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TOP-25 sights of Budapest. 30 must-see sights in Budapest


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Budapest became a single city in 1873, but its history began much earlier. This city can be called very young and ancient at the same time. The official date of its foundation is November 17, 1873. On this day, three settlements, Buda, Pest and Obuda, united into one city.

It is rather difficult to determine the exact date of the first mention of the city. Most likely, the history of the capital of Hungary began in the 1st century AD. Then, on the banks of the Danube, various tribes settled: Huns, Celts, Scythians. All of them built their settlements here, but none of them later became a real city. The nomads were replaced by the Romans, then by the Ostrogoths and Huns. According to historical chronicles, at the end of the 9th century, tribes from the steppes of the Southern Urals, who were called Magyars, came here. It was they who became the ancestors of the modern Hungarians. Soon the Magyars finally conquered these lands and founded their state here.

The history of Budapest, like the history of any European city, knows many wars, fires and facts of destruction of cultural monuments. The Middle Ages were a rather calm time for this city, until the Mongol-Tatar tribes came here, from the invasion of which, by that time, the entire territory of present-day Europe suffered. They burned all the crops and massacred most of the population that lived here.

They were replaced by the Turks. But, after the liberation of the city from the Turkish invaders, a relatively peaceful time came. Hungary became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, one of the most influential states on the then political map.

By the early 18th century, Budapest had become one of the main points on the map of Europe at that time. But the First World War made its own adjustments to the appearance of Budapest: the city lost its charm a little, but remained the same mysterious and attractive. The Second World War caused even more damage to the Hungarian capital. But the Hungarians, who care too much about their cultural heritage, gradually rebuilt their capital and very soon Budapest became what modern tourists know it.

Districts of Budapest

Modern Budapest consists of 23 districts (kerület). Their distinctive feature is that they are still numbered with Roman numerals. The following areas are of interest for tourists:

  • V district – Belvaros-Lipotvaros. This is a central area where tourists can find all the attractions: the city parliament, historical monuments, old churches, St. Stephen’s Basilica. It is here that the fabulously beautiful Danube embankment is located. This area has the largest selection of places to stay. Its entire infrastructure has been created specifically for tourists, so prices are quite high here, especially in restaurants.
  • VI district – Terezvaros. It can be called the artistic center of the city, since it houses part of the museums, the Opera, numerous theaters, the Academy of Music and Art. The area is quite quiet and few tourists, but fewer shops and restaurants (there are a lot of them only in Oktogon Square). But tourists will find it convenient here – the center is close and there are good transport links.
  • District IX – Ferencvaros. Here you will find the city’s central market, Ráday utca restaurant street, clubs, bars and baths, which are very popular with the locals. Choose this area if you do not want to spend a lot of money on housing, but it is important for you where it is located.


The population of the city is as colorful as its history. Almost 20% of the population of all Hungary lives in Budapest, but recently, according to statistics, city residents are increasingly choosing housing not in a noisy metropolis, but in its quiet suburbs. 91% of Hungarians live in the city, the remaining 9% were divided among themselves by Germans, Slovaks, Russians and Ukrainians.

If we talk about the religious affiliation of the inhabitants of Budapest, then the majority of the population are adherents of Protestantism and Catholicism. But globalization has penetrated into the religious sphere as well. Recently, more and more representatives of Islam live in Budapest.

What a tourist needs to do in Budapest

  • Admire the beautiful view of the city from the Fisherman’s Bastion, which is considered the best observation deck. If you want to save money, you can climb here for free. The path will take several minutes, but you will have to climb a rather steep mountain. In the daytime, crowds of tourists walk here, but closer to midnight it is almost empty. If you want to feel the atmosphere, plan a visit at this time, since there will be no problems with the rise, and the backlight works around the clock.
  • Buy a wooden doll, dressed in national clothes, in a souvenir shop on Vaci street.
  • Taste vegetables and fruits that are brought from farms in the Lehel market.
  • Drink wine at the annual Budapest International Wine Festival in September.
  • Take a funicular (silko) ride to Buda Castle in the longest tram in the world.
  • Recuperate in the thermal springs of the Széchenyi bath, which is located in the city park.
  • Enjoy the national cuisine. Goulash, paprikash, lecho, stuffed peppers – it is simply impossible not to taste these real Hungarian dishes while being here. And you can drink them with a glass of one of the Hungarian wines, for example, Tokaj.
  • Take the Libigö cable car. It is located on Mount Janos – the highest point in Budapest, whose height is 529 m. At its top is the tower “Erzsebet Kilato”, named after the Empress Sisi.

Shopping and shopping

Budapest can rightfully be said to be one of the centers of European shopping. There are many brand stores here. Especially worth noting are such street trading centers as: Váci utca, Fashion Street, Nagykörút, Andrássy út. Also, almost in the center there are several shopping centers (all of them are marked on the map below).

The Ecseri flea market on the outskirts of the Hungarian capital is a great place to buy some interesting souvenir.

Among the souvenirs popular among tourists are jewelry, porcelain, and folk art.

Food and drink

Budapest is a great place for food tourism – chic restaurants, street cafes and inexpensive pizzerias, as well as local and chain fast food chains that will definitely not leave any tourist hungry.

Especially noteworthy is the national Hungarian cuisine, which boasts a variety and unique taste. National Hungarian cuisine is based on the following ingredients: meat, fresh vegetables, fruits, bread, milk and honey.

The most famous national dishes:

  • pörkölt – stews
  • the goulash – гуляш
  • the fish soup – суп
  • the stuffed cabbage – голубцы
  • a paprikás csirke – chicken with paprika
  • a paprikás krumpli – potatoes with paprika
  • a disznótoros – pork
  • the bean soup and – суп
  • a túrós csusza – curd pasta

Prices in restaurants with national Hungarian cuisine are usually above average. If you have a goal to save money, pay attention to pizzerias and inexpensive Asian restaurants.

Interesting places in Budapest

Hungarian Parliament

The building of the Hungarian Parliament was decided to be erected after the appearance of Budapest in 1873. The largest building in Hungary and the main attraction of Budapest today. The length of the Hungarian parliament is almost 270 meters, the width is almost 25, and the height is 96 meters. An insanely beautiful building in which elements of neo-Gothic and the influence of the Parisian Bozar are intertwined. One of the world’s landmarks, which was inspired by the architect Imre Steindl when creating the project of the Hungarian parliament, was the Palace of Westminster.

I advise you to admire the Hungarian Parliament at different times of the day, including at night, when the building lights up. A detailed article on parliament can be found at the link below.

Hungarian parliament building

The domed hall of the parliament houses the crown of St. Stephen and other symbols of Hungarian statehood. On a daily basis (with rare exceptions) guided tours are conducted around the building in several languages ​​and in Russian too. I recommend going on an excursion if you have time.

Guided tour of the Hungarian Parliament building

Address: Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3.

Buda fortress

Another of the main attractions of the capital of Hungary. The history of the city originates from it. The fortress was built as a defensive facility, but later became the palace of the royal Habsburg dynasty. The most famous museums and monuments, churches are located on the territory. “The fortress and the hill on which it is located are very interesting with medieval alleys with different architectural styles.” The entire fortress complex is under the protection of UNESCO.


Ruins of the ancient Roman city of Aquincum József Rozsnyai

In the Obud area, you can see and study the history of European civilization with your own eyes. It is in this region that the ruins of an ancient Roman city that once existed here are located. Aquincum is the largest open-air museum in Hungary, immersing the visitor in the world of archeology and unique artifacts. It was from here that the development of Hungary and its capital began, the Celts lived here, who built a fortress, and soon the settlement grew and turned into a whole city. In the 3rd century, wealthy merchants came to the town to visit the warm springs – they are known to us today as the baths of Budapest.Unfortunately, in the 4th century the city was plundered by barbarians and fell into oblivion. And only in the 20th century, active excavations began, a museum was opened, where sarcophagi, sculptures, household items, jewelry, dishes, coins and, finally, a unique find – a water organ, appeared.

Danube embankment shoes

One of the most unusual and exciting Holocaust monuments. At the water’s edge, 60 pairs of cast-iron shoes are arranged in a chaotic manner: men’s boots, women’s shoes, children’s sandals. The idea of ​​the monument perfectly conveys the depth of the tragedy that took place in the 20th century. On the banks of the Danube, the Nazis, before the mass executions of Hungarian Jews, forced them to take off their shoes, then chained a whole group of people and shot at one. A man fell into the river and pulled others with him.

Ethnographic Museum in Szentendre

TOP-25 sights of Budapest. 30 must-see sights in Budapest

Skansen is an ethnographic museum known throughout Hungary. The ethnographic village is divided into thematic zones containing 400 buildings from different centuries. In Skansen, you can see not only the village houses, but also the old post office, as well as the railway station. You can get from the capital to Szentendre by train, and from there take bus 2937. The Ethnographic Open Air Museum is open from 9 am to 6 pm. The entrance ticket costs 2,000 forints.

New York Palace Hotel

Beautiful interior of the five-star New York Palace hotel in Budapest Visions of Domino

At the intersection of the central streets of Budapest Rákóczi and Erzsebet, an elegant building flaunts, within the walls of which the luxurious New York Palace hotel is located. The building was erected at the end of the 19th century by the American insurance company New York Life Insurance to equip its representative office in Hungary. The openwork details of the facade, sculptures and columns are especially excellent in the evening, when the lighting comes on, emphasizing the volume and relief of each stucco element. To appreciate all the luxury of interior design, you can book a room or go at least into the hall of the establishment, which resembles a small courtyard with palm trees, comfortable sofas and an unusual glass dome through which natural light breaks through. Spacious rooms are furnished with luxury furniture, covered with silk wallpaper,

Museum of the History of Budapest

Having visited the exposition of this museum, you will see all the sights of Budapest with photos and descriptions, learn about its past and present. Several permanent exhibitions exhibit archaeological materials, household items, various decorations and more. In the mid-70s of the last century, 160 statues were found in the basement of the city house, which are also on display. Entrance fee is 2000 forints.

Brunswick Castle

Brunswick castle in neo-gothic style surrounded by beautiful English park Adam Harangozó

The ancient city of Eastern Europe cannot be imagined without palaces, castles, fortresses, which are an integral part of the glorious history of Hungary. One of the striking examples of palace architecture is the Brunswick Castle, located near Budapest. It is often called “Beethoven’s nest”, because within its walls you can touch the work and life of the famous composer. The magnificent neo-Gothic castle in the 18th century was the home of the Hungarian aristocrats of Brunswik. Beethoven was in close contact and was friends with a noble family, so he often visited Brunswick, and it is believed that it was here that he wrote the famous “Moonlight Sonata”. Nowadays, part of the castle is occupied by the Scientific Institute of Agriculture, part is a museum dedicated to the work of Beethoven. Here you can see old musical instruments, antique furniture,

Hotel Boscolo

Another chic building of the 19th century in the center of Budapest, which has the second name New York Palace. Initially, it was conceived as an office of an insurance company, but later it was rebuilt into a pretentious hotel. Not only the architecture amazes the imagination, but also the decoration of the interiors. The hotel is also famous for the fact that it houses the world-famous pompous New York cafe.

House of Terror

Speaking about the sights of Budapest, it is difficult not to mention those that were not created for a fun or solemn occasion. The House of Terror is one such attraction. The building of the museum stands out among the neighboring houses with walls with blocked windows and a canopy with the inscription TERROR embossed on it. It is dedicated to the memory of the victims of totalitarianism in Hungary. Admission ticket for an adult costs 3,000 HUF.

Address: Andrássy út 60.

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Mount Gellert

The hill is very clearly visible from afar and is one of the interesting places that tourists can see in Budapest. From here a beautiful panorama of the city and the Danube opens up. There are also many attractions: the Habsburg fortress, the monument to St. Gellert, the philosophical garden with the figures of philosophers. And on the top of the mountain, the Statue of Liberty is installed in the form of a woman with a palm branch at Gellérthegy.

Zsolnay quarter in Pecs

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The city of Pecs in Hungary was chosen as the cultural capital of all of Europe in 2010. In this beautiful and ancient city, there is a place that used to be the Zsolnay factory. Gradually, production was curtailed, and the quarter itself was given to those organizations that are associated with science, culture and art. Now it houses the best artisan workshops and leisure centers in the city.

Art Museum

Museum of Fine Arts in a neoclassical building on Heroes’ Square in Budapest Vadaro

The main cultural center of Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, the largest collection of paintings by painters, graphics and sculpture in the country. It is based on about 7 hundred paintings that were once in the private collection of the princes of Esterhazy. The fact is that in 1896 a decree was issued that regulated the withdrawal of collections of foreign art from the possessions of the princes Esterhazy, the counts of Zichy and the Buda Castle, this was the reason for the creation of the museum, which was inaugurated in 1906. Nowadays, the total number of exhibits already exceeds 100 thousand, distributed in several halls. Six galleries of the museum present the history of the development of world culture, from Ancient Egypt to the heyday of impressionism. The main section, or “Gallery of Old Painting”, presents about 2.6 thousand paintings by outstanding masters of the Italian, Spanish, Flemish, English, French schools.

Szechenyi chain bridge

Suspension bridges are common in Europe. One of them has been connecting Buda and Pest since 1849. An interesting fact is that this bridge was both the first and the only bridge across the Danube. The name was given to him because of the metal chains that support the roadbed. And he bears the name Széchenyi in honor of the philanthropist and politician who financed the construction. There are sculptures of lions at the entrance and exit of the bridge. For pedestrians, there are paths along which they can easily cross the bridge in 15 minutes.

Vaidahunyad Castle

The most unusual castle in Budapest and throughout Hungary. It was conceived as a temporary one and was erected from papier-mâché for the 1000th anniversary of the acquisition of the homeland by the Hungarians. And that con was liked by the residents of the Hungarian capital that it was decided to implement the project again, but in stone. Architect Ignaz Alpar incorporated elements of 21 famous buildings in Hungary into his creation. At that time, Transylvania belonged to the Hungarians and many buildings in cities that already belong to Romania are recognizable in the appearance of the Vaidahunyad castle. For example, the Corvin castle in Hunedoara, the Sighisoara fortress, the tower of the Brasov stronghold.

Entry to the castle grounds is free, and the agricultural museum is located in the courtyard of the Baroque palace. The cost of the entrance ticket is 1 60 forints.

Vaidahunyad Castle

Address: Vajdahunyad stny.

TOP-25 sights of Budapest. 30 must-see sights in Budapest

Basilica of St. Stephen

TOP-25 sights of Budapest. 30 must-see sights in Budapest

The building is located in the Pest region, erected in honor of the founder of Hungary – King Stephen 1. In addition to the beautiful architecture and rich interior, tourists can visit organ and choral concerts that are held here, as well as visit one of the best observation platforms overlooking Budapest and the Danube. Visit to the observation deck and the Basilica Museum – 1000 HUF.

Located at: Szent István ter 1.

27 Varoshliget Park

Varoshliget Park – a resting place for Budapest residents and guests of the Hungarian capital Natalia Semenova

It is possible to relax in Budapest very economically – the city hospitably opens up magnificent parks and squares, museums and monuments, many of them for nothing. Wondering what to see for free in Budapest,you can find a simple solution – go to the very heart of the historical capital, where the cozy Varoshliget park is located. Various holidays and festivals are regularly held on the territory of the park, because originally Varoshliget was erected to celebrate the millennium of Hungary. Once upon a time there were endless swamps on this territory, but under Empress Maria Theresa, the lands were drained, canal systems were stretched on them and numerous trees were planted. Today, the park covers an area of ​​1 square km, and here quiet secluded corners of serenity with artificial lakes and trees and noisy entertainment find their place – for example, in the vicinity there are attractions, a zoo, a bathhouse, a restaurant and much more.

Flea Market Ecseri

For those who like to delve into antiques, we recommend that you proceed to the outskirts of the city, where the market selling “real treasures” is located. Here you can find everything: antiques, unique porcelain, rare paintings, clothes from different fashion eras, exhibits from the times of the war and just knickknacks.

Located at the Használtcikk piac bus stop (100 meters) on the Nagykörösi road.

Cafe “Gerbeau”

For coffee lovers, we will also show you what interesting things in Budapest can be for them. It is an iconic establishment with 19th century interiors and high-quality service. The coffee house has not changed at all since its inception: marble floors and walls, bronze and precious woods, carpets everywhere, chic antique chandeliers on the ceilings. It serves exquisite signature desserts and, of course, with an unforgettable coffee aroma.

Budapest Eye Sight Wheel

The city view attraction is located on Erzsebet Square, close to most of the attractions in the center of Pest. The wheel height is 65 meters, the cabins are of a closed type, and you can comfortably ride and look at the city even on cool days.

The Budapest Eye is remarkable not only for its location and views, but also for being the tallest mobile Ferris wheel in Europe: it can be disassembled and moved to another place, and this has already happened many times, because it was used on Obuda Island during the Sziget festival.

Detailed description and photo of Budapest Eye

Cable car

You can get around the Buda hills using the cable car, built in 1970. It will take you from the Zugliget area to Mount Janos. The route runs in such a way that every time more and more new panoramas of the city are opened. Millions of people have already transported open double hanging chairs during their existence. The ticket price is 1200 forints.

Simpla Curt

The culture of ruin pubs in Budapest has long grown into a legendary one, and the first and most colorful pub “Simpla Kert” is firmly entrenched in the list of must see places. A separate “excursion” is the interior of the pub.

Walking around the vicinity of “Simpla Kert” and the entire Jewish quarter of Erzhebetváros is no less interesting: do not miss the murals with Rubik’s cube, birds, portraits – this area is concentrated most of the art graffiti.

Detailed description and photo of the pub Simpla Kert

Royal Palace

This is the central part of the fortress on the Castle Hill. The palace stretches for almost 300 meters and is clearly visible even from the opposite bank. The change of rulers and eras affected the general appearance of the palace: features of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture are recognized here.

To the historic castle, from which Buda began, you can climb not only on foot, but also by bus or the Shiklo funicular – a real historical landmark, since the first funicular on this mountain was built in 1870.

Detailed description and photo of the Royal Palace in Budapest


Do not even doubt where to go in Budapest with children. It is one of the oldest zoos in the world, opened in 1866 and featuring beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. Today there are about 3000 representatives of the fauna in it. “At the entrance you will be given a card. We advise you to follow counterclockwise to see the most popular animals here. ” The ticket price for adults is 3000 HUF, for children – 2000 HUF.

Vaci Street

One of the main pedestrian areas in Budapest. The street starts from Vörösmarty Square and stretches to the Central Market. A large number of shops, hotels and restaurants are concentrated on it. Every tourist who comes to Budapest should walk along it at least once.

Margaret Island

One of the main attractions of Budapest is the whole island! It is called Margit (look on the map as Margitsziget) and is 2.5 kilometers long. Most of the island is occupied by a park, on the territory of which there are many interesting things. Curl your fingers

  • Singing fountain
  • The grave of the daughter of the Hungarian king Margaret, after whom the island is named
  • Water tower
  • Monastery ruins
  • Singing well
  • Rose Garden
  • Japanese garden

Margaret Island

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Gellert Bath

Unusual places for excursions in the capital of Hungary are the baths. Gellert is perhaps the most beautiful of them all. In terms of architecture, it can be mistaken for a palace. The decoration features stucco moldings, bronze statues, marble interiors, beautiful stained-glass windows. Here you can not only take baths with mineral water from hot springs, but it is interesting to see the whole complex. “Tip: take your swimwear with you on your trip, because they are expensive to rent.” The ticket price is 5900 HUF.

Address: Kemenes u. one.


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The Citadel is located at the top of the famous Gellert Hill. The fortress was built by the ruling Habsburg dynasty after the Hungarian uprising for independence. It was assumed that the successful location of this strategic facility would allow monitoring the areas of Buda and Pest, and, in the event of a possible future uprising, use the citadel for shelling the rioters.

Hungarian troops were stationed on the territory of the citadel until 1897. During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Soviet troops used the citadel to control the city. Currently, a restaurant, hotel and museum are open on the territory of the Budapest Citadel.

Budapest squares

The sights of Budapest cannot be imagined without the squares of the Hungarian capital. I included four in the list, although there are naturally much more of them in the city.

Heroes Square

On any city tour, this area is a must-see. The opening of the composition was timed to coincide with the 1000th anniversary of Hungary. In the center there is a monument – a 36-meter column with the figure of the Archangel Gabriel. Equestrian sculptures of Hungarian leaders are installed along the pedestal. Behind the column are two colonnades, each 85 meters long, in a semicircle. Every tourist tries to take a photo of a sight in Budapest for his photo library.

Andrássy Avenue

A real grand avenue in Budapest, which is often compared to the Champs Elysees. The avenue stretches for 2.5 km from Ferenc Deak Square to Heroes Square and is remarkable not only for the ensemble of buildings in the same pompous style, but also for the fact that the oldest metro line in Europe – M1 – runs under it.

It is on Andrassy Avenue, a ready-made tourist route that is better to be covered on foot, that the Opera House, the Museum of Terror, the Puppet Theater, the Museum of East Asian Art and several other attractions are located.

Detailed description and photo of Andrássy Avenue

Great Synagogue

The synagogue on Dohany Street, walking in the center of Budapest, is definitely not to be missed – it is the largest synagogue in Europe, and the building in the Moorish style with high towers and onion domes attracts attention from afar.

The Jewish Museum adjoins the Great Synagogue, which includes a complex of operating religious and exhibition sites and conducts thematic excursions.

Detailed description and photo of the Great Synagogue

Vereshmarty Square

The pedestrian square in the center of Budapest is known, first of all, for fairs and bazaars, which are held here almost every month. The most famous fair is Christmas, which is open for almost two months – from the beginning of November to January 1. The square is named after the Hungarian poet Mihai Vörösmarty. There is a monument to him made of Carrara marble.

Christmas markets in Budapest

Address: Vörösmarty tér.

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Freedom Square

Cozy square in the city center with many benches and seating areas. In the central part there is a monument to the soldiers of the Soviet Army who fell during the Second World War. Other sights of Budapest are concentrated on the square, or rather along its perimeter. Of interest are the buildings of the Hungarian TV and Radio Company, the US Embassy and the Hungarian National Bank. Near the square there is an unusual monument to the national hero – Imre Nagy

TOP-25 sights of Budapest. 30 must-see sights in Budapest

Elizabeth Square

In a small square, there are several landmark sights for Budapest. First, the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel (cost HUF 2,700, 4 laps). Secondly, the Danube Fountain (Danubius-kút) is a Baroque fountain with a sculptural composition of four statues. Above is Poseidon – Danube, under it there are three maidens – three tributaries of a large river: Tisza, Sava and Drava. Thirdly, there is a Michael Jackson tree in the square, created by his fans. Finding it will not be difficult. Finally, Elisabeth Square is a popular holiday destination for Hungarian youth.

The best places in Hungary outside Budapest

Every year Hungary attracts millions of tourists who most often come to the country to explore Budapest. And they can be understood. Budapest is beautiful at any time of the year. In the capital, you can easily spend several days and weeks exploring castles, visiting galleries, getting to know temples, walking along the beautiful embankment. But besides Budapest, Hungary is ready to offer its guests several unusual places that can outshine the capital.

Eger Fortress

TOP-25 sights of Budapest. 30 must-see sights in Budapest

Eger Fortress

In the small town of Eger, just one hundred and forty kilometers from Budapest, stands the Eger Fortress. The fortress is an excellent example of medieval fortification architecture. It was built, like many other fortifications, after the Mongol invasion. But the citadel played its main role in 1552 during the siege by the Turks. The heroic defense lasted five weeks, after which the Turks were forced to withdraw. The commander of the defense of the fortress, Istvan Dobo, was awarded a museum on the territory of the modern fortress. There is a cellar in the basement of the citadel where wine tastings take place. In addition, tourists can walk along the bastions and casemates of the citadel.

Lake Balaton

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Lake Balaton

The lake has several unofficial names. The Hungarians themselves call it the “Inland Sea”. Since Hungary has no outlet to the sea, the lake replaced it. Ironically Lake Balaton is called the “puddle of Europe”. This is due to the shallowness of Lake Balaton. The maximum depth is about 13 meters, and on average does not exceed two meters. Due to this, the lake warms up perfectly in the summer and becomes the center of the country’s resort life. In addition to relaxing and fishing on the lake, you can visit the old Benedictine abbey. The abbey is located in the village of Tihany on the peninsula of the same name. It is interesting for its architecture in the late Baroque style, as well as for the presence of a monument to King Andras I and his wife. The king’s ashes rest in the central temple of the abbey.

Hollokyo village

TOP-25 sights of Budapest. 30 must-see sights in Budapest

Hollokyo village

Just ninety kilometers from Budapest, there is an interesting attraction – the village of Holloko. This is the only ethnographic museum in Hungary. Several hundred people live in the village, doing traditional crafts: pottery, weaving, stone and wood carving. People come to this place to get acquainted with rural measured life and see the traditional clothes and dwellings of Hungary.

Pannonhalma Abbey

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Pannonhalma Abbey

This is the oldest abbey in the country located at the top of St. Martin’s Hill. The Benedictine Abbey is located one hundred and thirty kilometers from Budapest, in the place where, according to legend, Saint Martin of Tours was born. Since the monastery is active, only part of the territory is open to pilgrims. The heart of the monastery is the Basilica of St. Martin. The majestic building is in the Gothic style and is decorated with frescoes and stained glass windows. The second most important building in the abbey is the monastery library. The oldest manuscripts and manuscripts are kept in this place. The collection of books is recognized as the largest of those that are not included in state museum collections. In the monastery shop you can buy local wine, which is produced here at the monastery wine-making factory.

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