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Place Budapest

Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres of the Carpathian Basin, it is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east and southeast, Serbia to the south, Croatia and Slovenia to the southwest, and Austria to the west. Hungary has a population of nearly 10 million, mostly ethnic Hungarians and a significant Romani minority. Hungarian, the official language, is the world’s most widely spoken Uralic language, and among the few non-Indo-European languages widely spoken in Europe. Budapest is the country’s capital and largest city; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs, and Győr.
The territory of present-day Hungary has for centuries been a crossroads for various peoples, including Celts, Romans, Germanic tribes, Huns, West Slavs and the Avars. The foundation of the Hungarian state was established in the late 9th century AD with the conquest of the Carpathian Basin by Hungarian grand prince Árpád. His great-grandson Stephen I ascended the throne in 1000, converting his realm to a Christian kingdom. By the 12th century, Hungary became a regional power, reaching its cultural and political height in the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, it was partially occupied by the Ottoman Empire .

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Atlas Obscura 2018
0.05km
Budapest’s Zero Kilometer Stone

The geographical center of the city is marked with a stylized zero.

Atlas Obscura 2019
3.35km
Kerepesi Cemetery

Discover Kerepesi Cemetery in Budapest, Hungary: Time stands still at this serene burial ground in the center of Budapest.

Atlas Obscura 2016
0.09km
Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Discover Budapest Castle Hill Funicular in Budapest, Hungary: Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.

Atlas Obscura 2017
7.5km
Budapest’s Abandoned Train Graveyard

The final rusting place for many precious artifacts of train history.

Atlas Obscura 2021
3.69km
Little Nemecsek Statue

Discover Little Nemecsek Statue in Budapest, Hungary: This statue honors one of Budapest's most beloved literary characters.

Brutalism 1975
2.99km
All Saints Parish Church (Farkasréti Mindenszentek Plébániatemplom)
Atlas Obscura 2019
1.12km
Bullet Hole Markers at the Ministry of Agriculture Building

Discover Bullet Hole Markers at the Ministry of Agriculture Building in Budapest, Hungary: This easily overlooked memorial immortalizes the scars from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.81km
Roman Baths Under a Budapest Train Station

Discover Thermae Maiores in Budapest, Hungary: Legions of Roman soldiers bathed in this ancient spa complex under a Budapest transit station.

Atlas Obscura 2019
0.85km
Koller Gallery

Discover Koller Gallery in Budapest, Hungary: The oldest private art gallery in all of Hungary.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.91km
Belle Époque Artist Colony Garden in Budapest

Discover Epreskert Garden in Budapest, Hungary: The romantic garden was the epicenter of the Hungarian art scene in the 1880s.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.73km
Szimpla Kert

Discover Szimpla Kert in Budapest, Hungary: A Trabant car, a kangaroo statue, and a plethora of plants take over this abandoned-factory-turned-bar.

Brutalism
2.06km
BKK Transport Dispatchment Center “Futár”
Atlas Obscura 2021
3.2km
Gömböc

Discover Gömböc in Budapest, Hungary: The largest statue of this convex, homogeneous object with just one stable and one unstable equilibrium point.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.72km
A Béla Lugosi Bust Was Snuck Onto the Facade of This Budapest Castle

The castle celebrates the architectural history of Hungary—and Dracula.

Post 2019
0.05km
Budapest: Heaven in Hungary
Audio Guide
3.4km
Audio Guide
Budapest in 1 day
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Atlas Obscura 2019
1.92km
Magyar Rádió

Discover Magyar Rádió in Budapest, Hungary: This quiet, unassuming spot in Budapest was the birthplace of the bloody 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

Audio Guide 2013
1.05km
Audio Guide
Budapest – history walk of Buda with Tim Richards
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Atlas Obscura 2020
1.02km
Adria Palace

Discover Adria Palace in Budapest, Hungary: This building has survived for more than a century and remains virtually untouched.

Audio Guide 2013
1.03km
Audio Guide
Budapest – Inner City Pest walk with Tim Richards
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Atlas Obscura 2020
1.41km
Central Café and Restaurant 1887

Discover Central Café and Restaurant 1887 in Budapest, Hungary: Some of the greatest minds in the history of Hungarian art and science converged in this café.

Brutalism
2.65km
Terrace Houses
Audio Guide 2013
1.49km
Audio Guide
Budapest – out along Andrassy Avenue
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Atlas Obscura 2019
3.23km
Dominican Convent

Discover Dominican Convent in Budapest, Hungary: A 13th-century convent where St. Margaret of Hungary spent her teenage years.

Audio Guide
3.4km
Audio Guide
Free Budapest audio tour from MP3 City Guides
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Post 2021
1.16km
Finding the Best of Budapest: Grand Delights and Little Discoveries – The Epoch Times
Atlas Obscura 2017
0.95km
Budapest Telephone Museum

Discover Budapest Telephone Museum in Budapest, Hungary: Beautiful antiques and obscure engineering artifacts trace the evolution of phones from rare luxuries to ubiquitous.

Brutalism
6.26km
Producers’ Cooperative Radelkis
World Heritage Site 1987
2.86km
Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue

This site has the remains of monuments such as the Roman city of Aquincum and the Gothic castle of Buda, which have had a considerable influence on the architecture of various periods. It is one of the world’s outstanding urban landscapes and illustrate…

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.65km
Man Falling Into Death

Discover Péter Mansfeld Monument in Budapest, Hungary: This statue of a falling man commemorates a teenage martyr of the Hungarian Revolution.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.99km
Steve Jobs Memorial Statue

Discover Steve Jobs Memorial Statue in Budapest, Hungary: The world’s first statue of the late Apple co-founder.