Here is our list of the top sights where you can appreciate the baroque architecture of lovely Budapest, Hungary. Most are free or very low in cost, and the cafes — where you do have to pay in forint — return fabulous desserts and coffee for the price. Yes, after a long day of sightseeing, you deserve to stop at one.
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In the Buda of Budapest:
Starting in Buda on Castle Hill, you can
– Visit the Neo-Gothic Matthias Church on Trinity Square
– Fisherman’s Bastion
– Budapest Hilton Hotel – just walk in and take a look
– Tanscics Minalyutca and Tanok Utca, to see restored baroque houses
– Ruszwarm CafÃ©, then see the Royal Palace
– Budapest History Museum and National Gallery, for their collection of the Middle Ages
In the Pest of Budapest:
Now you can cross over to the Pest side of the city. You can
– Cross the Chain Bridge and tour Vaci Utca, a busy shopping street that’s car-free
– Try the 19th century CafÃ© Gerbeaud; it survived the 2nd World War
– Peruse the wares at Herend Porcelian, one of the best porcelain shops
– Relax with thermal spring baths, Kiraly or Rudas Spas or Gellert Hotel Baths
– Spend an evening at Varkert Casino or others
Learn more at the Budapest Tourist Office website.
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