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  • Halászbástya

    1. Halászbástya

    Castle District | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The wondrous porch overlooking the Danube and Pest is the neo-Romanesque Fishermen's Bastion, a merry cluster of white stone towers, arches...Read More

  • 2. Holocaust Emlékközpont

    East Pest | Museum/Gallery

    On the 60th anniversary of the closing off of Budapest's Jewish ghetto, April 15, 2004, Hungary's first major center for Holocaust research...Read More

  • Magyar Nemzeti Galéria

    3. Magyar Nemzeti Galéria

    Castle District | Museum/Gallery

    The Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, which comprises the immense center block of the Royal Palace (Wings B, C, and D), exhibits Hungarian fine art, from...Read More

    Magyar Nemzeti Galéria
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  • 4. Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum


    The permanent collection here takes you on a stimulating journey into the everyday Hungarian experience, from the recent to the more distant...Read More

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  • 5. Mátyás-templom

    Castle District | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The ornate white steeple of the Matthias Church is the highest point on Castle Hill. It was added in the 15th century, above a 13th-century...Read More

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  • Művészetek Palotája

    6. Művészetek Palotája

    Arts/Performance Venue

    In southern Pest, at the foot of the Rákóczy Bridge, right beside the similarly grand National Theater (which opened five years earlier), this...Read More

    Művészetek Palotája
  • 7. Néprajzi Múzeum

    Parliament | Museum/Gallery

    The 1890s neoclassical temple formerly housed the Supreme Court. Now an impressive permanent exhibition, "The Folk Culture of the Hungarian...Read More

  • Széchenyi Fürdő

    8. Széchenyi Fürdő

    Városliget | Pool

    Széchenyi Fürdő, the largest medicinal bathing complex in Europe, is housed in a beautiful neo-baroque building in the middle of City Park....Read More

    Széchenyi Fürdő
  • Szent István Bazilika

    9. Szent István Bazilika

    St. Stephen's Basilica | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Handsome and massive, this is one of the chief landmarks of Pest and the city's largest church—it can hold 8,500 people. Its very Holy Roman...Read More

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