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  • 1 Lipótváros Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Falk Miksa H - Budapest

    The Lipótváros district is named after Leopold II, King of Hungary from 1790 to 1792, and is part, along with Belváros, of the historic centre of Pest. With its monuments, tree-lined squares and antique shops along Falk Miksa Street, this area is per..

  • 2 Danube Bend Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    H - Visegrád

    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 H - Pécs

    The main works of Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka are displayed in this former school. Born in 1853, Csontváry, formerly an assistant pharmacist, has only recently been acknowledged. Picasso, who viewed his work at a Paris exhibition, is said to have remar..

  • 4 Gellert Baths Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Kelenhegyi út 4-6 H - Budapest 1118

    The most exotic of Budapest's numerous public baths The outdoor one is a good example of Secession style, while the indoor one, built on the site of the hotel's former greenhouse, is in the Art décor style with its glass, its balconies, its pink colu..

  • 5 Széchenyi Baths Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Állatkerti Krt. 11 H - Budapest 1146

    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 ..

  • 6 Royal Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Szent György Tér 2 H - Budapest 1014

    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'..

  • 7 Parliament Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kossuth Lajos Tér 1-3 H - Budapest

    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..

  • 8 Museum of Fine Arts Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dózsa Gy út 41 H - Budapest 1146

    A colossal Neo-classic building fronted by a portico with eight Corinthian columns with a Greek inspiration. In the basement, the department of Egyptian antiquities gathers together pieces illustrating the different eras in ancient Egypt. On the grou..

  • 9 Lake Balaton Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    H - Tihany 8239

    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 ..

  • 10 Belváros Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pesti Alsó Rakpart H - Budapest

    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..

  • 11 Fertó Lake Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    H - Fertorákos

    The shores of this lake are a protected nature reserve and a paradise for birds and ornithologists alike. Note also the neighbouring lakeside houses linked by wooden footbridges on stilts. Boat trips are operated on the lake now that it is entirely n..

  • 12 Bükk Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    H - Szilvásvárad

    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 ..

  • 13 Mátra Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    H - Gyöngyös

    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..

  • 14 Gellért Hill Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Kelenhegyi út H - Budapest

    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..

  • 15 Ópusztaszer Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    H - Ópusztaszer

    This park in the south of Hungary is marked out by seven huge arrows on a hill, representing the Magyar tribes who founded Hungary. The work, the Seven Hungarian Arrows, is by László Morvay. The memorial is part of a national park dedicated to nature..

  • 16 Liberty Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    H - Budapest

    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..

  • 17 Chain Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    H - Budapest

    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..

  • 18 Kazamaták Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bastyb Utca H - Eger

    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..

  • 19 Rákóczi Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Szent Erzsébet Utca 19 H - Sárospatak 3950

    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..

  • 20 "Cloud Castle" Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    H - Visegrád

    Visegrád's extraordinary appeal lies in the views from its citadel overlooking the river 350m below. The river, running from neighbouring Slovakia, flows in a meander between the mountains of Börzsöny and Pilis, before heading towards the Hungarian c..

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