Archive for the ‘Budapest Tourist Attractions’ Category:

The Citadella on Gellért hill affords wonderful views of Budapest

The history of Gellért Hill, and the Citadella atop it, on the West bank of the mighty Danube in Budapest, goes back thousands of years. According to archeological findings, a watchtower stood there in Roman times and it later became famous as the venue of Saint Gellért’s martyrdom.

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Matthias Church in the Castle District is a Budapest tourist attraction worth visiting

Matthias Church (Mátyás templom) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Budapest, situated in the the heart of Buda’s Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in 1015. The current building was constructed in the florid late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century and was extensively restored in the late 19th century.

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The Great Market Hall for food, souvenirs or just some bustling Budapest atmosphere

The Great Market Hall (Nagycsarnok), or to give its official name the Central Market Hall (Központi Vásárcsarnok), is located on Fővám Square (Fővám Tér) in the 9th district of Budapest, in the downtown area of Pest. It is the largest indoor market in Budapest and was designed and built by Samu Pecz.

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Memento Park offers an alternative, communist tourist attraction and history lesson

Memento Park (Szobor Park), also known as Statue Park, is a museum and exhibition in Budapest, including 42 statues, busts and sculptures from Hungary’s Communist period after the Second World War. The park was designed by Hungarian architect, Ákos Eleőd.

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