The House of Terror Museum in Budapest

The House of Terror Museum in Budapest

Forty six years had to pass until this Neo Renaissance building of the Andrássy street 60 could truly reborn. It was used by the Nazi and the Soviet forces as well and became one of the most feared places in Budapest. The authority that protected the communist state at the cost of the suffering and the violent death of thousands of innocent people left the splendid palace on the most beautiful avenue heart of Budapest only in the year 1956.   The building during the Nazi ... [ read more ]

The Vígadó Concert Hall in Budapest

The Vígadó Concert Hall in Budapest

The Vígadó Concert Hall is a famous building in the center of Budapest, a classical music institution, a cultural and entertainment center. Feszl Frederick started to deal with the plans of a new Vigadó in the year 1858. The Romantic building mixed with eastern elements caused a stir and soon became one of the most important cultural and educational institutions of the capital of those days. The Vígadó Concert Hall in Budapest was inaugurated at the occasion of a formal ball in... [ read more ]

The Eastern Railway Station of Budapest

The Eastern Railway Station of Budapest

The Eastern Railway Station is the busiest railway station in Budapest. The name is not given because of the location, but because of its connection with the Eastern regions, such as Transylvania and the Balkans. The station is the starting point of four main railway lines: Budapest-Gyor-Vienna, Budapest-Hatvan-Miskolc, Budapest-Szolnok-Békéscsaba-Arad and Budapest-Kelebia-Belgrade. It is the terminal of most of the internal Intercity lines, and the main international railway junctio... [ read more ]

The Palace of Arts in Budapest

The Palace of Arts in Budapest

The Palace of Arts is the youngest multicultural facility of Budapest that is fully adequate for the demand of the beginning of the 21st century. The building gives place to three different forms of art in the same time. It is a permanent home at the highest standards for music, visual art and theater lovers and artists. Its exhibition spaces, concert hall, and theater function independently they develop their programs individually. The construction of the Palace of Arts The P... [ read more ]

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 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 ]