Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the country's largest political, cultural, and industrial centre. With architectural masterpieces and museums filled with treasures, Budapest is one of the most delightful and enjoyable cities in Europe. Attractions in the city include Castle Quarter and Castle Hill, Royal Palace, Buda Castle, and the Parliament Building.
Discover the many attractions of Budapest
Thanks to its memorable buildings and perfect location, Budapest is often referred to as the "Pearl of Danube" and "Little Paris of Central Europe." This city boasts the word's largest thermal water care system and the second largest synagogue. Most of the city's famous sights are concentrated on Buda Castle Hill. Tourists can visit the National Gallery, The Military Museum, The Fisherman's Bastion and the Chain Bridge. The Fine Arts Museum has the second largest Spanish art collection outside Spain. The Fisherman's Bastion was built during the 19th century for the Hungarian Millennium celebrations. This historical building consists of seven towers and a terrace offering a panoramic view of Margaret Island, Danube, and Pest, so be sure to visit during your stay in a holiday rental property in the city.
Dating back to the middle of the 19th century, the Chain Bridge is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Budapest. During your stay in a holiday apartment in the capital make sure you visit St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest monument in Budapest after the Hungarian parliament building. The Hungarian State Opera House is a neo-Renaissance style building built in 1884. This architectural masterpiece features sculptures and paintings by leading figures of Hungarian art of the time. The Holocaust Memorial Center is home to a museum, a synagogue, and an inner courtyard with a glass memorial wall. The institute aims to honour the victims of the Holocaust and presents its socio-historical impact. Other famous attractions in Budapest include the Palace of Arts, Buda Castle - Royal Palace, and Margaret Island. Tourists can also make a visit to the Aquincum Museum and the Palace of Wonders.
Go for a day trip from your Budapest accommodation
If you're planning on exploring the surrounding area of the capital, then Szentendre should be your first stop. Known for its artistry and museums, this small picturesque town is the perfect location for a day trip from your Budapest apartments. The Open-Air Ethnographic Museum is one of the highlights of this town, with its collection of traditional rural architecture from various parts of the country giving you a taste of every region in Hungary, from the Great Plains to Southern Transdanubia.