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Top Choice Monastery in Danube Bend & Western Transdanubia

Pannonhalma Abbey

In a country filled with religious sites, nothing comes close to the hilltop Pannonhalma Abbey in terms of architectural splendour and historical significance. It was here that the legendary Árpád expressed his plea…
Top Choice Church in Esztergom

Esztergom Basilica

The largest church in Hungary is on Castle Hill, and its 72m-high central dome can be seen for many kilometres around. The building of the present neoclassical church was begun in 1822 on the site of its 12th-centur…
Top Choice Fortress in Visegrád

Citadel

The 13th-century citadel looms over Visegrád atop a 350m hill and is surrounded by moats hewn from solid rock. The real highlight is just walking along the ramparts of this eyrie and admiring what is arguably the be…
Top Choice Museum in Sopron

Storno House

Storno House, built in 1417, has an illustrious history: King Matthias stayed here in 1482–83, and Franz Liszt played a number of concerts here in the mid-19th century. Later it was taken over by the Swiss-Italian f…
Top Choice Tower in Sopron

Firewatch Tower

A narrow spiral staircase of 116 steps leads to the summit of this 60m-high tower, from which trumpeters would warn of fire, mark the hour and watch for salespeople trying to smuggle in non-Sopron wine. Apart from t…
Top Choice Museum in Sopron

Fabricius House

This baroque mansion is divided into three sections. The archaeological exhibition covers Celtic, Roman and Hungarian periods of history, the standout artefact being the 1200-year-old Cunpald Goblet – don’t miss the…
Top Choice International in Sopron

Erhardt

An excellent restaurant where a pleasant garden terrace, a wooden-beamed ceiling and paintings of rural scenes complement imaginative dishes such as paprika catfish with oyster mushrooms and crispy duck leg with cab…
Top Choice Gallery in Szentendre

Art Mill

This enormous gallery, spread over three floors of an old mill, exhibits cutting-edge photography, light and sound installations, sculpture, paintings and works in other media by both local and national artists, and…
Top Choice Fusion in Szentendre

Mjam

These guys bill themselves as a Caribbean restaurant, but while there are Caribbean-ish elements to what they do, we think that they're far more experimental than that. Besides seafood curry, you may find yourself f…
Top Choice Fusion in Esztergom

Koriander

Outwardly unprepossessing, inside Koriander blows you away with some of the most daring dishes you're likely to taste in Hungary. So prepare yourself for the likes of pork belly with Coca-Cola sauce and duck breast …