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TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN HUNGARY

Hungary is an extraordinary country in Central Europe an has most beautiful places to experience. Hungary have a great collection of architectural landmarks, stunning lakes, magnificent Cathedral, charming waterfall and many more. It is currently the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world and must visited site of Europe.
 
Hungary is famous for its spas, at present more than 1,500 spas are there. Hungary also has a long tradition of classical music with famous composers. The charming capital of Hungary is Budapest and best city to visit in Hungary as well. The official language of Hungary is Hungarian and most famous Hungarian dishes is Goulash. Hungary is  one of the most tourist welcoming country of Europe.
 
There is lots of things to do in Hungary and lots of places to visit in Hungary. Here you will know about top tourist places in Hungary, Landmarks of  Hungary, and top 10 tourist attractions in Hungary. The list of some famous place to visit in Hungary are:
 
1. The Buda Castle, Budapest

2. Esztergom Basilica

3. The Lake Balaton

4. Hortob√°gy National Park

5. Eger Castle

6. Aggtelek National Park

7. Visegr√°d Royal Palace

8. Pecs Cathedral

9. The Anna Cave

10. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge
 
1. The Buda Castle, Budapest
The Buda Castle is one of the famous landmarks of Hungary. It was first built in 1265 by Alajos Hauszmann. It was the Royal castle of the Hungarian kings. The first castle built on Castle Hill was meant to provide protection against the Mongols and the Tartars. It was rebuilt in a simplified Stalin Baroque style during the K√°d√°r era. The castle area is about 4.73 km2 and its gardens have been decorated with works of art since their foundation in the 14th century. The important art works were destroyed during the controversial reconstruction of the castle during the 1950s and 1960s. You will love to see this magnificent royal castle in Hungary.
 
The best time to visit Buda castle in May to September, which is also considered to be a peak time of the year. It would take approximately 2 to 3 hours to explore the castle. @Travel All Around The World
 
 
2. Esztergom Basilica 
Esztergom Basilica is the most beautiful and attractive Catholic cathedral in Esztergom, Hungary. It is the largest church in Hungary of about It is 118 m long and 49 m wide. It had become the centre of tourist attractions in Hungary for a long time. This extraordinary building was designed by József Hild in 1822 and opened for public in 1856. This building is the great example of the Neoclassical style. Some of the famous things to see in the Esztergom Basilica includes the dome, treasury and crypt. The altarpiece painted by the Italian Girolamo Michelangelo Grigoletti, which is also a famous attraction for tourists. 
 
The best time to visit Esztergom from May to September. Opening times is from 9 am to 5 pm, arrive early to escape from crowed. In general, it will take 2 to 4 hours to visit the Esztergom Basilica. It would be the perfect place to have a family tour. @Travel All Around The World 
 
 
3. The Lake Balaton

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. 
 
 
The best time and the peak season in summer extends from June to till late August. Although peak season is summer, but Balaton Lake is also frequented during the winter, when tourist goes for ice-fishing, skate, sledge, and ice-sail on the lake if it freezes over. It required minimum of 3 days to visit Lake Balaton. It is the best holiday destination in Hungary. @Travel All Around The World
 
 
4. Hortobágy National Park

Hortob√°gy is a National Park with rich folklore and cultural history. The park, a part of the Alf√∂ld, was designated as a national park in 1973. It is one of the largest grassland areas in Central Europe occupied almost 800 km¬≤ 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 Hortob√°gy and Pasztormuzeum.
 
The best time to visit the Hortobágy National Park in July, when the Hortobágy Equestrian Days arrive, which is organized to demonstrate the traditional Hungarian herdsmen culture. To visiting the Hortobágy National Park it required around a day. I am definitely sure you will love this place. @Travel All Around The World 
 
 
5. The Eger Castle
The Eger Castle

 

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. @Travel All Around The World

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6. Aggtelek National Park 

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 best time to visit the Aggtelek National Park is in summer, when you can spot the animals more easily. Opening times of the park are from 7 am to 6:30 pm. It depends on your level of interest, in  general, it takes 3 to 4 hours to explore the famous caves. @Travel All Around The World
 
 
7. Visegr√°d Royal Palace

The Visegr√°d Royal Palace is located at the top of the hill offering the attractive scenery. The Visegr√°d 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.
 
The best time to visit is from March to May, with pleasant atmosphere and less crowed. Although the peak time occurs in between June to August. The palace gate open from 9am to 6pm, quite enough to explore the whole palace. In general, it required 2 to 3 hours to explore the palace. @Travel All Around The World 

The Sts. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral Basilica, also called P√©cs Cathedral, is the famous church located in the city of P√©cs, Hungary. The foundations of the cathedral of P√©cs 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 P√©cs. 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 best times to visit Pecs Cathedral are spring and autumn, when the atmosphere is pleasant and favourable to travel. 3 hours would be good enough to visit this artistic landmark. Opening hours are from 9 am to 5 pm. @Travel All Around The World
 
 
9. The Anna Cave

The Anna Cave is a natural limestone cave which is located near the stunning waterfall in Miskolc-Lillaf√ľred. It was discovered in 1833. Soon it became a one of the tourist attractions, after S√°ndor PetŇĎfi, 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 cave can be visited all year round. Peak month of the year is April to September. Opening timing of the Anna Cave is 10.00 am. To 4.00 pm. It takes 2 to 3 hours to explore Anna Cave. @Travel All Around The World
 
 
10. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge

The Sz√©chenyi 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 Sz√©chenyi 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. @Travel All Around The World

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