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St Stephen's Basilica

St Stephen's Basilica is Budapest's biggest church and is dedicated to the holy King Stephen. Construction started in 1851 and continued for half a century. Following the collapse of the dome in 1868, construction had to start all over again. The chu...

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace stands proudly on top of Castle Hill. The palace, also known as Buda Castle, is one of the symbols of the city of Budapest and offers a magnificent view over the city. It's especially magical at night, when the lights shimmer and twi...

Parliament

Budapest's Parliament Building is the most impressive building on the Danube embankment and, with an area of 17,745 square metres, is the biggest building in Hungary. A competition to find the best design for the new building was won by Imre Steinsl...

Margaretha Island

If you're looking for some rest in Budapest, then have a look around Margaretha Island. When you're on the island, nothing about it suggests that it lies in the middle of a busy city. You can take time out for a peaceful jog, swim, walk, lunch etc. T...

Chain Bridge

Nine bridges span the Danube in Budapest. The Chain Bridge is the oldest of the nine (dating from 1849) and was designed by the Briton William Tierney Clark. The bridge runs from Buda (West) to Pest (East) and is the central point of the city. The ma...

Gellért Heuvel

This hill is situated in the south of the fortress hill. The latter is also well-worth a visit. Here, stands the statue of bishop Gellért. It is a manifestation of the city's patron saint. They also have a Liberty Monument, a bath house and a church...

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