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Budapest Buildings – Exceptional Buildings in Budapest

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1031 Budapest, Szentendrei út 139.
+36-1-454-0438
There used to be a significant Roman city on the site of today’s Óbuda with two open-air theatres, so it is possible to see Roman ruins in Óbuda even in an ordinary underpass.
1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2
20-439-7325
The first, Gothic style palace was built during the reign of Louis the Great, King Sigismund and King Matthias (from the middle of the 14th century until the end of the 15th). It became a royal residence of European rank, with its Gothic and Renaissance elements. Buda was occupied by the Turks in 1541, and it was only retaken during the Christian siege of ...
Budapest, XIV. Városliget, Széchenyi-sziget
The biggest museum of agriculture in Europe can be found in the Castle of Vajdahunyad on the Széchenyi-island in Városliget, Budapest in outstanding building. Its designer Ignác Alpár merged different architectural styles, made use of different elements, details of well-known buildings of historical Hungary. Citizens of Budapest named this group of ...
1118 Budapest, Citadella
The Gellért Hill is the capital’s popular excursion place. The Citadel can also be found here. It used to be a fortress, which was erected in 1854 by the Habsburg emperors after overcoming the Hungarian army in the revolution of 1848-49. A unique Budapest panorama, which is part of the world heritage, can be also enjoyed here. Other sights on the hill: the ...
1014 Budapest, Szentháromság tér 5.
The main façade of the Fisherman’s Bastion, running parallel to the Danube, is approximately 140 metres long. The seven stone towers with their pointed tops symbolise the leaders of the Hungarian tribes who conquered the country in 896. It was built in place of the old fortification walls in neo-Romanesque style between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes ...
1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 25.
The Dreschler Palace, located opposite the Opera House, was built between 1883 and 1886 on the plans of Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos. The premises of the former Dreschler Café used to house the Institute of Ballet and the State Artistic Institute. Currently closed, with no decision as to the building’s new function.
1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 5-6
+36-1-268-6000
An outstanding piece of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture. Completed in 1907 on the plans of Zsigmond Quittner and the Vágó brothers, it served as the Budapest office of Gresham Insurance Brokers, London. The first floor used to accommodate the renowned Gresham Café, where the Gresham Circle, a group of Hungarian artists held their meetings. As of today, ...
1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 60
+36-1-374-2600
Having survived two terror regimes, it was felt that the time had come for Hungary to erect a fitting memorial to the victims, and at the same time to present a picture of what life was like for Hungarians in those times. In December 2000 "The Public Foundation for the Research of Central and East European History and Society" purchased the building with ...
A nationwide campaign was started to raise money for the building in 1860, with the design competition launched in 1861. Construction works begun in the spring of 1862 under the supervision of Miklós Ybl and Antal Szkalnitzky. The building was inaugurated on 11 December 1865. The frescoes in the Ceremonial Hall were painted by Károly Lotz, while the small ...
1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2.
+36-1-201 9082
info@mng.hu
The Hungarian National Gallery, was established in 1957 as the national art museum. It is located in Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. The collection, which can be found in the A, B, C and D buildings of Buda Castle, includes nearly a hundred thousand artefacts dating from the early mediaeval times until the present day. The Hungarian National Gallery is ...
1088 Budapest Múzeum körút 14-16
+36-1-338-2122
The Hungarian National Museum is the national museum of Hungary. The museum building is in Budapest VIII and was built in the Classical style 1837-47 by the architect Mihály Pollack. The building where the Hungarian National Museum is currently located was built from 1837-1847. The style of the main building was laid out in a neo-classical style and was ...
1027 Budapest, Baross tér
Budapest Keleti pályaudvar is the largest among the three main railway stations in Budapest. It can be found in the 8th district, on Baross Square. The building was constructed in eclectic style between 1881 and 1884 and was one of the most modern railway stations of Europe in that time. It was planned by Gyula Rochlitz and János Feketeházy. The main ...
1014 Budapest, Országház u. 14.
+36-1-489-0716
The church is officially called The Church of Our Lady, and served as a coronation church from the 16th century on. Its vast ecclesiastical collection and treasury is open for visitors. During the centuries, the church underwent several major transformations, the first of which was the addendum of the Mary-gate (Mária-kapu), and in 1470, the 60-metre south ...
1055 Budapest, Kossuth tér 12.
+36-1-473-2400
The Museum of Ethnography is one of the oldest institutions in Hungary. It was founded as a subdivision of the Hungarian National Museum in 1872. Its first collection was the East Asian collection of János Xantus. From the 1890s the attention began to focus on the disappearing values of the Hungarian culture and that of our neighbors, relatives, and other ...
1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41.
+36-1-469-7100
The millenary session of the Hungarian Parliament in 1896 passed a law whereby art collections previously held in different institutions were to be unified and placed in the newly-established Museum of Fine Arts.  On the basis of a competitive tender, Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog were commissioned to design and construct the building, which ...
1146 Budapest, Városliget Vajdahunyadvár
+36-1-422-0765
info@mmgm.hu
The biggest museum of agriculture in Europe can be found in the Castle of Vajdahunyad on the Széchenyi-island in Városliget, Budapest in outstanding building. Its designer Ignác Alpár merged different architectural styles, made use of different elements, details of well-known buildings of historical Hungary. Citizens of Budapest named this group of ...
1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.
+36-1-342-0179
The Academy of Music is the flagship of Hungarian musical education, and the most prestigious concert venue of Budapest. Its current building, the third in its history, is one of the most important Art Nouveau landmarks in the city.Originally christened Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music on its foundation in 1875, the Academy first operated out of ...
When the Palace of Arts, Budapest and Hungary's long-awaited new cultural hub, opened in 2005, it was built to represent more than a hundred years of Hungarian cultural history. As a conglomeration of cultural venues, the building has no precedent in 20th century Hungarian architecture and has no peers in the whole of Central Europe.
1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3
+36-1-441-4904
The Parliament, built in Neo-Gothic style and located on the bank of the Danube, serves as the permanent seat of the National Assembly. The building complex, the biggest of its kind in Hungary, was erected between 1884 and 1904 on the plans of Imre Steindl. The building has 691 rooms, and it is 268 metres long and the dome 96 metres high. Since 2000, the ...
1051 Budapest, Vigadó tér 2.
+36-1-354-3750
The most beautiful concert hall in Budapest, located along the Danube Promenade in Pest, was completed in 1865, replacing an earlier concert hall (designed by Mihály Pollack) destroyed in the Hungarian War of Independence in 1848-1849. The style is best described as Oriental and Hungarian Art Nouveau mingling with romance and a rich addition of uniquely ...
1051 Budapest Szent István tér 1
336-1-311-0839
It is the largest church in Budapest, the 96-metre dome of which can be seen from virtually all parts of the city. The Basilica’s construction begun in 1851, before being taken over by Miklós Ybl, one of the leading architects of the time in 1867 and completed by József Kauser in 1905. The Classicist-style building houses Hungary’s most sacred relic: the ...
1074 Budapest, Dohány u. 2.
+36-1-343-0420
Monday - Thursday: 10-16; Friday: 10-14; Saturday: CLOSED; Sunday: 10-16
The size of the building, which was inaugurated in 1659, reflects the significance of the Jewish population in the capital in that period. The synagogue was built in four years based on the plans with a Moorish style drawn up by a German architect, Ludwig Förster, who was a teacher at the academy of Vienna. Tivadar Herzl, who was a writer, journalist and a ...

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