There’s so much to see in Budapest. This Eastern European sweetheart has some of the most incredible architecture you will ever see. Check out some of the best spots in the Hungarian capital.
Szent Istvan ter 1.
The treasury of the Basilica of St Stephen contains ecclesiastical objects, including censers, chalices, ciboria and vestments, plus an unmissable art deco double monstrance.
Szent Gyoergy ter 2
With a collection of more than 10,000 art objects, this museum is not for the cultural faint of heart.
Allatkerti korut 9-11.
Széchenyi Fürdő, the largest medicinal bathing complex in Europe, is housed in a beautiful neo-baroque building in the middle of City Park.
Kossuth Lajos ter 12
Visitors are offered an easy introduction to traditional Hungarian life at this sprawling museum opposite Parliament with thousands of displays in 13 rooms on the 1st floor.
Andrassy ut 60
You will have to brace yourself before going into this historical building. Also bring your reading glasses; all of the information in English is on copious sheets of paper in each room.
Kossuth Lajos ter 1-3.
The most visible symbol of Budapest's left bank is the huge neo-Gothic Parliament, mirrored in the Danube much the way Britain's Parliament is reflected in the Thames.
Dohany utca 2-8
The jewel of the Jewish quarter in Budapest is the synagogue.
Muzeum koerut 14-16
The permanent collection here takes you a stimulating journey into the everyday Hungarian experience, from the recent to the more distant past.
Gellert Spa 84
Kelenhegyi ut 4
Thermal baths are integral to the city's culture.
This set of ramparts and turrets... calls to mind a castle right out of a fairytale. The seven turrets symbolise the seven Magyar tribes.
Pava utca 39
This centre, housed in a striking modern building in a working-class neighbourhood, opened in 2004 on the 60th anniversary of the start of the holocaust in Hungary.
Chain Bridge 86
This twin-towered span is the city’s oldest and arguably most beautiful bridge. It is named in honour of its initiator, István Széchenyi, but was built by a Scotsman named Adam Clark.