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Look up, touch, discover — Our architectural treasures

Wherever you go, don’t forget to look up: search for beautiful facades, ornamented carvings, exceptional tiles, unique panels and build-ons, because just as a tree trunk shows the life of the tree, a building’s facade also reflects how people lived in it and what the house has been through, silently providing safety and home to many. 

Through architecture, we can relive history and marvel at the colourful and diverse world that our cities embody. Immersed in the beauty of architecture, we have the chance to roam among eras, memories and historic mementos at our own pace.

Hungary’s architecture is colourful and diverse, a dialogue of ages and fates, their impact on one another, a story of a search for solutions. The buildings we live, work or study in often have decades or centuries of history. These silent heroes carry the past’s tangible imprints and memories, acting as solid foundations for our present and for many, these astounding gems also serve as inspiration for the future. Thus, architecture itself is enough of a reason to hit the road. 

Look around and notice the hidden treasures full of details, full of surprises, full of history and life. Hungary’s architecture has been shaped by our heritage. It has been waiting for you for centuries; so start discovering.

Look up and discover the subtle details

If we want to truly explore our architectural treasures, we should also pay attention to subtle details. Apart from the architects and designers who we know from the books, the buildings’ histories and styles were also shaped by hundreds of craftsmen and artists, from painters of stained glass through blacksmiths to ceramists, who all left their mark and a part of their personalities on the works.

A plethora of architectural styles

Almost all architectural styles have left their mark on Hungary and its capital city, so wandering around in the various neighbourhoods feels like time travel. It is enough to look around and we find ourselves jumping back centuries in time in seconds: the typical buildings of the various eras are in perfect harmony with each other wherever we go. 

Explore the diverse architectural treasures of Budapest

Budapest’s architecture is world famous; it’s no coincidence that every traveller mentions how impressed they were by the buildings’ diversity when they looked up, no matter which part of the city they were in. 

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