The River Danube plays an important part in the cityscape and is crossed by a series of bridges, separating the Buda and Pest regions. Particularly famous is the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, which dates from the middle of the 19th century.
The city's Citadella (Citadel) was completed in 1854 and today simply operates as a tourist attraction, boasting exceptional views of the cityscape.
River cruises along the River Danube provide an enjoyable and easy way to sightsee in the very heart of the city, passing countless landmarks along the way.
During the summer months, restaurants and cafes often take advantage of the fine weather and move their tables outside.
Heroes' Square (Hosok Tere) is one of the city's most prominent public squares and is located to one side of Andrássy Avenue, alongside the City Park.
The Millennium Monument is a particular highlight at the Heroes' Square and this huge stone cenotaph is dedicated to those who gave their lives in order for Hungary to gain its independence.
The National Theatre is an especially striking and quirky landmark, since from one angle, the building resembles a floating ship. Inside, you will find a large auditorium with a circular ground plan.
St. Stephen's Basilica is amongst the city's most famous buildings and features a dramatic Neoclassical exterior, with both lifts and stairs providing access to its central dome.
The Budapest Keleti Pályaudvar (Eastern) train station is an especially ornate building and is sited on Baross Square, within the 8th district (Józsefváros).
One of the most striking buildings on the Pest banks of the River Danube, the Hungarian Parliament Building serves as the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary.
The Hungarian Parliament Building is located on the Kossuth Lajos Square and is actually the largest building in the whole of Hungary, as well as being Europe's second-biggest parliament building.
The Royal Palace (Buda Castle) has been the residence of many Hungarian kings since it was first completed in 1265. Today, the oldest part of the castle dates from the 14th century.
Standing alongside the Castle District of Buda, the Royal Palace (Buda Castle) is home to numerous leading attractions, including the city's History Museum and the stunning Matthias Fountain.