Must-see attractions in Hungary

  • Szechenyi Chain Bridge and Castle Hill.

    Castle Hill

    Castle District

    Castle Hill is a kilometre-long limestone plateau towering 170m above the Danube. It contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and…

  • Hungary, Esztergom, Esztergom basilica at Danube river, built by Joszef Hild

    Esztergom Basilica

    Esztergom

    The largest church in Hungary sits on Castle Hill, and its 72m-high central dome can be seen for many kilometres around. The building of the present…

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    Memento Park

    Budapest

    Home to more than 40 statues, busts and plaques of Lenin, Marx, Béla Kun and others whose likenesses have ended up on trash heaps elsewhere, Memento Park,…

  • St. Stephens basilica in Budapest Hungary

    Basilica of St Stephen

    Budapest

    Budapest’s neoclassical cathedral is the most sacred Catholic church in all of Hungary and contains its most revered relic: the mummified right hand of…

  • Parliament building, Lipotvaros.

    Parliament

    Budapest

    The Eclectic-style Parliament, designed by Imre Steindl and completed in 1902, has 691 sumptuously decorated rooms. You’ll get to see several of these and…

  • Exterior of National Museum.

    Hungarian National Museum

    Budapest

    The Hungarian National Museum houses the nation’s most important collection of historical relics in an impressive neoclassical building, purpose built in…

  • Liberty Monument

    Budapest

    The Liberty Monument, the lovely lady with the palm frond in her outstretched arms, proclaiming freedom throughout the city, is southeast of the Citadella…

  • Ruins Of The Roman Town, Aquincum, Budapest, Hungary

    Aquincum

    Óbuda & Buda Hills

    The most complete Roman civilian town in Hungary was built around 100 AD and became the seat of the Roman province of Pannonia Inferior in AD 106…

  • National Gallery

    Hungarian National Gallery

    Castle District

    The Hungarian National Gallery is an overwhelming collection spread across four floors and four wings of the palace that traces Hungarian art from the…

  • Hungarian State Opera House

    Budapest

    The neo-Renaissance Hungarian State Opera House was designed by Miklós Ybl in 1884 and is among the most beautiful buildings in Budapest. Its facade is…

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    Minorite Church of St Anthony of Padua

    Eger

    On the southern side of Eger's main square stands this church, built in 1771 by Bohemian architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and one of the most glorious…

  • Eger Castle

    Eger

    Climb up cobbled Vár köz from Tinódi Sebestyén tér to reach the castle, erected in the 13th century after the Mongol invasion. Models, drawings and…

  • Royal Postal Savings Bank

    Budapest

    East of Szabadság tér, the former Royal Postal Savings Bank is a Secessionist extravaganza of colourful tiles and folk motifs, built by Ödön Lechner in…

  • György Ráth Museum

    Budapest

    The one-time home of the eponymous first director (1828–1905) of the Museum of Applied Arts has recently opened and is a shrine to art nouveau…

  • Pannonhalma, Hungary - Aerial view of the Benedictine Pannonhalma Archabbey on the top of Mount of Saint Martin. This is the second largest territorial abbey in the world.

    Pannonhalma Abbey

    Danube Bend & Western Transdanubia

    In a country filled with religious sites, nothing comes close to the hilltop Pannonhalma Abbey in terms of architectural splendour and historical…

  • The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

    Museum of Fine Arts

    Budapest

    Housed in a grand Renaissance-style building and once again opened after three years' renovations in late 2018, the Museum of Fine Arts is home to the…

  • Castle Museum

    Castle District

    The Castle Museum, part of the multibranched Budapest History Museum, explores the city's 2000-year history over four floors. Restored palace rooms dating…

  • Festetics Mansion

    Festetics Palace

    Keszthely

    The glimmering white, 100-room Festetics Palace was begun in 1745, and the two wings were extended out from the original building 150 years later. Some 18…

  • Royal Palace by night, Budapest

    Royal Palace

    Castle District

    The former Royal Palace has been razed and rebuilt at least half a dozen times over the past seven centuries. Béla IV established a royal residence here…

  • Grof Batthyany Lajos Tomb at Kerepes Cemetery.

    Kerepes Cemetery

    Budapest

    Also known as the Fiume St Graveyard (Fiumei uti sírkert), this is Budapest’s equivalent of London's Highgate or Père Lachaise in Paris. Established in…

  • Benedictine Abbey Church

    Tihany

    Built in 1754 on the site of King Andrew I’s church, this twin-spired, ochre-coloured church is Tihany's dominant feature. Don't miss the fantastic altars…

  • Vasarely Museum

    Óbuda & Buda Hills

    Installed in the imposing Zichy Mansion (Zichy kastély), built in 1757, this renovated and rehung gallery contains some 150 works of Victor Vasarely (or…

  • House of Houdini

    Castle District

    Dedicated to the famous Hungarian-born magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, who was born Erik Weisz in Budapest's district VII in 1874, this small…

  • Hungarian Museum of Trade & Tourism

    Óbuda & Buda Hills

    This superb museum traces Budapest's catering and hospitality trade through the ages, including the dramatic changes after WWII, with restaurant items,…

  • Christian Museum

    Esztergom

    The former Bishop’s Palace in the picturesque riverbank Watertown (Víziváros) district houses the Christian Museum, home to the largest and finest…

  • King Matthias Museum (Royal Palace)

    Danube Bend & Western Transdanubia

    Just inland from the river, the Royal Palace boasted 350 rooms during the 15th-century reign of King Matthias Corvinus to whom the museum it now contains…

  • Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

    Pécs

    The sprawling Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, built on the grounds of the original Zsolnay porcelain factory, is divided into four sections (craftspeople,…

  • Szatmárcseke Cemetery

    Northern Hungary

    This famous cemetery in the village of Szatmárcseke has 1200 grave markers resembling up-ended prows that are unique in Hungary. Their notches and grooves…

  • Lyceum Library

    Eger

    This 160,000-volume, all-wood library on the 1st floor of the Lyceum's south wing contains hundreds of priceless manuscripts, medical codices and…

  • Tákos Calvinist Church

    Northern Hungary

    In the village of Tákos, this 18th-century wattle-and-daub Calvinist church has a spectacularly painted coffered ceiling of blue and red flowers, a partly…

  • Fortress of Visegrad

    Citadel

    Danube Bend & Western Transdanubia

    The 13th-century citadel looms over Visegrád atop a 333m-high hill and is surrounded by moats hewn from solid rock. The real highlight is simply walking…

  • 500px Photo ID: 103732133 - Vigado Concert Hall and Danube river waterfront in Budapest, Hungary.

    Pesti Vigadó

    Budapest

    This Romantic-style concert hall, built in 1865 but badly damaged during WWII, faces the river to the west of Vörösmarty tér. Reopened in 2014 after a…

  • Pecs, Hungary.

    Mosque Church

    Pécs

    The largest building extant from the time of the Turkish occupation, the former Pasha Gazi Kassim Mosque (now the Inner Town Parish Church) dominates the…

  • Heroes' Square

    Budapest

    Heroes’ Sq is the largest and most symbolic square in Budapest. It is dominated by the Millenary Monument (Ezeréves emlékmű), a 36m-high pillar topped by…

  • Shopfronts on Vaci utca, Inner Town.

    Váci utca

    Budapest

    The capital’s premier pedestrian shopping street is crammed for the most part with chain stores, touristy restaurants, ripoff bars and a smattering of…

  • Pálvölgy Cave

    Óbuda & Buda Hills

    This 29km-long cave – the second-largest in Hungary – was discovered in 1904 and is noted for both its spectacular stalactites and rock formations. Tours…

  • Fishermen's Bastions, Castle Hill.

    Fishermen’s Bastion

    Castle District

    The bastion, a neo-Gothic masquerade that looks medieval and offers some of the best views in Budapest, was built as a viewing platform in 1905 by Frigyes…

  • Palace of Art

    Budapest

    The Palace of Art, reminiscent of a Greek temple, is among the city’s largest exhibition spaces. It focuses on contemporary visual arts, with some three…

  • Vörösmarty tér

    Budapest

    At the northern end of Váci utca lies Vörösmarty tér, a large square surrounded by smart shops, galleries and cafes. In the centre is a statue of Mihály…

  • Herend Porcelain Factory

    Lake Balaton & Southern Transdanubia

    This factory has been producing Hungary’s finest hand-painted china for over 180 years. You can witness how clay becomes delicate porcelain in 40-minute…

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