Budapest – What to see?
Budapest is the capital of Hungary. The name is the junction of two ancient cities, Buddha and Pest, separated by the river Danube.
Buda is a more mountainous area, where is located its beautiful historical center, with many monuments and viewpoint to the city.
Pest is where Parliament, and other known monuments are located. The city was one of our favorite European capitals.
What to see?
- Hungarian Parliament
The Hungarian Parliament opened its doors in 1902 and at that time was considered one of the largest parliaments in the world, being surpassed only by the British Parliament, which was the main inspiration for its construction.
In neo-Gothic style, it is considered one of the main symbols of the city, together with the Royal Palace.
The best way to see it and take a beautiful photo is from the opposite bank of the Danube.
St. Stephen’s Basilica
The St. Stephen Basilica is the largest religious building in the country. Its construction began in 1851, being conceived by József Hild and completed in 1905, the year in which it was consecrated.
The basilica dedicated to Saint Stephen, the first king of Hungary, who was crowned by a pope in the year 1000 after the conversion of the country to Catholicism.
The chapel of Santa Destra retains as a relic a mummified hand of St. Stephen. During World War II many works of art and important documents were stored here due to the sturdiness of its walls.
- The Buda Castle
The medieval city of Buda was built around a castle, erected by the 12th century kingdom, to protect it from possible invaders in the territory of the city.
Budapest Castle erected on a hill, 170m above the Danube River and is the main postcard of the city.
Easily visible when you are near the banks of the river, it is a beautiful view of the Chain Bridge, both in day and in night.
- Fishermen’s Bastion
The Fishermen’s Bastion is another must-see in Budapest.
It is located in the complex on the Buda side, next to Mathias Church and at the top of the Buda Castle hill, further to the right side.
It was built between 1895 and 1902, the Halászbástya is a tribute to the seven magyar tribes that founded Hungary in the year 896. The tribes are represented by the seven towers that form the monument. It is very pleasant to take a stroll in the evening in this zone, since the monuments have a very beautiful illumination and everything is very alive, especially with the violin players and the beautiful view of the Parliament and the Chain Bridge.
- Mathias Church
The Mathias church is a Roman Catholic church, has a very beautiful Gothic architecture and faces the Fishermen’s Bastion.
- Chain bridge
The chain bridge crosses the Danube river between Buda and Pest, and binds the western and eastern sides of Budapest.
It was inaugurated on November 20, 1840 and is 375 long.
We also suggest other attractions in Budapest, such as the Hungarian National Gallery, the Margarita Island, the Budapest History Museum, the Opera House, the Heroes’ Square (where you will find the Fine Arts Museum and the Palace of the Arts), the City Park, the Freedom Bridge, the Market, the church in the cave, the well-known thermal baths of Budapest and finally a walk on the Danube River
For a overnight motorhome parking:
Budapest – 47 ° 30’44.2 “N 19 ° 04’48.6” E
Parking at the foot of the Heroes’ Square, without facilities only with water fountain at the foot, the best options to visit the city of AC.
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