Budapest was an early Celtic settlement that was converted by the Romans into the town of Aquincum and the capital of Lower Pannonia. Hungarians arrived in the area in the late 9th century and the Mongols invaded and pillage 1241-42. The city of Buda which lies on the west bank of the Danube River became a Renaissance culture at the end of the 15th century. After 1526 it become under the control of the Ottomans for 150 years.

After the re-conquest of Buda in 1686 a new period developed for both sides of the river and in 1873 Buda, Óbuda unified with Pest on the East side of the river to form todays Budapest. It became the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until after the end of the WW I in 1918. It was occuppied by Germany during WW II and was dominated by Communist rule until 1989. In 1956 an uprising demanded democratic reform was crush by the invasion of the Red Army from the Soviet Union.

Budapest has economically grown into one of Europe’s most productive cities in the last several decades and is the home a vibrant university intitutions. Its exceptional sites and culture make it a must see city on any tourists list.

Regions of Budapest…
Inner City
  • Budavár
  • Belváros
  • Terézváros
  • Ersébetváros
  • Józsefváros
  • Ferencváros
Outer Buda
  • South Buda
  • Hegyvidék
  • North Buda
  • Óbuda
  • Aquincum
  • Csepel
Outer Pest
  • Angyaföld
  • Zugló
  • Köbánya
  • North Pest
  • East Pest
  • South Pest
Points of Interests in Budapest…
Listed are some of the most interesting places to visit and see in Budapest.
* UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may sort the table below by alpha name, type of site, classification of site, area and district of Budapest
Royal PalaceLandmarkPalaceInner CityBudavár
Fisherman's BastionLandmarkMemorial TerraceInner CityBudavár
Matthias ChurchLandmark-ReligiousChurchInner CityBudavár
Hungarian National GalleryMuseumArtInner CityBudavár
Gellért HillNaturalCity Park / VistaInner CityBudavár
Rudas Thermal BathLeisureSpaInner CityBudavár
Szechenyi Chain BridgeLandmarkBridgeInner CityBelváros
ParliamentLandmarkHistoric BldgInner CityBelváros
Danube PromenadeLandmarkRiverwalkInner CityBelváros
St. Stephen BasilicaLandmark-ReligiousBasilicaInner CityBelváros
Vaci utcaLandmarkPedestrian StreetInner CityBelváros
Vörösmarty SquareLandmarkCity Square FountainInner CityBelváros
Andrássy Ave. LandmarkBoulvelardInner CityTerézváros
State Opera House LandmarkMusicInner CityTerézváros
Vajdahunyad CastleLandmarkCastleOuter PestZugló
Millennium MonumentLandmarkMemorialOuter PestZugló
Heroes SquareLandmarkCity SquareOuter PestZugló
Széchenyi Thermal BathLeisureSpaOuter PestZugló
Great Market HallLandmarkPublic MarketInner CityFerencváros
Great Synagogue and the Jewish MuseumLandmark-Religious / MuseumSynagogue & Jewish MuseumInner CityErzsébetváros
Margaret IslandNaturalRiver IslandOuter PestAngyalföld
Day Trips from Budapest…
  • Bratislava
  • Danube Bend
    • Visegrad Castle
    • Szentendre
  • Debrecen
  • Eger
  • Etyek wine region
  • Great Plains of Hungary (Puszta)
    • Hortobágy National park 🏛
  • Gödöllö Palace
  • Győr
  • Hollókő 🏛
  • Lake Balaton
  • Pannonhalma Abbey 🏛
  • Pécs 🏛
  • Sopron
  • Szeged
  • Tokaj wine region 🏛
  • Vienna

Transportation in Budapest…