1. The Buda Castle, Budapest 2. Esztergom Basilica 3. The Lake Balaton 4. Hortobágy National Park 5. Eger Castle 6. Aggtelek National Park 7. Visegrád Royal Palace 8. Pecs Cathedral 9. The Anna Cave 10. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge
The Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Hungary and also in central Europe. It is the freshwater lake spreads over an area of 592 km². Lake Balaton is one of the famous holiday destinations. This amazing Lake is surrounded with beaches, volcanic hills, resort towns and hotels along its 197 km shoreline. With is stunning view Lake Balaton is considered the most beautiful lake in central Europe. The beaches of Lake Balaton consist of grass, rocks, and the silty sand, even many resorts has artificial sandy beaches. The nightlife on beaches of Lake Balaton is always delightful and entertaining.
Hortobágy is a National Park with rich folklore and cultural history. The park, a part of the Alföld, was designated as a national park in 1973. It is one of the largest grassland areas in Central Europe occupied almost 800 km² in eastern Hungary. It provides habitat for various species, including 342 species of birds. It is also elected among the World Heritage sites in 1999. This is the place where you can experience the enchanting scenery and traditions of Hungary’s. Apart from this you can also visit Nine-holed Bridge, Fishery Railway Hortobágy and Pasztormuzeum.
The Eger Castle is the famous landmarks which are known for repelling the Turkish attack in 1552 during the Siege of Eger. This castle has a great history as the first castle was built on the hill named Várhegy near Eger. Then During the Mongol invasion in 1241, this castle was ruined, and the bishop of Eger moved it to a rocky hill in the city of Eger. On the hill, a new castle was built and it developed rapidly. There are several museums in the castle, which including wax, painting, vase and several periodic exhibitions which you can visit while visiting the castle.
The best time to visit in winter from November to February. The castle opens from 8 am to 10 pm. People usually spend around 2 hours to explore the castle.
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The amazing Aggtelek National Park is situated in the Aggtelek Karst region in Northern part of Hungary. The Aggtelek National Park is famous for its unique surface formations and limestone caves. This park includes 280 caves with different sizes which covers a total area of 198.92 km². It is established in 1985 and has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1995 along with the Slovak Karst caves. Some of the famous animals present in this National Park included the hucul pony, eastern imperial eagle, red deer, Eurasian lynx, gray wolf, wild boar, Saga pedo and many more.
The Visegrád Royal Palace is located at the top of the hill offering the attractive scenery. The Visegrád Royal Palace was built by King Charles I of Hungary in the 14th century, which was reconstructed by his son, King Louis I of Hungary. This palace is famous for the Early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the medieval citadel. This 13th-century castle atop a hill have scenic river views, which is quite amazing. In the royal Palace the gorgeous Hercules Fountain and history exhibition and the stone collection display to tempt the tourist.
8. Pecs Cathedral
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The Sts. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral Basilica, also called Pécs Cathedral, is the famous church located in the city of Pécs, Hungary. The foundations of the cathedral of Pécs are from the Roman period, around the fourth century. This religious building is a Catholic church that serves as the cathedral of the Diocese of Pécs. Pecs Cathedral was built in the 12th century by King Peter Orseolo of Hungary. The length of the church is 70 meters, with a width of 22 meters and height of the towers of up to 60 meters. It is the one of the most important buildings of pieces because it shows the cultural, architectural and historical side of Pecos. This artistic landmark is one of the most visited sites of Hungary.
The Anna Cave is a natural limestone cave which is located near the stunning waterfall in Miskolc-Lillafüred. It was discovered in 1833. Soon it became a one of the tourist attractions, after Sándor Petőfi, the famous Hungarian poet visited it in 1847. The cave was closed, when the iron furnaces were closed. Later it re-opened again in 1912 and become one of the famous tourist spots of Hungary. The cave has one of the best limestone structures, and also the extraordinary collection of plant fossils.
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is one of the most popular bridge of Budapest. It was built in 1840 and it was the first permanent stone bridge connecting Pest and Buda. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is 375 m long standing on the river Danube. It was designed by William Tierney Clark and built by Adam Clark. It is important from the architectural point of view, as well as the economic life of Hungary. During that time, it was regarded as one of the modern world’s engineering wonders. This picturesque bridge is now one of the famous landmarks and a great tourist attraction of Budapest.
You can visit at any time to view the beautiful scenery of the bridge and Danube river. Time required to see the brilliant piece of engineering.
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