Reasons to Recommend: The Fisherman's Bastion is located on the Castle Hill on the Buda side. It is a fortress named in memory of the fishermen who defended the Danube in the past. It is known as the three most shocking buildings in Hungary together with the Hungarian Parliament Building and the National Opera House. It also overlooks the Danube and overlooks the Lookout point for views of the Perth district. Historical background The Fisherman's Bastion stands on the Danube River, adjacent to the Matthias Church. It was built in 1895 and took six years to complete. This double-storey gray-white building is centered on the white minaret of the neo-Roman style. Together with several surrounding round towers, it represents the ancestral tribes of Hungary. The towers are connected by cloisters, like a labyrinth, which looks like a Disney Logo from a distance. in the castle. Several bronze statues on the Fisherman's Bastion are also quite eye-catching. One of the more famous is a horse-riding bronze statue of a Hungarian king. It was built in 1906 and is located between Matthias Church and Fisherman's Castle. The relief on the pedestal shows The king's life story. The guided tour of the Fisherman's Bastion has many steps and walking paths, and you can enjoy the scenery along the way as you climb the steps. Fisherman's Bastion has many high tower viewing platforms. It doesn't matter if it encounters windy, rainy weather, etc. The arched cloister of the viewing platform is a good shelter from the rain and summer. Take a break on the bench. Overlooking the scenery Standing on the Fisherman's Bastion, you can see the magnificent views that you can't even see from the top of the castle: the Danube, Margaret Island, the Chain Bridge, the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Freedom Hill are all in sight. The Fisherman's Bastion at night is also full of unique charm, and everything around is particularly charming under the illumination of special lights. The performance of street performers on the platform adds to the mood. It is also very romantic to come here to watch the night view. You can see many couples dating here. It is said that most of the first kisses of local young people happened here. The restaurant with the same name of the Fisherman's Bastion has seats in the north and south corridors of the Fisherman's Bastion. The dining environment is very good. The restaurant has a terrace on the high tower. Drinking coffee there and looking at the beautiful surrounding scenery is a pleasure. enjoy.
Reasons to Recommend: The Hungarian Parliament Building with a typical neo-Gothic style was built in the early 20th century and is one of the more magnificent and solemn buildings in Hungary. If you want to understand the history and culture of Hungary, the Hungarian Parliament Building is a must-visit place. The Hungarian Parliament Building is majestic, with two tall and beautiful towers hollowed out with white stones. Portraits of Hungarian historical celebrities and huge murals depicting Hungarian historical events can be seen everywhere inside. The Hungarian Parliament Building was designed and supervised by well-known Hungarian designers. The building has a total of 691 halls, a total of 27 doors leading to ten courtyards, and a total of more than 20 kilometers of stairs. The main halls are decorated with portraits and frescoes of celebrities in Hungarian history. The outer walls are decorated with 88 sculptures. The Mun-kacsy hall also displays large paintings by well-known Hungarian painters.
Reasons to Recommend: The Chain Bridge, also known as the Szechenyi Bridge or the Szechenyi Chain Bridge, was originally named after its patron, and was later commonly known as the Chain Bridge because of the construction method of iron chain traction. This is a bridge across the Danube, connecting Buda and Pest, and a symbol and landmark of the merged city. The construction of the Chain Bridge began in 1839 and was completed in 1849, with a total length of 380 meters. When it was built, it was the bridge with the largest span in the world at that time. The bridge body was made of chains as the skeleton. There were pedestrian walkways on both sides of the bridge deck, and vehicles could pass in the middle. The bridgeheads standing on both sides of the strait are two tall and majestic stone triumphal arches. Huge steel cables are drawn out from the bridgehead, and the stretched bridge deck is suspended, outlining a strong curve. There are two stone lions guarding the bridge near the Pace area. The lion is resolute and majestic. It guards the Chain Bridge day and night like a patron saint. Walking on the Bridge Walking on the Chain Bridge, you can enjoy the charming scenery on both sides of Buda and Pest, the tranquil Danube, the magnificent Hungarian Parliament Building, and the dreamy Fisherman's Bastion. When you are in it, it is like stepping into a frozen historical picture. Whether it is spring, summer, autumn or winter, the scenery here is unique. The Buda end of the Chain Bridge has a vertical cable car from which you can ascend the Castle Hill. On the Pest side of the Chain Bridge is Széchenyi Istvan Square, where you can admire the palace-like buildings of the Hungarian Academy of Social Sciences and the Four Seasons Hotel. The Chain Bridge, a romantic place, is full of romance and literature when the lights are on. Under the light and shadow, the Chain Bridge is more mottled and has a hazy beauty. You can see many couples dating here. No wonder it has always been known as Budapest. One of the more romantic places, the famous "Love in Budapest" has also been filmed here many times. The Buda Palace on the Buda side is a great place to look over the Chain Bridge, from where you can enjoy a stunning view of the Reichstag, the Chain Bridge and the Danube. Every year on the Hungarian National Day, the Chain Bridge is only for pedestrians, and fireworks will bloom on the Danube River.
Reasons to Recommend: Matthias Church is located on Castle Hill in Budapest and is a neo-Gothic church. The artistic minaret and bell tower on the south side and the magnificent church vault are worth savoring. Historical background In the 13th century, the king ordered the construction of this church at the same time as the construction of the palace. In the 15th century, King Matthias I rebuilt the iconic minaret and bell tower on the south side, and the church was called Matthias Church after that. Since the kings of all dynasties were crowned here, the church is also known as the "Coronation Church". After the Turkish invasion, the church was converted into a mosque, and after several reconstructions, it has formed a multi-faceted style. Architectural pattern The architectural pattern of the Matthias Church is asymmetrically distributed and very consistent. The west façade of the church is decorated with the iconic Gothic rose window, and the south façade is the main entrance of the Matthias Church, with two large gates. The gate of Mary near the tower is carved with the sleeping Virgin Mary. The image of Leah, which is also the relatively complete part of the medieval building preserved in the Matthias Church. There are towering spires on both sides of the Minaret and Bell Tower. The more striking one is the Minaret and Bell Tower on the south side. This highly artistic tower has five floors, and the bottom two floors retain the square style when it was built in the early 13th century. The upper three floors are octagonal, and the towering top of the tower is like a sharp sword straight into the sky. The shield of King Matthias is stored on the third floor of the tower, and the three surviving ancient bells of the church are also stored here, the larger one weighing 3.2 tons. The vaults of the vaulted churches are also very impressive. The vaults are all inlaid with mosaics, and the beautiful patterns formed are particularly dazzling in the sun. There is also a crow statue on the top of the church. According to legend, during the reign of King Matthias, someone tried to plot against him with a poison ring, but the poison ring was taken away by the flying crow. Since then, the crow has become a symbol of auspiciousness in Hungary. The interior of the church is decorated with exquisite frescoes, and the light inside the church through the stained glass is beautiful. Several flags hang from the pillars in the main hall of the church. The main hall is spacious and bright. This huge project was completed in the 14th century and contains the tombs of the Hungarian emperor and his wife. There is a main altar on the west side of the church, which is richly decorated with exquisite details. The paintings on both sides of the golden cross depict the story of the Virgin Mary. There is a museum in the basement on the north side of the Matthias Church, which displays the items that were used by the kings and bishops of the past dynasties and the treasures inherited by the church. You can go and see it. Enjoying music In addition, Matthias Church is also famous for its acoustics, and the music played by its pipe organ is elegant and solemn. Now the church often hosts concerts. At Mass on Sunday, there will also be a wonderful performance by the choir, if you come across it, be sure to listen to it. After visiting the Matthias Church, you can go to the adjacent Fisherman's Bastion to overlook the beauty of the Buda District.
Reasons to Recommend: The Buda Palace stands on the Castle Hill and is one of the landmark buildings in Budapest. It used to be the residence of the Hungarian royal family. At present, the central part of the palace has been transformed into the Budapest History Museum, the National Library and the National Gallery. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Historical background The Buda Palace was built in 1242 on the west bank of the Danube, built by the Hungarian king to resist the invasion of the Tatars. Later, it was converted into a mosque due to the war, and it was once destroyed by fire. After being rebuilt in 1930, it suffered the catastrophe of World War II. . Architectural style The architectural style combines Baroque and Gothic styles. The palace is magnificent. The facade is supported by Greek-style Corinthian columns. for attention. Guided tour To visit the Buda Palace, you can take the cable car on the Chain Bridge, and you can enjoy the charming scenery along the way. At the entrance of the Buda Palace, there is a statue of the Turul Bird in Hungarian mythology. Legend has it that when the Hungarians came here, it was "Tulur" who flew in front and led the way. The eagle spreads its wings and flies high, holding a sword called "Attila's Sword" in both feet, which has the divine power to conquer the world. The Matthias Fountain in front of the palace is also very eye-catching. The statue at the base of the fountain shows the scene of the king leading the crowd to hunt. The carvings are very exquisite and lifelike, attracting countless tourists to stop and watch. Adjacent to the fountain is the famous horse trainer statue, which was exhibited at the 1900 Paris World's Fair, while the equestrian statue of Prince Eugen is placed on the viewing terrace on the side of the fountain. The main hall in the Buda Palace is now the National Gallery, displaying Hungarian paintings of great historical significance, including medieval and Renaissance stone carvings, Gothic wood carvings, altars and other works of art. The Budapest History Museum located in the side hall exhibits all the cultural relics unearthed in the archaeological excavations and the treasures preserved in the Buda Palace. The older collections can be traced back to 40,000 years ago. Come here, in addition to seeing the real content of the palace In addition, you can also learn about the life of the people of Budapest thousands of years ago. In addition, the bronze statue of "War and Peace" in front of the History Museum is also worth seeing. Adjacent to the Budapest History Museum is the National Library, where there are often temporary exhibitions to visit, where you can see antique books, maps, porcelain, folk art and more from thousands of years ago. After the visit, you can go to the viewing terrace in front of the main entrance of the Buda Palace. This is a good place to overlook the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Chain Bridge and the Danube River. The sunset and the scenery when the lights are on are not to be missed.
Reasons to Recommend: The Danube is the second longest river in Europe and the most flowing river in the world. Whether historically or geographically, for Budapest, the Danube is an irreplaceable and important existence. The city of Budapest, known as the "Pearl of the Danube", is divided into two parts, Buda and Pest, by the Danube River flowing slowly. This section of the blue Danube river is narrower than the section that flows through Vienna. You can enjoy the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge, etc. along the way by boat tour. The beautiful scenery on both sides of the river is clear at a glance.
Reasons to Recommend: Heroes' Square is one of the magnificent buildings in Budapest, with high historical and artistic value. Located at the end of Andrássy Street in the northeast, it was built to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Hungary, to commemorate the Hungarian people and national heroes who have suffered through the war. Every major festival square will have a grand celebration ceremony. Strolling the Square Strolling through the Heroes Square, you can stop and admire the exquisite buildings on the square. In the center of the square stands the Millennium Monument with a height of 35 meters. At the top is the statue of the Angel Gabriel. Gabriel holds the coronation crown and drives forward, majestic. At the base of the monument there are seven statues of tribal leaders of the ancestral Hungarian Magyars. The back of the monument is surrounded by symmetrical columns, with 14 bronze statues juxtaposed between the columns. Among them are the kings of Hungary and the princes and generals who made great contributions to the War of Independence. The west side of the square is the Museum of Fine Arts, and the east side is the Budapest Palace of Arts. The two neoclassical buildings are simple and atmospheric, echoing each other from a distance. The Koslin column on the porch has the feeling of a Greek temple. The ground of the square is paved with blue and white terrazzo, which is wide enough to accommodate 200,000 people. Travel Tips To take a panoramic view of the square, stand at the exit of the Hősöktere subway station, preferably with a wide-angle lens. Under the illumination of lights at night, the scenery of Heroes Square is even more spectacular. Friends who like photography must not miss the gorgeous night view of Heroes Square. After visiting Heroes Square, you can go to András Street opposite the square to see this famous avenue that is listed as a world cultural heritage; Feed the teal and have a good time at Széchenyi Spa.
Reasons to Recommend: Castle Hill is a place where tourists come to Budapest to visit more and more concentrated places. Its history can be traced back to the 13th century AD. Most of Buda's attractions are gathered here, and it is the place where many tourists choose to start their visit to Budapest. Walking on the Castle Hill Road, you will soon find that the streets and the squares and houses along the way have a strong medieval architectural style. There are attractions on the Buda Castle Hill, including the Royal Palace and its National Gallery and History Museum, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and other attractions. Standing on the top of the castle, you can have a panoramic view of the Danube River and the city of Pest on the opposite bank, and have a panoramic view of the Chain Bridge, the Parliament Building, and St. Stephen's Cathedral.
Reasons to Recommend: St. Stephen's Basilica is the tallest building in Budapest, and you can climb to the top and overlook the panoramic view of Buda City on the left bank. The church was built in 1850, completed in 1905, and rebuilt in 1949. It is the largest church in Budapest. Historical background In 1851, the relevant departments of Hungary built the church, completed in 1905, and in 1949 the church of this neoclassical building was rebuilt. It is also the coronation anniversary of King St. Istvan, so Hungarians also call it St. Istvan's Day.
Reasons to Recommend: In addition to its medieval buildings, Budapest is also a rare hot spring city in Europe. Although the city is only a hundred years old after the merger of the two sides of the strait, the large and small hot spring baths in the city have been vigorously developed by the ancient Romans who love bathing more than 2,000 years ago. has huge appeal. The Széchenyi Hot Spring located in the city park is the best among the many Budapest hot springs. This hot spring bath has a delicate structure. The hot spring pool surrounded by the courtyard is full of classical temperament. Countless people enjoyed it. Széchenyi Spa has various levels of fares, and depending on the time and the package you choose, the services you can enjoy are also different.
Reasons to Recommend: After admiring the countless unforgettable monuments and exhibition galleries in Budapest, you can also walk around the Great Central Market, where you may find interesting souvenirs and special food. The Central Market is located on the Danube River, near the head of the Freedom Bridge. It is the largest market in Budapest and was founded in 1897. This big market not only has many vegetable and food shops, but also Hungarian national-style handicraft shops, attracting many foreign tourists. Numerous canteens and small bars are also one of the features here.
Reasons to Recommend: The State Opera House is a neo-Renaissance-style building built in the late 19th century. It is also a very famous opera house in Hungary. Its majestic shape alone is enough to impress. Architectural Highlights Statues of the great Hungarian composer Liszt and the theater's first artistic director, Ferencz, tower over the entrance of the theater, making the building even more radiant. Many precious decorations in the National Opera House survived the war in Hungary and survived the war. The beautifully curved arch structure in the building is set off by the exquisite ceiling paintings, which makes people intoxicated. The soaring dome gives the Opera House a visual tension. It is shrouded in the entire hall under the embellishment of mercury lamps, and even the rows of auditoriums seem to have become a place of art that outsiders can’t ask for.
Reasons to Recommend: Danube Shoe is a memorial promenade in memory of Jews killed by fascist militias in Hungary during World War II. Before many Jews were killed in World War II, the victims were ordered to stand by the Danube, take off their shoes, and then be shot. The bodies were washed away by the Danube. A memorial promenade was later built to commemorate this history.
Reasons to Recommend: Andrássyút, formerly known as Republic Avenue, is a very beautiful street and an iconic boulevard in Budapest, dating back to 1872 and listed as a World Heritage Site in 2002. Andrássy Street connects Elizabeth Square with the city park, with beautiful Neo-Renaissance palaces and houses on both sides, and Elizabeth Street is a little right on Oktogon, and there is a Liszt Square not far away. On the square is the Liszt Conservatory of Music, where many world-renowned musicians have been trained. The National Opera House of the Italian Renaissance is located here. On both sides of the front of the Opera House are statues of the great local composers Liszt and Robert Franz.
Reasons to Recommend: This is a bridge in Budapest that spans the Danube in the southeast of the city center, connecting Buda and Pest. The bridge was built from 1894 to 1896, using the imitation chain type that was considered more beautiful at the time. It was also originally named after Franz Joseph I, a silver rivet installed by the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. The bridge is 333.6 meters long and 20.1 meters wide. The top of the bridge column is decorated with four bronze statues, which are falcon-like birds in ancient Hungarian mythology. If you come here at night to watch the bridge, it is very interesting. One end of the bridge is Liberty Mountain, and the other end is the vegetable market and pedestrian street. From a distance, it is very stalwart and has a sense of history.
Reasons to Recommend: Vaci Street is an old commercial pedestrian street in Budapest, located in Pest, and one of the main pedestrian streets in Budapest. There are many cafes, restaurants and shops on this street. Most of the buildings were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. The style is elegant and luxurious. It is a good place for leisure shopping and experience the customs and customs.
Reasons to Recommend: The city of Budapest is divided into two by the Danube River, and has the reputation of "Pearl of the Danube". Board a sightseeing cruise and enjoy the views from the deck along this legendary river. The verdant forest, the majestic baroque palace, the ancient and mysterious Matthias Church, which is more than 700 years old, the opera house loved by Princess Sissi, the Fisherman's Bastion, which symbolizes the seven tribes, tells the vicissitudes of thousands of years. The beautiful scenery unfolded in front of me without reservation. At dusk, the sky is gorgeous and quiet. The crimson sunset and the Danube River form a strange picture. The lights on both sides of the river are gradually rising. This is the night in Budapest, like a soft waltz accompanied by a blue Danube River.
Reasons to Recommend: Gellert thermalbaths is a thermal bath in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, built from 1912 to 1918 in the (Vienna Secession) Art Nouveau style. Destroyed during World War II and later rebuilt. The current Gellert is favored by many foreign tourists. The Gellért Spa is built in a classical building. Visitors can enter the special entrance of Gellert Spa from the right side of the Gellért Hotel. The passage on the right will guide the bathers to the classical ornate bath, which is sprinkled under the transparent skylight. The golden sunlight reflects in the ancient Roman-style carved bath, making it more classical and enjoyable.
Reasons to Recommend: Liberty Mountain, also known as Garrett Mountain, is named after the Hungarian Statue of Liberty on the top of the mountain. In 1987, it was included in the World Cultural Heritage List and is the commanding height of the city center of Budapest. Because Freedom Hill overlooks the whole city of Budapest, it is a very popular choice to come here at sunset to enjoy the sunset or to see the night view at night. From the Elizabeth Bridge to the Buda side, you can see that there are steps winding directly up the mountain, and there is a sculpture of Bishop Regate on the way. The whole journey takes about 30 minutes. If you are in a hurry, you can also take the bus to the middle of the mountain and walk for about 10 minutes to the top of the mountain.
Reasons to Recommend: The National Museum, also known as the Hungarian National Museum, is a museum with a long history in Budapest. The grand white exterior wall and huge antique colonnade abandoned the traditional Central European style popular in Budapest. It is a museum that integrates mainstream European architectural elements. The National Museum has a large collection of historical materials and art collections about Hungary. The breathtaking ceiling painting on the stairs on the second floor is a magnificent masterpiece. .