Budapest is not only Hungary's economic and political capital, but it's cultural capital too with a proud history in the arts. In the 19th Century, under the influence of the Austrians, music and opera flourished in particular. Miklos Ybl built the stunning Budapest Opera House, whilst national hero Erkel Ferenc composed Hungary's first operatic works in the Magyar language.read more
Today you can still hear the latter's masterpieces performed under the former's stunning neo-renaissance roof, along with the compositions of Hungary's finest pianist, Franz Liszt. Straying away from opera and classical music, culture vultures will also find a host of museums, theatres and art galleries in the capital, and there's always the small matter of Buda Castle. Find a sprinkling of the very best Budapest has to offer in our culture directory, or check out our events calendar for a round up of the best festivals, concerts and other performances in the coming months.
Worth going up for the view alone
Beautiful! I think this is the one that was featured in a Matthew Barney movie, one of the Cremaster Cycle films...
You can't miss this when you're in Budapest!
This is a large building. Very pretty to see.
Sitting on the steps in Summer affords one a wonderful view.
the budapest parliament building is great! its sooooo cool. Bust budapest is weird. the budapest parliament building is weird
why are so many parliament buildings along a river? anyway, this one is gorgeous!
The number one tourist spot in Budapest... for a good reason. Very interesting and the area around it is amazing!