Gellért Hill, Citadel

The fortress on top of the Gellért Hill was built in 1854 by Julius Jacob von Haynau, after the defeat of the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence of 1848-49.
Almost all tourists visit the Citadel, to enjoy the scenic panorama of Budapest city.





Normafa (Norma Tree)

Normafa is on the Svábhegy (Sváb Hill) in the very neighbourhood of the János-hegy (János Hill). The János-hegy, the highest point of Budapest, it rises to 529 metre.
This site is favoured for the splendid panorama and fresh air.
Normafa is the starting point of several excursion trails. If you decide to make an excursion, put on suitable clothing, and never forget your map or GPS, because the signs of tourist trails are often faded.
It is the easiest to get there by the cog wheel train. Its lower terminal is of two tram stations distance from Széll Kálmán tér, the upper terminal is on the Széchenyi-hegy (Széchenyi Hill), not far from the Panorama Hotel.


Margit-sziget (Margit Island)

The historical Margit Island is in the middle of the Danube, in the central part of Budapest.
It is literally the island of relaxation, peace and sport, because no motor vehicle can drive in, except public transport.
There are many tourist attractions on the island, among others: the Palatinus Beach, open from Spring to Autumn, the Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, where trains the olympic champion Hungarian water polo team, the ruins of a Dominican convent, the Japanese Garden full of sunbathing turtles, the 5 km long rubber coated jogging track, furthermore famous restaurants, open air clubs in the summer, two luxury hotels, and the Rose Garden.


Pál-völgyi Cave

The Pál-völgyi cave is rich in dripstones. It is the longest cave system of the Buda mountains, and the third most extended one in Hungary
The cave is in the register of highly protected natural values since 1944.
It has been explored to a length of 7200 m and to a depth of 104 m.
The cave has a permanent temperature of 11°C; warm clothing and training shoes are recommended!
Lower age limit for the long trail: 5 years.
 


Szemlőhegyi Cave

The Szemlőhegyi Cave is one of Europe’s most beautiful cave systems. It is famous of its spectacular mineral formations. More accessible than the Pál-völgyi Cave, it can be visited even together with small children.
The cave is in the register of highly protected natural values.Tours are starting every hour. The temperature of the cave is11°C all year round, warm clothing is recommended!




Labyrinth of Buda Castle

The Labyrinth of Buda Castle is part of the complex of caves underneath the Buda Castle.
There is no need of special physical effort to explore the labyrinth. There are no ladders; the cave has been transformed into a tunnel system during the Turkish occupation.
During the World War II it served as a shelter for so many inhabitants of Budapest, that the postman regularly carried letters to the Labyrinth. Red wine is running from a small wall fountain – it is a particular attraction of the cave. Prehistoric cave paintings can also be seen, it is an excellent tour for children as well.


Várbarlang (Castle Cave)

The recently opened deep cellar system was used as a command post and a storage facility by the German Army in the World War II.
Guided tours are available in English and German.






Szentendre

Szentendre is a popular destination for tourists; 8 km from Budapest, at the gate of the Danube Bend in the meeting point of the Danube, plain and mountains.
The town often mentioned as “jewel box of the Danube Bend” has the proud name “City of Arts” as well. It has a particular Mediterranean atmosphere, due to the settlement of Serb, Dalmatian, Greek population after the liberation from the Turks. Let’s spend a day or a weekend in Szentendre! Children and adult both can enjoy the attractions of this small riverside town!
from wikipedia