Located in Hungary, Europe, Budapest is a hot trending tourist attraction. It brings in a large part of its economical revenue from the tourism industry. The capital of Hungary, Budapest is the most populated city of the country situated at the heart of Europe; Budapest came to be formed in the late 9th century. The people residing here are quietly proud of their city from the Heroes Square to the butterfly house, this city will not fail to win the hearts of the tourists at first visit. If you are planning a recent Budapest tour, then make sure to visit these astonishing places.
This piece of historical magnificence was completed in 1265 and was referred to as the royal palace or royal castle. Presently this place now is the house of the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. During World War II, the interior of this palace was quite destroyed. The ruins were excavated after 1946. Not much information about the early sources has been found. The historical relics such as the King’s cellar, Albrecht cellar, Barrel Vaulted rooms, old ceremonial rooms, the grand throne room is also known as the ballroom, will entice you with its mystical charm.
St. Stephen’s Basilica
This five-part Venetian Mosaic is a representation of the allegories of the mass. The most precious sacred relic here is placed under a class in the chapel. It is the mummified right hand of the patron saint of the church, who was the first King of Hungary, St. Stephen. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area from the dome of the church. Its construction began in 1851 but was not finished until 1905.
The Fisherman’s Bastion is a complex of towers, courtyards, walls, and portico. It was constructed between 1895 and 1902. It overlooks the defence walls built in the Middle Ages by the fishermen’s guild. The Bastion overlooks the Danube River and is famous amongst the visitors for the stunning views of the city it offers. Many of its balconies and 7 towers are free of the entrance fee, but a visit to the upper levels or turrets cost a subtle amount of money. August 20th is a national holiday and the fireworks in Budapest are an amazing sight from the balconies of the Bastion.
The Chain Bridge
Hanging over the length of river Danube, the Chain Bridge is a suspension overbridge connecting the Pest and Buda, two places on opposite sides of the river. It was constructed in the 19th century and is the first permanent bridge of the city. Before the advent of this crossing bridge, people used to take up boats and water rides for long distance travelling. The design of this bridge was laid by William Tierney Clark and the architecture was achieved by Count Szechenyi, under the supervision of engineer Adam Clark. It was one of the first structures to be rebuilt after being destroyed by German enemy forces during World War II. On the Buda side of the bridge, is the Adam Square where a sculpture of Milkos Boros marks the start of all roads in Budapest. The bridge is 16 meters wide and 375 meters long. Two huge chains connect the two towers of the bridge, and from here it gets its name.
The original structure was erected in 1897. It is the largest indoor market in the city of Budapest. Recognizing it as a market place from its outside appearance is almost next to impossible. It is built of orange coloured bricks, and the roof of it is covered in bright coloured tiles. These tiles were designed by Hungarian architect, especially for this market. The market monument was designed by Samu Pecz. It is situated in the Fovam Square, near Liberty Bridge on the bank of river Danube. This place has a basement, filled with fish sellers, an Asian based store, a small medicine shop, and a supermarket. The ground floor has shops selling fresh produce such as vegetables, fresh off the soil, cheese and meat as well. The first floor sells foods native to Budapest in comparatively cheaper prices, souvenirs such as local indigenous handcraft items, traditional crafts, etc. The weekends bring in International Gastro Days, where international food is kept under the limelight.
Budapest is the capital of beautiful places enriched in history and architecture splendour and a trip to this place will always stay with you.