It is no secret to anyone that Hungary is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. And its capital is no less. A city unique in its style, with impressive monuments, stunning architecture and lots of things and places to know. There are places in Budapest that are especially relevant for their meaning and beauty., let's discover them. Are you coming?
Budapest locations unforgettable
We will take a tour of some of the places in Budapest that you should not miss when you visit it. We tell you what is special and some of its history.
1. Knowing the Chain BridgeChain Bridge - waku
One of the essential places you should know is the famous Chain Bridge, one of the most emblematic places in Budapest. It is a suspension bridge, whose main cables have been replaced by chain links.
It is the oldest bridge in the city. Until its inauguration, in 1849, you could only cross the river by sailing, which was a big problem in the winter, when the waters froze.
However, the infrastructure we see and cross today is a reconstruction. The original bridge was dynamited in World War II, during the siege of Budapest. The new bridge was inaugurated in 1949, just 100 years after the first.
2. Now we visit ParliamentBudapest Parliament - TTstudio
The Budapest Parliament is one of the most impressive buildings that you will be able to contemplate in your life. It was built between 1884 and 1902 and It has the title of being the third largest parliament in the world.
We recommend that you dedicate at least a whole morning to get to know the interior of this impressive neo-Gothic building. Its dimensions give vertigo. It is 268 meters long and 118 wide. It is estimated that more than 40 million bricks were used for its construction.
One of its curiosities is that the Budapest Parliament has 13 old and beautiful elevators, within which there are seats so that users do not get tired. Another curiosity is that it had an air conditioning system that worked through air ducts, with fans located in front of huge blocks of ice.
Another of the places that will impress you most are the main stairs. These luxurious stairs are covered with gold leaf. And it is that for the construction of the parliament more than 40 kilograms of gold and approximately half a million precious stones were used, impressive, right?
3. Discover the Jewish QuarterGreat Synagogue - Yury Dmitrienko
The Jewish Quarter is one of the most interesting places in Budapest. Stroll through its streets and enjoy the shops and restaurants found in it. It is also a place with a history as sad as interesting, since during the Second World War it became a ghetto for the Jewish people.
Here you can visit its impressive synagogue, one of the largest in the world. Its construction is relatively modern, since it is a mid-19th century building.
4. A visit to St. Stephen's BasilicaSt. Stephen's Basilica - Brian Kinney
Definitely, St. Stephen's Basilica is one of the places you can not miss. It is the largest religious building in Hungary. In fact, it is estimated that up to 8,500 people can fit inside.
The construction of this basilica was completed in 1905, after half a century of works. In addition to its imposing architecture, the most impressive aspect is its dimensions: the base measures 55 meters wide by 87 long and the height of the dome reaches 96 meters.
You can climb one of its towers, and from it you will see magnificent views of the city. If you have the opportunity to do it on a weekday, much better, since there will not be so many visitors.
5. Enjoying the Budapest OperaOpera - Robert Jakatics
The Budapest Opera building is a spectacle in itself. Its construction began in 1875 and ended in 1884. It is one of the most important neo-Renaissance buildings in the country. We recommend you to find out about the schedules of the guided visits to this splendid building.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."
The Hungarian capital is one of the most beautiful cities you can visit. These places in Budapest are only a sample of everything that can be seen and done in it.