What to see in Budapest

Budapest Attractions

Budapest's rich and diverse history makes for some exciting sightseeing opportunities. The attractions are varied, including luxuries like spa treatments courtesy of the city's many thermal springs, culinary adventures sampling delicious traditional cuisine, and leisurely river cruises down the beautiful Danube.

Those interested in the history of the city should stroll through Memento Park, one of Budapest's strangest attractions, which features the giant statues that once lined the city's streets during the communist era, or marvel at the Royal Palace which dates back to the 13th Century.

Other popular cultural sites include the Parliament Buildings along the banks of the Danube River, and the iconic Chain Bridge. Admire the stunning views from the vantage point of Fisherman's Bastion or from Gellert Hill, where you can also visit the Citadella and Liberation Monument.

Visitors would do well to purchase the Budapest Card, allowing them unlimited travel on public transport, free or discounted entry into a number of museums and cultural sites, reductions on sightseeing tours, and discounts on restaurants, spas, and car rentals. The cards are valid for either 48 or 72 hours and can be bought from main metro ticket offices, tourist offices, travel agencies, hotels, or airport.

Buda Castle

Buda Castle is the royal complex of past Hungarian monarchs. Sitting atop Castle Hill in the picturesque Castle…

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Chain Bridge

The Chain Bridge was the first stone construction built over the Danube and is the most famous in the city,…

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Fisherman’s Bastion

Built in 1905 on the medieval castle walls, the neo-Romanesque ramparts were so named after the city's…

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Gellert Hill

Gellért Hill offers unrivalled panoramic views of the city, taking in both Buda and Pest and the…

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A 53-mile (86km) drive from Budapest, Kecskemét makes for a wonderful short trip from the city. While…

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Matthias Church

Situated in the centre of the Castle Quarter, the 700-year-old Church of Our Lady is popularly known as Matthias…

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Memento Park

A popular yet bizarre attractions, Memento Park contains the giant figures of the communist era that once…

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Parliament Buildings

On the bank of the Danube stands one of the world's most beautiful buildings of parliament, an imposing sight…

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The Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum

Situated within the charming old Jewish quarter of Pest, the Great Synogogue is one of the largest in the…

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