Nature in all its dimensions
Budapest is the city of hot springs, caves, islands, rivers, forests, hills and valleys. The chillout hotspot of the town, Margaret Island, sits in the middle of the Danube.
Part of the World Heritage Sites, it is known as the luxury shopping street of the city. Lined with fine architecture, moving down from the center to Heroes' Square you will notice how its character changes.
The Pest side between Liberty and Rákóczi Bridge
...invites you to take a lovely stroll along the river. On your way you can admire the wooded Gellért hill crowned with the Liberty Statue.
Heroes' Square and City Park
You'll find the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hall of Art facing each other on Heroes' Square, which was built for the 1000th anniversary of the country in 1896.
Citadel and Liberty statue on Gellért Hill
The Citadel was originally built by the Habsburgs as a fortress and military lookout after the 1848 Revolution to keep an eye on the rebellious Hungarians.
The biggest Catholic church of the city, St. Stephen's Basilica, took 54 years to build and can seat up to 8000 people. The largest synagogue of Europe, built in Moorish style, has an exquisite interior, and even includes a cemetery.
The Danube and its bridges
The Danube and its characteristic bridges epitomise the unique beauty of the city. At night, the oldest bridge, named Chain Bridge, shines bright like a diamond necklace, with proud guarding lions watching your every step.
In the Castle Quarter
The Royal Palace - that has witnessed wars and occupations from the 13th-20th century - hosts the biggest library of the country, the National Gallery and the History Museum.
One of the largest in the world is 96m high, which makes it the tallest building in town along with the Basilica. Home to the Hungarian Crown and jewels, this impressive building is adorned with 365 Gothic towers.
The spas of the city
Traditional, historic, modern. Relax in the spectacular Gellért Bath, a jewel of Art Nouveau architecture, soak in over 15 pools in the glorious Széchenyi, unwind at the pleasant saunas of Lukács, go for a late night splash at Rudas till 4am at weekends, or rest in the less-known Veli Bej Bath.