Attractions

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 most beautiful buildings in Budapest. Its facade is decorated with statues of muses and opera greats such as Puccin…
Top Choice Notable Building in Parliament & Around

Royal Postal Savings Bank

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 1901. One of the most beautiful buildings in Pest, it is now pa…
Top Choice 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…
Architecture in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Andrássy út

Andrássy út starts a short distance northeast of Deák Ferenc tér and stretches for 2.5km, ending at Heroes’ Sq (Hősök tere) and the sprawling City Park (Városliget). Recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in …
Notable Building in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Liszt Music Academy

The art nouveau Liszt Music Academy, built in 1907, attracts students from all over the world and is a top concert venue. The renovated interior, which has five concert halls and is richly embellished with Zsolnay p…
Notable Building in Parliament & Around

National Bank of Hungary

Southeast of Szabadság tér are some of the most beautiful buildings in Pest, including the National Bank of Hungary. It has terracotta reliefs that illustrate trade and commerce through history: Arab camel traders, …
Notable Building in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Lindenbaum Apartment Block

The first Hungarian architect to look to art nouveau for inspiration was Frigyes Spiegel, who designed this block at the northern end of VI Izabella utca in 1896. The entire facade is covered with suns, stars, peaco…
Notable Building in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

New Theatre

The New Theatre is a Secessionist gem – embellished with monkey faces, globes and geometric designs – which opened as the Parisiana music hall in 1909. Note its name picked out in lapis lazuli.
Notable Building in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Dob utca Primary School

This art nouveau primary school designed by Ármin Hegedűs in 1906 has wonderful mosaics on its facade depicting contemporary children's games.
Architecture in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Water Tower & Open-Air Theatre

Erected in 1911 in the north-central part of Margaret Island, the octagonal water tower rises 66m above the open-air theatre (szabadtéri színpad), which is used for concerts and plays in summer. The tower contains t…