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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 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.

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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.

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The Hungarian National Museum provides a combination of history, politics and culture

he Hungarian National Museum is well worth a visit and could enlighten you to the history of the region of Hungary before it was Hungary as well as more recent historical and political events, like the 1848 revolution which started on the steps of the museum.

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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.

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The Hungarian Parliament, a beautiful building on the Danube

The Hungarian Parliament Building (Országház or Parlament) is one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It is situated in Kossuth Lajos Square (Kossuth Lajos tér), on the Pest bank of the Danube.

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Saint Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest offers great views of the city as well as being a beautiful church

St. Stephen’s Basilica is the largest ecclesiastical building in Budapest and has been visited by former Pope John Paul II. It is named in honour of St. Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose mummified and incorruptible right hand is housed here. He was also the king who dedicated the nation to Christianity.

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