The Hungarian Parliament Building (Hungarian: Országház, which translates to House of the Country) is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube, in Budapest. It is currently the largest building in Hungary.
As the millennial celebrations of 1896 approached, the nation's demand for representation channelled the conception of a unique Parliament building. The Palace of Westminster in part inspired the design, but a well-known Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl, laid out the plans in their entirety. The building stretches 268 meters in its length, along the Danube embankment. Ornamented with white neo-gothic turrets and arches, it forms the most outstanding landmark of the Pest side horizon. Statues of Hungarian monarchs and military commanders decorate the outer walls. The unique interior design includes huge halls, over 12,5 miles of corridors, a 96-meter high central dome, and 691 rooms. When the Parliament is not in session, all these can be visited (cameras are allowed); tours are offered in English, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Japanese, Italian and Spanish.
St Stephen Basilica
St. Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose mummified fist is housed in the reliquary.
This is the most important church building in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest building in Hungary.
Heroes' square & Andrássy avenue
Andrássy avenue starts out at Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út, opposite the Basilica. This beautiful, two-and-a-half kilometre (1.5 m.) long avenue was constructed at the end of the last century almost simultaneously from both ends; the resulting row of buildings, mainly neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque, thus gives an impression of unity. The avenue is now full with famous international fashion stores.
The Heroes’ square is one of the most visited sights of the Hungarian capital, i is situated in front of the City Park, at the end of the Andrássy Avenue, one of the most important streets of Budapest, a World Heritage site.
At the two sides the representative buildings of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery both worth a visit. Since the last couple of years, the two museums have been competing for the attention of visitors with high standard temporary exhibitions, such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt and the collections of Spanish and French paintings.
Budapest State Opera
The neo-renaissancebuilding is a pearl of architecture, the lavish inner decoration reflects elegance and splendour. Guided tours are organised every afternoon. A performance is an unforgettable experience too.
The construction of the Royal Palace was begun in the middle of the thirteenth century, and was continued in the fourteenth century by King Louis the Great who had a keep built here. The building of the outer walls and of the western fortifications was not finished until the end of the century. In the fifteenth century Sigismund of Luxembourg continued the construction and added a chapel and a palace. Construction - work reached its peak with King Matthias, who had the - southeastern fortifications built, as well as a Renaissance royal palace. In the late fifteenth century the King of Hungary's palace was one of the most splendid royal seats in Europe. His famous library, the Bibliotheca Corviniana, according to his contemporaries, equaled the Medici Library in Florence.
The Fishermen's Bastion is one of the most popular spots of the Castle District with visitors, as it offers a grand panorama of almost the entire city. It is situated ac the eastern side of Castle Hill, and can be reached from the centre of the district, Szentháromság tér (Trinity Square). Its architecture is characteristic of the turn of the century; its flights of stairs, its projections, its turrets, and its ambulatory-like galleries make it a mixture of the neo-Gothic and neo-Roman- esque styles and of the romantic baronial castles. In 1901-3, the aim of its architect, Frigyes Schulek, was to provide a worthy setting for the Church of Our Lady (Matthias Church); when building it he also made use of the remaining stones of the old Castle wall.
Gellért hill & the Citadel
For the best panorama of Budapest, Gellért Hill definitely worth a visit. The old fortress and the statue of Liberty can be seen from far, they are an important part of the cityscape. By the Gellért Hill, you can find the Hotel Gellért, a very specious building in which the Gellért Termal Bath is located. That is one of the biggest spas and it’s architecture is very impressive.
Váci street & Danube Promenade
The bustling walking areas of the downtown offers famous cafés, terraces, elegant shops, boutiques and theatres. Not to mention the view of the Castle from the Danube Promenade.
The largest green area of Budapest conceals the Castle of Vajdahunyad, the Széchenyi termal bath (which is the biggest termal bath in Europe), the Zoo and the Amusement park. It is a beloved corner of the city for walking and relaxing.
Central Market Hall
The Great Market Hall or Central Market Hall on Fővám Tér in the 9th district, is the largest indoor market in Budapest. It was built in 1896 and designed by Samu Pecz. On the ground-floor you can find a variety of goods, mainly groceries, on the first floor some eateries and souvenir shops.
Árpád Bridge to the north, and Margaret Bridge to the south connect Margaret Island with the city. The island is 2.5 km (1.4 m.) long, 500 m (550 yds.) wide, and it covers 225 acres (see map 4/b). In contrast to similar islands in other great cities, this one has not been built over, but has remained a huge park in the heart of the city. In the Middle Ages cloisters were built on the "Rabbits' Island", as it was then called at the beginning of the nineteenth century members of the royal family living in Buda transformed it into a landscape garden. By the turn of the century it had become a health resort owing to its therapeutic springs.
The Dohány Street Synagogue
The Dohány Street Synagogue (Hebrew: בית הכנסת הגדול של בודפשט bet hakneset hagadol šel budapešt), also known as The Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is located in Erzsébetváros, the 7th district of Budapest. It is the largest synagogue in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. It seats 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism.
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge
(Hungarian: Lánchíd) is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849.
After London, Paris, Milan and Vienna, in a charming little street in downtown Budapest you can find all the major global brands. The Fashion Street -Deák Ferenc street is simply a great venue of the city with its shops, great buildings and luxury hotels .