Budapest is an awesome travel destination. Ancient history, an imperial background, Europe’s biggest river and a stunning architecture. Budapest offers a lot of travel attractions and the most incredible is the Danube cruise in Budapest. But there are a lot of attractions in Budapest, we will talk about some of them and finishing with some details about the Danube river cruise.
A highlight of a walk around Budapest’s lovely pedestrian-friendly cobbled streets is the area around the country’s architecturally pleasing Parliament building, and its neighbors, the Museum of Ethnography and the Ministry of Agriculture. The world’s third largest parliament building, this Neo-Gothic building was inaugurated in 1886 to mark the country’s 1,000th anniversary. (Hungary was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.) It boasts 691 rooms as well as an impressive 19 kilometers of corridors and stairs. Guided tours (approximately 45 minutes) are available whenever the government is not sitting and include many of the building’s highlights, such as the main entrance hall, various lobbies, and the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
Today, it’s one of Budapest’s most popular sights; however, at the time of its construction, it was intended simply as part of the Millennial Exhibition held in the city in 1896. Built from cardboard and wood and designed by Ignac Alpar, the castle featured replicas of buildings throughout the Kingdom of Hungary. It was converted into stone during the early 1900s and now plays host to a number of festivals and events, as well as being home to the Hungarian Agricultural Museum. Europe’s largest synagogue (and the world’s second largest), The Great Synagogue was built in the Moorish Revival style in 1859. During WWII, the building suffered damage and misuse; it wasn’t until the 1990s that it would be restored to its former glory. Within the Synagogue’s complex, visitors will find the Jewish Cemetery – the resting place of thousands who died during the Holocaust – and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, dedicated to the Swedish diplomat who worked to save thousands from Nazi and Arrow Cross persecution.
What can a Budapest river cruise on the Danube offer to guests who would like to admire Budapest, this historical, wonderful capital city from the river? A cruise provides not only the experience of sailing but also an eternal memory and a special feeling. Moreover, you will receive extra energy from the water. The magnificent view of Budapest pleases your eyes, and it can be a really hard task to choose from the several sights which can be seen from our catamaran. For example, you can adore the building of the Hungarian Parliament, the beautiful cupola of the Castle of Buda, the Matthias Church, or all of the bridges. During our dinner and sightseeing cruises, we pass under some of them. Read more info on Budapest dinner and Danube cruise.
Budapest is truly a gem of the Eastern European region. Created by uniting three separate settlements (Buda, Obuda, and Pest) around River Danube, Budapest is a city definitely worth one week of visit, though, for those of you arriving for a weekend getaway, squeezing in only a day or two, we suggest booking a tour with Cruise Budapest. This way you are offered the unique opportunity to sail by all the historical sites and famous monuments (bridges, buildings and squares) all at once while enjoying the romantic atmosphere and the air-conditioned comfort of our cruise. History, culture, cuisine, stunning architecture and warm Hungarian hospitality – it would be a crime to miss out a visit to Budapest.