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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.

The Fisherman’s Bastion affords great views of Budapest and the Danube

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style terrace and rampart situated in Buda, on the Castle hill, by the Matthias Church. It has a fairytale look, with many turrets, projections, parapets, and climbing stairways. From the towers and the terrace there is a beautiful, panoramic view of the Danube, Margaret Island, the Hungarian Parliament and Gellért Hill.

The Hungarian House of Wines, the perfect way to drink yourself through Hungary

To sample some of Hungary’s fine wines, visit the Hungarian House of Wines (Magyar Borok Háza) in the Castle District (Budai Vár) on the Buda side of the Danube (Duna). This is the perfect place to stop by after sightseeing and lunch in the Castle District.

The Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest is well worth a visit

The Great Synagogue, also known as Dohány Street Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagóga or Dohány utcai Zsinagóga) or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is located in downtown Budapest. It is the largest synagogue in Eurasia and the second largest in the world, after the Temple Emanu-El.

The Hungarian State Opera House, a beautiful acoustical experience and a great example of neo-Renaissance architecture

The Hungarian State Opera House, or Budapest Opera House, was designed by the famous 19th century Hungarian architect, Miklós Ybl. Building lasted from 1875 to 1884 and was funded jointly by the city of Budapest and Emperor Franz Joseph of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Hungarian Royal Opera House (as it was known then) was opened to the public on the September 27, 1884.

Getting around Budpest by tram, the cheap and easy way around town

Trams are a fast and efficient way to get around picturesque Budapest, linking many shopping centres, cinemas, metro stations, train stations, museums, parks and sights. Budapest has more than 30 tram lines which you can recognise them by their bright-yellow colour.