Budapest Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Historic Sites

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  • Sgruppetta
    Attard29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views of Budapest and really clean. Not sure why they have to charge you an entrance fee though as you can see the same views a bit further down.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • WeLikeToTravel84
    United Kingdom910 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful laid out memorial for the holocaust victims in Budapest. The story is incredibly sad and heart felt. One must visit the place when you are in Budapest.
    There’s no tickets to buy. It's a walk along the river towards Parliament.
    Written May 28, 2024
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  • Charlotte L
    Leicester, UK25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day but take packed lunch and flip flops. Didn’t realise you had to take flip flops so had to pay for them in entry. The pool is Uber warm….with old boys playing chess. Lazy river is not lazy but great fun.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • Nigel H
    Harrogate, UK83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this church. The outside looks great with the tiled roof but the interior is also very grand, with lovely paintings and great stained glass windows including one of the lamb of God, as well as oldest stone carving in Budapest. You can see why it was chosen as place to annoint kings.
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • Helene J
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked to heroes square from our hotel in the Palace district and realised there was an event as we got closer and saw all the police and road closures. We were lucky enough to see the Tour de Hungary cyclists along with all the entourage right in heroes square. The monuments are stunning and you learn a lot about the history of Hungary when you look up who the statues are of.
    I had seen pictures of the pillars and columns before so I recognised them as we flew into Budapest Airport, really easy to spot so look out for them.
    The area around is lovely and just behind them across the road is a a long building with a central dome that has nice clean toilets, souvenir shop and icecream kiosk with very friendly staff.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • SolihullRichard
    Dorridge, UK1,217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For me the best part of the city with some wonderful sights on the hill such as Matthias Church, the Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion, views across the Danube and arrival on the Funicular. A must do in Budapest
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Susan R
    Downingtown, PA166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place. We just walked through on our own, didn’t join a tour. There was a place to make a donation, but otherwise no fee to walk through.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Markiemoo007
    London, UK204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a great experience. Loved the things put in the bath for a comfortable spa! the beet on tap was great and relaxing. the water was lush and the bath comfortable. Wish it was actually an hour experience. Only downside was privacy as people would come to the place to look around and could see us. (wasn't an issue) but would if was a romantic place maybe
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • Paul M
    Hoyland, UK14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not too over crowded the saunas, steam rooms, and cold plunge pool were fantastic. Id advise not prebooking with get your guide. Cost us a extra £15 per person. Just pay at the door.
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • Eva B
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The view is amazing.But…Citadella is closed.. you can walk up to it and enjoy the views from the entrance, but that is it. They only put a sign next to it with no date to when it will open again. For now it is under construction. We went April 30th 2024
    Written April 30, 2024
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  • Bill F
    23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I selected this as a "time-filler" option for our family vacation in Budapest and we used it on a rainy day. I get "museumed out" easily so didn't have high expectations but I was very pleasantly surprised. We took it causally and just wandered through the galleries and read displays that caught our eye. Its very well laid out and easy to navigate and digest. The displays and artifacts are interesting and we ended up covering all the rooms over the course of about an hour. The docents were weird about our jackets for reasons I don't understand (they didn't speak English and we don't speak Hungarian) but they wanted us to either wear our jackets (it was a bit hot in there) or check them at for free at the basement cloak room, which we did... I'd recommend you just do that at the onset as they had invited us to do when we bought our tickets. Anyway, at only 3500 HUF (about $9.50) for (more for the special exhibitions), it's a good value and a nice option to kill an hour on a rainy day.
    Written May 2, 2024
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  • Sarah B
    Powhatan, VA27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice museum and ancient ruins. A nice and unexpected surprise while in Budapest. Very easy to get to thanks to the purple line.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK831,145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views from Krepostnaya Mountain are absolutely amazing ,the views of the Pest side of the River Danube look stunning from this mountain Buda side of the river ,you can see the splendour of the magnificent bridges that cross the river,all in all its an area most definitely well worth checking out if you're planning a holiday to Budapest.
    Written December 18, 2023
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  • JULIE AND REMI
    Paris, France137 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can take a bus from Szell Kalman ter to visit the house. Easy 7mn walk with nice houses around. If you are lucky or well aware, take the chance to be at a concert in the house. There is a small auditorium with maximum 100 seats, so you have your noze on the piano whan an artist is playing!
    Written September 28, 2018
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  • stinkwink
    Sydney, Australia7,281 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is a Neo-Renaissance style palace along the Danube River near the Chain Bridge, bordering the Roosevelt square. The three facades building is richly decorated. Above the three big arched entrances in between two same size arched windows are a two-story balustraded balcony. It’s five enormous arched windows separated by Corinthian columns and above them, on the top floor are arched pair windows, separated by allegorical terracotta female statues. It owes its birth to ‘the Greatest Hungarian’ Count István Széchenyi, who offered the annual income of his estates for this purpose. Recognizing the importance of this establishment, other noblemen joined to this offering. The institution founded on November 3, 1825, and began its actual operation in 1830, in a rented building. In 1826 Count József Teleki left his 30,000 volumes family library to the Academy, and with it laid the foundation for the Academy Library. After Sina Simon, 80,000 Ft donation and a national collection in 1865 the current Neo-Renaissance style palace was inaugurated.
    The most important Hungarian scientific society gained, or regained financial stability in 1920 when Count Ferenc Vigyázó left all of his assets to the Academy. Of course, after 1945 the government nationalized all these assets, and from then the Academy has very little own wealth, since then, mostly the current government is ensuring its survival, and trying to keep it under control.
    Now their research institutes have taken away and the institution sits in the palace with wings trimmed, which the founder Count Széchenyi's statue looks on proudly but sadly.
    Written December 19, 2019
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