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SIGHTS, SIGHTSEEING

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Heroes’ Square – Hősök tere

This beautiful and grand sqare is home to the heroes of Hungarian history. Heroes’ Square is also the link between Andrássy Avenue and the City Park and home to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Arts. The Millennium Monument (1896) erected to mark the thousandth anniversary of the Magyar Conquest (896).

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Parliament – Parlament

The largest building in the country, the permanent site of the national assembly (1885-1904). It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, and it’s the symbol of the Hungarian capital. There are guided tours in several European languages to see the interior of the building.
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Gellért Hill – Gellért-hegy

The Gellért Hill is 235 metres high, it is located on the Buda side. At the top of the hill, there is a monument to Bishop Gellért. The top of the hill also holds the Freedom Monument (1947) a Woman’s figure a palm branch in her hand. Here also is the city’s Citadel, built after the repression of the 1848-49 War of Independence. The Cave Church (south side of the hill) opened in 1926.
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Statue of St. Gellért –Szent Gellért szobor

The statue of Bishop Gellért, who died a martyr in the 11th century, stands opposite Elizabeth Bridge on the south side of Gellért Hill. According to legend this is the spot from where pagans pushed the missionary bishop, sealed in a barrel, down into the Danube (1406).
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Liberty Statue – Szabadság-szobor

The top of the hill also holds the Freedom Monument, a 14 metres high woman’s figure with a palm branch in her hand was raised in 1947 in memory of counrty’s liberation.
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Central Market Hall – Vásárcsarnok

The Market Hall one of the five markets built for the Millenary celebrations 100 years ago, typical Hungarian merchandise.
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Concert Hall „Vigadó” – Vigadó

With its unique architecture and posh interior is one of the best concert halls in the country, a fine example of Romantic architecture (1865). Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók and other world famous musicians gave concerts here. Vigadó faces the popular Corso embankment.
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The Castle District – Vár-negyed

The Castle district and the Danube embankment as holders of the orestigious World Heritage award, although it is true to say that local residents and visitors consider the award fully deserved, Budapest being one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. A charming district on the top of hill, the Castle District was once the site of an actual castle, but today houses several important buildings and the Royal Palace while exhibiting the charm of old city. The Castle District on Castle Hill stands 180 m above sea level. It is around 1.5 km long and in places it is 500 metres wide. Due to its excellent features it was settled as early as the 13th century.
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Royal Palace– Királyi Palota

One of the symbols of the nation, the palace has witnessed wars and occupation from the 13th to the 20th century. The Turks occupied it, as did the Habsburgs, it was destroyed three times and then rebuilt.
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Fishermen’s Bastion – Halászbástya

A relatively youthful structure next to Matthias Church. Building started in 1895. The neo-Romanesque bastion has only ever had a decorative role.
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Opera House – Operaház

The pearl of the magnificent Andrássy avenue is the Budapest Opera House (1884). The State Opera House is the centre of Budapest’s theaterland. There are guided tours in several European languages to see the interior of the Opera House.
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Gresham Palace – Gresham Palota

This Art Nouveau building was commissioned by the Gresham Assurance Company, London, and built in 1907. The palace features several statues, one of which is a bust of Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the London stock exchange.
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Hungarian Academy of Sciences –Magyar Tudományos Akadémia

The oldest and most significant building on Roosvelt Square. Its perfect neo-Renaissance design (1862-64).
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Liberty Square – Szabadság-tér

One of the most spectacular sqare in the capital, is only a few steps from Parliament. In the northern section of the sqare stands a memorial obelisk dedicated to the Soviet soldiers who fell in the battles for the liberation of the capital (1945). The Hungarian Television (1905) on the west side are housed in the eclectic building which was once the Stock Exchange. The Hungarian National Bank is also eclectic in style (1905). The building of Embassy of the United States of America (1899).
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Маргит (остров) – Margit-sziget) и Маргарита Венгерская-Szent Margit

– История будапештского острова на Дунае начинается под именем «Заячий остров». Король Венгрии Бела IV дал обет отдать свою дочь Маргариту в монахини в занимавший большую часть острова доминиканский монастырь в случае избавления от нашествия монголов. После избавления от нашествия он выполнил своё обещание. Его дочь умерла в возрасте 28 лет. Благодаря почитанию святой дочери короля остров получил в конце концов её имя.
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CHURCHES, ECCLESIASTICAL COLLECTIONS

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Dohány Street Synagogue–Zsinagóga

The glorious building in Byzantine-Moorish style is Europe’s largest synagogue, it was built in the middle of the 19th century. The National Museum of Jewish religion and History has an unequalled collectiom of Jewish-related items from the Roman period to the 20th century. Adjoining the chapel there is also a Heroes’ Chapel which preserves the memory of the Jewish heroes of World War II. There are guided tours in several European languages to see the interior of the Synagogue.
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St. Stephen’ s Basilica – Szent István Bazilika

The largest church in Budapest (1851-1905) popularly known as the Basilica. Its 96-metre-high dome affords a view over virtually the entire city. The neo-Classical building holds greatest reliquary of the Hungarian people: the mummified arm, the Holy Right of King St.Stephen, after whom the basilica is named.
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Matthias Church– Mátyás templom

Budapest’s most attractive and most famous Catholic church, which due to its unique siting largely defines the view of the Castle quarter.The royal cathedral, the Church of Our lady, was built in several stages between 13th and 15th centuries.Today’s neo-Gothic form was given by major reconstruction work in 1896.
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OUR WORLD HERITAGE

In 2002 the UNESCO World Heritage committee enhanced the capital’s standing among the already existing World Heritage locations in Hungary (Hollókő, Budapest, Pannonhalma, Hortobágy, Pécs, Tokaj, Aggtelek, and Lake Fertő). This means that now Andrássy Avenue and its historical environs join the Castle district and Danube embankment as holders of the prestigious World Heritage award, although it is true to say that local residents and visitors consider the award fully deserved, Budapest being – in their eyes – one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.

DANUBE EMBANKMENT

The Danube embankment as holders of the prestigious World Heritage award, although it is true to say that local residents and visitors consider the award fully deserved, Budapest being- in their eyes – one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.
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Chain Bridge – Széchenyi Lánchíd

This was the first permanent bridge connecting Pest and Buda (1849). It was built on the initiative of Count Széchényi. The plans for the bridge were drawn in the Classical style by British architect William T. Clark. The bridge itself was built by Scottish engineer Adam Clark (no relation to William T. above). After some time, in 1856, a tunnel was built under Castle Hill.
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Liberty Bridge – Szabadság-híd

Originally called Franz Joseph Bridge, it was constructed in 1899, and following the destruction of all the Budapest bridges in 1945 this was the first one to be rebuilt (1946)
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Elizabeth Bridge – Erzsébet-híd

In the year of its construction (1903) it was the world’s longest suspension bridge, a record it held until 1926. The bridge was named after the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph, Hungary’s beloves Queen Elizabeth. German troops blew up the original bridge in 1945.
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Margaret Bridge-Margaret Island – Margit-híd-Margit-sziget

The capital’s most beautiful park is on the island, between Árpád and Margaret Bridge. The island is 2500 metres long and 500 metres wide at the centermost part.
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Palace of Wonders

This unique interactive playhouse proves to young and old alike that the world is a fascinating place.
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Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden – Fővárosi Állatkert

The Botanical Garden spreads over approximately 11 hectares. Traveller and ethnographer Janos Xantus founded the Budapest Zoo in 1866. The Zoo is home nearly 5000 cpecies of animals and 152 species of birds.
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Amusement Park–Vidámpark

Budapest’s Amusement Park was built in the 1930s and has changed little since then. The park occupies 60 thousand square metres and features wonders such as a paited merry-go-round dating back to 1906, an ancient ferris wheel (31 metres high), and a rollercoaster built in 1936.
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Aquaréna – Aquaréna Mogyoród aquapark

1.5-km over – and underground chute, 8 pools covering a total 3500 sqare metres, 26 slides, acrobat pool, slow river, cave, jacuzzi…
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Transport Museum– Közlekedési Múzeum

One of Europe’s oldest transport history collections. Its model railway material is world famous. Permanent exihibitions include: 100 years and today, 100 years of Hungarian motoring, a century of Hungarian state shipping, History of steam locomotion, History of urban transport.
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Tropicarium-Oceanarium – Tropicárium

Anyone interested in the world of water and rainforests will want to see Hungary’s only fantastic indoor „fauna paradise” covering an area of 3000 sqare metres. Gaze in awe at the seven sharks each a metre-and a- half –long as they glide around the giant aquarium.
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Cave of Pál Valley - Pálvölgyi-barlang

It was opened up in 1904 is famous for its dripstones in the first place, but the high, mountain-gorge-like passages, the level differences and the cauldron-like dissolve formations formed by tepid water spouting from the depth are even more characteristic features. A superb cave in the Buda Hills open to tourists.
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Buda Castle Labyrinth – Budai Labirintus

Hidden to a depth of several stores under the Buda Castle district, a labyrinthine network of chambers was eroded half a million years ago, and its separate parts were linked up over past centuries.
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