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Top places to see in Budapest

In my previous posts I already mentioned some places in Budapest that I liked and visited.

There are few more so I’m gonna recommend you  some that I think are „must see“.

One of the most visited tourist attraction is definitely The Gellért Hill and the Citadel.

The Gellért hill received its name after St. Gellért who came to Hungary as a missionary bishop.

His task was to convert  Hungarians to Christianity.

Some pagan leaders who did not want to convert captured him and rolled him from the hill in a barrel.

St. Gellért monument  can be found on the Northeastern slope of the hill facing the Elizabeth bridge.

The top of the Gellért Hill was  a strategical point for Habsburgs from where they had an overview of  Buda and Pest.

In the mid 20th century it was converted to a tourist center.

There are great panorama terraces with a stunning view of the city.

There you can see  the Liberation Monument.

The statue was erected  after the second World War.

The main figure is a woman, holding an olive branch, the symbol of peace.

Other very famous attraction and one of my favorite is Fisherman’s Bastion.

Fortification of Fisherman’s Bastion were built in the 19th century to serve as a lookout tower.

There used to be real castle walls where now you can take fantastic photos from.

Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube.

It has  seven towers  that represent the seven Magyar tribes.

It looks very beautiful, like a fortress from a cartoon.

When you are finished with the sightseeing you have to go to the Retesvar bakery that is near the bastion because they have the best  strudel & pastry.

I recommend you the Cherry strudel – nom, nom 🙂

It’s in the little alley so you have to look out not to overlook it.

Now that you are full, we can go to another attraction.

St. Stephen’s Basilica  is one of the most beautiful and significant Churches in the Hungary.

It took more than 50 years to built it.

The dome is 96 meters high, the exact same height as the Budapest Parliament Building.

The patron saint of the church is St. Stephen, the first king of Hungary.

His mummified right hand is kept in a glass case in the chapel to the left of the main altar.

In the cupola of the Basilica, a panorama lookout was established for touristic purposes.

You can enter the Basilica for free, but you have to pay for the lookout tower if you wanna access it.

I would say that these three attractions  are the most visited in Budapest.

In my next post I’m gonna mention some places that I liked the most.

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