world Heritage sites of Budapest
Danube bank at
offers one of the most
beautiful panoramas of the
world, looking either form the promenade on the Pest side, or from the
quay on the Buda side. Reaching from the Technical University to the
Chain Bridge, it includes the Gellert
Spa, the Statue of Liberty, the Citadel
and the Buda
. On the opposite side, in
Pest, the beautiful Parliament
can be found (length 268 m, height 96 m) with frescoes of
famous painters and the 1000 years old Coronation Jewels of King St.
the Chainbridge follows, the
Buda and Pest, which was built under the guidance of Adam Clark, from
the donations of Count István Széchenyi in 1842.
On Roosevelt square
one can find the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
finished in 1865, the art-nouveau
style Gresham Palace from 1907 and the Ministry of Home Affairs (the
former building of Hitelbank).
the conquest of the land in 896 a
settlement was formed on the Buda
hills, which due to the Mongolian
attacks was strengthened
and built to a Gothic
fortress by King Béla IV. Since 1347 it has been the seat of
the kings, which was later
developed to a magnificent Renaissance palace by King Matthias. It was
released after a 150 years of Turkish
occupation in 1686.
in 1873 the three city parts Buda, Pest and
Óbuda were unified, the castle was rebuilt using the middle
age remnants but characterised by baroque
the second world war it was damaged again. Since the rebuilding, archaeological
renovation takes place. The history of the castle is presented in the
Budapest History Museum in the “E” building of the
2002 the Andrássy
Avenue became part of the World
Heritage List too, with its
along with the Millenium
Underground Line and
. Both of
them was built to commemorate the thousandth anniversary of the
in 1896. Two and three storey high, eclectical and neo-renaissance
and villas line the Andrássy Avenue, which is divided into
three parts by double line of trees.
two outer lanes were once
cowered by wooden cubes for the genteel public on horse back.
edifices the Opera
, the Academy of Music -
founded by Ferenc Liszt, the Institute
and the houses decorated by
and mosaics at the corner of Kodály
Körönd are of
outstanding national value.
At Heroes' Square
the great personalities of our history are represented by the statues
of György Zala in the colonnade. At the two sides of the
square the Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery are facing each
other. Under the avenue the first underground of the continent is still
running. The renovated stops and trains regained their old splendor.
Period documents present the most beautiful buildings of Buda and Pest
in the underground stops.