Architecture

When walking around its streets, one will notice that what is most breathtaking about Budapest is its architecture. The buildings and sights are thousands of years old, yet are well-kept. You simply cannot go to Budapest without a camera in hand.

Commuting or simply walking about the city will prove to enough to see the massively majestic architecture and sites of the place, since for a city it is just the right size— not too big, not to cramped. Most sites to see are close to each other, and all other places may be reached by public transport.


The structures are teeming with history and with such architectural beauty that one cannot help but wonder how these were made in the times that they were.

Structures that are sure to make architects and engineers alike drool are the Buda Castle, the historical palace complex of all the monarchs of Budapest; the Fisherman’s Bastion, a viewing terrace with many beautiful towers, which owes its name from the fishermen who protected the stretch of land it occupied in the Middle Ages; the Széchenyi Baths, one of the largest bathing complexes in Europe; the Hungarian Parliament building, the largest in Hungary and the largest parliament in Europe; the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Eurasia; and many others.

Everywhere you look, a striking building, monument or bridge is bound to catch your eye. The sights are numerous: Andrássy Avenue, Castle Theatre, Liberty Bridge, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Vigadó Concert Hall, Vajdahunyad Castle, Saint Elisabeth Church… The list goes on and on. Even the railway station is a sight to behold! You’re sure to find a piece of architecture you like best, one that will strike you so much you’d want to explore every inch of it. You’ll be sure to tell your friends all about everything you’ve seen!

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