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Budapest Tourist Attractions in Hungary

There's a lot that's special about Budapest. It is a beautiful city, with a lot to see and do that you won't find anywhere else. There are regular inexpensive tourist buses which circumnavigate the city - you hop on and off at the various sites across the city and the underground is easy to use.

Places to visit in Budapest include:

  • State Opera House - a beautiful neo Renaissance building with an interior to match
  • Statue Park has a variety of old communist statues taken from around the city centre soon after the fall of communism in 1989
  • Parliament Building has 691 rooms and 12.5 miles of hallway, and tours are given in eight languages. It was inspired by the Palace of Westminster
  • The House of Terror details the torrid past of Hungary and the acts of torture by the secret police, not for the faint hearted
  • Szechenyi Baths is a popular destination for both tourists and locals. Comprising nine baths this is one of Europe’s largest spa centres
  • Margaret Island is a popular park in the middle of the city
  • Hero’s Square was built in 1896, to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the arrival of Hungarians in Hungary. Before then, it was inhabited by Slavs, like every country around Hungary. It’s full of massive statues and carvings of Hungary’s medieval national heroes
  • The Castle is on a hill overlooking the Danube, and the view of the city from its walls and towers is breathtaking.
  • The Jewish District boasts the largest synagogue in Europe, museums and a good selection of cafes
  • Ecseri Flea Market is a shopping experience not to be missed
  • The Palace of Arts situated on the banks of the Danube hosts many cultural programmes throughout the year
  • The Bridges over the Danube River link the two halves of Budapest – Buda and Pest. There are six bridges across the river. The Chain Bridge is many people’s favourite; the Elizabeth Bridge and Liberty Bridge are popular too
  • Liszt Square boasts a wide selection of café – bars in a busy thoroughfare
  • House of Hungarian Art Nouveau is a must see for those interested in understanding the influence of Hungarian art