Protected Monuments in Budapest – Budapest sights

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1061 Budapest, Andrássy út
Andrássy Avenue is a 2,310-metre boulevard lined with buildings in uniform architecture and linking the City Centre with the City Park. Andrássy Avenue, including the Millennium Underground Railway, running beneath the surface, as well as Heroes’ Square, located at is end, was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2002. It accommodates the crème de la ...
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 ...
1014 Budapest, Várhegyen
The Castle Hill was first populated and surrounded by walls by the Hungarians after the Mongol attack of 1241-1242, which devastated most of Hungary. Protective walls were erected around the hill. By the 14th century, it had just over 8,000 inhabitants. Enter the Castle District via the Vienna Gate (Bécsi Kapu), reconstructed in 1936, in commemoration of ...
1013 Budapest, Clark Ádám tér
The Budapest Castle Hill Funicular or Budavári Sikló is a funicular railway in the city of Budapest, in Hungary. It links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920. It was destroyed in the Second World War and reopened on ...
1011 Budapest
Those coming from the Pest end had to walk round the Castle Hill on the Buda side to be able to proceed northwards. On 10 February 1853, four years after the completion of the Chain Bridge, the building of a tunnel leading through the hill was started to the plans of Adam Clark. On 6 March 1856, the tunnel was opened for foot traffic, and on 30 April 1857 ...
1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 6-12.
+36-1-273-4900‎
The Budapest Zoo, built in 1866, is the oldest and largest zoo park of Hungary. Until the 1950s, it was the sole zoo park of the country. Its 11-hectare territory has been declared a natural preserve area in 1986. The park features 3,500 species of plants and 750 animal species, with 5,000 specimens. A major renovation began in 1990, resulting in nearly ...
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 ...
1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 1-3.
The Central Market Hall (Hungarian "Nagycsarnok"), on Fővám Tér in the 9th district, is the largest indoor market in Budapest. It was designed and built by Samu Pecz around 1896. The market offers a huge variety of stalls on three floors. A distinctive architectural feature is the roof which was restored to have colorful Zsolnay tiling. Most of the ...
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.
Budapest I. és II. kerület
Fő utca used to be one of Buda's most important streets (the translation is "Main Street"), bustling with commerce from as early as the 18th century. The area is called Watertown; following the 1686 siege of Buda, mostly German merchants and other privileged citizens moved here, building Baroque houses and courtyards. The Servite Church on Szervita tér, ...
1118 Budapest, Gellérthegy
Gellért Hill is a 235 m high hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is part of the 1st and 11th Districts. Gellért Hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill. Now an affluent residential area, a number of embassies and ambassadorial residences line the streets which wind up the hill. Since 1987, the area is listed ...
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, ...
1146 Budapest, Hősök tere
Located at the end of Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square is the entrance to the City Park as well as one of the most spectacular venues in Budapest. The three main sites of the square include the Hall of Art, built in 1896, the Museum of Fine Arts, inaugurated in December 1906, as well as the Millennium Monument, linking both buildings visually. The latter ...
1014 Budapest, Hess András tér 1.
One of Budapest’s best located hotels is the 5-star Hilton Buda, superbly situated right next to the Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion. Before the construction could be started, the archaeological excavations took 4 years to complete. The hotel was opened in 1977, and its structure incorporates a 13th century Dominican cloister and a 17th ...
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 ...
1065 Budapest, Nagymező utca 20.
+36-1-473-2666
The Hungarian House of Photography, uniquely in Europe, was built for the purpose of exhibiting photography. A multi-storey building under historical monument protection, its primary task is to give home to Hungarian and international historical and contemporary photographical exhibitions. Built in 1894, used to give home to Budapest's most famous music ...
1146 Budapest, Olof Palme sétány 5.
+36-1-364-0013
Europe’s largest ice-skating rink is located at the edge of the City Park, enclosed between Heroes’ Square and Vajdahunyad Castle. This is the second such establishment in Europe, built in 1926, shortly after the construction of the one in Vienna, Austria. In the wintertime, a continuous, 12,000 m2 large ice surface is generated by special machinery ...
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 ...
1072 Budapest Nagy Diófa utca 25-27.
+36 1 352-7675
Newly renovated King's Hotel is situated in Budapest downtown. Reconstructed, modernized, the original secession building is over 100 years old. The hotel was one of the first Jewish private 3-star hotels in Budapest offering a mehadrin kosher restaurant within the premises.
1063 Budapest, Kodály körönd
Kodály Körönd is one of the two squares on Andrássy út (the other one is Oktogon). The four buildings on the square form a full circle, with Andrássy út and Szinyei Merse utca intersecting in the middle. Each of the four buildings has a small garden with chestnut and sycamore trees and a statue each (statues of Vak Bottyán, Zrínyi Miklós, Szondi György and ...
1108 Budapest, Kozma u. 6.
The Kozma Street Cemetery is the biggest Jewish cemetery of Budapest, Hungary. It is located next to the New Public Cemetery. The Jewish cemetery, one of the largest in Europe, is well-known for its unusual monuments and mausoleums. Unusually for a Jewish cemetery, these include sculpted human figures and elaborate mausoleums in a variety of styles, most ...
1118 Budapest, Gellérthegy
The Szabadság Szobor or Statue of Liberty in Budapest, Hungary, was first erected in 1947 in remembrance of the Soviet liberation of Hungary from Nazi forces during World War II. Its location upon Gellért Hill makes it a prominent feature of Budapest's cityscape. The 14 metre tall bronze statue stands atop a 26 metre pedestal and holds a palm leaf. ...
1075 Kazinczy utca 16.
The only ritual Jewish bathhouse in Budapest, in strict compliance with the regulations forbidding the use of public network water.
1146 Budapest, Hősök tere
At the front of the monument is a large stone cenotaph surrounded by an ornamental iron chain. The cenotaph is dedicated "To the memory of the heroes who gave their lives for the freedom of our people and our national independence." While some guide books refer to this as a "tomb" it is not a burial place. Directly behind the cenotaph is a column topped ...
1051 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7.
The first metro line was conceived as a means of carrying passengers from the city centre to the City Park without the need for surface transport on Andrássy Avenue. The Diet of Hungary approved the metro project in 1870. Construction began in 1894 and was carried out by the German firm Siemens & Halske AG, employing 2,000 workers using state-of-the-art ...
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 ...
1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 39.
The Párizsi Nagyáruház, which opened in 1910, was the first significant department store building in Budapest. Its facade towards Andrássy Avenue was built in Art Nouveau style, while the part facing Paulay Ede Street has the characteristic features of the Neo-Renaissance. Today it functions as a bookstore with a café, which is decorated with the paintings ...
1024 Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor
A statue by Imre Varga of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved many Jewish lives, erected in the year 1987. The bronze statue was built between two sheets of rock walls.
1051 Roosevelt tér - Kossuth tér
This world-famous composition, which comprises 60 pairs of metal shoes set in concrete on the Danube embankment, was set up in the year 2005. It commemorates the Hungarian Jewish victims of the killings committed by the Arrow Cross militiamen, the pro-German, anti-Semitic, national socialist party members of Hungary in 1944-1945. The killings ...
1067 Budapest, Nyugati tér 57
Budapest-Nyugati pályaudvar (Budapest-Western Railway Terminal) is one of the three main railway terminals of Budapest, Hungary. It lies at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Váci Avenue. The station was planned by August de Serres and was built by the Eiffel Company. It was opened on 28 October 1877. Previously another station stood in its place, ...

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