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City centre detailed travel guide in English showing must-see places & best destinations to visit - Budapest top tourist attractions map
Maps of best attractions in Budapest, Hungary
Budapest maps will guide you to the best destinations in this historic and sprawling city. By following the maps you be able to locate the major sights and experiences. Budapest is surprisingly easy to navigate with the use of the excellent public transportation network which includes Metro (M1, M2, M3, M3 lines), trams, funicular rail and buses. The city is split down the center by the Danube River. On the west side of the Danube is hilly Buda, and on the east is flat Pest. Buda and Pest are connected by a series of characteristic bridges, e.g. Margaret Bridge, the famous Chain Bridge or the Elisabeth Bridge. These bridges are fun to cross by foot, but it’s faster to go under the river (on the M2/red Metro line), or to cross over it by tram or bus. The maps will show you the detailed locations of the must-see sights including Szechenyi Baths, Castle Hill, Turkish thermal baths, City Park, Royal Castle, House of Terror, Great Synagogue, Jewish Quarter, Vaci Utca, Aquaworld, Gellert Baths, Deak Square, Liberty Bridge, Little Princess statue, Memento Park, National Museum, St Stephen Basilica, National Theatre, Parliament, Virgin Mary Cave Church, Zoo - just click on a selected map to access a high resolution version that can be downloaded and printed; or saved onto your mobile device.
Free inner city map with main landmarks, historical sights, Jewish Quarter, Great Synagogue, museums, churches, pubs, bars, nightlife clubs - Budapest iconic tourist attractions map
Points of interest, pedestrian walking area, Metro stops, shopping malls, tourist information office, train rail transit - Budapest jpg map
Metro (subway, underground, tube) & tram (tramway) stations - Suburban HEV railway lines - BKK public transport system network with Liszt Ferenc airport terminal link - Budapest map
Big Bus city sightseeing hop-on hop-off double decker open top bus tour stops with boat river cruises, night coaches & hotels - Budapest free city map
One-day trip to explore top 15 great spots & major sites worth visiting - What to see - Where to go - What to do - Budapest printable sightseeing map
Thermal turkish baths, spas, swimming pools including Szechenyi & Gellert Baths - Fun things to do with family & kids - Budapest large scale map
Buda famous must-do sites - Visitor itinerary planner showing Chain Bridge, Fisherman's Bastion - Budapest offline map
Pest favourite must-go locations - Most popular historical buildings including House of Terror, Great Market Hall - Budapest pop up map
Danube River, Margaret Island, City Park, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest Zoo - Budapest online map
Old Town hop-on hop-off pink & green bus tour routes diagram showing Royal Castle Hill, Heroe's Square - Budapest simple map
Street plan with road names - Bird's eye aerial 3d virtual interactive view poster - Budapest tourist guide map
Vaci & Kiraly Streets direction map of central district neighborhood zone regions showing Liberty Bridge - Budapest main tourist attractions map
City center map of monuments for tourist including Elizabeth Bridge, State Opera, National Museum - Budapest map of things to do
Map of top 10 attractions in Budapest
The typical top ten attractions are listed below. You can find the detailed locations of these places on the maps above.
- Szechenyi Baths - Budapest’s steamy soaking scene in City Park — the city’s single best attraction.
- Great Market Hall - Colorful Old World shopping mall with produce, eateries, souvenirs, and great people-watching.
- House of Terror - Harrowing remembrance of Nazis and communist secret police in former headquarters/torture site.
- Hungarian Parliament - Vast riverside government center with remarkable interior.
- Heroes’ Square - Mammoth tribute to Hungary’s historic figures, fronted by art museums.
- Great Synagogue (Grand Synagogue) - The world’s second-largest, with fancy interior, good museum, and memorial garden.
- Gellert Baths - Touristy baths in historic Buda hotel.
- Walk Across the Chain Bridge - The Chain Bridge was considered to be one of the wonders of the world and the architect was so immensely proud of his work that he challenged anyone to find fault with the bridge. It is said that when it was discovered that the lions that stand guard at either end are missing their tongues, the architect committed suicide.
- City Park (Varosliget) - Budapest’s backyard, with Art Nouveau zoo, Transylvanian Vajdahunyad Castle replica, amusement park, and Szechenyi Baths.
- Margaret Island - Budapest’s traffic-free urban playground, with spas, ruins, gardens, a game farm, and fountains, set in the middle of the Danube.
Other popular landmarks and activities include:
- Vaci Utca Street - A street famous for its shops and korzo (promenade) since the eighteenth century.
- Gellert Hill Liberation Monument - Situated in a park on Gellért Hill, the monument is visible from all over the city. It is now one of the symbols of Budapest.
- Hungarian State Opera House - Neo-Renaissance splendor and affordable opera.
- Hungarian National Gallery - Top works by Hungarian artists, housed in the Royal Palace.
- Memento Park - Larger-than-life communist statues all collected in one park, on the outskirts of town.
- Hospital in the Rock - Fascinating underground network of hospital and bomb-shelter corridors from WWII and the Cold War.
- Szabadsag Ter - Monumental square with a controversial obelisk honoring Soviet "liberators".
- St. Istvan’s Basilica - Budapest’s largest church, with a saint’s withered fist and great city views.
- Take a Danube River Cruise - Budapest is beautiful by day, but absolutely stunning by night as the buildings lining the banks of the Danube twinkle and reflect on the dark waters.
- Matthias Church - Landmark Neo-Gothic church with gilded history-book interior and revered 16th-century statue of Mary and Jesus.
- Lookout from the Fisherman’s Bastion - The neo-Gothic terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion is located on the Castle Hill and provides panoramic views of the city.
What are some interesting facts about Budapest?
The name "Budapest" is the composition of the city names "Buda" and "Pest," which merged along with third part Obuda (Ancient Buda) into a single city in 1873.
Budapest is a host to a number of World Heritage Sites, including its banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway. It is also ranked as the most livable Central/Eastern European city on EIU's quality of life index, Europe's 7th most idyllic place to live by Forbes, and as the 9th most beautiful city in the world by UCityGuides.
Budapest has the second oldest metro in the world, built after the one build in London. Work on the first (yellow) metro live began in 1896. Today the city is served by 4 lines.
The city has more thermal springs than any other capital in the world. An amazing 70 million liters of thermal water rises to the surface daily. As a result, there a number of medicinal baths all around Budapest, which have been enjoyed by millions of people since the Roman Empire.
You'll find one of the world's longest passenger tram in Budapest. It's a 54-metre (177 ft) long Siemens Combino, which run at 60 to 90 second intervals at peak time and 3–4 minutes off-peak and is usually packed with people. Aside from trams, the city's public transportation also includes three metro lines, as well as buses, trolleybuses, suburban railway lines, a boat service, a cogwheel railway, a funicular, and a chairlift called Libego.
Budapest is a host to the popular Sziget Festival, which is visited by some 400,000 people. It takes place on a large Hajogyari-sziget island where both locals and tourists come to have a fun time.
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