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Must-see sights in Budapest

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This is no exaggeration: if you come to Budapest, there are things that you simply must see. Explore the capital and visit the country’s iconic attractions – many of which are World Heritage Sites – on both sides of the rolling Danube – to see for yourself that this is truly a picturesque city. You won't need Insta filters here for perfect photos. The dazzling city centre of Budapest will be the perfect background.  

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It is almost impossible to list everything that is worth doing, seeing or tasting in Budapest, especially because a journey in and around the Hungarian capital will surely lead to personal discoveries as well for each visitor. However, there are a few places that should not be missed.

Hungary’s most iconic building: the Parliament

What pops into your mind first when hearing the words iconic Hungarian building? We’ll bet you anything it’s the House of Parliament on the banks of the Danube. The building has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987 as part of the Banks of the Danube.

Budapest's first permanent bridge over the Danube: the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, adorned with its huge stone lions

The Chain Bridge is one of the most beautiful and well-known landmarks in Budapest. Although the mere sight of Budapest’s first permanent bridge over the Danube speaks for itself, it is well worth taking a peek through the ‘keyhole of history’ for a better appreciation of it. So here goes.

All Hungarian history in one place: on Heroes' Square

Take a journey through Hungarian history. An outdoor World Heritage site, lined with monumental statues. What is it? Heroes' Square, of course. It’s worth getting to know a bit about Hungarian history virtually beforehand so that you can absorb it better at the site itself.

Walk along Andrássy út, the most prestigious avenue in Hungary

Andrássy út, an avenue that is emblematic of the Hungarian capital and the whole of Hungary, connects the heart of the city, Deák Ferenc tér, with Hősök tere. If you want to soak up the true feeling of life in Budapest, make sure you walk along this majestic road, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

MÜPA The Palace of the Arts

MÜPA, the Palace of the Arts in Budapest, is one of the most modern Hungarian cultural institutions, special because it is a venue that is equally suited to several branches of art at the same time.