Budapest offers not only cultural programs but also parks with several natural values. And there are some places in the Hungarian capital city which abound both kinds of sights, such as the Margaret Island, the Gellért Hill, or the City Park. A walk to the top of the Gellért Hill maybe a little bit tiring, but when you enjoy the best view to the city from the Liberty Statue, you’ll know that each inch of the tour has been worth it.
Besides the well-known Citadel, there are some other important sights on the hill. We recommend the Philosophers’ Garden or the statue of the martyr Gellért. The oldest platans and swamp cypresses in City Park are nearly 200 years old! The Vajdahunyad Castle here was built for the millennial celebration of the Hungarian Conquest; it’s the wonderful copy of the original home castle of the Hunyadi family. Designers wanted it to be only a temporary creation, but it became a real success, so it was rebuilt from lasting materials.
Two of our stops are between the Gellért Hill and the City Park, and both of them offer exciting minutes. The greatest synagogue of Europe can be found in the Dohány street, and it is the part of the World Heritage. The other one is the Central Market. Do you think that markets are only the passion of elderlies? If so, think it over again! Its neogothic gate, roof decorated with Zsolnay porcelain, and other exclusive parts make it valuable from the architectural aspect, too. Naturally, the traditional (and high-quality) food supply of markets can be found here, but if you’d like to buy some souvenirs, you’ll find plenty of them. Moreover: sometimes different events are organized here, too.
The are some other sights near City Park. During the Budapest Sightseeing Tours, we pass the Budapest Zoo and the Fun Fair – both of them could deserve a trip themselves. On the Heroes’ Square, we’ll watch the statues of some famous Hungarian kings and heroes.
Only a half day for such an interesting city? I thought it is impossible but You did it! I think we didn’t miss any of the most famous sights – anyway, I think i’ll visit some of them again, in a more detailed way. Maybe I’l try your Parliament tour…
I could spent much more time in your capital city, because it’s so many wonders, but I think the most important items were shown to us. I’m sure that I’ll soon return.
The Hungarian capital city and me – this is the case of love at first sight. Some of my tour-mates say that it is much more wonderful at night. I couldn’t image so I must book another tour soon!
If you’re interested in Hungarian history (or, at least, the past of the city), it is a real must-have program. There’s no other way to know so much interesting infos in such a little time!
Emma Horan –
I could not imagine why the Castle District is so amazing written by guidelines and comments on other sites. Now, I know. It is so worth visiting this tour.
David Linchmann –
Thank for great program. Daniel, the leader of the group was very fantastic performer! We enjoyed this Budapest trip! Best regads, David
I’m a kind of guest who ‘love’ writing/saying critics – but this is the point when I must give up. Everything was perfect! Interesting program and guide – I enjoyed it very much.
The group leader is a great cool guy! Tx to him and to all the other staff, it was the best sightseeing tour in my life!