World Heritage in Budapest

 

2016. Április 20.

Are you curious about some unforgettable parts of the World Heritage? Come and see Budapest! 


Let’s start our trip with the Gellért Hill, which is called the gemstone of Budapest. Owing to the magnificent panorama from its top, the 235-metre-high Gellért Hill has been part of the World Heritage since 1987. The most beautiful views over Budapest open from the top of its cliffs facing the Danube. You can climb the hill from two sides: take the stairs by the waterfall at Elizabeth Bridge, or take a longer pathway by the Gellért Bath. The Citadel, one of the most famous historical monuments on the Gellért Hill was built after the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-49 was put down. Today, the fortress provides a breathtaking view over the capital.


We’ll continue our path with another part of the World Heritage, the Castle Hill. You can get to Buda Castle by the Castle Hill Funicular (Budavári Sikló) which has been in service since 1870. It runs on a 95 meter route of 50 meters elevation and offers one of the most astonishing panoramas in the World. While travelling by the Castle Hill Funicular you could say that you are using a vehicle which is a part of the World Heritage. 


On the top you can find the Castle District, which is on the list of the parts of the World Heritage, as well. All major streets of the Castle District are connected to the Holy Trinity square (Szentháromság tér). The most beloved sights of the Castle District, the Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion are situated here. The church with its colorful roof tiles and rich ornaments is a thousand-year-old marvel of gothic architecture. Nowadays while enjoying the organ concerts organized here, you can admire the interior lavishly decorated with frescoes. Nearby the church, the seven towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion represent the seven Hungarian tribes who occupied the Carpathian Basin in 896. The bastion offers you a gorgeous panorama to the Pest side. While continuing your path on the narrow streets of the Castle District, you can still feel the atmosphere of the past. The buildings of the Royal Palace, which were the homes of ancient Hungarian Kings, today host the Hungarian National Gallery, the National Széchenyi Library and the Historical Museum


Don’t forget the attractions of the Pest side, either! The Andrássy Avenue, one of the most important streets of Budapest is a World Heritage site, as well. Due to its picturesque architecture and unique atmosphere it attracts thousands of tourists year after year. The 2.5 km long Andrássy Avenue connects the City Park with the city Centre and offers plenty of historical, architectural and cultural sights. You can explore the avenue by the Millennium Underground, the first continental metro line in Europe (from 1894-96) or by walking towards Heroes’ Square. The Andrassy Avenue is famous for not only its spectacular cultural buildings such as the Hungarian State Opera House, the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy or the Ballet Institute, but for its beautiful neo-renaissance and neo-baroque villas from the 19th century, as well. 


Enjoy your tour exploring the parts of the World Heritage organized by us and make some memorable experiences!

 

 

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