Places to visit in Budapest
Castle Hill: One of the most spectacular places to visit in Budapest is the Castle Hill region. The Buda and Pest embankments of Danube that stretches from Liberty Bridge to Margaret Bridge, the region encircled by the Chain Bridge, and certain buildings that belong to the Technical University, the Gellert Hill with its Statue of Liberty and Citadel, the Gellert Bath, Turkish baths of the water town, Baroque churches, and the Castle of Buda, all constitute the World Heritage site which is one of the most loved tourist destinations in Budapest.
The Castle District is much more than just a regal castle or palace. Numerous venues are located here from where the spectacular panorama of historical Budapest can be admired.
The Millennium Monument and Heroes' Square: Heroes' Square is the place where the Andrassy Avenue ends. It is the most impressive and biggest square in Budapest. The Millennium Monument stands in the middle of the square with the Archangel Gabriel on its top. Archangel Gabriel holds the Holy Hungarian Crown and a double cross of Christianity.
The Heroes' Square had been built to respect the 1000th anniversary of the coming of Magyar tribes. The pedestal boasts of intricate horseback statues of 7 Hungarian heroes who, in 896 AD, had led their nation into Carpathian Basin. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stands at the center of the square.
Fishermen's Bastion: One of the most favorite tourist attractions in Budapest is Fishermen's Bastion. This 100-year-old place had a fish market nearby, during the medieval age. The bastion had been built as a mark of respect for the fishermen who guarded this particular area of the city. There are 7 tent-like turrets that symbolize the 7 Hungarian tribes that, in 896 AD, reached the Carpathian Basin.
A tourist can take a Funicular from the Chain Bridge, in order to reach Fishermen's Bastion. A fee needs to be paid in order to gain entry to the lookout at the uppermost level. However, the lower level lookout of the Bastion can be entered for free. The view happens to be equally stunning.