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Aerin Birkeland

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Must see architecture in Budapest?

Heading to Budapest in the Fall with my mom who loves historic buildings. What are the best spots to check out beautiful architecture?

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  • Parlament (attraction)

    Kossuth tér 1-3 Budapest 1055

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    1 Szent István tér Budapest Budapest 1051 (1) 311 0839

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    2 Szent György tér 1014 Budapest Budapest (20) 439 7325

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  • Babak Fakhamzadeh

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    Within the kiskorut (the inner ring), almost every street is worthwhile to visit. As are many of the buildings along Andrassy Ut. Note, though, that Budapest had its boom around the start of the 20th century, so all structures in these areas date from that time.

    For a walking tour, you should consider starting at Deák Ferenc tér, then to move towards the Danube. Then, check out the St. Istvan Basilika (St. Stephen's Basilica), Parliament and a stroll towards Oktogon.

    Don't forget the bridges over the Danube, the Gellért Thermal Bath and the buildings on top of Castle Hill.

    And this is just to get you started :)

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      Awesome, Babak! Can't wait :) · (0 likelikes)

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      Budapest is gorgeous. Don't forget to sniff up some of the cafe culture. Visit some restaurants in the old jewish quarter and perhaps take a look at Szoborpark, a collection of statues on the edge of town, hauled there after the fall of communism. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Roger Barb

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    **in Budapest?**

    I would check out (walk over & back) the Széchenyi Chain Bridge on the Danube, the history museum covers many periods & castle museum. Each floor covers one. (Ie 1 floor Soviet occupy period). The Castle museum & grounds are a nice walk.


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      Yes, Budapest! Thank you, Roger! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Brad Wong

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    Hi Aerin there's plenty of great architecture in Budapest. The most obvious ones are the Parlament, Budapest Operetta-theater, Basilica, Heroes' Square, Chain Bridge. You can see all of these places up close and personal or get a great vantage point of the city from the Buda Castle or the Liberty Statue.

    However there are some great hidden gems: the mansions behind the Hungarian National Museum are stunning (be careful walking around in this area though). I really like the Anker köz building and the Paris House on Andrassy (almost looks like a Gaudi).

    Besides that just walk around and look up. At the height of the Austro-Hungarian empire, it was law that 20% of building budgets had to be spent on beautification. You'll find amazing statues and frescoes located halfway up buildings and an array of little details on almost every structure older than 100 years old.

    Enjoy - Budapest is my favourite city in Europe. It's stunning.

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      Wow, that's interesting fact about it being a law that they had to budget that into building plans! Thanks for all the ideas :) · (0 likelikes)

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  • Georgia G

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    I am not sure what type of trip you would like but I spent 5 days there with my 20 yr old daughter and 80 yr old aunt ( I am in the middle.) Budapest is unique among "old" euro cities- has everything without being overly re-developed, but the best I can advise is to find a well situated hotel. we stayed at the Starlight Suiten Hotel- excellent value and right next to the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest- perfect location. we took the hop-on/off bus a block away and it gave us bearings as well as took us to the "important" sites. recommend: Buda Castle, Memorial Park, Parlament, Széchenyi-Bad, Gerbeaud'sfor breakfast, lunch, dinner or ice cream- the best. we walked once-elegant boulevards with bullet holes still on the buildings and found cobblestone streets became strolling boulevards at night with excellent restaurants. our trip was last minute and we were so unprepared, but things to do pop up along the way, we caught a ballet and concert as well as watched Lipizzaner horses on tour perform at the Castle. the only warning (as women travelers) is the train station was a bit sketchy, the money confusing and the airport was far away and not what we are used to. otherwise we all enjoyed our time there.


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      Hi Georgia - amazing Budapest tips! I wanted to let you know that we've helped you geo-tag the places that you mentioned in your answer so that they appear on a map next to it. You can also do this yourself in future answers by simply typing the @-symbol and then the name of the place as you're typing your answer. I look forward to reading more of your answers. :) · (1 likelikes)

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      Wow, Georgia, it sounds like it was an amazing trip! Thank you so much for sharing your trip plan. This is very helpful! · (1 likelikes)

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  • Gyöngyi Grigalek

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    Hello Aerin,

    I recommend you to visit St. Stephen's Basilicathe best if you take part a concert in the church.

    Synagogues:

    The Dohány Street Synagogue is a must see in Budapest (second largest in the world), but my personal faovurite is Kazinczy Street Synagogue in Kazinczy St this is smaller but it has very beautiful architecture. Best if you visit them with a guided tour:

    http://www.gotohungary.net/index.php?progid=ZSIN2&changelang=en&partnerid=1166

    I have to also offer to visit the Gellért Thermal Bath is fabulous Art Nouveau building with Art Deco motifs, decors and exquisite mosaic details


    Dohány Street SynagogueGyöngyi

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      Wow, thank you, Gyongyi! This is amazing! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Betsy Wuebker

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    For an out of this world interior experience don't miss New York Kávéház & Étterem, which is located in the old NY Life Insurance building, now a hotel. See our post here: Grand Breakfast Budapest Style More at newyorkcafe.hu

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      Thank you, Betsy! That's a great post! · (1 likelikes)

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  • Ben Lee

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    Night time walking along the Danube is stunning and all the bridges are amazingly beautiful all lit up. A bit out there, the Museum of Applied Arts is great architecturally with the classic Hungarian roof tiles.

    In my opinion Matthias Church is better than St. Stephen's Basilica, so try see both!Matthias Church

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      Thank you, Ben! · (0 likelikes)

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