5 things worth to see in Budapest

Budapest is a beautiful and very friendly city – ideal for every season of the year. But what is especially worth seeing in Budapest?

The Gellert’s Mountain

This is the great, green hill in the very center of the city. On its peak there is a citadel built by the Habsburgs and the Liberty Monument – in the past built for the Red Army, currently having more universal meaning. From here you can easily see the Danube and the whole Budapest. The south slopes of the Gellert’s mountain is the great place for a walk – they are gentle and there are not so many tourists.

The Castle in Buda

Built in the XIII century, the castle prevails on the Old Town of the Buda. Although it was rebuilt numerous times, it still is impressive. Currently we can see there the Hungarian art collection, the palace chambers and the exhibition covering the archeology issue.

The chain bridge

Széchenyi Bridge, build in the half of the XIX century, was the first permanent connection between Buda and Pest. Based on the two stone arches with the chains built into them, it was considered in its times as the outstanding achievement of the European architecture and the symbol of the development. Enormous stone lines protect the four sides of the bridge.

Parliament

The most recognized building of Budapest and Hungary – neo gothic, enormous parliament sitting right at the bank of the Danube. It was built after joining the three cities: Buda, Obuda and Pest into the Budapest. Half of the Parliament is available for sightseeing, the tickets are cheaper for the EU citizens. One of the attractions of the Parliament are the royal regalia which, as they say, are more than one thousand years old.

Sightseeing the Parliament is available only with a guide and lasts 50 minutes.

Holy Trinity Square

It is one of the most popular places among tourists – there is no doubt because it is very beautiful on the Holy Trinity square. Its center is the plague column commemoration the plague epidemic. A great impression makes also the saint Mathias church with colorful tiles.

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