The Saint Stephen Basilica in Budapest

The Saint Stephen Basilica in Budapest

The Saint Stephen Basilica in Budapest, also known as the Parish Church of Lipótváros is located in the district 5 in Pest. It is one of the most visited attractions of the city, one of the most important Hungarian relic and the place of the Holy Right. The history of the church begins in the early 1817, when John Zittelbach raised a small church in Lipótváros. The idea of the present imposing neoclassical parish church already existed and was finally started to become a reality... [ read more ]

The Hungarian Opera in Budapest

The Hungarian Opera in Budapest

The Hungarian Opera in Budapest is the only place where music, literature, dance, theater, art, choreography and architecture is in perfect harmony. The beautiful Hungarian State Opera House lies along the beautiful Andrássy Street.  When Pest and Buda merged in 1873, the city has known a huge development in the area of tourism. Many hotels, restaurants and theaters and other important places were built at that time including the Opera House that was completed in 1884. The Hungarian Ope... [ read more ]

The famous Gellert Hill with the Citadel of Budapest

The famous Gellert Hill with the Citadel of Budapest

The Citadel on the Gellert Hilll is one of the most emblematic locations of Budapest and it is also a popular lookout. From its tarraces you have one of the best views of the city with the Buda Castle, the Parliament, the Danube bridges, the whole Pest side and the hills of Buda. The tourist attractions of the Gellert Hill include the Statue of Bishop Saint Gellert, the Saint Gellert Rock Temple and the Statue of Liberty. Furthermore, the Citadel has a 500 seated restaurant, a lounge w... [ read more ]

The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

The unparalleled collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest embraces ancient culture and includes each art period and style in Europe. It has one of the largest graphic collection in Europe. The Eclectic building of the museum located in the Heroes’ Square and finished in 1906 also houses large-scale temporary exhibitions. The Museum of Fine Arts is opened from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am until 17 pm, but on Thursdays usually awaits its vistors with Jazz Salon, guided tours and ... [ read more ]

The Heroes' Square in Budapest

The Heroes’ Square in Budapest

The Heroes' Square in Budapest in one of the main symbols and the most famous and most visited square of the capital city. It is the crown of the Andrassy Avenue. The story of the Heroes’ Square started on the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. At that time there was only the Gloriette well that was the work of Ybi Miklos. The well is still hiding there under the metal plate near the memorial stone, but the architectural work itself was relocated to anothe... [ read more ]

The famous Matthias Church in Budapest

The famous Matthias Church in Budapest

The Church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, but known as the Matthias Church of Budapest is located in the First district. In the past the building was the place of coronations and royal weddings. It was built in Gothic style, it was transformed for several times, its present Neo-Gothic shape dates from the turn of the XIX-XX. century. In the Trinity Chapel rest the ornamented sarcophagus of the Hungarian King Bela III. and his wife's, Anna Antioch. Their remains were brought here... [ read more ]

The Hungarian Parliament

The Hungarian Parliament

The eclectic building of the Hungarian Parliament stretching along the Danube bank is designed by Imre Steindl. It is an impressive building that is 268 meters long and 118 meters wide. It has 17,000 square meters, its corridors surround 10 inside courtyards. The best Hungarian artist and industrial companies of the nineteenth century have worked on the wrought-iron gates, on the chandeliers, on the facade, on the frescoes that are decorating the halls, on the statues and on the gilded... [ read more ]

The Royal Palace on the Castle Hill of Budapest

The Royal Palace on the Castle Hill of Budapest

On the western side of the Danube, on the hill of marl stands the Buda Castle with the Royal Palace as part of the World Heritage Sites. Inside the mountain is a labyrinth and on the surface are preserved the architectural and cultural monuments of many centuries. “The three pearls of Europe are three cities, Venice on the waters, Firenze on the plain and Buda on the mountain”, as the travellers of the past times said. Today we will present you the Royal Palace on the Castle Hill o... [ read more ]

The Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

The Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

The Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest is one of the most famous monuments and it is one of the most important tourist attractions. This neo-Romanesque style terrace is situated on the Buda Hill and offers a wonderful panoramic view of Budapest, the best place admire the Danube, and the Parliament building. This beautiful outstanding building was built between 1895 and 1902 according to plans by Friedrich Schulek. During the Second World War, the building suffered serious damages, the rest... [ read more ]