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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Built in the mid-19th century by Viennese architects, this building of red and white bricks and richly decorated with ceramics is now a splendid monument in Budapest. It houses Jewish artifacts from ancient Rome to the 20th century. Due to the advantages of acoustic construction, concerts are often held here.
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.
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: Gellért Hill is the commanding height of Buda and the best viewpoint overlooking the city of Budapest. Gellert Hill is more famous than the Statue of Liberty.
Reasons to Recommend: On the edge of Budapest's old ghetto sits a large synagogue. Built in the 1850s by the Viennese architect Ludwig Forster, the synagogue features architectural influences from Israeli and Arabic architecture. The synagogue is part of the Dohany Street Synagogue and includes the Jewish Museum and Temple of Heroes. Due to its historical association with the Holocaust, the synagogue and surrounding area have a lot to ponder.
Reasons to Recommend: Frosmarty Square is a small but lively square in the center of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. In the center of the square, facing west, is a large sculpture of the poet Frosmarty. Behind the statue is a small park surrounded by a fence and a fountain, flanked by stone lions. Surrounded by expensive cafes and restaurants, this square is mostly tourist-oriented, so it's well worth a visit.