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Can't-Miss Landmarks in Budapest

TOP 1
Fisherman's Bastion
4.7/5
630 Reviews
Budapest
627m from downtown
Historical Architectures
Hi HK
"Fisherman's Castle/Fisherman's Castle Halászbástya Budapest, Hungary, preferred place to shoot wedding dresses pure milky white exterior walls. Plus unique New Gothic and New Roman architecture overlooking the entire Danube during the day. Golden Fisherman's Castle at night. Everything is so dreamy no matter what you do. I'm here to make a film of yours, and it's worth it!"

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.

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TOP 2
Hungarian Parliament Building
4.6/5
479 Reviews
Budapest
1.1km from downtown
Historical Architectures
Hi HK
"Hungary 🇭🇺 Budapest How beautiful is the beauty of Hungary! ❤️ Budapest Capitol during the day The color is warm The romantic feeling is the night The Budapest Capitol is magnificent The magnificent sunny day The great building of Budapest for a century is clearly presented There is a kind of inexplicable awe. The rainy day will put a gray curtain on Budapest There is Kind of cleaning of the soul ❤️🤍💚🇭🇺❤️🤍💚"

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.

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TOP 3
Chain Bridge
4.6/5
477 Reviews
Budapest
287m from downtown
Bridges
Tmac
"The famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge stretching across the River Danube connecting Buda and Pest since 1849."

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.

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TOP 4
Matthias Church
4.6/5
367 Reviews
Budapest
640m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
yangtingkun
"The margash church is the most famous church in budapest and even hungary, where the coronation of princess sissy took place, and where many of the collections of sissy and her busts are kept. There is a small museum on the second floor of the church to visit, and there is an extra charge for the climb."

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.

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TOP 5
Heroes' Square
4.5/5
347 Reviews
Budapest
3.4km from downtown
Monuments
有态度的拍拍
"Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is known as the "pearl on the Danube". From the Fisherman's Castle to the Chain Bridge, from Heroes Square to the Parliament Building, the bells of the old church floated by, slowly down the Danube, through the vicissitudes of Hungarian romance and unique feelings. I happened to meet the Budapest Marathon during my visit, starting at Heroes Square, via the Chain Bridge, the Capitol Summer, the Grand Theatre, and the end of the Secheni Hot Springs."

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.

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TOP 6
Buda Castle
4.4/5
160 Reviews
Budapest
196m from downtown
Palaces
UNESCO World Heritage - Cultural Sites
鞋子登程
"Hungary's King's Palace is on the side of the Buda City. It is said that it was founded in the 13th century, more than 800 years later, destroyed by war, and rebuilt in the 18th century, and is a huge complex of magnificent buildings. The building is huge, the main building is a huge green dome, visible from a distance, and the huge columns, the majestic statues are impressive. The weather was clear and the city was a good view of the Danube from the square. The buildings on the other side were well seen, the Danube was blue and the bridge across the river was clearly visible. It was said that some of the buildings were bombed out during World War II, and the current palace was only able to show some of the features of the year."

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.

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TOP 7
St. Stephen's Basilica
4.5/5
187 Reviews
Budapest
1.1km from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
yangtingkun
"The Basilica of St Isht is located on the Pest side of Budapest, Hungary. Although the church is still two blocks from the Danube, due to its majestic figure, the church on the other side of the Buda can be seen from a distance up the hill. Unlike the gothic style of the Margash Cathedral, which is slightly less famous than the Margash Cathedral, the church is Baroque and the interior is very distinctive."

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.

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TOP 8
Szentharomsag ter
4.2/5
55 Reviews
Budapest
664m from downtown
Statues/Sculptures
想想冬至
"The Trinity Square is an open area in front of the Matthias Church on Castle Hill. The protagonist of the Trinity Square is a white monument column, which is a sculpture of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The pillars of the monument are engraved with the Holy Father, Jesus, and the cross, with exquisite workmanship. The statue of the Trinity was funded by people who survived the Black Death in Hungary in the 18th century. People use this way to commemorate that darkest moment. The biggest reason I like Europe is the rich history and humanity here, because the people here respect and awe the history. If you walk anywhere, you can see churches, streets, bridges, and buildings hundreds of years ago. People thrived and thrived in history, and the long-flowing life has turned today into history, endless..."

Reasons to Recommend: Trinity Square (Szentháromságtéren) is located on the Castle Hill on the Buda side of Budapest, surrounded by well-known buildings such as Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. It is named after a statue of the Holy Trinity built in 1713 in the center. The commemorative column in the middle of the square is a common trinity column in traditional European city centers, that is, the Holy Father, Son, Holy Spirit, to fight against the Black Death. This trinity statue was built by the people of Hungary who survived the Black Death in the 18th century, and the equestrian statue of St. Steve erected on its east side is a favorite place for many tourists to take pictures.

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TOP 9
Gellért Hill
4.5/5
68 Reviews
Budapest
1.3km from downtown
Observation Decks
UNESCO World Heritage - Cultural Sites
yangtingkun
"Liberty Mountain is located on the Buda side of Budapest, Hungary. It is named after the sculpture of the Statue of Liberty on the top of the mountain. In addition to the sculpture on the top of the mountain, there is a castle on the mountain. Unfortunately, it seems that it has not been opened to the public for a long time. The Liberty Mountain is also a good place to overlook the Danube and the city of Pest. In addition, there is a viewpoint on the side facing the Buda Palace, where the symbol of the city's World Heritage List is located here."

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.

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TOP 10
Liberty Statue
4.4/5
55 Reviews
Budapest
1.4km from downtown
Observation Decks
Statues/Sculptures
yangtingkun
"The Hungarian Statue of Liberty is located on the west side of Budapest, on the top of the Buda Liberty Hill, directly in front of the Budapest Castle. The Statue of Liberty is standing on the top of the monument, holding a bunch of feathers in both hands. On both sides of the statue, there is a shorter one. statue. Here is also the vantage point of Budapest, overlooking the Pest city and the Danube."

Reasons to Recommend: The Statue of Liberty in Budapest, formerly known as the "Liberation Monument", was built to commemorate the liberation of Budapest by the Soviet Red Army at the end of the World War. It is located on the Gerret Hill on the Danube River. Standing in front of the Statue of Liberty, you can overlook the scenery of Budapest. Whether it is evening or night, it is a place where tourists linger.

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TOP 11
Liberty Bridge
4.6/5
121 Reviews
Budapest
1.8km from downtown
Bridges
Hi HK
"Hungary 🇭🇺 One of Budapest Three Bridges. Free Bridge. It was dark at that time. I couldn't take a better picture. Because my eyes were in the next central market. Attracting the forgetfulness of the past. The sunset of the bridge is beautiful. You can have a picnic here. Drink a beer. Praise 👍🏻 The most beautiful life."

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.

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TOP 12
Millenary Monument
4.1/5
40 Reviews
Budapest
3.4km from downtown
Monuments
Hi HK
"The most beautiful scenery in Europe is the monument! Each of them is exquisitely carved. Grand and magnificent. Historical. The cultural baptism of Europe is impressive Hungarian 🇭🇺 Budapest Heroes Square Millennium Monument ❤️🤍💚"

Reasons to Recommend: In front of the Millennium Monument is a square with a 36-meter-high memorial column in the middle, supplemented by colonnades on the left and right. There are 14 figures in the colonnade, who are the rulers of Hungarian history. At the same time, there are 4 statues at the top of the colonnade. These 4 statues represent war, prosperity, peace and knowledge respectively. They are very meaningful and you can take a good look at them.

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TOP 13
Matthias Fountain
4.5/5
2 Reviews
Budapest
209m from downtown
Fountains
渭南松赞干布
"The Matthias Fountain is a memorial fountain group in the west front yard of Budapest's Buda Castle. It was built in 1904 and is one of the most frequently photographed landmarks in the capital of Hungary. This fountain was built by the sculptor Arajos Strom and the architect Arajos Hausmann who rebuilt the Royal Palace. The sculptures include the Duke of Palfi, stag and hound."

Reasons to Recommend: This is a beautiful and unique fountain in Budapest. The fountain is built with people hunting scenes. It is unique and unique in shape. The fountain is erected in front of the castle and is an important embellishment of the castle.

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TOP 14
Margaret Bridge
4.0/5
33 Reviews
Budapest
1.9km from downtown
Bridges
马小洒
"The Margaret Bridge in Budapest is very beautiful. Compared with the Chain Bridge, it looks like a slender woman, more compact and delicate. There are also yellow trams passing by on this bridge, which can be photographed at close range, but the speed is not slow, pay attention to safety, and you can see the Parliament Building."

Reasons to Recommend: The Margaret Bridge spans the Danube and connects Buda and Pest on both sides of the river. The bridge is divided into two parts at a 165-degree angle, with a small bridge extending in the middle, leading to Margaret Island. This is a very good angle for taking pictures of the Capitol Building, especially at night.

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