What to see in Budapest?
Budapest - an ancient city, rich in history,architecturally and culturally. If you managed to get here for a short time - say, for one day - you should have thought out in advance what to look in Budapest first: there are so many beautiful and interesting here that you just will not have enough time for all the curiosities. We can offer the following route, which allows you to see at least the most famous sights.
The beginning of the way
Let the starting point be Lajos SquareKossuth - there are at once two objects from what can be seen in Budapest: the former Palace of Justice with its goddess in the chariot on the roof (nowadays it is the Ethnographic Museum) and the most beautiful structure of the Hungarian Parliament with the famous Lion's Gate.
From Parliament through Freedom Square along the streetVécsey utca you can walk to the national Hungarian bank, built on the site of the former prison. The building is very majestic and decorated with beautiful sculptures.
Round the corner, after turning on Hercegprímása view of the famous basilica of Saint Stephen - the king who abolished slavery. In the golden crayfish, his hand is stored inside the structure, and from the viewing platform a view of almost the entire city is visible.
From the basilica along the street Zrínyi you can walk to thea chain bridge across the Danube named after Szechenyi, named after the Count, thanks to which in the middle of the 19th century two cities - Buda and Pest - merged into one. Through it you get to Adam Clark Square, from which you can go up to the Fishermen's Bastion and the Church of St. Matthias. The bastion is interesting in itself, plus it offers a wonderful view of the historic center of Budapest. And the church conducts its history from the 11th century, and in the underground crypt there is an interesting museum dedicated to religious art. From the church along Tarnok street the path lies to the palace of Shandor, near which there is a funicular station, from which you can climb to the magnificent Buda castle - one can say, the tops of the city and its pride.
If you have more time
Having at least three days, you can significantlyexpand the list of what to see in Budapest: it can include the Gellert Hill with an old-fashioned hotel, bearing the same name; the island of Malgorzata and three famous Budapest suburbs: Sethendre, Vysehrad and Esztergom, each of which has its own flavor.
About what else to see in Europe, read the section Europe.