Breathtaking panoramic view, picturesque attractions, romantic atmosphere… The fabulous city of Budapest is home to numerous “instafriendly” places where it is worth stopping and taking a photo if you visit the Hungarian capital. In this article, we collected some of the most important spots that will undoubtedly collect dozens of likes for you. Check them out 😉
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge
Being the first bridge of Budapest that links the two sides of the city over the River Danube, Széchenyi Chain Bridge has become one of the most important symbols of the Hungarian capital.
The 380-metre-long suspension bridge provides a beautiful background, along with the two stone lions guarding the entrance of the bridge.
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Furthermore, you should not miss this amazing view in the evening either when it is brightly illuminated by the luxurious Grasham Palace (Pest side) and picturesque Buda Castle (Buda side) in the background.
Due to its unique panorama from the Neo-Romanesque lookout terraces, Fisherman’s Bastion has become one of the most significant tourist attractions in Budapest. Along with the Matthias Church, it has been part of Budapest’s World Heritage Sites since 1987, as a part of the Buda Castle District. Few may know that its stone towers – that provide a breathtaking panorama to all the visitors – symbolise the seven Hungarian conquering leaders.
When visiting Gellért Hill, the panoramic view of Budapest opens up from everywhere, including the Citadel, the Rock Church, and the statue of St. Gellért.
If you would like to make an #instafriendly selfie with Budapest’s breathtaking panorama in the background, make sure you do not miss these lookout points.
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Besides Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Buda Castle is another important symbol of the capital, peaking in the middle of the Castle District that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
Hungarian Parliament Building
With its height of 96 metres, the neo-Gothic Parliament of Budapest is the largest building of Hungary, located along the River Danube. Thanks to its spectacular architectural style, the building has become a popular tourist destination.
St. Stephen’s Basilica
In the heart of Budapest, you can discover the magnificent panorama of the capital from the terrace of St. Stephen’s Basilica, which surrounds the main dome at a height of 65 metres and can be reached by climbing 364 steps or by taking the lift. After reaching the top, do not miss out on taking some selfies with the shining city in the background. 😉