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Budapest Sights and Landmarks Guide, Hungary

Budapest sights come with a lot of famous places, as well as well-known tourist attractions, art galleries and museums, and picturesque towns and parks. It is the best place to find areas of interest, shops, restaurants and theatres for sightseeing and nights out. As with most cities in Europe, like Vienna, the best way to get around in Budapest and its downtown area would be through the metro system. It is fast and efficient and really quite cheap, most of all if you decide to buy a one-day or three-day travel card during your stay.

Budapest Sights – Cultural and Historical Attractions

Budapest holds several cultural attractions due to the architectural boom that allowed architects to construct what they wanted in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Not all of the cultural attractions in Budapest sights are located next to each other, but the most important ones do all lie on the same vertical axis, making them known as the “Cultural Avenue” of Budapest. The Buda Castle District, for starters, is the richest part of cultural attractions when it comes to Budapest sights and is quite reminiscent to Bratislava. Here, you can find several museums, from the Museum of Music History to the Museum of Telephony and the Museum of Hungarian Military History.

You can also find a stunning place called the Castle Labyrinth, which is a wide array of natural caves situated underground and has been enhanced by man. The Hungarian House of Wine is also located in the vicinity where Hungarian winemakers are presented to offer wine tasting for anyone who wishes to walk into their humble abode.

To see some historical attractions, visit monuments and buildings at Trinity Square, such as the Old Town Hall of Buda and the Baroque-inspired Trinity statue; this stands in the heart of the square - in memory of the 1691 plague victims. A memorial for the Holocaust victims is located in the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, where an aluminum willow tree stands.

Budapest Sights – Natural Attractions

To see some of the natural attractions of Budapest sights, visit the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, which is the very first permanent bridge built in Budapest and lies over the Danube River. It is about 202 meters long and pedestrians have the opportunity to take walks on it. If you walk along Budapest Danube Corso, you will be able to get a gorgeous view of the Castle Hill, as well as the outstanding Vigadó building – also a great sight to see.
If you go to Heroes’ Square, you can also avail of the ice skating rink during the winter. Speed-skating championships often take place here and have been taking place for more than a decade now. This place has been in existence since the 19th century, and during the summer, boats are available on this lake for rent, which both locals and tourists love.

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  • angelMust see the Palace of Miracles in Budapest
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    Last summer we spent some days in Budapest with a friend from California. We tried to do and see as many things in this capital city as we could. We heard about this place 'The Mansion of Miracles' (Csodak Palotaja in hungarian) and we deciced to visit it. This place is a very big hall divided...
  • lindamuraFive reasons to visit Budapest
    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is located on a beautiful side of the Danube and has two parts – Buda and Pest. Buda is the older part with medieval buildings; Pest is the commercial center, a beautiful blend of new and old satisfying holidaymakers of all ages. Because of its...
  • MadSuhOne Night in Budapest
    review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    Budapest is a cool town. I had to get back to Germany as my sister had a motorcycle accident (she is ok now!). I had to go back to Germany to take care of my family's house. I heard from a friend that he would be in Budapest for a convention, so that we could meet up there and he would drive to...
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  • AnonymousDinner & Cruise
    travel tip by Anonymous posted more then 30 days ago
    1,5 hour long cruise on the Danube with live Hungarian music. During the sightseeing traditional dishes & drinks are served for guests. The main sights are the Parliament, Chain Bridge, Gellert Hill and Royal Castle.
  • magicmushroomFree Budapest Walking Tours
    travel tip by magicmushroom posted more then 30 days ago
    Come along on the daily Free Budapest Walking Tour at 10.30 a.m, which is an informative and entertaining general walking tour around the best sites Pest and Buda offers. If you are interested in the Communism with its undercover...
  • angelCruising from Budapest to Szentendre
    travel tip by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    If you want to see Budapest from another view, I have an advice for you. Last summer I was with a ship from Budapest to Szentendre - it was awesome! All those beautiful bridges, the Parliament, etc. can be seen differently than you saw...
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