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  • 1 Basilica of Saint Étienne Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Szent István Tér H - Budapest 1054

    The construction of this building took 55 years! Miklós Ybl who succeeded József Hild gave it a colossal look with neo-Renaissance inspiration. Several statues built by Leó Fessler are visible on the outside. The inside is surprising through its orna..

  • 2 Central Market Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vámház krt. 1-3 H - Budapest 1093

    You will surely enjoy walking around and experiencing local life. The outside, with its neo-gothic towers, its roofs covered with majolic from Zsolnay, is quite attractive. On the ground floor, underneath the large metal hall, you will find fruit and..

  • 3 Hungarian National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Múzeum krt 14-16 H - Budapest 1088

    Founded in 1802 by Count Ferenc Széchenyi, it occupies a Neo-classical palace fronted with a portico with Corinthian columns. Even if the magnificent crown jewels that it used to hold have been returned to the Parliament, a visit to this museum is st..

  • 4 Great synagogue in Dohány street Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Dohány Utca 2 H - Budapest 1077

    The largest synagogue in Europe was built between 1854 and 1859 following plans by Ludwig Förster. With Byzantine-Moorish inspiration, it is a beautiful building made of coloured brick, topped with two towers with onion-shaped domes. On the inside, l..

  • 5 Applied Arts Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Üllõl út 33-37 H - Budapest 1091

    Inaugurated in 1896, this building is another one that is inescapable. The architect Ödön Lechner with this work wanted to illustrate the Secession style, a Hungarian branch of Art nouveau in which the oriental inspiration is evident. Stand back a li..

  • 6 Andrássy út Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Andrássy út H - Budapest 1061

    After a trip to Paris in 1858 Count Gyula Andrássy had the idea to cut out a large thoroughfare linking the Small Boulevard to the Bois-de-Ville. The route for the avenue was designed in 1872 and the works lasted around 20 years. It cuts through Nagy..

  • 7 National Opera House Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Andrássy út 22 H - Budapest 1061

    One of the most prestigious opera houses in Europe. In the neo-Renaissance style, it was built from 1875 to 1884 by Miklós Ybl. On each side of the main entrance, two niches hold the statues of Franz Liszt and Ferenc Erkel, great Hungarian composers...

  • 8 City Wood Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Dózsa György H - Budapest 1146

    This park which was home in 1896 to the 1000 yr festivities celebrating the conquest of the basin of the Carpathians by the Magyars, which in 15C was just a marsh. In 18C the Empress Marie-Thérèse decided to make it useful by drying the marshes and p..

  • 9 Marguerite Isle Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Hajós Alfréd Sétány H - Budapest 1138

    A haven of peace and countryside it is rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful parks in Budapest. Thermal water spa, it has the equipment for water therapy and for accommodation. Don't miss the monument of the Centenary, the Palatinus bath..

  • 10 Fõ tér Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fõ Tér H - Budapest 1033

    You do not expect to find this small paved square in a very "provincial style" at the foot of impersonal tower blocks. Even the small surrounding streets, with coloured houses and with echoes from another era, are worth taking a short walk...

  • 11 Terror Háza Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Andrássy út 60 H - Budapest

    This building is not only a museum, but a vivid reminder of two tragic periods in Hungary's history. In 1944, it housed the headquarters of the Hungarian Nazis, and, from 1945 to 1956, the headquarters of the ÁVO and ÁVH, the Communist political poli..

  • 12 Víziváros Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fo Utca H - Budapest

    This part of Buda, which translates as "the town of water", has one of the oldest thermal baths in the city, dating from the Turkish occupation in the 16C: the Király Gyógfürdo (Király Baths), situated in Fo Utca, the main street.

  • 13 Vajdahunyad Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    H - Budapest

    Built in 1896, Vajdahunyad is a perfect example of the Hungarian fusion of architectural styles (Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque), and is partly inspired by Honedoara castle in Romania. Its gate echoes that of the Romanesque church in the..

  • 14 Western Railway Station Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    H - Budapest

    This station, a masterful blend of glass and steel which is perfectly integrated into the brick structure, was built between 1874 and 1877 by the Eiffel company, which was also responsible for Paris's most famous landmark. Take a look inside the old ..

  • 15 Szabó Ervin Library Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Szabó Ervin Tér 1 1 H - Budapest

    The Szabó Ervin library is housed in a complex made up of three integrated buildings. The main building is the Neo-Baroque Wenckheim palace, whose exterior is adorned with marvellous wrought-iron railings. The library, much loved by students, is open..

  • 16 New Theatre Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paulay Ede Utca 35 H - Budapest

    The New Theatre is a splendid 1990 reconstruction of the highly personal original by Béla Latja (1909). On the façade parapet, nine gilded ceramic angels carry tablets spelling out the name of the theatre. The interior, a fine example of early Art De..

  • 17 New York Coffee House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Erzébet krt 9-11 H - Budapest

    The New York palace was built between 1891 and 1895 for an American insurance company. In the early 20C, the café was a favourite meeting point for many journalists, writers and poets, such as those working on the literary review Nyugat ("West&q..

  • 18 Serb Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Szerb Utca 2-4 H - Budapest

    This 18C Orthodox church testifies to the erstwhile Serb presence in the area. Behind the tall railings and thick ochre walls, the church, surrounded by a wild garden, is a haven of charm and tranquillity.

  • 19 Rumbach Synagogue Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rumbach Sebestyén Utca 11-13 H - Budapest

    The pretty synagogue on Rumbach Street, which closed at the end of World War II, reopened to visitors in 2006. Built between 1869 and 1872, it was one of the earliest works of Viennese architect Otto Wagner. The façade, with its multicoloured bricks ..

  • 20 Aquincum Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Szentendrei út 139 H - Budapest

    Aquincum, founded in the 1C, enjoyed its heyday in the 2C and 3C. The ruins clearly show the plan of the city: roads intersecting at right angles, a sewerage system and a variety of buildings (public baths, large covered market, craft workshops, merc..

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