Besides its spectacular tourist attractions, Budapest has several hidden places from where you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Hungarian capital. If you would like to discover all parts of the city, do not miss the best lookout points of Budapest. 😉
Elizabeth Lookout Tower, János Hill
The lookout point was named after the beloved Hungarian queen, Sisi, who often visited the lookout tower due to its impressive panorama that can be enjoyed from the highest point of the city. Elizabeth Lookout Tower can be accessed easily by the chairlift or the children’s train, or you can take a tour to Normafa to discover the scenic overlook.
The dome of 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. Goosebumps are guaranteed.
As Hungarian news portal Turizmus reports, the 30-hectare nature reserve is almost 850 metres long, with a guided study trail, a visitor centre, and a lookout point from which we can admire the lesser-known sides of the Hungarian capital.
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. Besides the latter popular lookout points, it is also recommended to go for a romantic walk on the green-marked hiking trail from Gellért Bath to the mountain, which is the most beautiful panoramic road in the city. The small tour can be followed by a picnic in the Philosophical Garden.
The panorama of Danube embankments and the Buda Castle District was listed as the first UNESCO World Heritage Site of Budapest in 1987. When visiting the Castle Quarter, you should not miss the breathtaking panorama of the Castle Hill either for an even more euphoric experience.