Hungary is an attractive country to visit. Many diverse tourist attractions that Hungary offers for your vacation. There are many destinations, such as low mountains in the north-west, the Great Plain in the east, lakes and rivers of all sorts (including Balaton - the largest lake in Central Europe), and many beautiful small villages and hidden gems of cities.
Despite its relatively small size, the country is home to numerous World Heritage Sites, UNESCO. Hungary is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with a capital considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. Hungary has a capital city named Budapest, which is a fusion between the Buda and Pest, separated by the River Danube (Duna), which is known as the longest river in the European Unity, and the second longest after the Volga River. There are many interesting tourist attractions in Budapest. With green filled parks, interesting museums, and a pulsating nightlife, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities.
Here are the best tourist attractions in Hungary:
1. Buda Castle and Matthias Church, Budapest
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the castle is located in Budapest. Finished in 1265, it now houses the Budapest History Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery. It is an enormous architecture, built and rebuilt in the centuries in order to become a grand palace with 203 rooms, hosting the Historical Museum and the National Art Gallery. Situated 48 meters above the Danube, the Castle is actually gigantic and the Baroque style
Situated in the Buda Castle District, the Matthias Church was built in the 9th century. Renovations have made it the second biggest church in the Buda. Its main feature is the Ecclesiastical Art Museum. This is one of the most visited tourist spots in Hungary as the gallery hosts a number of religious relics.
2. Lake Balaton
Lake Balaton, It is a fresh water lake, known also as the Hungarian Sea. Lake Balaton is the biggest lake in Central Europe. Now, it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Hungary. There are mountains on one side of the lake and there is a region, developed in vineyard growing, and the other shore is more touristic, so there all tourists are able to enjoy the beauty of nature, have fun and do whatever they like, because there are many activities available.
3. Hungary Parliament Building
The building is extremely impressive. The Parliament building is a wonderful example of Neo-Gothic architecture (although displaying Renaissance and Baroque characters too), is just over 100 years old. Guided tours of the Parliament are available when the National Assembly is not in session. The tour takes about 45 minutes, and is well worth the price, as it covers the main entrance stairs and hall, one of the lobbies, the old House of Lords and the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
Some of the best views of the Parliament are from the Danube (take a Danube cruise) or from across the river, especially from Batthyány Square. Looking at the Parliament building from a distance makes it easier to take the beauty and harmony of the building.
4. Andrassy Avenue
Andrassy Avenue is the most famous shopping area in Budapest and Hungary, There are some of the best restaurants, theatres and finest boutiques. This is the heart of the city, where you can find any kind of interesting entertainment, have a luxury dinner or make the shopping of life, so this is why this part of the city is always full of life and everybody, who comes to Hungary does not miss the opportunity to spend some time in this amazing boulevard.
5. Caves of the Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
The Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are 712 caves in total. Features include the world's highest stalagmite and an ice filled abyss. The Caves of the Aggtelek and Slovak Karst is a transboundary karst cave system, noted for its high concentration of caves and their great variety in cave types. It is absolutely interesting not only for the scientists, but also for everyone, who enjoys to discover these miracle formations.