#83 best destination in the world

 

Hungarian Parliament Building

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Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Seat of the National Assembly of Hungary
  • Largest building in Hungary and tallest in Budapest

Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Budapest

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Largest medicinal bath in Europe, its water is supplied by two thermal springs, opened in 1913
  • The bath, located in the City Park, was built in Neo-Baroque style
  • Components of the thermal water include sulfate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of metaboric acid and fluoride

Buda Castle, Budapest

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest
  • It was first completed in 1265, although the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769
  • The castle now houses the Hungarian National Gallery and The Budapest History Museum
  • The area is famous for medieval, Baroque and Neoclassical houses, churches, public buildings, and monuments
  • The original Royal Palace was ruined during WWII, it was rebuilt in a simplified Stalin Baroque style during the Kádár era

St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, named in honor of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose right hand is housed in the reliquary
  • Today, it is the third largest church building in present-day Hungary

Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • One of the best known monuments in Budapest, located near the Buda Castle, it is one of the most important attractions due to the unique panorama of Budapest from the Neo-Romanesque lookout terraces
  • Its seven high-pitched stone towers symbolize the seven chieftains of the Hungarians who founded Hungary in 895
  • The original walls were built in the 1700s, forming part of the walls of a castle
  • Several historians say that in the Middle Ages this part of the castle walls was protected by the guild of fishermen, who lived under the walls in the so-called Fishtown or Watertown

Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Chain bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest
  • It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary when it opened in 1849
  • At the time of its construction, it was regarded as one of the modern world’s engineering wonders
  • It has asserted an enormous significance in the country’s economic, social and cultural life, much as the Brooklyn Bridge has in New York and the US

Great Market Hall, Budapest

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest, the idea of building such a large market hall arose from the first mayor of Budapest, and the market opened in 1897