Budapest is truly one of the world’s most attractive cities, rich in both natural and architectural beauty.
It is no wonder that the Castle District, the River Danube embankments and the whole of Andrássy út have been officially recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The caves of Buda are one of its best kept secrets. The Pálvölgy dripstone cave system (entrance at II. Szépvölgyi út 162) has over half a mile of zigzagging tunnels decorated with stalactites and stalagmites. Over twice as extensive is the Szemlő Hill system (entrance at II. Pusztaszeri út 35), known for its gypsum and tartaric acid...
Budapest is richly endowed with natural springs of thermal waters possessing various medicinal properties, and it is these that supply the city’s many thermal baths. Not for nothing is it known as the City of Spas. Among its most precious treasures are its sixteenth century Turkish baths, as well as the Széchenyi, the Gellért and the Lukács...
Aquincum Museum and Roman Ruins: (III. Szentendrei út 139): These two-thousand-year old ruins are remains of the Roman town of Aquincum, and include an impressive ruin of the amphitheatre. The contents of the museum include murals, mosaic floors, a reconstructed water organ and a diorama showing what and how the Roman nobility ate.
Visitors to Budapest will quickly see how it has managed to blend several centuries of architectural and cultural heritage with all the innovations thrown at it by modern life. As finances permit historic buildings and monuments are gradually being renovated and restored, and if time is of the essence visitors would be well advised to make a...
Churches and ecclesiastical collections
Inner City Franciscan Church (V. Ferenciek tere): There was a church and monastery on this site as far back as the thirteenth century. The ornate baroque structure seen today dates mostly from the eighteenth century. Its frescoes are the work of Károly Lotz and Vilmos Tardos Krenner, and its baroque high altar and associated statues are...