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Top 10 places in Budapest
Our app features the history of 114 monuments and great sites including places to discover Budapest. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Budapest
It was built in 1015 in the Romanesque style, but rebuilt in the flamboyant Gothic style in the middle of the thirteenth century by Bela IV. Its exact name is "Church of Our Lady of the Assumption," but it is called Matthias Church of the first name of Matthias Corvinus, a very popular... Read more
The action of hot water on the limestone rocks created a set of caves under the castle hill; They have been used for a very long time. They have already been the refuge of hominids 500,000 years ago. When the town of Buda developed, the caves were connected with the cellars of some houses, serving... Read more
It is a vast round square, an important hub of communications: one can go to Pest by the bridge of the chains, go beyond Buda through the tunnel, or else go along the Danube in both directions. You can also take the funicular to reach the hill of Buda. It took the name of the British engineer who... Read more
The large building that houses the museum was built in 1896 by Alajos Hauszmann for the Ministry of Justice. It combines both a neo-classical style, and renaissance and baroque elements. The boss of the ground floor is of Renaissance style, while the pediment, the Corinthian columns which support... Read more
This Art Nouveau museum was built between 1893 and 1896 on the plans of Gyula Pártos and ídön Lechner. It is a building full of fantasy: what strikes first is the green and gold roof, covered with tiles and ceramics of Zsolnay, the elongated dome, the lantern which by its color and shape is... Read more
It is an immense covered market, the largest in Budapest; It was built around 1896 by Samu Pecz. The roof was rebuilt between 1991 and 1994 and covered with tiles from Zsolnay. The market is developing on three levels: on the ground floor, there are all kinds of food products including typical... Read more
In 1870, the State bought the Esterhazy family of art objects, thus founding the Museum of Fine Arts. Only a suitable exhibition area existed in 1906, when the Neoclassical building, with its Italian Renaissance construction, was built on the plans of Fülöp Herzog and Albert Schickedanz.... Read more
It was built on the plans of Ignác Alpár between 1896 and 1908 on the occasion of the festivities of the millennium: 1896 represented the millennium of the arrival of the Magyars in the Carpathian plain. This castle is a kind of toy: the architect wanted to make a synthesis of all the styles of... Read more
This beautiful neo-Baroque building was built between 1909 and 1913 by Gyözö Cziegler and Ede Dvorzsák. The two sources that feed the baths, discovered in 1879, are the hottest in Budapest: almost 75 °. Water is very rich in calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulphate, bicarbonate, and its indications are... Read more
In the oldest archaeological site of Hungary, at Vértesszölös, 60 km from Budapest, tools were found dating from the early Palaeolithic period, as well as the occipital bone of a 350,000 year old hominid. Until the arrival of the Romans in the first century, which founded the province of Pannonia,... Read more
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