Contra Aquincum


Under Plexiglas in V Március 15 tér you'll find the remains of a Roman fortress – an outpost of the Roman town of Aquincum – dating back to the 3rd century AD.

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1. Inner Town Parish Church

0.03 MILES

A Romanesque church was first built on the eastern side of Március 15 tér in the 12th century, within a Roman fortress. The present church was rebuilt in…

2. Thonet House

0.16 MILES

The four-storey Thonet House is an art nouveau masterpiece designed and built by Ödön Lechner in 1890.

3. Váci utca

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

4. Philanthia

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The Philanthia flower shop sells all sorts of gift items but you've come to admire the original (and very rare) art nouveau interior designed by master…

5. Párisi Udvar

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Built in 1909, Párisi Udvar is a stunning, ornately decorated piece of Eclectic architecture, with Moorish, Gothic and art nouveau elements. It was for…

6. Elizabeth Bridge

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Elizabeth Bridge enjoys a special place in the hearts of many Budapesters, as this gleaming white suspension bridge (1964) was the first newly designed…

7. Duna korzó

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An easy way to cool down on a warm afternoon (and enjoy views of Castle Hill and the Royal Palace) is to stroll along the Duna korzó, the riverside…

8. Török Bank House

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Designed by Henrik Böhm and Ármin Hegedűs in 1906, 'Turkish Bank' House is worth a look. It has an almost totally glass-covered facade, and in the upper…