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Top 15 Tourist Attractions in Budapest

Budapest was dated back to the times of the Roman Empire. In the 1st century, it was the administrative center of Aquincum. Then it was the arrival of Magyars known as self-name of Hungarian people in the XIII century. This city was renamed to the Obuda. On the opposite of bank in the Danube along with the Obuda, That was a settlement of pest. Later under the Habsburgs in the VIX and XX centuries, the united of Budapest has become one of the most brilliant European capitals. Here is an overview of the Top 15 Tourist Attraction To Visit in Budapest.

Today’s Modern Budapest was retained for its former splendor of the imperial city. This unusual and majestic parliament building, baroque quarters and Gothic basilicas are always too full of tourists every time whole around the year. This Hungarian capital was a place of educational excursion tourism, for the relaxing infamous thermal baths, as well as for the exploring of delicious Tokai wine and hearty Hungarian cuisine.

15. Hungarian Opera House

This is one of the most famous Budapest opera, where almost the twin sister of Vienna opera. Both both theaters were cultural centers of the Austro-Hungarian empire during the era of Habsburg. This theater was opened in 1885, by Emperor Franz Joseph. Who was struck by the interior decoration of halls, that’s was present at the premiere performance. The first years of this opera were directed by the composer Ferenc Erkel, later on, it was replaced by the famous Gustav Mahler.

14. Budapest Zoo

Budapest city zoo was in the territory of Varoshliget park. This zoo contains about 4 thousand animals, among them they are representatives of the exotic continents of the interest of oceanarium, butterfly houses and palm pavilion. In this zoo, there is also a Hungarian Ethno village where pets were lives. Beasts here cannot only be watched but you can also be fed at certain hours. At least all tourists will only allow 3 hours to visit this zoo.

13. Central Market Hall

Budapest central market was a Shopping mall in Fovam square. Where you can find the original Hungarian souvenirs or typical national products. This market building was decorated with a colored ceramic roof. This place was restored in 1991s after several injuries during the world war. Quite quickly this market was again gained popularity among tourists, who go here for fresh products and memorable purchases.

12. Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle was originally created from the wood to celebrate the millennium of the acquisition of the homeland of Hungarians. This castle was very popular with people that is was later built of stone. Vajdahunyad was located in Varosliget Park and many tourists were walking here to think that It is an ancient fortification, Where Hungarian kings were lived. There is also a real Vaidahunyad on this territory of Transylvania in Romania.

11. Great Synagogue

It is one of the largest Jewish temples in Europe, that are located in the Jewish quarter of Budapest. This area of a Synagogue is around 1250 m² and its capacity is up to 4 thousand people. The courtyard is a Jewish museum. The great synagogue was built in the Byzantine style with some of the oriental elements. The interior decoration of its resembles by the interiors of a catholic cathedral. During world war II, this whole building was (looted). Full recovery occurred in the XX century.

10. Heroes Square

This area was located on the central avenue of the Andrassy. There are two art museums in Budapest, as well as the millennium monument of beginning the Hungarian state. A 36 meters column that is tapped with a statue of Archangel Gabriel. Previously, sculptures of rulers from the Habsburg dynasty. Which is under the communist government that is replaced by the statues of Hungarian kings, that are stood on this square.

9. Matthias Church

On a stunning spot right to next of the Fishermen’s Bastion, This church is one of the most attractive and beautiful buildings in Budapest. Officially the temple was born to the name of Virgin marry, but the residents of capitals were named in the honor of Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus. In Budapest, the architecture of this temple was quite unusual. Since the gothic elements prevailed in it. Matthias Church regularly hosted a musical evening, where you can listen to the violin, organ, and choral singing. The first church on this site was a modern church that appeared in the XI century at the behest of Prince Istvan.

8. Shoes on the Danube Bank

It was an original and touching monument to the jews shot on the embankment during the world war II. The executions were carried out by functionaries of the Hungarian Nazi Party. On the stone pavement there are so many pairs of shoes of different sizes, among them there are several children’s shoes. There is also a bench with memorial tablets. where the name of people who are affected by the massacre are immortalized.

7. Szechenyi Chain Bridge

This bridge was over to the Danube river and connecting the two parts of the city. It was built by the project of English architect W.T Clark in 1849. After world war II, this bridge was rebuilt with a donation of the Budapest citizens. The length of its structure was 381 meters, and 14.9 meters in width. There is a spectacular view of Budapest here on a bridge. Here you can take several successful photographs. In the evening there are elegant lights are turned on.

6. Margaret Island

A natural island on the Danube river formerly called to the Hare island. According to legend king Bela IV who prayed to God to help him with Tatar mangoes and in return he promised to give its beloved daughter Margarita to nun. God is helped the king and the princess girl was going to this hare island in a Dominican monastery. After the death of Princess margarita was canonized and this island was received her name.

5. Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion was located in the old urban district of var on Fortress hill inside to the Buda castle. This spectral Bastion is one of the top tourist attractions in Budapest. Until 1905 there is a fishing market was located here at this place. the construction of this bastion was planned to coincide with the celebration of the millennium of the Hungarian state in 1896, But its work was completed only after years. This Fisherman’s Bastion was an architectural ensemble of white stone with it seven towers that symbolize the seven Hungarian tribes.

4. Buda Castle

A fortress with its reliable walls guarding the ancient capitals of Buda in the past. This Buda castle existed since the 13th century. This castle was built to protect it from the raids by the Mongol Tatars at the behest of King Bel IV. Inside to this fort, there is a royal castle and three of its churches were erected known as Mary Magdalene, st. Nicholas and the virgin. Under king Sigismund, this castle appeared in the fortress of the new palace with a roomy knight’s hall for the tournaments.

3. St. Stephen’s Basilica

One of the largest catholic temple in Budapest, which is 97 meters high. This monumental cathedral was built in several decades and only in 1905, it was consecrated. This basilica temple was built in the neo-gothic style of a large domed hall with two symmetrical bell towers on the sides and one of the large arched central entrance, which is decorated with columns and inscriptions. Inside of this is the relics of St. Stephen which is revered by all of the Hungarians.

2. Szechenyi Bath

It is one of the largest bathing complexes in the whole of Europe, which is opened in 1914. Healing water in the pools that comes from a depth of more than 1300 meters from very hot wells and numerous small cold wells. In addition to these swimming in healing water. This complex in Secheni provided a number of additional services of a gym, a sauna, wellness, water gymnastics and so on. This price was included in the price of admission. You must visit here during one of these Saturday night pool parties.

1. Hungarian Parliament Building

This Parliament Building is a real architectural masterpiece of adorning the right bank of Danube. There is also a university in this building recognized to calling card of the capital. The construction of this building was built in the neo-gothic style. Its facade was decorated with several towers, “flying” spans and arches. The interiors of this building are pompous and luxurious. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions places in Budapest.

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