Ana Rita BrasMaybe the best view of the city, the first entrance there s an entrance fee, however continuing along the Church , on the second tower the entrance is free. Worth the views over the city, Parliament and other majestic buildings .
Klchici used to live in Budapest for 2 years and Széchenyi Lanchíd is one of the prettiest thing i've ever since when i first moved to hungary. the whole city is just beautiful and it is an art. this bridge is especially beautiful compare to the many bridges of budapest on the Danube and definitely instagram worthy pic.
Klchicit is located in the heart of budapest, stands majestically on a square, surrounded by stylish cafes. it is definitely the city's tourist attraction. if you can climb up to the dome which i did, you get to see
Budapest turned out to be a vibrant city with a rich history, beautiful parks and buildings, bustling food halls, cool underground bars, and centuries-old thermal baths.
It’s a lively capital that rivals the best of Western Europe. While it may have something of a drab exterior, if you can look beyond its concrete façade you’ll find a cool city with plenty on offer. It’s super budget-friendly too!
Budapest is actually two cities straddling the Danube: Buda on the west side is hilly and classy, while Pest (pronounced “pesht”) on the east is its flatter, wilder neighbor. (A third, Óbuda, merged with the others in 1873.)
Each part has its own personality as if the river not only divides the city geographically but metaphysically too.
The Church of the Assumption of the Buda Castle, more commonly known as the Matthias Church, more rarely the Coronation Church of Buda, is a Roman Catholic church located in the Holy Trinity Square, Budapest, Hungary, in front of the Fisherman's Bastion at the heart of Buda's Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015, although few references exist. The current building was constructed in the florid late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century and was extensively restored in the late 19th century. It was the second largest church of medieval Buda and the seventh largest church of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom. #travelinspiration
Heroes' Square, is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its iconic Millennium Monument with statues featuring the Seven chieftains of the Magyars and other important Hungarian national leaders, as well as the Memorial Stone of Heroes, often erroneously referred as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The square lies at the outbound end of Andrássy Avenue next to City Park. It hosts the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art. The square has played an important part in contemporary Hungarian history and has been a host to many political events, such as the reburial of Imre Nagy in 1989. Most sculptures were made by sculptor György Zala from Lendava, with one made by György Vastagh.#travelinspiration #unforgettableexperiences
The Great Market Hall or Central Market Hall is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest, Hungary. The idea of building such a large market hall arose from the first mayor of Budapest, Károly Kamermayer, and it was his largest investment. He retired in 1896 and participated in the opening ceremony on February 15, 1897. It is located at the end of the famous pedestrian shopping street Váci utca and on the Pest side of the Liberty bridge at Fővám square. It had already been suggested in the 1860s that the food supply to the capital city should be improved by the construction of market halls. One of the main objectives set by preliminary plans was that only food which had been inspected should be sold. Not only had the establishment of the retail network to be organised, but they also wished to regulate the sale of wholesale goods. #urbanexplorer
The Halászbástya or Fisherman's Bastion is one of the best known monuments in Budapest, located near the Buda Castle, in the 1st district of Budapest. It is one of the most important tourist attractions due to the unique panorama of Budapest from the Neo-Romanesque lookout terraces. The Fishermen's Bastion's main façade, parallel to the Danube, is approximately 140 meters long, of which the southern aisle is about 40 meters long, the north is 65 meters long, and the ornate central parapet is 35 meters long. Its seven high-pitched stone towers symbolize the seven chieftains of the Hungarians who founded Hungary in 895. #urbanexplorer
St. Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920. Since the renaming of the primatial see, it has been the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest. Today, it is the third largest church building in present-day Hungary. The site of today's basilica was a theater in the 18th century. This theater, named Hetz-Theater, was a place where animal fights were hosted. One of the wealthy citizens (János Zitterbarth) of the newly formed district built a temporary church there. In the late 1810s, about a thousand people formed the Lipótváros Parish. Then they began the fundraising and the believers started to make plans for the future church. #urbanexplorer
The Hungarian Parliament Building, also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary, and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It is situated on Kossuth Square in the Pest side of the city, on the eastern bank of the Danube. It was designed by Hungarian architect Imre Steindl in neo-Gothic style and opened in 1902. It has been the largest building in Hungary since its completion. Budapest was united from three cities in 1873, namely Buda, Óbuda, and Pest. Seven years later the Diet resolved to establish a new, representative parliament building, expressing the sovereignty of the nation. The building was planned to face the Danube River. An international competition was held, and Imre Steindl emerged as the victor; the plans of two other competitors were later also realized in the form of the Ethnographic Museum and the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, both facing the Parliament Building. Construction from the winning plan was started in 1885, and the building was inaugurated on the presumed 1,000th anniversary of the country in 1896. It was not fully completed until 1904. The architect of the building first went blind and then later, died before its completion. #urbanexplorer
InterContinental Budapest, is a five star hotel under IHG hotel group, is located at one of the most imposing UNESCO world heritage sites of Budapest, on the most stunning riverbank walkway in the city called the Danube Promenade, and right next to the famous Chain Bridge.
The Hotel offers 402 rooms with incredible views onto either the Danube River or the peaceful downtown streets. I was stayed in the one with a stunning view of Danube River, facing Budapest Castle. As a loyalty member, you can get a chance to upgrade to Club access.
The hotel facilities include Spa, massage, gym room, swimming pool, restaurants and bars.
St.Stephen’s Basilica, is the most important church building in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest and largest church in Hungary.
The architectural style is Neo-Classical; it has a Greek cross ground plan. The facade is anchored by two large bell towers. the two towers have six bells altogether and In the southern tower is Hungary's biggest bell.
Location: Szt. István tér 1, Bp., 1051, district V., M3 (blue line) metro Arany János utca station.
Opening hours: open daily from 09:00 to 17:00, weekends open half day.
Admission: it’s free but it’s customary to pay 200 HUF – 1 EUR donation