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Sightseeing and landmarks in Budapest

Art museums

Museum
“The Hungarian National Museum collects, preserves and presents the historical relics of the Carpathian Basin and Hungary since 1802.”
  • 207 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It is located in Buda Castle. Its collections cover Hungarian art in all genres, including the works of many nineteenth- and twentieth-century Hungarian artists who worked in Paris and other locations in the West. Besides the permanent exhibition, there are always very interesting seasonal ones.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museum of fine visual arts. Eventually they have very interesting expositions.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museum Ludwig, houses a collection of modern art. It includes works from Pop Art, Abstract and Surrealism.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Funny, though, but called by a German name in English, Kunsthalle (Műcsarnok in Hungarian, in English it would be Art Gallery) was established at the end of the 19th century together with Heroes' Square and its surroundings for the ever most special occasion, for the 1000-year-existance of the Hungarian state. It has been the centre of Hungarian and international contemporary fine art and visual culture. Excellent, interesting contemporary exhibitions in a stunning historical building next to a must see sight, well, due to our opinion you should not miss this. However entrance fee is reasonable visiting Art Gallery with Budapest Card is friendlier.”
  • 16 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Extraordinary exhibition where you can see our world through the eyes of the blind - guided by a blind person. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Have or haven't heard his name, I bet you all know his artwork entitled 'Zebra' created in 1930, one of the best and earliest examples of optical art that Victor Vasarely is the father of. He developed geometric abstract art and kinetic images that give you moving impression depending on the viewpoint. Get to know the life and artwork of this outstanding Hungarian painter in the permanent exhibition and don't miss the chance to see their temporary shows.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Get to know more about Hungarian Avant-garde through the life and artworks of Lajos Kassák, leading figure of this style and era. Works of art, publications and manuscripts form the basis of the collection that is put on show. His artistic activity responses to social and political challenges of his time. If you decided to visit Old Buda, it is worth to add Kassák Museum to your must visit list.”
  • 3 locals recommend

History museums

Synagogue
“A beautiful moorish style building which houses a museum, a cemetery and a Holocaust monument.”
  • 416 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a place which I dont like actually because it servs the propaganda needs of the goverment, but it seems tourists like it. ”
  • 260 locals recommend
History Museum
“Time travel to the hell of the XX. century under the Buda Castle. Let's visit a II. world war hospital and a former secret nuclear bunker. Underground time travel. Open every day.”
  • 29 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Holocaust Memorial Center is a renovated synagogue that dates back to the 1920s and serves as a memorial and museum for and about Hungarian Jews that were killed in The Holocaust. While largely focused on Jews, the museum also mentions the discrimination and killings of Gypsies, Homosexuals, and the disabled. It is located in Budapest, Hungary.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“42 gigantic propaganda statues from the previous political era, a public graveyard where visitors can get an idea about what everyday life was look like during the communist period in Hungary. Memento Park has four different sections: Statue Park is the open air collection, Stalin's Grandstand stands over Witness Square on the side of which there's a barracks museum with two photo exhibitions and a movie show about top events of the communist era. Open every day from 10 until dusk. Memento Park was the first collection of its kind called into life in the previous Eastern Block. Check out our offers in Experiences, we have a Trabant Tour combined with visit to Memento Park. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“The museum is in the Castle where it is worth taking a walk and enjoying the magnificent view as well as the stunning touristic sights in the castle.”
  • 14 locals recommend
History Museum
“Displays on national military history from the Magyar conquest to the 20th century, with tours.”
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
“Nice park on Gellért Hill in the heart of Buda. Ideal for a daytime picnic.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Viewpoint
“Historical place up in the Buda Hill Castle with Brasseries and a great view.”
  • 207 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Citadella is on top of the Gellért hill with hungary’s Statue of Liberty. You’ll have a really nice view of Budapest from there.”
  • 234 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Pest-side pedestrian zone between Chain Bridge and Elizabeth Bridge is called Danube Promenade (Duna-korzó). Popular among locals and tourists, fringed with 5-star hotels (InterContinental, Marriott, Sofitel), restaurants, cafés, bars and casinos. Best panorama of Buda with clear and gorgeous view of the Buda Castle, Citadel, Gellért Hill and bridges of Budapest. It is a great spot for enjoying the annual fireworks of 20 August. The Promenade is lined with arts masterpieces, like the "Kiskirálylány" (Princess) sitting on the railing, the building of the Vigadó and the statue of the statesman István Széchenyi by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“After some niiice hiking, amazing view over the city. if you spend many days here you should go up to the lookout! it is as romantic as pretty woman played backwards. anyway this is the highest point of budapest (527 meters) as well. in clear weather you can see asfar as 8O km away.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Amazing view just 2min far from home, you can pass by when going down to the Margit bridge!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Bálna Terrace is the site located in the Bálna Promenade, one of the most dynamically developing meeting points of Budapest, bustling with both locals and visitors every day of the week. You can have some meal or just a drink enjoying a beautiful view of Buda side.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“The Szemlő-hegyi Cave is Budapest's underground flower garden. The most beautiful and most typical parts of the cave can be observed during the guided tours on the 300 metre long tourist path. You can see walls covered with thick layers of mineral deposits that are unique in Europe: splendent, white crystals of gypsum, popcorn formations and calcite rafts. The comfortable and safe pavements and the modern electric lighting make the tour even more enjoyable. Thanks to the clean, dust and allergen-free air of the cave respiratory diseases have been successfully cured here. OPEN: every day except for Tuesday from 10am to 4pm.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Perched atop the highest apex of Budapest – János Hill, rising 527 meters above sea level – the Elizabeth Lookout Tower is a delightful reward for anyone who hikes to this lofty site, even if they receive a considerable boost by riding the Zugliget Chairlift or Children’s Railway most of the way up. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Historic sites

Capitol Building
“The Hungarian Parliament Building is a spectacular neo gotchic building, which was in construction for 20 years. Besides the beautiful interior of the building, you will also find the Holy Crown of Hungary here.”
  • 515 locals recommend
Synagogue
“A beautiful moorish style building which houses a museum, a cemetery and a Holocaust monument.”
  • 416 locals recommend
Church
“Every evening the facade of the Basilica will be flooded with lights and you will be able to admire one of the largest 3D light paintings in Central Europe. The monumental 3D mapping show will start daily a half an hour after dusk. ”
  • 382 locals recommend
Plaza
“●Heroes’ Square ○The city’s biggest square, and probably one of the most iconic landmarks of Budapest. ”
  • 290 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Historical place up in the Buda Hill Castle with Brasseries and a great view.”
  • 207 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Citadella is on top of the Gellért hill with hungary’s Statue of Liberty. You’ll have a really nice view of Budapest from there.”
  • 234 locals recommend
Plaza
“i love hösok tere, even if there are always many people its very monumental and close to the beautiful park, also you can walk down famous andrassy utca but also take the very first metro of budapest, the number 1 its cute and small and very interesting”
  • 173 locals recommend
Castle
“The Vajdahunyad Castle was built as a millennial celebration of the Hungarian Conquest in 895. Right next to the castle is the City Park Ice Rink and Boating. In the summer it functions as a boating lake, in the winter it's a huge ice-skating rake. Around christmas, a christmas market is held nearby!”
  • 146 locals recommend

Libraries

Art Gallery
“Hungarian House of Photography - Mai Mano House. Visit for a good, authentic or contemporary exhibition!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Library
“The incredible Szabo Ervin Library in Budapest is a hidden treasure, left out of guidebooks, tucked into a busy section of the city. But for those in the know, the Szabo Ervin Library is a stunning step back to a time when libraries were like mansions - perhaps that’s because it’s in one. While it can be a confusing process to find the Central Library in the maze-like modern section of the library, once you do, all that is left is to pick out a beautiful old book, sink back into a deep leather chair, surrounded by the soft light of chandeliers, and relax like a 19th century Hungarian artistocrat.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Library
“The fastest way to get to the Castle without walking on the steps is the Fast Elevator of the Szécheny Library. The fee is 200 HUF.”
  • 1 local recommends
Language School
“Goethe-Institute is right next to your door. If you have business here we might be your best bet ;)”
  • 4 locals recommend
General College & University
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“The Geological Museum of Budapest is the main museum of geology in Hungary. The building was originally the home of the Hungarian Geological Society. The building was designed by Ödön Lechner in 1896. It still houses the Geological Institute of Hungary.”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
Library
“Besides the beautifully printed old Bibles the museum also gives an insight into the background of the origin of the Book”
  • 1 local recommends