Prestigious buildings, colourful mosaic windows, charming reliefs and sculptures, and the splendid cultural venues makes Budapest an even more outstanding city. Each building is an architectural masterpiece which are not only famous for their history but their interior design and artistic atmosphere are amazingly impressive as well. Admire the most prestigious buildings in Budapest and enjoy a visual treat by taking a guided tour during your visit.
HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT
Located along the Pest river bank, the Parliament building is a UNESCO World Site Heritage. As an impressive work of great Hungarian masters, the Parliament became an architectural masterpiece which the Hungarians are very proud of. It was built for 19 years, constructed from 40 million bricks, 88 pounds of golds and half a million precious stones.
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ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA
St. Stephen’s Basilica can leave a difficult past behind itself as its construction had to suffer several complication. The monumental building is the largest catholic church in Budapest and it can hold up to eight thousand people. It is well worth taking a look at the facades as well, as the sculptures and reliefs forms famous Biblical and historical figures. By climbing up on the 145 stairs to its dome will allow you to capture a breath taking panoramic view over the city.
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DOHÁNY STREET SYNAGOGUE
Europe largest Jewish house of worship is located in the old Jewish Quarter of Budapest, known as the ‘Dohány street’s Great Synagogue’. The building was constructed in Moorish style with special ceramic decorations forming an exceptional exterior design. The Synagogue is not only a house of worship, but also a symbol for Hungarian Jews, commemorating dramatic moments of Jewish history. The Synagogue gives home to a Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery and a Memorial Garden for the victims of the Holocaust.
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STATE OPERA HOUSE
The Hungarian State Opera House is one of the most prestigious cultural buildings in Budapest, not only the pride of the stunning Andrassy avenue, but it was the most outstanding masterpiece of the Austrian – Hungarian Monarchy. Although the Opera was built hundred of years ago, the acoustics there are still considered amongst the world’s finest. Every inch of the Opera House provides a memorable experience. The neo-renaissance architecture, elegant colours and beautiful frescos generate a harmonised composition which attract thousandth of visitors to discover this national monument.
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VIGADO CONCERT HALL
This spectacular building located alongside the Danube started its operation in the 19th century. The Vigado was home to luxurious balls and music concerts in the past, even Hungary’s most revered musical son, Franz Liszt returned several times to perform music concerts. This cultural institution still aims to present the cultural diversity of Budapest and keeps entertaining the visitors with artistic exhibitions, high quality theatrical performances and music concerts throughout the year.
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