Across the romantic Danube River, bounded with the Buda Hills on the west and the Great Plain on the east, Budapest is an awesome weekend destination offering a host of attractions, luxury hotels and refreshing opportunities at pocket-friendly rates. Recognized as one of the most gorgeous cities in Europe, this charming place appeals a huge number of visitors every year. The splendid planning and sights of Budapest are simply amazing. Full of extraordinary architectures, the city features various attractions that can be visited during your stay in Budapest. These are some sightseeing places of Budapest that tourists love to visit during their trip to this city.
Margaret Island: It is one the significant tourist spots in Budapest that is situated at Margaret Bridge. The island on the river Danube is an ideal tourist attraction for nature lovers due to its florid parks. It boasts of numerous ruins that talk about the history of the island.
Chain Bridge: This suspension bridge crosses the River Danube between Buda and Pest. Beautifully designed by the English architect William Tierney Clark, it is the first permanent stone bridge across the Danube in Budapest that was opened in 1849. The bridge is one of the symbolic structural designs of Budapest and the most renowned bridge of the capital of Hungary.
Hungarian State Opera House: Situated in the heart of Budapest, Hungarian State Opera House is a neo-renaissance opera house. The opera house is known for performing Budapest Opera Ball, an annual Hungarian society event. At present, it is the largest Opera building in Hungary.
Fisherman’s Bastion: It is an architectural marvel in Budapest. Basically a terrace built in neo-gothic style, Fisherman’s Bastion is built on the castle hill in Budapest close to Matthias Church. From this terrace, one can enjoy the panoramic view of Danube River, Margaret Island and the Gellért Hill.
St Stephen’s Basilica: Dedicated to the first king of Hungary, it is the largest church in Budapest that can accommodate around 8500 people. The church features a vast architecture that has the most sacred treasure of Hungary, St Stephen’s mummified right hand ‘the Szent Jobb (Holy Right Hand)’. From the top of the church, one can enjoy the panoramic view of whole city.
Museum of Fine Arts: It is the largest fine arts museum in Hungary. Built in eclectic-neoclassical style, the museum has a collection of international arts that are 100,000 pieces in numbers. The collection includes a choice of antique additions from Buda Castle, the Esterházy, Zichy estates, and also from individual collectors.
Buda Castle: This charming structure in Budapest is a must visit attraction of the city that features a historical castle and palace complex of Hungarian kings. Constructed on the southern tip of Castle Hill, the castle enjoys charming views of its surroundings.
Apart from this, there are several other tourist attractions in Budapest that can mesmerize you with their presence. Reach Budapest and visit a city that is an architectural gem.
Author Bio: This is a guest post by Amrita Barnwal from EaseMyTrip.com (an online travel portal of India). She is a journalism & literature graduate who loves to write on travel and tourism..