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Sightseeing in Pest County

Plaza
“This beautiful square is ideal for a stroll and it's also worth checking at night!”
7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Gül Baba Street is a steep cobblestoned lane leading up to the octagonal tomb of 16th-century Turkish holy man Gül Baba”
9 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Climb ~150 stairs and you'll get the most breathtaking panorama from Buda. Don't forget your wide-angle and telephoto lens to bring to the tower.”
4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Aquincum used to be the northernmost settlement of the Roman Empire. A city of 25000 inhabitants situated on the right (today Buda) bank of River Danube was built to protect the empire from barbarians living on the other side. There is a spacious outdoor section, the Archaeological Park with ruins in very good condition (sounds strange, I know :)) and many indoor exhibitions. Find information for summer, winter and holiday schedule in their opening hours and ticket prices on their website in English. Visit of Aquincum Museum is free for Budapest Card holders.”
5 locals recommend
Church
“St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest, is dedicated to Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen. It houses Hungary’s most sacred treasure, St. Stephen’s mummified right hand, the Szent Jobb (Holy Right Hand).”
12 locals recommend
Plaza
“Just climb up the stairs,and you are at the great location where every tourists want to be at while staying in Budapest!”
6 locals recommend
Church
“You can see the first king"s right hand . And the view is fantastic from the top”
6 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
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“The Balászbástya Restaurant, with a wonderful panorama and high quality service, makes a perfect choice for a dinner. ”
6 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Budapest’s biggest lookout tower is actually a fort crowning central Gellért Hill – however, the Citadel was not built to defend the city, but to stand as a constant threat over the local populace.”
5 locals recommend
Plaza
“Hősök tere is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven chieftains of the Magyars and other important Hungarian national leaders, as well as the Memorial Stone of Heroes, often erroneously referred as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.”
6 locals recommend
Castle
“Royal Palace with a beautiful park. Historical traditions, a variety of cultural events and its wonderfully restored, uniquely impressive complex and surroundings make the Palace one of the most attractive and exciting buildings and institutions in Hungary.”
6 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“The in the Gothic Revival style Hungarian Parliament Building, is one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings. The building was inaugurated on the 1000th anniversary of the country in 1896.”
6 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“Waterside shoe sculptures memorializing those killed at the river by a fascist party during WWII.”
4 locals recommend
Plaza
“History and Architecture of Heroes’ Square The monument was built for the 1896 Millennium celebrations, that’s why it is called Millennium Monument. Hungary celebrated the 1000th anniversary that its ancestors found a place to settle down in the Carpathian Basin. Every part of the monument plays tribute to determining parts of Hungary’s history. The memorial won the first prize at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. The monument was completely finished in 1929 and the square received its name then too.Gabriel Archangel's Column on Heroes' Sqr Budapest Since 2002 the Millennium Monument together with Andrásy Avenue is part of UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage sites. The 36 m high Corinthian column dominates the square with Archangel Gabriel on its top holding St. Stephen’s Crown. According to the story, Gabriel appeared to St. Stephen in his dream and offered him the crown of Hungary. Pope Sylvester II indeed sent a crown to him acknowledging Hungary and King Stephen as a defender of Christendom. Today you can view the Holy Crown in Budapest Parliament. The equestrian statues of the seven Magyar (Hungarian) tribes’ chieftains encircle the column. The seven tribes lead by Árpád arrived first in the Carpathian Basin around 896 AD to find out whether the area was suitable for settling down. A semicircled colonnade encompasses the column with statues of Hungarian kings and heroes.”
3 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Heroes Square is one of the major squares of Budapest, rich with historic and political connotations. Its iconic statue complex, the Millennium Memorial, was completed in 1900. ”
5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Budapest has become one of Europe's favourite short-break destinations. And for a myriad of good reasons. Vibe, culture and romance is all around. Through the middle runs the Danube, lights from illuminated bridges dancing at its surface. The hills of Buda rear from the western bank, home to the cobbled medieval quarter with its grand palace and multi-coloured Matthias Church and the peculiar Fisherman's Bastion. Across the river sits the magnificent domed Parliament building and around it the elegant 19th-century mansions that today contain the shops, bars and cafés that give Pest its buzz. No matter what you have on mind from submerging in the world famous Szechenyi Spa or treating yourself with a tasty traditional Hungarian dish to discovering 1000 years of history and culture or hanging out in one of the unique Budapest style ruin pubs you'll find everything you need to enjoy yourself in this magnificent city.”
20 locals recommend