Budapest Hungary sightseeing
Budapest city – “the Danube pearl” – the capital of Hungary – is one of the most beautiful capitals in the Europe.
Budapest doesn’t inferior in beauty and charm to Paris, Berlin, Vienna, and it, by the right, stands in one line with the loveliest European capitals.
Sublime building of Hungarian Parliament on the Danube coast – is the wonder of architecture.
The building of Hungarian Parliament is the biggest building in Europe, taken for government, has 700 rooms. The biggest out of all them is a domed hall for solemn events, where the Rite Hungarian Crown is being stored. The crown’s age is over 1000 years!
For the Hungarian Parliament visitors there are special tours in numerous languages.
Royal Palace in Budapest (photo by pohodenki.com.ua)
Another name of the Royal Palace in Budapest – Buda Castle.
The central panorama of Budapest Danube coast entered the List of World’s heritage UNESCO.
Photo Budapest city Hungary (photo by cungvietblog.com)
Сhain Budapest bridge
the chain Budapest bridge Széchenyi, built in 1849, is one out of eight bridges that connect two Danube coasts of Budapest.
The chain bridge Széchenyi in Budapest is considered as a symbol of Budapest, since he has connected two independent in those times towns Buda and Pest into one whole, great city Budapest!
On the western Danube coast, not so far from the chain bridge, there is a funicular, that takes everybody, who wants, to the observation deck, where the unforgettable view on whole Budapest opens.
Photo the chain bridge Budapest (photo by picswallpaperhd.com)
Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest
Fisherman’s Bastion of Budapest is located on the western coast of Danube, and it presents, by itself, an area surrounded by seven towers, on which you can find the favorite statue of Hungarian king István. Fisherman’s Bastion, an original architecture monument made of white stone – one of the favorite visiting place for Budapest locals and guests.
Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest Hungary (photo by www.alissatour.ru)
From the Fisherman’s Bastion opens the gorgeous view on the most beautiful eastern Danube coast.
Fisherman’s Bastion is included into the List of World’s heritage UNESCO.
The entrance to Fisherman’s Bastion is free.
Besides, those are belong to the main sights of Budapest:
Hungarian state opera house, which building is considered as one of the most beautiful among such buildings. The theatre hall is third in the world for quality of acoustics.
Nagy Zsinagóga is one of the hugest European zsinagóga, located in the Jewish quarter of Budapest. The building of zsinagóga took 5 years, and was finished in 1859. In the garden next to the zsinagóga there is a monument “Tree of Life” – the weeping willow made of metal – the monument in honor of all Holocaust victims.
St. Stephen’s Basilica and observation deck of St. Stephen’s Basilica, Church of St. Matthias, Hungarian National museum
Citadel – monument-symbol of Freedom of Hungarian people, built on Gellért hill, on the western Danube coast on the 235-meters-height, where the panoramic view on Budapest opens.
Monument for Millennium of Hungary on the Heroes Square – one of the symbols of Budapest.
Monument for Millennium of Hungary Budapest (photo by pubcrawl.budapest.com)
The Great Market Hall Budapest – the oldest and the biggest market in the city. CNN recognized Great Market Hall as the beat in Europe
The Great Market Hall Budapest (photo by euromag.ru)
On the Great Market Hall is worth to buy, as the souvenirs from Hungary, famous Hungarian salami and paprika.
The Hungarian paprika is one of the visiting cards of the country. In Hungary paprika is being salted, dried, boiled, marinated, conserved…
Paprika in Hungary – the necessary part of different culinary dishes.
Hungarian paprika (photo by Elena Pominova, www.shutterstock.com)
Park Varoshliget – the pride of Budapest locals, and the Vajdahunyad castle – the most beautiful building of Budapest!
In the castle yard you can see the mysterious sculpture – the Anonymous monument. Anonymus – the most mysterious monument in Budapest. In according with a legend, by touching of Anonymus’s pen you can increase your creativity skills and easily pass the exam session ;)
Anonymous monument – the most mysterious sculpture in Budapest, Park Varoshliget (photo by bensalamin.deviantart.com)
Cave Church Budapest
The Cave Church is located at the foot of Gellert hill is interesting sight of Budapest.
In according with a legend, once here lived the hermit Istvan, who was treating people from diseases by water from the cave spring. Later, hermit Istvan was canonized, and cave got the name of St. Istvan. Web of Cave Church Budapest www.sziklatemplom.hu
The Cave Church Budapest photo (photo by romanianwaltz.blogspot.com)
Today the water from Cave Church spring is intended to Gellert baths.
The Budapest baths are famous all over the world by their medical properties.
Altogether, in Budapest there are 27 baths, 13 out of which are healing.
The most famous thermal baths of Budapest are Széchenyi and Gellert. All year long they are waiting for holidaymakers, who want to fix their health and perfectly relax.
Budapest baths (photo by theoutlook.com.ua)
Gellert bath is the most significant and oldest bath in Budapest. The bath leaves an unforgettable impression by its rich decorations; numerous stained glasses, mosaic and marble are creating the feeling of being in the palace and absolutely not looking like the medical institution!
The Gellert bath consists of 13 pools, three of which are on the opened air.
Budapest for kids
The Budapest Zoo is one of the oldest in Europe.
This is the favorite place of little guests and locals of Budapest! In the Zoo there are almost no any lattices, and that allows to get familiar with animals way more closer.
The Budapest Zoo (photo by www.panadea.com)
Museum Miniversum Budapest
Museum Miniversum in Budapest equally popular and interesting among children and adults. Here the most well-known cities of Hungary, Austria and Germany are presented.
Museum Miniversum Budapest (photo by www.miniversum.hu)
Miniatures, including more than 14 cities and villages, buildings, cars, humans… are dynamical! Pushing the bottoms, the visitors are able to launch the transport, turn on the lighting… whole area of miniature is more than 300 square meters. Web of Museum Miniversum Budapest www.miniversum.hu
Oceanarium Tropicarium Budapest
Budapest Oceanarium is the biggest one in Central Europe, its area is 3000 sq.km.
Oceanarium Tropicarium Budapest (photo by www.urlaub-ungarn.at)
Not everybody knows, that the Rubik’s Cube was invented 40 years ago by Hungarian sculptor and architect Erne.
Today more than 350 million Rubik’s Cubes were sold all over the world.
Hungary Rubik’s Cube homeland (photo by lifehacker.com.au)
Hungarian marzipan isn’t the only favorite sweet, but the pride of Hungary and an artwork too!
Hungarian marzipans are famous all over the world and, by the right, can be considered as the mandatory and adored souvenir from Hungary!
Hungarian marzipan (photo by mygastronomy.blogspot.hr)
The museum of marzipan in Szentendre city, that is 20 km apart from Budapest – is the most famous in Hungary. Museum of marzipan offers amazing exhibits, different marzipan artworks: figures, buildings, pictures, and even the marzipan building of Hungarian Parliament!
The guests of marzipan museum are going to see whole process of creation of marzipan artworks.
Marzipan museum (photo by mygastronomy.blogspot.hr)
Address of Marzipan museum in Szentendre: 2000 Szentendre, Dumtsa Jeno utca 12
Address of Marzipan museum in Budapest: 1014 Budapest, Hes Andras ter 1-3
The Hungarian cuisine is tasty and diversely, there are a lot of fresh bakery and always a lot of paprika!
Loved dish of Hungarian cuisine is goulash soup, prepared in pots. Goulash soup, traditionally, being served inside of the bread and closed by the bread-roof. Can be considered as the first or second dish!
Hungarian goulash soup – visiting card and symbol of Hungary!
Fairytale night Budapest Hungary (photo by www.serlo.info)
Balaton lake – the subject of special proudness of Hungarians.
Balaton lake in Hungary – the biggest European lake, sanatorium and resort with the world name and an age-old reputation.
Balaton lake Hungary (photo by myhungary.net)
Between Balaton Lake and its resorts there is regular train.
Budapest-Balaton train trip takes for 2-3 hours.
Budapest Card is a special offer to Budapest guests for complex visiting of museums and other entertainments with a 10-25% discount.
Budapest Card is developed for those who are coming to Budapest for 24 hours, for 48 hours or 72 hours.
You can buy the Budapest Card through the Internet online buy Budapest Card – www.budapestinfo.hu
Budapest Card for 24 hours:
Budapest Card for 48 hours:
Budapest Card for 72 hours:
Budapest Metro Stations
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Hotels in Budapest
The best Budapest hotels by guests reviews:
Hotel House Beletage 4* Budapest
EXCEPTIONAL rating 9.5 / 10
Review score based on 869 reviews
Situated: 500 m from Kálvin Square
Distance to airport Budapest: 18 km
Add: B&B hotel, designed en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, iPhone docking station, modern bathroom with shower, hairdryer, free toiletries
The popular Váci Street is 1.5 km from the Beletage, Ráday Street with its choice of restaurants, shops and bars – 10 min walk away
Cost room 2 per: from 68 euro
Hotel Mirage Fashion 4* Budapest
FABULOUS rating 8.9 / 10
Review score based on 503 reviews
Situated: just next to Heroes’ Square
Distance from Metro: Hősök Metro Station 200 meters
Add: air-conditioned rooms come with elegant furniture, free Wi-Fi, sat TV, tea and coffee-maker, some rooms have a balcony
Mirage Medic Hotel offers in-house medical services with holistic healing programmes, based on traditional Chinese therapy
Andrassy Avenue is only 100 m away from the hotel, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath is 600 m away
Cost 2 persons room: from 85 euro
Hotel Nemzeti Budapest – MGallery 4* Budapest
SUPERB rating 9.3 / 10
Review score based on 706 reviews
Situated: in the centre of Budapest
Distance from Metro: Blaha Lujza Tér M2 – 2 min walk
Add: modern air-conditioned rooms in a historical building, free Wi-Fi, equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee/tea making facilities, a minibar and a private bathroom with a bathtub or a shower cabin, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are provided,
for guests: drink bar, laundry service, a self-service business centre. This is guests’ favourite part of Budapest city.
Cost 2 persons room: from 119 euro
Hotel Estilo Fashion 4* Budapest
FABULOUS rating 8.6 / 10
Review score based on 1951 reviews
Situated: on Vaci Street – popular pedestrian shopping street of Budapest city
Distance from Metro: Fővám Tér – 200 meters
Add: soundproofed rooms are fitted with custom-designed furniture, air conditioning, bathrooms have bathtub or shower , free toiletries, on request baby amenities, for guests restaurant with Hungarian and international cuisine, lounge is decorated with wooden elements, during the day guests are served with tea and biscuits; 50 m from the Danube River, 100 m from the Great Market Hall, 700 m away from the Gellért Thermal Baths
Cost 2 persons room: from 92 euro
Hotel Eurostars Budapest Center 4* Budapest
FABULOUS rating 8.7 / 10
Review score based on 5183 reviews
Situated: the National Museum and the Great Synagogue – 3 min walk
Distance from Metro: Astoria (M2) & Ferenciek Tere (M3) Metro Stations – 2 min walk
Add: each room features sleek interior design, equipped with luxurious furniture, spacious bathrooms come with a bath tub or shower, free Wi-Fi, safe box for a laptop, for guests on-site restaurant with Hungarian and international gourmet dishes, wellness with gym & sauna, guests can enjoy their breakfast in the comfort of their own room or in the stylish dining lounge
Cost 2 persons room: from 94 euro
Hotel Burg 3* Budapest
VERY GOOD rating 8.4 / 10
Review score based on 712 reviews
Situated: Castle district of Budapest
Distance from Metro:
Add: each room is fitted with classic furnishings, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, sat TV, free toiletries, hair dryer in the bathrooms, guests can relax in the on-site bar,
100 m from the Matthias Church, the Buda Castle is 800 m away,
public parking is possible nearby
Cost 2 persons room: from 68 euro
Hotel Star Inn Hotel Budapest Centrum 3* Budapest
VERY GOOD rating 8.5 / 10
Review score based on 1255 reviews
Situated: the Opera – 400 meters
Distance from Metro: Oktogon Metro Station – 5 min walk
Add: hotel rooms with classic furnishings decorated in warm colours, flat-screen TV, sat TV, work desk, private bathroom, free toiletries, hair dryer, air-conditioning, guests can relax in the on-site bar, rich buffet breakfast includes a wide range of dairy products, cereals, fruits and vegetables, quality cold cuts and cheese, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and champagne, there is a spacious outdoor terrace
Cost 2 persons room: from 50 euro
Hotel City Hotel Pilvax 3* Budapest
VERY GOOD rating 8.0 / 10
Review score based on 699 reviews
Situated: just a few minutes’ walk from bustling Váci Street
Distance from Metro: Ferenciek tere – 2-3 min walk
Add: comfortable, air-conditioned rooms invite you to relax after a busy day doing business or sightseeing, free toiletries can be requested at the reception, there is a free internet corner in the lobby, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, situated in the pedestrian area in the heart of Budapest, in a quiet street devoid of traffic
Cost 2 persons room: from 67 euro
Hotel Ibis Budapest Centrum 3* Budapest
VERY GOOD rating 8.3 / 10
Review score based on 1248 reviews
Situated: the Hungarian National Museum – 300 meters
Distance from Metro: Kalvin ter Metro Station – 50 meters
Add: all rooms are air-conditioned, private bathroom, sat TV, free Wi-Fi, garden terrace, 24-hour bar serves light meals and a wide range of drinks, many restaurants and cafés are just steps away from the hotel, tram lines 47, 48, and 49 stop just 50 m away
Cost 2 persons room: from 58 euro
Hotel The Aquincum Hotel Karma Boutique 5* Budapest
GOOD rating 7.7 / 10
Review score based on 3674 reviews
Situated: on the banks of the Danube River on the Buda side of the Arpad Bridge
Add: air-conditioned rooms with bathrobes, free wired and wireless internet access, SPA facilities include: indoor pool, 2 thermal pools, a hot tub, type of saunas, steam bath, fitness room, for guests fine restaurant which offers Hungarian and international cuisine, bar, complimentary shuttle service from the hotel to the city center and from there back to the hotel upon request
Cost 2 persons room: from 87 euro
Hotel Mercure Budapest Korona 4* Budapest
GOOD rating 7.9 / 10
Review score based on 1791 reviews
Situated: at the pedestrian Main Street
Distance from Metro: next t0 Kalvin ter Metro Station
Add: air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV and sat TV, free Wi-Fi, it features a pool and a sauna, for guests: lounge for relax and dishes whole day, bar in the hotel’s lobby. The hotel is in 600 m from the Danube river, close to the Gellért Spa and the Váci shopping street. Hotel has own car park
Hotel Best Western Plus Hotel Ambra 4* Budapest
VERY GOOD rating 8.3 / 10
Review score based on 470 reviews
Situated: in the heart of Budapest
Distance from Metro: Opera Metro Station – 200 meters
Add: all rooms air conditioned from June to September, have satellite TV, free internet access, for guests: sauna and massage, free coffee and tea are available all day long in the new bar. As a guest of Best Western Plus Hotel Ambra you can benefit from discounts in various art and design stores in the surroundings