Take a seat next to the Little Princess, her bronze statue sitting on the rail separating the tram from pedestrians near the Vigadó building. Modeled after the artist’s own daughter while wearing a crown made of paper, the princess is seldom lonely; travelers keep her company as they take pictures together.
A few steps away is another little girl who is a tourist favorite. This bronze statue of a girl playing fetch with her dog was set up in 2007; visitors love to take photos of them give her a helping hand in getting the ball back from her dog.
Hungary’s Parliament is a grand structure overlooking the Danube. It is the third biggest state assembly in the world and is the most recognizable building in Hungary. Besides the building itself, make sure to have a picture with the guards of the national banner at the center of the square. If you time it right, you might even get to take a picture with the marching band.
While checking out Parliament, be sure to snap a shot of yourself alongside poet Attila József, lost in his musings. József is one of Hungary’s best-known poets, and one of his most famous pieces is entitled “By the Danube” which he was inspired to write while looking into the river. József’s statue has been moved back to its original, appropriate location; however, up until the recent 2014 reconstruction of Kossuth square, he had somewhat oddly been placed with his back to the river.