There are several historic sites and tourist attractions near Buda Dream apartments. Some of them are highlighted below:
Matthias Church (1.3 km 17 minutes)
Szentháromság tér 2, Budapest
Matthias Church (Mátyás-templom) was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015. The current building was constructed in the florid late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century and was extensively restored in the late 19th century. It was the second largest church of medieval Buda and the seventh largest church of medieval Hungarian Kingdom.
Matthias Church Link
Fishermans Bastion(1.3 km 17 minutes)
Szentháromság tér 5
The Fisherman’s Bastion(Halászbástya) is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902 on the plans ofFrigyes Schulek. Between 1947–48, the son of Frigyes Schulek, János Schulek, conducted the other restoration project after its near destruction during World War II.
From the towers and the terrace you can have a stunning view of Danube, Margaret Island, Pest and the Gellért Hill.
Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 896.
The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It is a viewing terrace, with many stairs and walking paths.
Fisherman’s Bastion Link
Buda Castle (2.2 km 27 mins)
Szent György tér 2
The imposing Buda Castle overlooks the city from its elevated position atop Várhegy (Castle Hill), rising 48 meters above the Danube. The castle has had a tumultuous history that reflects the ups and downs of Hungary’s fortunes.
Today the castle, often referred to as the Royal Palace (Budavári palota), is home to a number of cultural institutions, including two museums: the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum.
Budapest History Museum at Buda Castle (2.2 km 27 minutes)
Szent György tér 2
Budapest History Museum’s collections is made up of three major parts: architectural findings, object materials from the city history and work of art. A visit through the exhibition is a virtual time journey, which gives you the opportunity to have a look at relics of the past raging from architectural findings that are more than 40,000 years old to posters from the 20th century. After a walk across the collection, you will know everything about the history of Budapest from Roman ages until the present day.
For those interested in seeing Buda Castle as it once was, the Budapest History Museum incorporates into its exhibits remains and reconstruction of parts of the former castle.
Budapest History Museum Link
Hungarian National Gallery at Buda Castle (2.2 km 27 minutes)
The Hungarian National Gallery is dedicated to Hungarian art from medieval times to the present day. In this museum, visitors will see Gothic pieces, Baroque art, and art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Seeing the Hapsburg crypt also found in the Hungarian National Gallery requires purchase of an extra ticket.
Hungarian National Gallery Link
Museum of Contemporary Art at Buda Castle (2.2 km 27 minutes)
Szent György tér 2
The Museum of Contemporary Art houses work by non-Hungarian artists, including Picasso and Warhol.
The Hospital in the Rock Museum (900 m 12 minutes)
The Hospital in the Rock Museum (Sziklakórház Múzeum) is part of an approximately 6-mile (10-km) stretch of interconnected caves and cellars beneath Buda Castle Hill. This museum is dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.
The history of the emergency hospital goes back to World War II, when Castle District was part of the Government Quarter. The caves and tunnels were connected and fortified and used as an air raid shelter. On the orders of the Mayor of Budapest an emergency surgical hospital was also built within the caves beneath Buda Castle Hill. The hospital was actively used during WW II until July 1945 and then during the 1956 Revolution to treat wounded civilians and soldiers. Between 1958 and 1962 it was expanded to withstand potential chemical and nuclear attacks during the Cold War. The “Hospital in the Rock – Secret Emergency Hospital and Nuclear Bunker” opened to the public in 2008.
Hospital in the Rock Link
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge (1.9 km 22 minutes)
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Széchenyi lánchíd) is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark, it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849.