Before you arrive in Budapest, it is hard to know about the distances between the different attractions. The Hungarian Parliament is one of the most beautiful buildings and attractions in Budapest. But, if you want to do a nice sightseeing walk in Budapest and walk from the Parliament to the City Park, how far will you have to walk?
There are several ways to answer the question. First of all, if you are a tourist, then you want to walk on the most scenic road to the City Park. In other words, you should walk from the Hungarian Parliament to the St. Stephen’s Basilica. From there you should walk along Andrassy avenue until you reach the Heroes Square. And when you have walked across the famous square, you are located in the City Park where you can find the zoo, the Szechenyi bath, the Vajdahunyad castle, and lots of other sights and attractions.
The shortest walking road from the Parliament to the City Park.
The shortest road is exactly three kilometers. But, it is a quite boring road and you will miss all the beautiful attractions, so do not follow the primary suggestion from Google Maps if you are to do this walk.
If you are in a hurry, these are the fastest tracks, but they are not the best. Instead, follow the path recommendation below. It is approximately one kilometer long, but it is a way nicer path. Along the way, you will walk along the most famous boulevard in Hungary (Andrassy Avenue). There you can see the Hungarian State Opera, lots of fashion stores, and beautiful buildings, and you will also see famous museums such as the Terror House museum, and much more.
I hope these instructions have given you some useful information about how to walk between these popular areas and attractions in Budapest. If you have any similar questions, please use the comment field and I will do my best to answer.
Are you a fan of Bryan Adams? Does it sound cool to listen to the Canadian super-star together with more than 100,000 people in Budapest on September 28th? There will be a free concert with the legendary singer at the Heroes Square in Budapest, so this is an awesome chance to listen and watch Bryan Adams live!
Bryan Adams might have been more popular 20 years ago than he is today, but he is still a legendary singer and he is currently touring the United States. He has been to Budapest many times, and back in 2006, he sang at a similar concert which was enjoyed by as many as 200,000 people. We cannot know for sure how many will come to the Bryan Adams concert in Budapest this time, but you will for sure not be alone if you decide to come to the Heroes Square at September 28th!
The Bryan Adams concert in Budapest
The Bryan Adams concert will start at 20.00 on September 28th. But, already at 18.00, there will be a warm-up concert with Wellhello, another very popular band in Hungary.
If you take a look at the two above videos, you can quickly listen to the newest music from both Wellhello and Bryan Adams. He is currently touring with the Shine A Light album, and he will for sure bring some songs from this when he comes to Budapest.
But, I do hope he will sing some of his old hits as well, including Summer of 69 and all the others!
Other programs in Budapest
If you want help with other programs in Budapest, make sure to look around in our Budapest Guide. Here you can read about attractions, activities, restaurants, wine tasting programs, beer programs, guided tours, and much more!
Enjoy your stay in Budapest and enjoy the Bryan Adams concert!
Will you be in Budapest on November 24th? Are you a fan of Sting, Shaggy, or maybe Punnany Massif? If you haven’t ordered your plane tickets to Budapest yet, hurry up! It will be worth it!
The concert with Sting and Shaggy (with Punnany Massif joining in as a warm-up band) will be arranged at the Heroes Square in Budapest on November 24th. It will start at 18.00, and it will be a completely free event. The occasion for the event is the 30-year anniversary of the most popular kind of lotto in Hungary. But, who cares why it is arranged and who is arranging it – this is your chance to listen to Sting, Shaggy and Punnany Massif for free in Budapest on November 24th.
As most people know, Hungary is a horse nation. Already at the old times, Hungarian man and his horse were inseparable partner. It was also a part of the burial tradition, meaning that when a horseman died, they buried him with his horse. The National Gallop would like to reproduce this and later horse traditions between 20 and 22 September 2013 at the Heroes Square, and it welcomes everybody.
The National Gallop is not just a simple horse festival with competitions, it is tradition. The event will be very special, because its place will be an important tourist center, the Heroes Square. The competitions will be around the famous square; beside this you could find the Gallop Promenade and Country Kitchen at the Andrássy Avenue. During the National Gallop, countryside will move to the capital to make stronger the connection between the center and the area. Moreover it could be a great opportunity for those, who would like to meet the Hungarian countryside, but don’t have enough time to visit places outside the capital, while they are here.
During the National Gallop 100 country towns will get chance to show themselves in front of the audience. The competitor horses will arrive from the whole territory of Hungary. Of course, several country towns will welcome visitors with loads of interesting programs besides the capital.
If you will stay in the Hungarian capital, Budapest between 20 and 22 September 2013, you definitely should go to the Heroes Square and have a great time at the National Gallop!
Coming to Budapest and wonder what are the most important attractions to see when in town? We have created a list telling you what are the top five Budapest attractions.
The attractions on this list are things to see, which means that we have not included activities and programs. These are buildings and landmarks that you simple need to see, because they are stunning and because if you do not see them, you can not return home claiming to have seen the most important sights in Budapest. So here we go, our top five Budapest attractions.
Top five Budapest attractions
St. Stephens Basilica
We have always been big fans of the St. Stephens Basilica. It has a beautiful exterior and interior. From the square outside the church it is possible to make magnificent pictures, from the dome you can enjoy the best view available on the Pest side, and inside you can enjoy the mixture of prayer, organ music and beautiful paintings, sculptures and much more!
The Hungarian Parliament might be the most impressive of all buildings in Budapest. It is located by the Danube and it reminds quite a lot about the Parliament in London. As you watch the building from the outside you will be extremely impressed, but do not make the mistake to think that you have seen it once your bus or taxi has driven next to it during daytime. It is when the lights are turned on in the evening it turns into one of the most beautiful buildings Europe has to offer.
If you want an introduction to the history of Hungary, bring a guide book or a guide with you to the Heroes Square. The square is beautiful both during daytime and nighttime, but be aware of the fact that in the hottest months it is hard to be out on the square for more than 5-10 minutes. The monuments and the statues at the square are delightful, and the two wonderful museums at both sides of the square just gives a plus to it all.
If you buy a postcard from Budapest, it is very possible that the Chain Bridge is the landmark you will see on it. The bridge is first of all a favorite object to photograph when it is illuminated in the evening, and it is also the oldest bridge connecting Pest with Buda. Beautiful, and almost impossible to miss out on when in Budapest.
The fifth and last attraction on our list of the Top five Budapest attractions is the Castle Hill. We realize that the Castle Hill in fact is a hill and not one attraction, so it is kind of tricky. However, as we write the Castle Hill as an attraction it includes the castle building itself, but also the Matthias Church and the Fishermens Bastion.
The best route to see these five attractions
If you decide to see all these five attraction on one and the same little trip on your own, then we recommend the following route.
Start your tour at the Heroes Square
Take the yellow metro or walk your way down the Andrassy avenue to the St. Stephens Basilica
Continue towards the Chain Bridge and walk across it
Walk on foot or use the funicular to get to the Castle Hill
Walk from the Castle towards the Trinity square (Szentharomsag ter)
Enjoy the view of the Matthias Church and the Fishermens Bastion
Walk to the top of one of the viewing points at the Fishermens Bastion and see the beautiful Parliament from there.
Enjoy your trip and if you have further thoughts and advices, just write a comment!