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Budapest Gellért Thermal Baths

Gellért Baths are one of the most popular baths in Budapest. As early as the Middle-Ages, a hospital was built to exploit the medicinal springs located at the foot of Gellért Hill; during the Turkish occupation, baths were also added. The new structure, raised in the 17th century, was named Sáros-fürdő (Muddy-Baths), after its muddy pond, to which therapeutic powers were attributed. Read the rest of this entry »

Budapest Rudas Thermal Baths

The Rudas Baths at this site had been established during the Middle Ages, utilising the medicinal springs at the foot of the Gellért Hill. These were completely rebuilt during the Turkish occupation. Read the rest of this entry »

Budapest Lukács Thermal Baths

The orders of knights who settled here to treat the sick, used the medicinal springs as early as the Middle Ages, in medicinal baths which they built adjacent to their monasteries. Read the rest of this entry »

Budapest Király Baths

Király Baths are one of Budapest’s most important Turkish monuments and still functioning Turkish baths. Arszlán Pasha began its construction in the middle of the 16th century. The dome covered pool has been functioning continuously as a baths. Read the rest of this entry »

Budapest Császár Baths Komjádi pool

Császár Baths are a monument of Turkish origin. Dating from the 16th century, the baths are still in a relatively good condition. The buildings facing the street were erected in the 19th century, and are in the Classicist style. Read the rest of this entry »

Budapest thermal baths

Budapest is well known for its numerous medicinal baths, which constitute one of its main tourist attractions. Some of the thermal springs were already being used as early as the 2nd century by the Romans. Read the rest of this entry »

Budapest main tourist attractions

Located on the banks of the River Danube , Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the largest city in the country. Eight road bridges and two railway bridges cross the Danube within the precincts of the city. These bridges form an inalienable part of the city-scape. The bridges in the city-centre – the Margaret (Margit), Chain (Lánc), Elizabeth (Erzsébet), and the Liberty (Szabadság) Bridge– are determining elements of the city’s panorama.

Budapest Liberty bridge

Budapest Liberty bridge

Castle Hill  is a 1,5km long hill, overlooking the Danube, located in Budapest’s No1 District.

The Old Town occupies the larger part of Castle Hill – it is also referred to as the Buda Castle; the Royal Palace occupies the southern portion.

Because of its medieval origins, 17th and 18th centuries monuments, and its historical significance, the Old Town is Budapest’s primary tourist attraction. It has been on UNESCO’S World Heritage List since 1987.

Budapest Castle Royal Palace

Budapest Castle Royal Palace

The most important sights in the castle are the Matthias Church , the Fishermen’s Bastion  and the Royal Palace . Walking along the medieval streets of the Old Town one comes across numerous historic dwellings, public buildings as well as many museums. The Castle offers wonderful panoramas of the Danube, its bridges, and of the Pest side.

The Old Town can be comfortably approached on foot via a track under the Fishermen’s Bastion, via the funicular railway, or by bus.

Budapest Fishermen Bastion

Budapest Fishermen Bastion

Andrássy Avenue  provides one of Budapest’s most popular venues for strollers. One of the Avenue’s greatest attractions is the Millennium Underground Railway, this was the second to be built world-wide, and the first on the continent. Andrássy Avenue was placed on the World Heritage List in 2002.

The Synagogue in Dohány Street is the largest one still functioning in Continental Europe. The use of two towers with onion-shaped domes, as an architectural feature in synagogues, was employed here for the first time in Hungary; it subsequently had a major influence on the evolution of synagogue architecture in the country regions.

Parliament House  is one of the capital’s, in fact the nation’s, most imposing buildings. Built between 1884 and 1902, the Neo-Gothic building is one of the symbols of the capital.

Budapest Parliament

Budapest Parliament

With its imposing 96m height, and 268m length, it is one of the definitive buildings along the banks of the Danube.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest is considered to be in the front rank of European museums. It deservedly takes a prominent place amongst the museums serving a similar function, by virtue of the diversity, and historic continuity, of its exhibits, and the multitude of masterpieces in its possession.