Budapest

The Hungarian Parliament Building
The Hungarian Parliament Building

The Hungarian Parliament building is one of the city’s main symbols and it is also one of the best-known structures in Europe. Constructions began in 1884 and lasted for two decades. Leaders of the country chose the Pest bank of the Danube as location, to counterweight the Royal Palace rising high on the other side of the river.

St. Stephen’s Basilica
St. Stephen’s Basilica

St. Stephen’s Basilica is the largest church in Budapest and it is dedicated to Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen.

About 8 500 people can get in the beautiful Neoclassical cathedral at the same time.

Vörösmarty Tér
Vörösmarty Tér

The centrally located Vörösmarty Square (Vörösmarty tér) is unmissable since it lies in the inner city of Budapest. It is the site of Budapest’s main Christmas market, its most famous café/confectionery Gerbeaud and - in the same prominent building - the only restaurant in town granted two Michelin stars, named Onyx. Here you can find also the Hard Rock Café that attracts guests from all around the world.

Opera
Opera

The Opera House – opened in 1884 – is the masterpiece of Miklós Ybl, one of the greatest Hungarian architects of all time. Even if you aren’t an opera fan, a visit to the State Opera House is a must. Construction started in 1875 and the building was finished in 1884.The building cost a lot of money, the auditorium was decorated with more than 7 kgs of gold. Hundreds of statues and paintings decorate the Budapest Opera House both inside and out.

Dohany street great synagogue
Dohany street great synagogue

The synagogue on the Dohany street of Pest is not only the most impressive one in the country, but it's the largest synagogue of Europe, the second largest one in the world.

This recently restored, magnificent, twin-towered building celebrated 150 years of existence in 2009. Let it take your breath away with its beautiful interior, see why it is among the top ten sights of Budapest.

Citadella
Citadella

The Citadella is a fortress located at the highest point of Budapest. It offers the best views over the city. This fortress atop Gellért Hill is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an emblematic symbol of Budapest. Even though it was originally built by the Habsburgs after the Revolution of 1848 as a fortification to discourage uppity Hungarians, today we rather think of Citadella as a symbol of freedom.

Váci utca
Váci utca

Váci Utca is one of the main shopping streets in Budapest and its striking buildings also make it one of the most elegant commercial streets in the city. It is a great place to discover both during the day and at nighttime. Its stores, packed cafés with delicious pastries, and its pedestrian path make it an ideal place to enjoy an evening stroll.

Andrássy út
Andrássy út

Andrássy Avenue is, along with Váci Street, one of the most emblematic boulevards in Budapest, Avenue was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Nowadays, Andrássy Avenue is extremely chic and many world-famous designers have opened their exclusive boutiques in this location.

Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge

One of the most picturesque and unique attractions in Budapest is the Chain Bridge, which unites the cities of Buda and Pest. The Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda. Before the iron structure was built, the Danube river could only be crossed by boat or by foot when the waterway would freeze over during winter.