Budapest: Little Paris of Hungary

Famous for its ancient ruins and century-old intriguing monuments, Budapest is the perfect blend of Roman and Turkish culture. The influence of these two cultures along with the Austrian culture has made it a popular place to explore. The two sides Buda and Pest alongside the River Danube reflect the shades of the city.

Representing its Roman side, Buda offers the historic ruins in form of the medieval streets and buildings, ancient caves and the museums exhibiting old artifacts.  On the other side, the vibrant Pest offers the tourists to explore the flea markets, antique stores, cafe houses, riverside esplanades, bookstores and the chief Parliament building in Europe. The city of Budapest has numerous attractions and activities which would make your holiday worth the stay.

Major attractions in Budapest, Hungary

Castle Hill

Known to attract tourists from centuries, Castle Hill is the old town of Buda with a rich culture and strategic central point of the city. The intriguing blend of the architectural style of this monument attracts travelers to explore its beauty.

Buda Royal Palace

Since centuries, the southern end of the Castle Hill is known to encompass the Royal Palace in its vicinity. The reconstruction after the World War II gave it the royal appearance and architectural style. It is now functioning as the Budapest History Museum, National Szechenyi Library and the Hungarian National Gallery attracting the eyes of many.

Fishermen’s Bastion

Also known as Halászbástya, the Fishermen’s Bastion though appears to be medieval but was constructed in 1902 to harmonize Matyas Church. The fairytale tower offers the tourists an elevated point to see the panoramic view of the city.

The Chain Bridge

The first and important link connecting Buda and Pest, Chain Bridge is the most visited tourist attraction in Budapest. With a British connection, this bridge is an appropriate memorial to Istvan Szechenyi, popularly known as Greatest Hungarian.

Parliament

The Parliament House in Pest is the second largest parliament house in the world. Located near the banks of river Danube, this magnificent and lavish building can be accessed only as a part of sightseeing tour.

Opera House

Not only functioning as a chamber of music and dance, the Hungarian State Opera House is also a historic monument. Built-in 1875 and operating since September 1884, the Opera House has been a major tourist attraction and is opened for travelers between 3 to 4 pm throughout the week.

Heroes’ Square

Heroes’ Square is another major attraction that reflects the status of the Heroes of Hungary. This place is magnificence in its structure and is known for the pride the people of Hungary have for their country.

A blend of rich culture and famous monuments, the city of Budapest also offers its tourists various activities and trips. The tourists can shop around at the flea markets and relax at the cafe houses near the riverside or plan day trips to the Puszta and Lake Tisza or Lake Balaton and Tihany or the other grandeur places in Budapest one can explore.

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