Hungary is probably one of the oldest countries in Europe. This country was founded in 896, before Germany and France became separate entities. Hungarian language is recognized as Magyar and is descendent from the language spoken by the Huns. There are many beautiful attractions to visit in this lovely country, such as lakes, rivers, the Great Plain in the east and Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. Even if this country has a relatively small size, Hungary has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The capital city is Budapest, a lovely city where you can easily spend your vacation in calm and joy. Here are some beautiful attractions to discover in Hungary:
Hungary Parliament Building
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This building is an extremely impressive piece of art. The construction for this beautiful building has started in 1885 and was completed seventeen years later, in 1902. At that time, this was the largest parliamentary building in the world. The building’s façade is a real piece of art, with many statues of Hungarian rulers, impressive Gothic ornaments, gargoyles and pointed arch arcades. The interior of the Hungarian Parliament Building is as beautiful as the exterior. It was decorated by Hungary’s best artists, with Byzantine influences, Corinthian columns, a huge ceiling painting by Karoly Lotz and gilded ornaments.
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Lake Balaton is also known as the Hungarian Sea. This beautiful lake is the biggest lake in Central Europe and also one of the main attractions in the country. The high season for this lake is in July and August, when you can find a great number of tourists. It you love water activities, the best period to come here is July and September, because the water is still warm and it is not so crowdie. Still, don’t forget to make a reservation at a renting room or an entire apartment in an old villa.
Buda Castle and Matthias Church, Budapest
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Matthias Church is also known as The Church of Our Lady. Built in 1255, in the heart of the Castle District, Matthias Church was Buda’s first parish church. However, the original church façade, was changed many times due to its constantly refashioned and renovating in the popular architectural style of that era. The Buda Castle District is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in Budapest. This beautiful castle homes The Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum.
Hungary is a beautiful place to visit, due to its numerous attractions and interesting history. Matthias Church is a popular tourist spot that you must see. Have you ever been at Hungary Parliament Building?