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  • 1 Children's Train Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Széchenyi-hegy et Huvösvolgy H - Budapest

    To get to the children's miniature train station (near the television tower), take the train from in front of the Budapest Hotel. This unique attraction is driven by an adult, but all other functions are performed by children aged 10-14, dressed in u..

  • 2 Budapest History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Szent György Tér 2 H - Budapest 1014

    is a way to summarise the contents of this museum. Archaeological, Middle Ages, the modern period (the important monuments from the city's history), the building of the castle are traced back through a series of room exhibiting varied collections: it..

  • 3 Fishermen's Bastion Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hunyadi János út H - Budapest 1014

    This set of ramparts and turrets (finished in 1906) calls to mind a fairy-tale castle. The seven turrets symbolise the seven Magyar tribes and each tribal leader is depicted by a statue. The ramparts offer the visitor beautiful views over the Danube ..

  • 4 Vienna Gate Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bécsi kapu Tér H - Budapest 1014

    Once the second entrance gate to the city, it was rebuilt in 1936 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the liberation of Buda. A plaque placed on the inside of the door honours the soldiers of different nationalities who gave their lives to free the..

  • 5 Budapest Military History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Tóth Árpád Sétány 40 H - Budapest 1014

    A former barracks built in 1830, it is used to house this museum marked by two rows of cannons. Obviously this is where you will find arms, uniforms, decorations, etc. On the ground floor, you can however discover Hungary's role in the missions for g..

  • 6 Promenade of the Ramparts Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Tóth Árpád sétány H - Budapest 1014

    The promenade of the Ramparts (Tóth Árpád sétánya) spreads from the bastion of Esztergom to the North up to Dísz tér, the square of the Parades, in the South of the quarter of the castle. It follows the walls built in the Middle Ages, overhanging the..

  • 7 St Anne's Church of Budapest Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Batthyány Tér 7 H - Budapest 1011

    It is an elegant Church which dominates Batthyány square with its two identical bell towers. You will make out the allegorical statues of Faith, of Hope and Charity above the doorway and the statue of Saint Anne with Mary in the centre of the façade...

  • 8 Budapest's Museum of Ethnography Interesting

    Museums and art

    Kossuth Lajos Tér 12 H - Budapest

    This neo-Renaissance Palace, the former Court of Justice and ancient Appeal Court, was built at the end of the 19C Over the pediment supported by six columns, a goddess of Justice reminds us of the building's original function. The Museum provides a ..

  • 9 Freedom Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Szabadság Tér H - Budapest 1054

    Built on the site of a former Austrian barracks, this vast square has a certain appeal despite its slightly ostentatious nature. It is flanked by two buildings with majestic façades, attributed to Ignác Alpár: the State Television, former Stock Excha..

  • 10 Redoubt in Pest Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vigadó Tér 2 H - Budapest 1051

    It is considered to be a remarkable example of Hungarian romanticism. This palace was built between 1859 and 1864 following the plans of Frigyes Feszl and designed to house brilliants ceremonies, concerts, balls, performances. Its first vocation is s..

  • 11 Vörösmarty tér Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vörösmarty Tér H - Budapest 1064

    Located right in the heart of the pedestrian quarter, it is the square where all the tourists pass through at least once. In the centre, a monument to Mihály Vörösmarty, around which, in the Summer, musicians, painters, portrait artists and charicatu..

  • 12 Váci Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Váci Utca H - Budapest 1052

    The exceptional shopping street but also the street for tourists, lined with bureaux of exchange and shops of all kinds with enticing displays. Look up to admire the façades Nos. 5, 11a, 13, 15 and 18! Don't miss the Hermes fountain and in the sect..

  • 13 Paris Thoroughfare Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ferenciek tere 5 H - Budapest 1053

    The thoroughfare called Paris forms part the curiosities in Pest, not for its shops, but for its architecture. Byzantine, Moorish or both together or else Venetian or even Art nouveau, a really strange mixture in any case! The name which dates back t..

  • 14 Parish Church of the City Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Március Tér H - Budapest 1056

    Built on the site of a Roman fortress, it is the oldest Church in the capital of Hungary. It forms part of the sights of the city with its two symmetrical bell towers which rise upon either side of a porch covered by of a pediment. This building incl..

  • 15 Budapest's Church of the Franciscans Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Ferenciek tere 2 H - Budapest 1053

    It opens out with a porch lined by columns and covered by the coat of arms for the order. On the façade, three niches contain the statues of Saint Peter of Alcantara, Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Francis of Assisi. The inside is decorated in the ..

  • 16 The University Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Papnövelde Utca 7 H - Budapest 1053

    It is undoubtedly the best appreciated Baroque Church in the city. Originally it formed part of a convent of nuns from the order of Saint Paul, the only religious order founded in Hungary in the 13th Century and abolished in 1782. The outside is very..

  • 17 Budapest Jewish Quarter Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Károly Körút H - Budapest

    Cut off along its main lines by Káróly körút, Erzsébet körút, Dohány Street and Király Street, the Jewish Quarter is a good area to go for a walk: thus you would duiscover along the streets a particular atmosphere, whilst imagining who reigned here i..

  • 18 Franz Liszt Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Vörösmarty Utca 35 H - Budapest 1064

    Three rooms make up the apartment that Franz Liszt lived in for the last five years of his life, when he regularly came to spend the Winter in Budapest. The bedroom was also used as an office. On a small table, a cast in bronze of his right hand made..

  • 19 György Ráth Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Városligeti fasor 12 H - Budapest 1068

    A villa in the eclectic style houses this museum entirely dedicated to Indian art and art from the Far East: sculptures, statuettes, jewellery, tapestries. In the part devoted to Japanese art (room 6 and 1st floor), you can admire some beautiful coll..

  • 20 Monument of the Thousandth Anniversary Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Hosök tere H - Budapest 1068

    As its name says, this monument commemorates one thousand years since the Magyar conquest and it was inaugurated in 1896. This column that is 36 m high and topped by the Archangel Gabriel carrying the Hungarian crown and the apostolic cross and launc..

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