Top Historical Places in Budapest

Are you looking to explore the history of Budapest through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Budapest including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Budapest. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Budapest ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Budapest, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Budapest for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Budapest with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Fishermans Bastion

    4.7 (9597 Votes)
    Fishermans Bastion

    Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    The Buda Bank on the Danube is prettily dotted with a construction that looks somewhat like a terrace. This place is called the Fisherman’s Bastion. This structure is built close to the Matthias church. Built and designed between the years 1895 and 1902 by Frigyes Schulek, this Gothic structure is something out of a fairytale. However it was damaged in the Second World War and reconstruct...Read more
  2. Shoes On The Danube Bank

    4.6 (5871 Votes)
    Shoes On The Danube Bank

    Historical Site, Memorial, War Memorial

    Shoes on the Danube Bank is one of the most heart-breaking and touching memorials in Budapest. Danube as a delta is present in a lot of other cities, but in Budapest it has an even higher historic significance. It is a bitter reminder of the ordeal that the Jews had to go through during the World War II. It represents the Jews who were killed by the Arrow Cross Militiamen, by being asked to tak...Read more
  3. Buda Castle

    4.7 (8296 Votes)
    Buda Castle

    Castle, Historical Site, Architecture , Fountain

    The Hungarian lords in Budapest were housed by the iconic Buda Castle. This beautiful building was built in 1265. The place initially was called Royal Palace or the Royal Castle. Constructed at the southern tip of Castle Hill, and flanked in the north by Castle District or Várnegyed, the medieval castle is sure to be an interesting pit stop in Budapest. The castles, crypts and other hist...Read more
  4. Gellert Hill

    4.7 (6117 Votes)
    Gellert Hill

    Garden, View Point, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Gellert Hill overlooks the city of Budapest. This hill is a wonderful place to spend a Sunday. If you climb to the top you will be able to see an amazing sight. The Danube in all its glory can be seen expanding on both sides of the Hill. The place has become an affluent residential place with some of Budapest’s most important people having set up house here. It is also a part of the World...Read more
  5. Heroes Square

    4.6 (6978 Votes)
    Heroes Square

    Walking Area, Monument, Square

    Hosok Tere or Heroes’ square in Budapest is a beautiful monument that attracts a lot of tourists in Budapest. The square commemorates the arrival of the first people who formed the nation of Hungary to the capital. In this sense, it is the most powerful symbol of Hungary in itself.  Since it was built to commemorate 1000 years of the settlement of people in Hungary it is also called ...Read more
  6. Margaret Island

    4.7 (1469 Votes)
    Margaret Island

    Island, Ancient Ruin, Monument, Statue

    Margaret Island is a great place to spend an entire day. The island was an important place in the middle ages when it was a religious hub. Even today you can see some of the medieval ruins in this area. In those days, the Margaret Island was only accessible by water but now you can reach it through Margaret Bridge. This island in the river Danube has become a popular recreational centre. There ...Read more
  7. Vajdahunyad Castle

    4.7 (1509 Votes)
    Vajdahunyad Castle

    Castle, Architecture

    The Vajdahunyad Castle situated inside City Park in Budapest. Constructed for the millennium Exhibition which put Budapest on the world map, the castle was initially made of cardboard.  It was only concretized later.  Today it is a grand and majestic tourist attraction. This building was a part of the Millennium Celebrations of Budapest which marked the 1000 year anniversary of settle...Read more
  8. Statue Of Imre Nagy

    4.5 (296 Votes)
    Statue Of Imre Nagy


    There is politics in the air of Budapest since time immemorial. This statue of Imre Nagy is just a reminder of the influence that the government had on Hungary. In his time, Imre Nagy acted as the prime minister of Hungary twice. In his second term, he was overthrown as his government was not backed by the Soviet. He was tried in the year 1958 and was not given a deserved burial. In the year 19...Read more
  9. Kerepesi Cemetery

    4.7 (157 Votes)
    Kerepesi Cemetery

    Park, Cemetery, Sculpture

    If you are looking for a conventional cemetery, then you are in for a surprise. This cemetery is the oldest in Budapest and has been preserved almost as a heritage site since time immemorial. It is spread almost over 56 hectares of land and is also one of the oldest outdoor cemeteries in the country. The first burial that took place here was in the year 1929, which was almost after 2 years of i...Read more
  10. Budapest Congress And World Trade Center

    Heritage Building

    Hungary has always taken its government pretty seriously. The art of politics has been practiced here since time immemorial and Budapest Congress Center is an example of this. It is the best and most efficient Congress center in Hungary. This place does not only have 4000 meters of exhibition hall spread across the property which has the capacity to accommodate about 2000 people. It also boasts...Read more
  11. Little Princess Statue

    4.6 (280 Votes)
    Little Princess Statue


    Just like the Danube Promenade, the Little Princess Statue is also of utmost importance to Budapest. It is in a way the representation of the artistic Budapest. What is important about this statue is that its inspiration came to the artist very simply.Laszlo Marton was the sculptor of this sign of Budapest. He got inspired by his 6 year old daughter who used to used her bathrobes as mantle and ...Read more
  12. Holy Trinity Statue

    4.6 (161 Votes)
    Holy Trinity Statue


    The Holy Trinity Column, although is a very pleasant sight to see but even then, it is a reminder of something very unfortunate that Budapest had to go through. The column was built in the memory of 600 victims of the plague that broke out in Budapest. The column is basically a sturdy pillar which has two statues beneath and very little beautiful angels on top. There are figures of many saints ...Read more
  13. Girl With Her Dog Statue

    Statue, Square, Sculpture

    Located in Vigado Square, this statue is very hard to miss as it is one of the highlight of the promenade. The sculpture also shines because it is actually made up on Bronze. It is a very relatable statue as it is a little girl playing with her dog who has a ball in his mouth. It is all the more amazing because the size of the statue is very big almost matching up to a little girl’s size ...Read more
  14. Paul Street Boys Monument


    Avid readers are aware of the famous novel by Ferenc Molnar, known as Paul Street Boys which released in the year 1906. It was a very famous novel written in Hungarian outside Hungary. The story of the book is rather inspirational and well written with little boys defending their turf in a military fashion. It has gained a lot of criticism over time and has become a hit in various countries. Th...Read more
  15. The Fat Policeman Statue

    4.5 (223 Votes)
    The Fat Policeman Statue

    Walking Area, Statue

    The Fat Man Statue is one of the attractions to adorn the streets of Budapest. Budapest is known for various structures that are slightly whimsical and unconventional completely, the fat man statue is definitely one of them. There is not much known about this statue except for the fact that rubbing his belly does have some significance- the unmentionable kinds. It is better that you hear the th...Read more