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Guidebook for Budapest

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Guidebook for Budapest

Sightseeing
St Stephens Basilica One of Budapest's greatest landmarks is this beautiful church which stands on the Pest side of the city. The church construction was completed in 1906 having taken 50 years to build. The long construction period accounts for the eclectic style of the architecture. The design was based on drawings by Jozsef Hild and later Miklos Ybl.
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Bazilika svatého Štěpána
1 Szent István tér
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St Stephens Basilica One of Budapest's greatest landmarks is this beautiful church which stands on the Pest side of the city. The church construction was completed in 1906 having taken 50 years to build. The long construction period accounts for the eclectic style of the architecture. The design was based on drawings by Jozsef Hild and later Miklos Ybl.
House of Parliament The governing powers of Hungary are housed in the third largest parliament building in the world. A competition was held to find a suitable design for the building and it was won by Imre Steindl who completed the building in 1904. His design was inspired by the English House of Parliament.
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Hungarian Parliament Building
1-3 Kossuth Lajos tér
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House of Parliament The governing powers of Hungary are housed in the third largest parliament building in the world. A competition was held to find a suitable design for the building and it was won by Imre Steindl who completed the building in 1904. His design was inspired by the English House of Parliament.
Fisherman's Bastion One of the must see places...!!!!! As a bastion this site should be more defensive than decorated but that is not the case. The ornate terraces were part of constructions made between 1895 and 1902 in celebration of the state's 1000th anniversary. At the time the terraces were intended as observation points for looking out across the magnificent views.
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Rybářská bašta
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Fisherman's Bastion One of the must see places...!!!!! As a bastion this site should be more defensive than decorated but that is not the case. The ornate terraces were part of constructions made between 1895 and 1902 in celebration of the state's 1000th anniversary. At the time the terraces were intended as observation points for looking out across the magnificent views.
Heroes Square Budapest's largest public square was created in 1896 to mark the 1,000 anniversary of the country's birth. The impressive square is located at the end of Andrassy Avenue and next to City Park. The neo-classical buildings of the Museum of Fine Art and the Kunsthalle (Hall of Art) can be seen on the edges of the square.
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Náměstí Hrdinů
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Heroes Square Budapest's largest public square was created in 1896 to mark the 1,000 anniversary of the country's birth. The impressive square is located at the end of Andrassy Avenue and next to City Park. The neo-classical buildings of the Museum of Fine Art and the Kunsthalle (Hall of Art) can be seen on the edges of the square.
Gellert Hill Gellert Hill rises 140 meters above Budapest overlooking the Danube River, the hill is the site of several points of interest and is also a great place to get a panoramic view across the city. The hill is named after Bishop Gellert Sagredo who is credited with bringing Christianity to Hungary.
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Gellértova hora
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Gellert Hill Gellert Hill rises 140 meters above Budapest overlooking the Danube River, the hill is the site of several points of interest and is also a great place to get a panoramic view across the city. The hill is named after Bishop Gellert Sagredo who is credited with bringing Christianity to Hungary.
Dohany Synagogue The Dohany Street Synagogue, Central Synagogue, Tabakgasse Synagogue or the Budapest Great Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world. The synagogue was designed by Ludwig Forster and completed in 1859 to service the 30,000 Jewish residence of Pest.
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Velká synagoga
2 Dohány u.
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Dohany Synagogue The Dohany Street Synagogue, Central Synagogue, Tabakgasse Synagogue or the Budapest Great Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world. The synagogue was designed by Ludwig Forster and completed in 1859 to service the 30,000 Jewish residence of Pest.
Memento Park The Communists ruled Hungary from 1949 to 1989 and during that period the city of Budapest was adorned with many patriotic Soviet oriented statues. Statues of Soviet leaders, Soviet symbols and heroic busts could be seen throughout the city.
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Memento Park
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Memento Park The Communists ruled Hungary from 1949 to 1989 and during that period the city of Budapest was adorned with many patriotic Soviet oriented statues. Statues of Soviet leaders, Soviet symbols and heroic busts could be seen throughout the city.
National Opera House The ornate Opera House is designed in the Neo-Renaissance style and is located on elegant Andrassy Avenue. The building was designed by Miklos Ybl for the Millennium celebrations of 1900. It took 9 years to build and was completed in 1884. The sumptuous design includes 7kg of gold used in the decoration and hundreds of statues.
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Opera
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National Opera House The ornate Opera House is designed in the Neo-Renaissance style and is located on elegant Andrassy Avenue. The building was designed by Miklos Ybl for the Millennium celebrations of 1900. It took 9 years to build and was completed in 1884. The sumptuous design includes 7kg of gold used in the decoration and hundreds of statues.
Vaci Street (Vaci utca) Váci utca (utca simply means 'street') is Budapest's most upmarket shopping precinct. Once upon a time it was all about the antique shops and was famous for its bookstores; nowadays it's more about high-end designer fashion and European chain stores, and you'll struggle to find a bargain here. For the traveler - at least those that don't want to join their fellow visitors in the hunt for just one more Zara dress or an overpriced meal in one of the many tourist-trap restaurants - the main pleasure of strolling Váci utca is the street's polished good looks and architecture. Window-shop and people-watch your way down the (pedestrian) street, which opens into squares, a
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Váci Street
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Vaci Street (Vaci utca) Váci utca (utca simply means 'street') is Budapest's most upmarket shopping precinct. Once upon a time it was all about the antique shops and was famous for its bookstores; nowadays it's more about high-end designer fashion and European chain stores, and you'll struggle to find a bargain here. For the traveler - at least those that don't want to join their fellow visitors in the hunt for just one more Zara dress or an overpriced meal in one of the many tourist-trap restaurants - the main pleasure of strolling Váci utca is the street's polished good looks and architecture. Window-shop and people-watch your way down the (pedestrian) street, which opens into squares, a
Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lanchid) Budapest’s Chain Bridge was the city’s first – and is still its most famous – crossing of the Danube, connecting Baroque Buda on the western river bank with the wide boulevards of Pest on the east. Opened in 1849, the bridge is 375 meters long and 16 meters wide; it is made of made of stone slabs and suspended in place by two massive linked iron chains. Originally a toll bridge, it was designed by English engineer Alan Clark, who also had a hand in Hammersmith Bridge across the River Thames in London. The stone lions guarding both ends of the Chain Bridge were carved by János Marschalkó and added in 1852. From the Buda side of the Chain Bridge a road tunnel
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Széchenyi Lánchíd
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Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lanchid) Budapest’s Chain Bridge was the city’s first – and is still its most famous – crossing of the Danube, connecting Baroque Buda on the western river bank with the wide boulevards of Pest on the east. Opened in 1849, the bridge is 375 meters long and 16 meters wide; it is made of made of stone slabs and suspended in place by two massive linked iron chains. Originally a toll bridge, it was designed by English engineer Alan Clark, who also had a hand in Hammersmith Bridge across the River Thames in London. The stone lions guarding both ends of the Chain Bridge were carved by János Marschalkó and added in 1852. From the Buda side of the Chain Bridge a road tunnel
Andrássy Avenue The elegant boulevard of Andrássy Avenue was completed in 1885 as part of the expansion of Budapest under Emperor Franz Joseph I to celebrate the thousand-year anniversary of the state of Hungary. It connects the Pest-side city center at Erzsébet Square to the City Park (Városliget) and as a masterpiece of urban planning was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002, along with Heroes’ Square. Elegant townhouses lined the avenue and it became the preserve of wealthy bankers and the aristocracy. In order to conserve Andrássy’s architectural harmony, the city fathers decided to build a train line underneath the avenue. And so the Millennium Underground Railway opened, th
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Andrássyho třída
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Andrássy Avenue The elegant boulevard of Andrássy Avenue was completed in 1885 as part of the expansion of Budapest under Emperor Franz Joseph I to celebrate the thousand-year anniversary of the state of Hungary. It connects the Pest-side city center at Erzsébet Square to the City Park (Városliget) and as a masterpiece of urban planning was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002, along with Heroes’ Square. Elegant townhouses lined the avenue and it became the preserve of wealthy bankers and the aristocracy. In order to conserve Andrássy’s architectural harmony, the city fathers decided to build a train line underneath the avenue. And so the Millennium Underground Railway opened, th
Castle Hill (Varhegy) Castle Hill is Budapest's most spectacular - and most visited - district. In one small area you have most of the city's big-hitter attractions, including the Royal Palace with its museums and library, the Matthias Church, the Fisherman's Bastion and several spectacular statues. The views over the Danube to Pest are incomparable and worth the trip alone. Castle Hill has been settled since the 13th century, and you can still feel the scale of the medieval in its steep twisting streets and little square. It's watched over by a magnificent golden turul - the mythical eagle that is featured in Hungarian mythology. As you come up by funicular, the turul is practically the f
Várhegy
Castle Hill (Varhegy) Castle Hill is Budapest's most spectacular - and most visited - district. In one small area you have most of the city's big-hitter attractions, including the Royal Palace with its museums and library, the Matthias Church, the Fisherman's Bastion and several spectacular statues. The views over the Danube to Pest are incomparable and worth the trip alone. Castle Hill has been settled since the 13th century, and you can still feel the scale of the medieval in its steep twisting streets and little square. It's watched over by a magnificent golden turul - the mythical eagle that is featured in Hungarian mythology. As you come up by funicular, the turul is practically the f
HopOn - HopOff Buses We can help to get ticket to the hop on hop of buses!!! See the sights of Budapest at your own pace with a 48-hour ticket to the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus. Drive pass the Parliament Building, Buda Castle and ChainBridge. Discover the Citadel and Jewish Synagogue. Add on an optional 1-hour boat cruise, goulash soup and beer.
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Giraffe Hop on Hop off tour Budapest
2 Andrássy út
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HopOn - HopOff Buses We can help to get ticket to the hop on hop of buses!!! See the sights of Budapest at your own pace with a 48-hour ticket to the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus. Drive pass the Parliament Building, Buda Castle and ChainBridge. Discover the Citadel and Jewish Synagogue. Add on an optional 1-hour boat cruise, goulash soup and beer.
Dinner and Cruise best food from the best view or Vine and cruise, Coffee and cruise, Coctail & cruise! You can choose as per your interest! These are the favorit sightseeings in Budapest. We can help to get a tickets to the easiest way. This is the most famous way to see Budapest attractions. The most romantic way to see the beautiful capital is a night cruise on the Danube. The river cruise passes in front of the Parliament, Royal Palace, Chain Bridge and the aristocratic embankment of the city. Buffett dinner or lunch is available on board. It is about 2 hours, the boat goes up and down to the Danube river...
Dinner & Cruise Budapest
Dinner and Cruise best food from the best view or Vine and cruise, Coffee and cruise, Coctail & cruise! You can choose as per your interest! These are the favorit sightseeings in Budapest. We can help to get a tickets to the easiest way. This is the most famous way to see Budapest attractions. The most romantic way to see the beautiful capital is a night cruise on the Danube. The river cruise passes in front of the Parliament, Royal Palace, Chain Bridge and the aristocratic embankment of the city. Buffett dinner or lunch is available on board. It is about 2 hours, the boat goes up and down to the Danube river...
Food Scene
Central Market The Central or Great Market Hall in Budapest was originally constructed in 1897. It is located on the bank of the Danube in Fovam Square near the Liberty Bridge. The market building was designed by Samu Pecz and is the largest indoor market in the city. The building has a colorful orange brick façade and a brightly tiled roof.
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Central Market Hall
1-3 Vámház krt.
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Central Market The Central or Great Market Hall in Budapest was originally constructed in 1897. It is located on the bank of the Danube in Fovam Square near the Liberty Bridge. The market building was designed by Samu Pecz and is the largest indoor market in the city. The building has a colorful orange brick façade and a brightly tiled roof.
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Kajahu Restaurant
11 Petőfi Sándor u.
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Everything Else
Matthias Church This church is also known as the church of Our Lady or Nagyboldogasszony Templom. It is located in the Buda Castle District by the Fisherman's Bastion. It was originally built in 1255 and named after King Matthias Corvinus who reigned 1458-90 and was married here twice. The church underwent many renovations, additions and changes over the past 500 years.
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Matthias Church
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Matthias Church This church is also known as the church of Our Lady or Nagyboldogasszony Templom. It is located in the Buda Castle District by the Fisherman's Bastion. It was originally built in 1255 and named after King Matthias Corvinus who reigned 1458-90 and was married here twice. The church underwent many renovations, additions and changes over the past 500 years.
House of Terror Having survived two terror regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets Hungary fittingly opened a museum dedicated to those who died, suffered and survived those horrendous periods of Hungarian history. The museum is fittingly housed within the building where victims of the Soviet regime were captivated, tortured and killed.
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Dům teroru
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House of Terror Having survived two terror regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets Hungary fittingly opened a museum dedicated to those who died, suffered and survived those horrendous periods of Hungarian history. The museum is fittingly housed within the building where victims of the Soviet regime were captivated, tortured and killed.
Parks & Nature
Budapest City Park (Varosliget) Városliget is the largest of Budapest’s public parks, a vast expanse of 302 acres (1.2 km²) of public space with its main entrance at the monumental UNESCO-listed Heroes’ Square (Hosok Tér). It was originally an area of rural swamp but was mentioned as the royal hunting grounds as far back as the 13th century. By 1751 the swamp had been drained and more trees planted in an English-style landscaping that became Hungary’s first public park. One hundred years later, the park became the focus of the Millennium celebrations, with museums, lakes, zoos and follies being built for 1896. Around the same time elegant Andrássy Avenue was constructed, which leads from t
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Városliget
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Budapest City Park (Varosliget) Városliget is the largest of Budapest’s public parks, a vast expanse of 302 acres (1.2 km²) of public space with its main entrance at the monumental UNESCO-listed Heroes’ Square (Hosok Tér). It was originally an area of rural swamp but was mentioned as the royal hunting grounds as far back as the 13th century. By 1751 the swamp had been drained and more trees planted in an English-style landscaping that became Hungary’s first public park. One hundred years later, the park became the focus of the Millennium celebrations, with museums, lakes, zoos and follies being built for 1896. Around the same time elegant Andrássy Avenue was constructed, which leads from t
Margaret Island (Margit-sziget) Margit-sziget (Margaret Island) is a magical little piece of heaven poised between Buda and Pest. Being there always gives you the sense of taking some time off from the real world. It's small - only 2.5 km (1.4 mi) long - but you'd be surprised how much the island manages to pack in and still feel like an oasis. Margaret Island was once three islands; they were put together to stem the flow of the Danube in the 19th century. In the middle ages, Margaret Island was called the Island of Rabbits. It was named Margaret after a saint who lived in one of the many nunneries. The Ottoman rulers kicked out the monks and nuns and took over the island for their harem
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Markétin ostrov
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Margaret Island (Margit-sziget) Margit-sziget (Margaret Island) is a magical little piece of heaven poised between Buda and Pest. Being there always gives you the sense of taking some time off from the real world. It's small - only 2.5 km (1.4 mi) long - but you'd be surprised how much the island manages to pack in and still feel like an oasis. Margaret Island was once three islands; they were put together to stem the flow of the Danube in the 19th century. In the middle ages, Margaret Island was called the Island of Rabbits. It was named Margaret after a saint who lived in one of the many nunneries. The Ottoman rulers kicked out the monks and nuns and took over the island for their harem
Arts & Culture
National Gallery This is the largest public collection of Hungarian fine arts. The museum is housed within the Royal Palace of Buda's buildings A, B, C and D and presents Hungarian art work from the medieval era and up to the 20th century. This is the best museum to see Hungarian art work but for international art.
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Hungarian National Museum
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National Gallery This is the largest public collection of Hungarian fine arts. The museum is housed within the Royal Palace of Buda's buildings A, B, C and D and presents Hungarian art work from the medieval era and up to the 20th century. This is the best museum to see Hungarian art work but for international art.
Budapest History Museum There are three branches to the Budapest History Museum each in a different location – the Roman Antiquities Museum (Aquincum Museum); the Fine Art Museum (Kiscelli Museum) and the Castle Museum. The museum was established in 1887 and the main branch (Castle Museum) moved to its present location in building E of Buda Castle in 1967.
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Budapesti Történeti Múzeum
2 Szent György tér
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Budapest History Museum There are three branches to the Budapest History Museum each in a different location – the Roman Antiquities Museum (Aquincum Museum); the Fine Art Museum (Kiscelli Museum) and the Castle Museum. The museum was established in 1887 and the main branch (Castle Museum) moved to its present location in building E of Buda Castle in 1967.
Entertainment & Activities
Szechenyi Baths This was the first 19th century thermal bath in Budapest, it was opened temporarily in 1881 and once its popularity was established the structure was made permanent. The medicinal bath was built in 1913 and the northern wing was added in 1927. Today it is one of the largest public baths in Europe.
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Termální lázně Széchenyi
9-11 Állatkerti krt.
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Szechenyi Baths This was the first 19th century thermal bath in Budapest, it was opened temporarily in 1881 and once its popularity was established the structure was made permanent. The medicinal bath was built in 1913 and the northern wing was added in 1927. Today it is one of the largest public baths in Europe.
Gellért Spa The Gellért SPA is the most famous among the thermal baths of Budapest It was built in 1918 in art nouveau style. It offers a thermal bath, a swimming pool and an open-air section.
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Gellértovy lázně
4 Kelenhegyi út
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Gellért Spa The Gellért SPA is the most famous among the thermal baths of Budapest It was built in 1918 in art nouveau style. It offers a thermal bath, a swimming pool and an open-air section.
Getting Around
Budapest Transport The public transportation system in Budapest is a favorite internal travel option for a number of Budapest visitors. The system is efficient, inexpensive and runs throughout all of the major tourist areas of Budapest. The system consists of a combination of the bus, trolley-bus, tram, metro, and train lines and is streamlined so that tickets for all of them can generally be purchased at the same locations. This article is long, but comprehensive because many visitors are left a bit bewildered by Budapest's somewhat idiosyncratic system. Your diligence will be rewarded with a good experience utlizing probably one of the best city public transports in the world. EU cit
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Budapešť
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Budapest Transport The public transportation system in Budapest is a favorite internal travel option for a number of Budapest visitors. The system is efficient, inexpensive and runs throughout all of the major tourist areas of Budapest. The system consists of a combination of the bus, trolley-bus, tram, metro, and train lines and is streamlined so that tickets for all of them can generally be purchased at the same locations. This article is long, but comprehensive because many visitors are left a bit bewildered by Budapest's somewhat idiosyncratic system. Your diligence will be rewarded with a good experience utlizing probably one of the best city public transports in the world. EU cit