A Journey Through Budapest’s History

A Journey Through Budapest’s History

Chain Bridge – Budapest won’t be completed without Chain Bridge. Szechenyi (Say-chain-ee) Chain Bridge has been the landmark of Budapest since it was opened in 1849 because it connects Clark Adam Square in Buda and Szechenyi Square in Pest on the opposite side of Danube River together. At the time of its completion, Chain Bridge is considered one of the modem world’s engineering wonders and went on the record as the longest suspension bridge in Europe.

Chain Bridge

Chain Bridge

The Museum of Fine Arts – Budapest won’t be completed without Chain Bridge. Szechenyi (Say-chain-ee) Chain Bridge has been the landmark of Budapest since it was opened in 1849 because it connects Clark Adam Square in Buda and Szechenyi Square in Pest on the opposite side of Danube River together. At the time of its completion, Chain Bridge is considered one of the modem world’s engineering wonders and went on the record as the longest suspension bridge in Europe.

Parliament Building you will be stunned by the magnificent Neo-Gothic architecture of the Parliament. Inaugurated in 1886 to celebrate Hungary’s 1000th anniversary and fully completed in 1902, Budapest Parliament has 691 rooms and an incredible 19 kilometers of stairs, making it the third largest parliament in the world. When the National Assembly is not in session, the parliament is opened for guided tours. Explore the fascinating architecture of the main hall, the old House of Lords, get a glimpse of the impressive Hungarian Crown Jewels, and learn the history of Hungary politic.

Budapest Parliament

Budapest Parliament

Margaret Island – Romantic walkways, medieval ruins, landscaped gardens, water park, musical fountains, and open-air theater, if these attractions spark your interest, then Margaret Island is your piece of heaven. Guarded by the majestic Danube River, the peaceful hideaway is located just a few minutes from the heart of Budapest and it is popular among locals and tourists alike, especially during weekend and holidays. Margaret Island gets extra lively during summer and spring as people flocks to Palatinus Baths to enjoy outdoor pools, some with medicinal benefits, amidst beautiful garden setting.

Budapest’s Busiest Avenue – Andrassy ut stretches 2.4 kilometres from the city center to the City Park. Andrassy ut is easily Budapest’s busiest avenue with eclectic Neo-Renaissance palaces and houses of aristocrats, bankers, and noble families built by the most distinguished architects of the time. The avenue is the best spot for a stroll alongside the beautiful turn-of-the-century buildings which are now turned into restaurants, cafes and upscale boutiques, including Louis Vuitton, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry and Gucci. It is also home to impressive cultural buildings like the State Opera and the Academy of Music, the Ferenc Hopp Museum of East Asian Art, and the Zoltan Kodaly Memorial Museum.

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