Discover Budapest

The Danube

Széchenyi Lánchíd or Chain Bridge​

Parliament Building

A signature feature of the Hungarian capital is the river Danube that flows through it, separating Buda and Pest. The majestic sight of the water flowing is impressive itself, but above all this comes the view of the Buda hills spanning the bank with the Castle at the top, looking down on the city. Continue reading

The Széchenyi Lánchíd or Chain Bridge is a marker for centuries of Hungarian history and a symbol of the unified city, just as all the local bridges connecting the Pest and Buda sides of the Danube. The lions at the bases of the bridge are a must-have selfie opportunity. Continue reading

The Parliament building and Kossuth Square around it constitute an emblematic location in the city. Marvel at the building, enjoy the spectacle of the changing of the guards. If you time it right, you may even get to see the marching band play. Continue reading

THE HIGHS AND LOWS, THE BIGGEST AND SMALLEST OF BUDAPEST

Budapest’s colorful architecture and design features over the centuries have created the biggest and the best in many categories of the built environment. Some, like the Chain Bridge, the oldest of its kind in the city, or Parliament, the third biggest national assembly building in the world, are well-known landmarks, but there is so much more. Continue reading

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