Top 3 Budapest attractions you must see

Parliament, Budapest

The Parliament ©kepeslap.hu

It is not only the Hungarians that claim the Budapest is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Millions of visitors come to the city every year to admire the historical monuments and the cities that have seen so much throughout the centuries. Some of the main attractions are parts of the world heritage, but even those that aren’t are worth a visit.

Here come the top 5 Budapest attractions you must see, that are definitely not all the places you should go to if you come to the Hungarian capital. Let me know in the comment section which one caught your attention or if you have already been to Budapest, which one did you see and liked the most.

Danube Promenade

Parliament, Budapest

The Parliament ©kepeslap.hu

UNESCO’s World Heritage Comitee pronounced it part of the World Heritage, not only because it is on of the most prominent urban views in the world, but also because the area presents the historical periods of Hungary very well.

On the Buda side of the river you can find the Castle Hill, the Citadel, the Gellert Hill with the Statue of Liberty (the Hungarian one ;)) and the Gellert Spa. On the Pest side you can admire the Parliament, the neo-renaissance building of the Hungarian  Academy of Sciences, the art-nouveau Gresham Palace, the Chain Bridge, the Erzsebet Bridge and many others.

The Castle Hill of Buda

Castle Hill, Budapest

Castle Hill ©avilagcsodai.network.hu

Although it is part of the Danube Promenade World Heritage Site, but it appears highlighted for having unique cultural and historical value. Although the first building of the Castle was erected in 1241 after the Mongol Invasion, it got its final image in 1873, during the millennial constructions (for the 1,000th birthday of the Hungarian state).

In the complex you will find lots of amazing monuments, like the Church of our Lady,  the Budavari Palace, the Széchenyi Library, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest Historical Museum, the Ludwig Museum and many other attractions.

Andrássy Avenue and its surroundings

 

Andrassy Avenue

Andrassy Avenue ©athos[hun]/Flickr

Believe it or not, Andrassy Avenue (Andrássy út) and its surroundings, the Heroes’ Square with the Millennial Monument, the Museum of Fine Arts, Műcsarnok (Hall of Arts) and the Millennial Underground Railway are also on the list of World Heritage Sites.

It is a gallery of the architectural styles characterizing the second half of the 19th century. The Avenue is a link between the busy cultural life of the Downtown and the green calmness of the City Park (Varosliget). The Avenue with its buildings and trees is really beautiful and you should not miss the moving House of Terror Museum.

Another great thing about these amazing attractions – or rather groups of attractions – is that they can all be freely wandered! Where would You like to go first?

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