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  • 1 Lipótváros (Léopold Town) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Falk Miksa

    The Lipótváros district is named after Leopold II, King of Hungary from 1790 to 1792, and is part of the historic centre of Pest, along with Belváros. It is the location of the handsome Parliament House, Ethnographic Museum, St Stephen's Basilica, Gr..

  • 2 Danube Bend Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Dunakanyar is the word Hungarians use to label the magnificent Danube bend between Esztergom and the Slovak border, where it "turns" southwards towards Budapest. Skirting the right bank out of Budapest, the road crosses Obuda then passes th..

  • 3 Csontváry Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Janus Pannonius Utca 11

    The main works of Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka are displayed in this Neo-Renaissance building. Born in 1853, Csontváry, formerly an assistant pharmacist, has only recently been acknowledged. Picasso, who saw his work at a Paris exhibition, is said to ha..

  • 4 Budapest Royal Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Szent György Tér 2

    It was King Béla IV who decided to build a fortress here in order to protect Buda from the Mongols, however the castle owes its opulence to the Habsburgs. Outside the palace note the huge turul; the equestrian statue of Eugene of Savoy; King Mathias'..

  • 5 Budapest castle district Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Szent György Tér

    After strolling around the castle walls and enjoying the views or visiting a museum, why not enjoy the delights of wandering through the old part, where you can stop here and there to look at a shop window, a façade, a monument, to capture it on your..

  • 6 Budapest Museum of Fine Arts Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dózsa Gy út 41

    A colossal Neoclassical edifice fronted by a portico with eight Corinthian columns of Greek inspiration. In the basement, the department of Egyptian antiquities showcases pieces illustrating the different eras of ancient Egypt, 20C collections and co..

  • 7 Lake Balaton Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Lake Balaton stretches out for over 77km over a surface of 598km2. Its two banks are very different. The north bank is the most interesting, with a number of lakeside resorts and vineyards which cling to the volcanic slopes and produce very pleasant ..

  • 8 Gellert Baths Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kelenhegyi út 4

    The most exotic of Budapest's numerous public baths The exterior is a fine example of the Secession style, while the interior, built on the site of the hotel's former greenhouse, is in the Art deco style with a glass roof, balconies, pink columns and..

  • 9 Széchenyi Baths Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Állatkerti Krt. 11

    Both the interior and the external pool of these baths are extravagantly Rococo in style. Even in the middle of winter, when the pools are surrounded by snow and ice, you can enjoy a swim or have a game of chess in the outside baths, where the water ..

  • 10 Budapest Parliament Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kossuth Lajos Tér 1-3

    Attributed to Imre Steindl, this gigantic neo-gothic monument which makes you think, with its dome, its pinnacles, arrows, arcades and galleries, about the one in London or about the Dome in Milan. You can visit part of it and especially admire the c..

  • 11 Belváros Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pesti Alsó Rakpart

    Known as the "City", Belváros is the historic centre of Pest, along with Lipótváros. It is a lively district with banks, administrative buildings, shops, cafés and restaurants, and a number of popular pedestrianised shopping streets. Becaus..

  • 12 Fertó Lake Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The shores of this lake, a Unesco World Heritage site, are a protected nature reserve and a paradise for birds and ornithologists alike. Also note the neighbouring lakeside houses linked by wooden footbridges on stilts. Boat trips are operated on the..

  • 13 Bükk Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The Bükk range (a national park) is part of the northern mountain chain which is an extension of the Mátra, stretching from Gyöngyös to Miskolc on the Slovak border. Its highest peak, Istállós-ko, only rises to 959m. The range is flanked by the Sajó ..

  • 14 Mátra Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The Mátra mountain range, to the east of the Danube in Upper Hungary, rarely exceeds 1 000m in altitude, apart from at its highest peak, the Kékesteto (1 014m). A central road, running from Parád and Galyateto to Gyöngyös, crosses the range, making t..

  • 15 Gellért Hill Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Kelenhegyi út

    Located between Elizabeth Bridge and Liberty Bridge (Várbalang), Gellért Hill (235m) is one of the most characteristic features of the right bank of the Danube. In the 19C, the hill's slopes were covered in vines, later wiped out by phylloxera. Accor..

  • 16 National Heritage Park of Ópusztaszer Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Szoborkert 68

    Seven huge arrows on a hill, representing the Magyar tribes who founded Hungary, are the distinctive landmark of this park in southern Hungary. The Seven Hungarian Arrows composition is the work of László Morvay. The memorial is part of the national ..

  • 17 Liberty Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Along with the Chain Bridge, this is one of the most original in the city. This structure, with its 331m span, is a fine example of metal architecture. Christened Franz-Josef Bridge, it was opened in 1896 by the Emperor himself. It took on its curren..

  • 18 Chain Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Széchenyi Bridge, or the Chain Bridge, is the oldest in the city. Built between 1839 and 1849 under the aegis of Count István Széchenyi, it is now considered the symbol of the city. Two British engineers, William Thierney Clark and Adam Clark, were e..

  • 19 Blockhouses of Eger Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bastyb Utca

    An impressive network of underground passageways and blockhouses stretches under the foundations of St John's cathedral, of which only the ruins now remain. Learn how this network helped detect Turkish attempts to blow up the castle through the diggi..

  • 20 Rákóczi Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Szent Erzsébet Utca 19

    The Vörös torony (Red Tower), a 15C medieval keep, is the oldest part of this fortress. The castle was rebuilt in Renaissance style in the early 16C. The castle's atmosphere is evident as soon as you enter the tower. The great hall or Nagy Palota, de..

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