Top things to do in Parliament & Around

Top Choice Cathedral in Parliament & Around

Basilica of St Stephen

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 the church’s patron, King St Stephen. It was built over half a …
Top Choice Historic Building in Parliament & Around

Parliament

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 other features on a guided tour of the North Wing: the Golde…
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 Hungarian in Parliament & Around

Borkonyha

Chef Ákos Sárközi's approach to Hungarian cuisine at this Michelin-starred restaurant is contemporary, and the menu changes every week or two. Go for the signature foie gras appetiser with apple and celeriac and a g…
Top Choice Opera in Parliament & Around

Hungarian State Opera House

The gorgeous neo-Renaissance opera house is worth a visit as much to admire the incredibly rich decoration inside as to view a performance and hear the perfect acoustics. Tours are still departing while the opera ho…
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 Hungarian in Parliament & Around

Kispiac

This small retro-style restaurant – an absolute favourite – serves seriously Hungarian things like stuffed csülök (pig's trotter – and way better than it sounds, 2950Ft), roast malac (piglet, 3250Ft) and the ever-po…
Top Choice International in Parliament & Around

Mák Bisztró

The award-winning 'Poppy' offers inventive international dishes that lean in the direction of Hungary from a chalkboard menu that changes daily. Casual surrounds and seamless and very friendly service, with good adv…
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in Parliament & Around

High Note Roof Bar

If you need to impress someone – even yourself – lead them up to this rooftop bar above the Aria Hotel. With your noses stuck into the dome of the basilica and virtually every landmark in Budapest within your grasp,…
Top Choice Hungarian in Parliament & Around

Pesti Disznó Bisztró

Punters would be forgiven for thinking that the 'Pest Pig' was all about pork. In fact, of the 10 or so main courses more than half are beef, poultry, fish or vegetarian. It's a wonderful space, loft-like almost, wi…