enjoy the 76 °C thermal water coming from 1246 meters deep in Renaissance-style surroundings.
Andrássy Avenue: The 2.4 km long Andrássy Avenue is the main boulevard of Budapest. It connects Erzsébet Square and Heroes’ Square and has splendid palaces, important cultural buildings, and expensive shop on the two sides.
Pest Synagogue: Dohány Street Synagogue is the world's second largest synagogue. The beautiful building was built in Moorish style in 1859, with a capacity of 3000 people. In 1996, after a five-year renovation, the synagogue was inaugurated again.
Várkert Bazár or Castle Garden Bazaar is, one of the main works of Miklós Ybl. It has been fully renovated and saved from complete destruction 2 years ago. The monument is part of world heritage and it’s the best place to take a walk on the gloriett ramps and to enjoy the Renaissance garden.
The Tomb of Gül Baba is an octagonal tomb located on Mecset (Mosque) Street, it’s a short but steep walk from the Margaret Bridge in the district of Rózsadomb. It has a beautiful garden and it’s also a place of pilgrimage for Turkish people.