Things to do in Budapest
The Szechenyi Bridge bears the name of Hungarian politician, Istvan
Szechenyi who was a major supporter of the project. However, it is
popularly known as the Chain Bridge. Designed by William T. Clark, it is a
suspension bridge which connects Buda and Pest. The mid-19th
century bridge was the first permanent bridge to connect the western and
eastern sides. The Szechenyi Bridge is an iconic structure offering
panoramic views of the both sides and the Danube. The cast-iron bridge is
emblematic of the city as well as Hungary.
The Hungarian Parliament is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary.
It is the second biggest parliament building in Europe after the Romanian
Parliament. The elegant building looks over the Danube and has elements of
Gothic Revival and Renaissance Revival architecture styles. The Parliament
has a central dome and a symmetrical facade which features statues of
famous military figures, Transylvanian leaders and Hungarian rulers.
Buda Castle District
Buda Castle is the historical castle complex of Hungarian rulers in the
Castle District. The Baroque Royal Palace houses the Budapest History
Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery. The Buda Castle is a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. The Castle District includes other prominent points of
interest like the 11th century Matthias Church, the neo gothic
viewing platform, Fisherman’s Bastion and the Cold War era bunker museum,
Hospital in the Rock.