Place Hollókő

Hollókő is a Palóc ethnographic village in Hungary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its name means “Raven-stone” in Hungarian.

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Huta Etelka

Discover Huta Etelka in Nižná Slaná, Slovakia: An abandoned 19th-century iron factory perched along the outskirts of an idyllic village.

Atlas Obscura 2017
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.

World Heritage Site 1987
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…

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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.

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Kerepesi Cemetery

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

Brutalism 1975
All Saints Parish Church (Farkasréti Mindenszentek Plébániatemplom)
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Magyar Rádió

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

World Heritage Site 1993
Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity

Over the centuries, the town of Banská Štiavnica was visited by many outstanding engineers and scientists who contributed to its fame. The old medieval mining centre grew into a town with Renaissance palaces, 16th-century churches, elegant squares and…

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Rubik R-26 Góbé

Discover Rubik R-26 Góbé in Budapest, Hungary: A giant glider—designed by the father of the Rubik's Cube's designer—now soars within a shopping mall.

Audio Guide
Audio Guide
Budapest in 1 day
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Hungary’s ‘Salt Hill’

The geological oddity is said to have medicinal properties.

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Steve Jobs Memorial Statue

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

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A Béla Lugosi Bust Was Snuck Onto the Facade of This Budapest Castle

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

Post 2021
Finding the Best of Budapest: Grand Delights and Little Discoveries – The Epoch Times
Múzeum Slovenského Národného Povstania (Museum of the Slovak National Uprising)
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Recsk National Memorial Park

Discover Recsk National Memorial Park in Recsk, Hungary: For decades, Hungary's Communist Party insisted this gulag had never existed.

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Museum of the Slovak National Uprising

Discover Múzeum Slovenského Národného Povstania (Museum of the Slovak National Uprising) in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia: A monument to the bloody fight against fascism in Slovakia during World War II.

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Budapest Chairlift

Discover Budapest Chairlift in Budapest, Hungary: A two-way chairlift system between Zugliget and the highest point in the city.

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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.

Audio Guide 2013
Audio Guide
Budapest – history walk of Buda with Tim Richards
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Koller Gallery

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

World Heritage Site 1987
Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings

Hollokö is an outstanding example of a deliberately preserved traditional settlement. This village, which developed mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries, is a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century….

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The Micro Wonder Museum

Discover Micro Wonder Museum in Szentendre, Hungary: A collection of intricate sculptures so small they have to be seen through a microscope.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Rock of Refuge in the Slovak Paradise

The ruins of a 13th-century monastery that long served as a sanctuary from wars and raids.

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Budapest’s Abandoned Train Graveyard

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

Audio Guide 2013
Audio Guide
Budapest – out along Andrassy Avenue
Producers’ Cooperative Radelkis
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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.

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Sokolia Dolina Gorge

Discover Sokolia Dolina Gorge in Hrabušice, Slovakia: Climb around the high waterfalls on series of iron ladders and bridges within the wildest gorge in the Slovak Paradise.

World Heritage Site 1995
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

The variety of formations and the fact that they are concentrated in a restricted area means that the 712 caves currently identified make up a typical temperate-zone karstic system. Because they display an extremely rare combination of tropical and glac…

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Esztergomi szénrakodó

Discover Esztergomi szénrakodó in Esztergom, Hungary: An abandoned cable car station located on the Danube stands like a haunted house above the river.

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

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Dominican Convent

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

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Stone Waterfall

Discover Stone Waterfall in Salgótarján, Slovakia: Inside the Šomoška National Nature Reserve exists a unique rock formation rarely seen in the world.

Audio Guide 2013
Audio Guide
Budapest – Inner City Pest walk with Tim Richards
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Szamos Marzipan Exhibition and Workshop

Discover Szamos Marzipan Exhibition and Workshop in Szentendre, Hungary: Everything from miniature biblical scenes to life-sized statues are almond-based at this sweet and nutty gallery.

Terrace Houses
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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.

Audio Guide
Audio Guide
Free Budapest audio tour from MP3 City Guides
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Little Nemecsek Statue

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

BKK Transport Dispatchment Center “Futár”
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Chmarošský Viaduct

Discover Chmarošský Viaduct in Telgárt, Slovakia: A gorgeous stone viaduct crosses over a bucolic valley.

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Cinkota Old Cemetery

Discover Cinkota Old Cemetery in Budapest, Hungary: A forgotten graveyard lost in the tangles of an overgrown garden.

Post 2019
Budapest: Heaven in Hungary
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Budapest’s Zero Kilometer Stone

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

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Adria Palace

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