Attractions

Church in Parliament & Around

Basilica of St Stephen

Budapest’s neoclassical cathedral was built over half a century and completed in 1905. Much of the interruption had to do with a fiasco in 1868 when the dome collapsed during a storm, and the structure had to be dem…
Top Choice Museum in Óbuda & Buda Hills

Hungarian Museum of Trade & Tourism

This excellent little museum traces Budapest's catering and hospitality trade through the ages, including the dramatic changes post-WWII, with restaurant items, tableware, advertising posters, packaging and original…
Top Choice Museum in City Park & Beyond

Palace of Art

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 to four major exhibitions staged annually; recent exhibitions …
Top Choice Fort in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Citadella

The Citadella is a fortress that never saw a battle. Built by the Habsburgs after the 1848–49 War of Independence to defend the city from further insurrection, the structure was obsolete by the time it was ready in …
Top Choice Gallery in Óbuda & Buda Hills

Vasarely Museum

Installed in the imposing Zichy Mansion (Zichy kastély), built in 1757, this museum contains the works of Victor Vasarely (or Vásárhelyi Győző, as he was known before he emigrated to Paris in 1930), the late ‘father…
Notable Building in Belváros

Pesti Vigadó

This Romantic-style concert hall, built in 1864 and badly damaged during WWII, faces the river to the west of Vörösmarty tér. Reopened in 2014 after reconstruction, the building has been fully restored to its former…
Top Choice Museum in Southern Pest

Hungarian National Museum

The Hungarian National Museum houses the nation’s most important collection of historical relics in an impressive neoclassical building, purpose built in 1847. Exhibits trace the history of the Carpathian Basin from…
Top Choice Notable Building in Parliament & Around

Hungarian State Opera House

The neo-Renaissance Hungarian State Opera House was designed by Miklós Ybl in 1884 and is among the city’s most beautiful buildings. Its facade is decorated with statues of muses and opera greats such as Puccini and…
Historic Building in Parliament & Around

Parliament

The Eclectic-style Parliament, designed by Imre Steindl and completed in 1902, has 691 sumptuously decorated rooms, but you’ll only get to see several on a guided tour of the North Wing: the main staircase and landi…
Top Choice Museum in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

House of Terror

The headquarters of the dreaded secret police is now the startling House of Terror, focusing on the crimes and atrocities of Hungary's fascist and Stalinist regimes in a permanent exhibition called Double Occupation…