Budapest,Hungary Night and Daytime Photos
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This gallery features night and daytime Budapest, Hungary images including the Parliment, Castle Hill, Fishermen's Bastion, Chain Bridge, Momento Park,Heroes' Square, Vajdahunyad Castle, and much more. Budapest,Hungary Night and Daytime Photos.
Castle Hill is recognized as a World Heritage Site, and has many must-see attractions, Gothic arches, eighteenth-century Baroque houses and cobblestone streets. Though Castle Hill has changed much since building began in the 13th century, its main streets still follow their medieval paths. Some houses date back to the 14th and 15th centuries, giving us an idea of what the Castle District may have looked like back then. Practically every house has a plaque indicating the century in which it was built, and providing details of its history. A surprising number of the buildings are still private homes, as Castle Hill is also a residential area. Cars have been banned - only people who live and work here are allowed to drive; however, public transportation is available.
Attractions to see include the Royal Palace, changing of the guard, Fishermen’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Arany Sas Pharmacy Museum, Budapest History Museum, and the Hungarian National Gallery. Be sure to take the Funicular to Castle Hill. The ticket office is on the river level.
The Chain Bridge
The Chain Bridge was the first bridge to permanently connect Buda and Pest. At the time of its completion, Chain Bridge was considered to be one of the wonders of the world. Chief engineer Adam Clark completed the span in 1849. Crossing the bridge is just a short walk and no matter which direction you go, the view is beautiful.
Hungarian Parliament Building
The Parliament building, a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture, is just over 100 years old. It's the third largest Parliament building in the world, and is also home to the Hungarian Crown Jewels. Tours are available when the National Assembly is not in session.
Built in 1896 to celebratethe 1,000th anniversary of the Magyars' arrival in Hungary, this vast square culminates at a bold Millennium Monument. Standing stoically in its colonnades are 14 Hungarian leaders who represent the whole span of this nation's colorful and illustrious history. In front, at the base or a high pillar, are the seven original Magyar chieftains and the Hungarian War Memorial. Flanking the square are the Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Arts. Directly behind the square is the Vajdahunyad Castle, resembling a castle out of Trannsylvania.
Located on the outskirts of Buda. The park displays 42 pieces of art from the Communist era between 1945 and 1989, including allegorical monuments of “Hungarian-Soviet Friendship” and “Liberation”, as well as statues of famous personalities from the labour movement, soldiers of the Red Army and other gigantic pieces: Lenin, Marx, Engels, Dimitrov, Captain Ostapenko, Béla Kun and other “heroes” of the communist world. A favorate with visitors is the Liberation Army Soldier. A hammer-and-sickle flag in its hand and a cartridge-disc machine pistol hanging in its neck make the statue complete. This 6-meter tall statue of the evil-eyed Soviet soldier once stood on the top of Gellért Hill in central Budapest, well-seen from every direction.
Gellért Hill offers some of the best panoramic views of Budapest. Named after bishop Gellért (Gerald), who was thrown to death from the hill by pagans in the fight against Christianity in 1046. At the top of the hill is the Citadel (Citadella) and Budapest's Statue of Liberty is also located here; you can see her from all parts of the city - a statue of a woman holding a palm leaf.
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