What to See in Budapest (Hungary)

By | July 8, 2022

According to ITYPEJOB, Budapest is a “composite” capital – the Danube used to separate two cities – Buda, (with the historical part – Obuda) and Pest, but the seven bridges that currently exist have corrected this historical misunderstanding with brilliance. At the same time, Margaret Island has also become more accessible , on which two luxury hotels, restaurants, and cafes are now located. In addition, the island has a summer opera, which hosts annual theater festivals. Margrit is also famous for its Japanese garden, where you can hide from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Previously, there was another small island nearby, subsequently flooded by the Danube – on it the Romans took thermal baths at the beginning of our era.

Each of the bridges is a unique piece of architecture, the oldest and most famous of which, the Landshid (Chain Bridge), was built in 1849.

One of the most beautiful buildings in Budapest is the parliament building , which is a bit like an English counterpart. It is here that the Hungarian crown is kept, received by the founder of the state – King Stephen the Saint from the Pope. A small but stunning marzipan model of the parliament is located in Szentendre, the marzipan capital of Hungary.

Another symbol of Budapest is the largest church in the city – St. Stephen’s Basilica, consecrated at the beginning of the twentieth century. The Holy Hand is kept here – the relics of the right hand of the first Hungarian king Stephen. The weight of the bell on the right tower is about eight tons.

In the Pest area is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world after the Emmanuel Synagogue in New York Central Synagogue. It was built in 1859 by the Austrian architect Ludwig Foerster in Moorish-Byzantine style. The synagogue was partially destroyed during the Second World War, but then restored.

In the same area is the Church of St. Matthias, built in the Gothic style from the 13th to the 15th centuries. It is notable for the fact that King Matyash was married in it, after whom it was named. The church also has excellent acoustics, making it a good venue for concerts. The section of the fortress wall that protected the Matyasha Church from the Danube was traditionally guarded by fishermen. Therefore, on this site in 1901, the Fisherman’s Bastion was built, designed in neo-romanesque style. The Bastion offers a good view of the Danube and Pest. In one of the courtyards of the bastion stands a statue of King Stephen.

In the old part of Budapest in the Buda district is the Royal Palace, built for the Hungarian kings in the 13th century. Today it is a cultural center and a museum complex.

You can not ignore the largest bath in Europe – “Széchenyi”, located in the city park Varoshliget. The most famous thermal spa complex in Budapest is the Gelert baths located at Mount Gelert on the banks of the Danube. They opened in 1918 and consist of a total of 13 indoor and outdoor pools.

In addition, an inquisitive and inquisitive tourist will have something to do in numerous Budapest museums – for example, the National Museum of Hungary, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Debrecen (Hungary)

Debrecen is located in the east of Hungary and is the third largest city, economic and cultural center of the Great Plain.

Here is the largest reformed church in Hungary, capable of accommodating about five thousand people. The local Calvinist College is famous for its extremely rich library, which contains outstanding historical and religious treasures. In the DeriMuseum, you can appreciate the local collection of paintings, archaeological and ethnographic exhibits. In addition, Debrecen is known for its honey gingerbread. To the north of the city is the reserve park “Alföld”, which the locals simply call the Big Forest, is a traditional place of recreation and entertainment for the townspeople. Nearby is a thermal spring, around which a medical complex has been built, consisting of the Termal Debrecen hotel, eighteen pools with water temperatures from 20 to 40 degrees Celsius, as well as thermal baths.

Szeged (Hungary)

The second name of Szeged, sister city of Ukrainian Odessa, is “sunny city”. Szeged really owes this to the sun, which shines here almost 300 days a year. The city is famous for its world-famous products – Szeged Pick-salami sausage and Szeged red paprika. Being here and not trying these products is nonsense.

In the city center, on Cathedral Square, there are several spectacular buildings: the Episcopal Cathedral, the Theological Institute, university institutions, as well as a Catholic boarding school. Of particular interest is the neo-Romanesque cathedral – up to five thousand parishioners can be in it at the same time. In its sanctuary is a masterfully executed mosaic image of the Madonna in an embroidered Hungarian peasant caftan and Szeged shoes.

The square in front of the cathedral hosts summer Szeged theater festivals.

Szeged (Hungary)