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Opera House
Opera House

Opera House
Pest VI, Andrassy u. 22
36 1 332 7914
Guided tours are given daily at 3 and 4 pm. Tickets are 2,600 Ft ($15).

Pest V, Kossuth Lajos tér. 1-3
36 1 441 4904
Built in Gothic revival style based on the Parliament in London , this largest in continental Europe. Tours by ticket only 2,500 Ft ($14.25).


Dohány Synagogue / Jewish Museum
Pest VII, Dohány u. 2-8
36 1 342 8942
The synagogue is closed to visitors on Jewish holidays, all Saturdays, and by 2 p.m. other days. Entrance ticket is 1,600 Ft ($9).

Fishermen's Bastion
Fishermen's Bastion

Matthias Church / Fishermen's Bastion
Buda I, Szentharomság tér 2
36 1 488 7716
Any times other than masses, there is an entrance fee of 700 Ft ($4).

Medieval Synagogue
Buda I, Táncsics Mihály u. 26
36 1 355 8849
This small Sephardic synagogue was discovered by accident in the 1960s, but dates back to 1364. Admission is 300 Ft ($1.75).

St. Stephen's Basilica
Pest V, Szt. István tér 33
36 1 318 9159
This is the country's largest church, although Esztergom is the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary.


Budapest History Museum
Buda I, Budavári Paloto E
36 1 487 8887
Explore the history of Budapest from pre-historic times to present day. Admission is 1,100 Ft ($6.25).

Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum (Arany Sas Patikamúzeum)
Buda I, Tárnok utca 18
36 1 375 9772
Admission is free and the collection of old medical remedies and their containers are fascinating.

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art
Pest IX, Komor Marcel u. 1
36 1 555 3444
The largest part of the permanent collection is modern American pieces, but the temporary exhibits span the globe. Admission is 1,200 Ft ($6.75).

Semmelweis Orvostörteneti Muzeum
Semmelweis Orvostörténeti Múzeum

Margit Kovács Permanent Exhibition
Szentendre, Vastagh György u. 1
36 26 310 244
The works of this Hungarian ceramicist's elderly sculptures are especially moving. Entrance is 700 Ft ($4).

Museum of Fine Arts
Pest XIV, Hosök tere
36 1 460 7000
This impressive neo-Renaissance building houses the works of all of the well known masters. Admission is 1,200 Ft ($6.75).

National Gallery
Buda I, Budavári Palota Wings B, C, D
36 1 201 9082
The entrance of 800 Ft. ($4.50) gives you access to over 100,000 artifacts and temporary exhibits.

National Museum
Pest VIII, Múzeum krt. 14-16
36 1 327 7700
Here you will find the history of Hungary from the founding of the country to 1990 for an entrance fee of 1,000 Ft. ($5.75).

Telephone Museum
Telephone Museum

Ethnographical Museum
Szentendre, Sztaravodai u.
36 26 312 304
This Open-air museum has a replication of all of the rural regions of Hungary and is the largest of its kind in Hungary. Admission is 1,000 Ft ($5.75).

Telephone Museum
Buda I, Úri ut. 49
36 1 201 8188
Housed here is a delightful array of telephone equipment spanning 120 years. Admission is 500 Ft ($2.75).


Herend Porcelain
Pest V, Jószef Nádor tér 11
36 1 317 2622

Szechenyi Thermal spa and baths
Széchenyi Thermal spa and baths

La Boutique des Vins
Pest V, József Attila u. 12
36 1 266 4397

Pest VII. Dohány u. 20
Twenty-five young Hungarian designers are all sporting their creations in this one store to offer the most au courant fashion selections.


Széchenyi Gyógyfüdo
Pest XIV, Állatkerti körút 11
36 1 363 3210
With multiple pools and thermals to enjoy, you could spend half a day here, but if you stay less than two hours, you will receive a small refund.


Airport Minibus Reservations
36 1 296 8555 (between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.)

Budapest Official Tourist Offices
1) Buda I, Szentháromság tér
36 1 488 0475
2) Pest VI, Liszt Ferenc tér 11
36 1 322 4098
3) Ferihegy Airport — All terminals

Hungarian National Tourism Board


(Updated: 06/07/11 BH)

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