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Architecture, castles and historic districts in Budapest

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Andrássy út Architecture, castles and historic districts 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út. After a trip to Paris in 1858 Count Gyula Andrássy had the idea to cut out a large thoroughfare linking the Small Boulevard to the Bois-de-Ville.
Batthyány Square Architecture, castles and historic districts 1011 Budapest, Batthyány tér. A revolving plaque for urban transportation, highly practical for the tourists and which bears the name of Count Lajos Batthyány, head of the first Hungarian government in 1848.
Bécsi kapu tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Bécsi kapu tér On this peaceful square surrounded by small petites houses with multi-coloured rococo style façades multicoloured decorated with stuccos (see Nos.
Belváros Architecture, castles and historic districts V. Budapest, Pesti Alsó Rakpart Known as the "City", Belváros is the historic centre of Pest, along with Lipótváros.
Bem József tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1027 Budapest, Bem József tér This square was the centre for the meetings during the insurrection of October 1956.
Blaha Lujza tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1091 Budapest, Blaha Lujza tér This important crossroads is located at the junction of the Great Boulevard and Rákóczi street, another large shopping street which extends from Kossuth Lajos Street and leads to the Eastern railway station (Keleti pályaudvar).
Central Market Architecture, castles and historic districts 1093 Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3. You will surely enjoy walking around and experiencing local life.
Chain Bridge Architecture, castles and historic districts 1013 Budapest, Lánchíd Széchenyi Bridge, or the Chain Bridge, is the oldest in the city.
Citadel Architecture, castles and historic districts 1118 Budapest, Citadella sétány Built in 1851 at the order of François-Joseph, it crowns the top of mount Gellért.
Clark Ádám tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1013 Budapest, Clark Ádám tér. A roundabout frequented by thousands of vehicles which come out of or are swallowed by the tunnel crossing the hillside of the castle and which leads to the quarter of Krisztinaváros.
Deák Ferenc tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1052 Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér A strategic point for all those who visit Budapest: all the metro lines stop here, as well as the bus lines and tramways.
Dísz tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Dísz tér Known as the Pasha's square, St.
Eastern Railway Station Architecture, castles and historic districts 1087 Budapest, Kerepesi út 2-6. The largest station in the capital (international traffic) has a façade in the eclectic style.
Elisabeth Bridge Architecture, castles and historic districts 1013 Budapest, Döbrentei tér This modern suspension bridge bears the name of Elisabeth of Wittelsbach, wife of François-Joseph, the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, in a word, Sissi.
Ferenciek tere Architecture, castles and historic districts 1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere From this very busy square, an underground passageway allows you to return to the pedestrian quarter of Váci Street.
Fishermen's Bastion Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Hunyadi János út. This set of ramparts and turrets (finished in 1906) calls to mind a castle right out of a fairytale.
Flórián tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1033 Budapest, Flórián tér. In the neighbourhood of this main crossroads of Óbuda where several main roads meet, from the excavations carried out at the time of the construction of the road that was dug up, have allowed the fragments of the thermal baths taken from of the milit.
Fő tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1033 Budapest, Fő tér You do not expect to find this small paved square in a very "provincial style" at the foot of impersonal tower blocks.
Fő utca Architecture, castles and historic districts 1027 Budapest, Fő utca The main street in the quarter of Víziváros stretches out in parallel to the Danube.
Fortuna Street Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Fortuna utca Another characteristic street in the quarter of the castle that is borrowed to admire the façades of houses full of history.
Franz Liszt Music Academy Architecture, castles and historic districts 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8. A symbol of Musical Education in Europe, the Budapest Academy of Music was founded in 1875 by Franz Liszt himself and has borne his name since.
Freedom Square Architecture, castles and historic districts 1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér. Built on the site of a former Austrian barracks, this vast square has a certain appeal despite its slightly ostentatious nature.
Gaiety Theatre Architecture, castles and historic districts 1065 Budapest, Szent István körút 14 14. The Gaiety theatre is a neo-baroque building at the front of which you cannot fail to notice two busts: on the left, that of Miklós Zrínyi (1620-1664), a poet of croation origin and fierce partisan for the expulsion of the Turks, and on the right,tha.
Great Boulevard Architecture, castles and historic districts 1091 Budapest, Klauzál tér Between the Petőfi and Marguerite bridges a sort of circular boulevard stretches out, made up in fact by five boulevards : Ferenc, József , Erzsébet , Teréz and Szt.
Gresham Palace Architecture, castles and historic districts 1051 Budapest, Roosevelt tér 5-6. An example of the Art nouveau style in Budapest.
Hero Square Architecture, castles and historic districts 1068 Budapest, Hősök tere This immense square attributed to the architect Albert Schickedanz is surrounded by the Museum of Fine Arts and by the Art Gallery.
Hilton Hotel Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Hess András tér 1-3. This modern establishment which is out of place in an area with a preservation order, was built on the site of a former convent.
Hold Street Architecture, castles and historic districts 1093 Budapest, Hold utca This is where you will find one of the works by Ödön Lechner who appears in almost all the works dealing with the Secession style in Budapest: the building of the former Post Office Savings Bank.
Hungarian Science Academy Architecture, castles and historic districts 1051 Budapest, Roosevelt tér 9. A neo-Renaissance building dating from the 19th Century, attributed to the architect from Berlin Friedrich August Stüler.
Jewish Quarter Architecture, castles and historic districts 1062 Budapest, Károly Körút Cut off along its main lines by Káróly körút, Erzsébet körút, Dohány Street and Király Street, the Jewish Quarter is a good area to go for a walk: thus you would duiscover along the streets a particular atmosphere, whilst imagining who reigned here i.
Kapisztrán tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Kapisztrán tér. This square owes its name and dedicates a monument to the monk János Kapisztrán (1386-1456) who fought the Turks with János Hunyadi.
Király Baths Architecture, castles and historic districts 1027 Budapest, Fő utca 84. Finished by Mustapha Sokoli in 1566, these baths are one of the oldest establishments, dating back to the Turkish occupation.
Kodály körönd Architecture, castles and historic districts 1062 Budapest, Kodály körönd An elegant square with four symmetrical buildings in a circle arch.
Kossuth Lajos tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér In this large square, on 23rd October 1989 a huge crowd massed, that had come to celebrate the proclamation of the Hungarian Republic.
Léopold Town Architecture, castles and historic districts 1055 Budapest, Leopoldváros The sector of Lipótváros takes its name from Leopold II, King of Hungary from 1790 to 1792.
Liberty Bridge Architecture, castles and historic districts 1056 Budapest, Szabadság híd Along with the Chain Bridge, this is one of the most original in the city.
Lipótváros Architecture, castles and historic districts V. Budapest, Falk Miksa u. The Lipótváros district is named after Leopold II, King of Hungary from 1790 to 1792, and is part, along with Belváros, of the historic centre of Pest.
Március 15 tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1056 Budapest, Március 15 tér The name of this square which stands near to Elisabeth bridge recalls the first jour of the revolution of 1848.
Marguerite Bridge Architecture, castles and historic districts 1033 Budapest, Margit híd It was built from 1872 to 1876 by a French company using the plans by Ernest Gouin.
Művész Cake Shop and Tea Room Architecture, castles and historic districts 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 29. You will notice that this establishment has conserved its charm from the 1900s.
National Opera House Architecture, castles and historic districts 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 22. One of the most prestigious opera houses in Europe.
New Theatre Architecture, castles and historic districts 1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede utca 35. The New Theatre is a splendid 1990 reconstruction of the highly personal original by Béla Latja (1909).
New York Coffee House Architecture, castles and historic districts 1073 Budapest, Erzébet krt 9-11. The New York palace was built between 1891 and 1895 for an American insurance company.
Óbuda Architecture, castles and historic districts 1033 Budapest, Fő tér This suburb, an independent town till 1873, is the oldest part of Budapest.
Országház Street Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Országház utca The main artery for the quarter of the castle in the Middle Ages, this "street of the Parliament" has borne its current name since 1790.
Paris Thoroughfare Architecture, castles and historic districts 1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 5. The thoroughfare called Paris forms part the curiosities in Pest, not for its shops, but for its architecture.
Parliament Architecture, castles and historic districts 1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3. Attributed to Imre Steindl, this gigantic neo-gothic monument which makes you think, with its dome, its pinnacles, arrows, arcades and galleries, about the one in London or about the Dome in Milan.
Promenade of the Ramparts Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Tóth Árpád sétány. The promenade of the Ramparts (Tóth Árpád sétány) spreads from the bastion of Esztergom to the North up to Dísz tér, the square of the Parades, in the South of the quarter of the castle.
Redoubt in Pest Architecture, castles and historic districts 1051 Budapest, Vigadó tér 2. It is considered to be a remarkable example of Hungarian romanticism.
Roosevelt tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1051 Budapest, Roosevelt tér This square was named after F.
Royal Palace Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2. It was King Béla IV who decided to build a fortress here in order to protect Buda from the Mongols, however the castle owes its opulence to the Habsburgs.
Small Boulevard Architecture, castles and historic districts 1052 Budapest, Kiskörút The Small Boulevard (Kiskörút), as it is known locally, marks out a curve, following Deák tér, Károly körút, Museum körut, Kálvin tér and Vámház körút.
Szabó Ervin Library Architecture, castles and historic districts 1088 Budapest, Szabó Ervin tér 11. The Szabó Ervin library is housed in a complex made up of three integrated buildings.
Szent György tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér This square which stretches out in front of the main entrance to the castle is overlooked by two buildings on the right-hand side: the Neo-Gothic Sándor palace and former residence of the Prime Minister and the Castle theatre (Várszínház) with a Roco.
Szentháromság Street Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Szentháromság utca At No. 7, you have to queue up in the tourist season before Ruszwurm Cukrászda (a cake shop founded in 1827) to buy one of its superb gateaux or to sit down in the small adjoining room.
Szentháromság tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Szentháromság tér. Carriages await the visitors on the main square in the castle district, around the Trinity column built to commemorate the plague epidemics in the 17th and 18th century.
Szervita tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1052 Budapest, Szervita tér From the centre of this square you can get a good look at the mosaic in the Art nouveau or Secession style, which decorates the upper part of a building occupied on the ground floor by a clothes shop (No.
Tabán Architecture, castles and historic districts 1016 Budapest, Kőmuves lépcső This quarter spreads out from the foot of mount Gellért to the foot of the hillside of the castle.
Táncsics Mihály Street Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Táncsics Mihály utca This street, lined with fine houses with colourful façades in the Baroque or Neo-classical style, bears the name of a journalist.
The castle district Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér After strolling around the castle walls and enjoying the views or visiting a museum, why not enjoy the delights of wandering through the old part, where you can stop here and there to look at a shop window, a façade, a monument, to capture it on your.
Town Hall Architecture, castles and historic districts 1052 Budapest, Városház utca 9-11. You can only stop and stare at the façade of the Town Hall! Once a hospital for Invalids, then a barracks under Joseph II in 1784, the largest Baroque building in the city was built by Martinelli at the start of the 18th Century Above the porch, note.
Úri Street Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Úri utca The longest street in the quarter of the castle.
Váci Street Architecture, castles and historic districts 1052 Budapest, Váci utca The exceptional shopping street but also the street for tourists, lined with bureaux of exchange and shops of all kinds with enticing displays.
Vajdahunyad Castle Architecture, castles and historic districts 1146 Budapest, Vajdahunyad vára Built in 1896, Vajdahunyad is a perfect example of the Hungarian fusion of architectural styles (Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque), and is partly inspired by Honedoara castle in Romania.
Vértanúk tere Architecture, castles and historic districts 1054 Budapest, Vértanúk tere In this small square you will see the statue of Imre Nagy standing on a bridge, his look turned towards the Parliament.
Vienna Gate Architecture, castles and historic districts 1014 Budapest, Bécsi kapu tér Once the second entrance gate to the city, it was rebuilt in 1936 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the liberation of Buda.
Vigadó tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1051 Budapest, Vigadó tér In the tourist season this square on the banks of the Danube brims over with activities, the terraces of the restaurants are fit to burst.
Víziváros Architecture, castles and historic districts 1011 Budapest, Fő utca This part of Buda, which translates as "the town of water", has one of the oldest thermal baths in the city, dating from the Turkish occupation in the 16C: the Király Gyógfürdo (Király Baths), situated in Fo Utca, the main street.
Vörösmarty tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér. Located right in the heart of the pedestrian quarter, it is the square where all the tourists pass through at least once.
Western Railway Station Architecture, castles and historic districts 1062 Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar This station, a masterful blend of glass and steel which is perfectly integrated into the brick structure, was built between 1874 and 1877 by the Eiffel company, which was also responsible for Paris's most famous landmark.
Ybl Miklós tér Architecture, castles and historic districts 1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér. In this square there is a monument to the architect Miklós Ybl (1814-1891) and a fine pavilion (it should best be seen in the evening under the spotlights).
Zichy kastély Architecture, castles and historic districts 1033 Budapest, Fő tér 1. This castle was built for Count Miklós Zichy and his wife, the Lords of Óbuda in the 18th Century In the courtyard (concerts in the Summer), admire its beautiful façade and its stairwell.

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