Historic sites in Hungary

The Romans, the great Kingdom of Hungary, the Ottomans and the Habsurgs, all contributed to the story and to the Historic Sites in Hungary, creating a diverse landscape of places to visit. If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Hungary, you can browse our interactive map above or navigate further via the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of Historic Sites in Hungary and you can discover some great things to see in our selection. Once you’ve explored the Historic Sites in Hungary you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is always growing, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of more Historic Sites in Hungary, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Hungary: Site Index

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One of the lesser known but still fascinating historic attractions in Hungary is Aquincum, a large Ancient Roman site in Budapest housing the ruins of an important military base and city.

Boldogko Castle

A picturesque castle built for the defence of the Hernád Valley in the XIII. c., demolished by the Hapsburgs in 1701, constantly renovated from the end of the XVIII. c. up till now.

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Buda Castle

Buda Castle is amongst the most iconic historic sites in Hungary. A vast palace in Budapest’s Castle Quarter, it is home to a series of museums including the National Gallery.

Budapest Bath Museum

This houses the ruins of the Roman baths complex of the military base that existed here from the 1st to the 4th centuries AD.

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Budapest History Museum

The Budapest History Museum chronicles the history of the city, Buda Castle and the region as a whole.

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Budapest Museum of Military History

This Budapest museum houses a series of collections relating to Hungary’s history of warfare.

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Christian Necropolis of Pecs

One of several World Heritage historic sites in Hungary, the Christian Necropolis of Pecs is a ruined 4th century Roman mausoleum.

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Dohany Synagogue

Built in the 19th century, this is the world’s second largest synagogue.

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Fisherman’s Bastion

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a beautiful set of walkways and terraces in Budapest built between 1895 and 1902. It is definitely one of the top attractions in Hungary.

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Heroes Square

Heroes Square is an important plaza in Budapest built to celebrate the founding of the nation and one of the most recognisable historic sites in Hungary.

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House of Terror

This moving museum tells the story of the two extreme regimes which successively ruled Hungary in the 20th century.

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Hungarian National Gallery

Exhibiting a range of historical art collections and home to the Habsburg Palatinal Crypt, the National Gallery is one of the best known historical sites of Hungary.

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Hungarian National Museum

This is a museum of history, archaeology and art in Budapest. It is one of the top things to do in Hungary for those seeking an overview of the country’s history.

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Hungarian Parliament Buildings

Built in the 19th century in a dramatic Gothic Revival style, the Hungarian Parliament Buildings are some of the oldest in Europe.

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Matthias Church

Of all historical sites of Hungary, Matthias Church has one of the strongest royal connections, having been the setting for royal weddings and coronations.

St Stephen’s Basilica

Completed in 1905, this is Budapest’s largest church and one of the most renowned landmarks in Hungary.

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The Iseum

Dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, The Iseum was built in the 2nd century AD and is one of the most well known Roman historical sites in Hungary.