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Wonders of Hungary

Budapest
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WorldBlue  Highlights

The most amazing wonders of Hungary are:

  • Palaces. There are several world-class palaces in Hungary including one of the best in the world – Eszterháza.
  • Historical villages and towns. Like in many European countries, there are picturesque towns in Hungary but some villages have been preserved almost unchanged throughout the centuries – this is rare in the world indeed.

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WorldViolet Top 25 wonders of Hungary

Geological wonders

Hévíz Lake

Zala

One of the largest thermal lakes in the world, 4.75 ha large. In the lake water live unique microorganisms that are not found anywhere else. The output of the spring in the lake is 410 l/s, temperature of water: 24-37° C. Over the lake is built bathhouse.

Hévíz Lake with bath, Hungary
Baradla (in Slovakia – Domica)

Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén

26,065 m long cave system. Domica cave part is 5,140 m long. The beautiful cave contains also gours with water.

Baradla, Hungary

Architecture wonders

Hungarian Parliament Building

Budapest

One of the best-known Neo-Gothic structures in the world – a beautiful and enormous structure that was built in 1896 – 1904. The facade of the building is 268 m long and the building has 691 rooms.

Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest - one of the greatest Neo-Gothic structures in the world
Matthias Church

Budapest

Beautiful church in Late Gothic style, built in the second half of the 14th century and largely rebuilt in the late 19th century.

Matthias Church, Budapest
Eszterháza

Győr-Moson-Sopron

One of the greatest palaces in the world, enormous complex of buildings in Rococo style. Constructed in 1762 – 1784, contains numerous very ornate premises (126 rooms) including the opera house, theater.

Interior of Eszterháza, Hungary
Pannonhalma Archabbey

Győr-Moson-Sopron

An enormous fortified Benedictine monastery. It was established in 996. The monastery contains extremely important archives with some 360,000 volumes of valuable books. Basilica with its crypt was built in the 13th century, many extensions were built in Baroque style.

Basilica in Pannonhalma Archabbey, Hungary
Dohány Street Synagogue

Budapest

The largest synagogue in Europe with seats for 3 000 people. This ornate building was constructed in Moorish Revival style in 1859.

Hollókő

Nógrád

A well preserved ethnographic village that developed around the castle since the 13th century. Many of the houses were built in the late 17th century.

Sümeg Castle

Veszprém

This mountaintop castle was built in the 13th century.

L’Huillier-Coburg Palace

Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén

A beautiful example of early Baroque style, built in 1716 – 1730.

Szentgotthárd Abbey

Vas

This Cistercian monastery was founded in 1183 but current structures are in Baroque style and were built in 1779. Church has very ornate interior with frescoes and other embellishments.

Necropolis of Sopianae

Baranya

Group of underground burial chambers with decorated tombs that were created by Early Christians in the 4th century. These tombs are adorned with frescoes – valuable testimony of these times.

Esztergom Basilica

Komárom-Esztergom

The largest church and largest building in Hungary. Reverberation time inside the enormous hall of the church is 9 seconds. The church is constructed in Neoclassical style in 1856.

Visegrád Castle

Pest

Impressive castle ruins. This castle was built in 1240ies – 1250ies on the top of hill overlooking Danube.

Gödöllő Palace

Pest

Large palace, built in 1733 – late 18th century in Baroque style. The enormous building contains church, theater, riding hall. Large park around the palace.

Festetics Palace

Zala

Great palace, built in 1745 – 1880ies in Baroque and Neo-Renaissance styles. Contains a large library with valuable books.

Festetics Palace, Hungary
Tihany Abbey

Veszprém

This old monastery complex was built on a hill over Lake Balaton. Founded in 1055 and since these times there has been preserved a Romanesque style crypt. Current buildings are in Baroque style and are adorned with frescoes by Károly Lotz.

Kallósd Saint Anne Round Church

Zala

This small, round church was constructed around 1260 and is good example of Romanesque style in architecture.

Diósgyőr Castle

Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén

Impressive castle with four massive towers in each corner. This Gothic castle was built in the 14th century. Rebuilt in the 20th – 21st century.

Diósgyőr Castle, Hungary
Nyírbátor Church

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg

Beautiful Late Gothic style building, constructed in the time period between 1488 and 1511. Next to it stands large wooden belfry in Renaissance style.

Szeged Synagogue

Csongrád

Enormous and impressive synagogue in Ecclectic style, built in 1907.

Szeged Synagogue, Hungary
Ozora Castle

Tolna

Well preserved castle that is square in plan, with inner yard. Constructed in 1416.

Gellért Baths and Gellért Hotel

Budapest

Beautiful bath house in Art Nouveau style, built in 1912 – 1918 over thermal springs. The hotel was constructed in 1916 – 1918, also in Art Nouveau style.

Esztergom Old City

Komárom-Esztergom

This is one of the oldest towns in Hungary and also now it has a beautiful historical center with numerous old buildings in Baroque and Neoclassical styles.

Esztergom Old City, Hungary
Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Budapest

This famous suspension bridge over the Danube was built in 1849. At its time it was considered to be one of the wonders of engineering.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Hungary


With insider tips to make your trip to Hungary a success, our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is the reference you’ll want at your side when exploring the best restaurants, cafes, and hotels in Hungary. Visit the cities of Budapest and Danube, check out a cowboy show, or take a day trip around the countryside. We have the best travel tips for any budget, as well as ideas for fun activities for either the solitary traveler or the family with children.


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