Budapest, the capital of Hungary, boasts a rich history and culture. It was created by joining three separate cities – Buda, Old Buda and Pest. Today you can admire many amazing sights, here is a list of the top 12.
The Hungarian Parliament is an impressive building on the banks of the Danube. It is one of the oldest government buildings in Europe. Today, Parliament is a symbol of Hungary and one of the most visited places in the city.
2. Fisherman’s Bastion
Although the Fisherman’s Bastion is not so well-known among monuments, it is a really interesting landmark. It consists of seven turrets that symbolize the once reigning seven rulers. Fishing is called because in the past there was a fish market. You can also enjoy beautiful views of the Pest from the Fisherman’s Bastion.
3. Shoes on the Danube
On the banks of the Danube you will find a monument that will cause sadness in many people. In the Sts of the Second St. wars here were Jews bound together by chains, one of them was shot and in the fall he took all the others with him to the Danube. In this tragic way, the Germans saved ammo. Even before the shooting, everyone had to take off the shoes that were sold. Here you will find such a symbolic memorial today.
4. Szimpla Kert
One of the most interesting places in Budapest is the ruined bars Szimpla Kert. These bars were destroyed during the war, but today they are renovated in a truly unconventional style. In Szimpla Kert, the walls are decorated with objects such as plush toys, old musical instruments or various inscriptions. Instead of seating, you can sit in an old bathtub and find items that you would hardly find in classic bars.
5. Matthias Church
Perhaps the most beautiful church in Budapest is the Matthias Church, named after Matej Kovín. This church is especially interesting for its architecture and its unusual two towers, which are not symmetrical height like most churches and temples.
6. Chain Bridge, Budapest
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge or Chain Bridge is the most famous Budapest bridge. As one of the city’s eight bridges, it connects Buda and Pest. Today it is forbidden for tourists to climb on it, because it caused slowing of traffic and many wanted to take pictures directly on the road, which of course drivers did not like.
7. Budapest Eye
Who would have said that not only London, but Budapest has its eye. This Ferris wheel is not as big as the London wheel, but it is definitely worth a visit.
8. St. Stephen’s Basilica
St. Stephen’s Basilica is one of the most important temples in Budapest, it is nice from the outside as well as from the inside. You will have a nice view of it from Zrinui Street, which was thanks to this view often marked as one of the most beautiful streets in the world.
9. Buda Castle, Budapest
You will have a truly beautiful view of Budapest from Buda Castle, the historic residence of the Hungarian rulers. It is also interesting that an underground maze with archaeological finds dating back to 350,000 years ago was found under this castle.
The Great Synagogue or Dohany Street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and one of the largest in the world. There is also a Jewish cemetery or a monument in the form of a large metal willow, which has carved the names of the victims of the Jews.
11. Tropicarium, Budapest
Budapest has one huge marine aquarium. You will find several sharks and besides the aquarium with both marine and freshwater fauna you will enter the rainforest where you will see alligators and rain and rain every quarter of an hour.
12. Andrássy ut.- Shopping
The most famous shopping street in Budapest is Ándreassy utza (from Hungarian street). There you will find modern and luxurious fashion brands. In addition, Andrássy ut. also to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and underneath it is the subway, that ranks among the first subway lines in Europe.
So it was the 12 most interesting sights and attractions in Budapest.If you are also interested in visiting other amazing places around Budapest, I certainly recommend a natural phenomenon in Égerszalók – Salt Hill.