Heroes' Square is a large, beautiful gateway into a park and some museums and opens onto famous the Andrássy Avenue. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, monument to the seven founding tribes of Hungary, encircled by statues of important Hungarians.
This monument is mounted and crawled upon by disrespectful tourists. I got indignant and yelled at a large group of teenagers who were not only being disrepectful to the monument but also ruining my shots.
Named for the first king of Hungary, it charges a fee to see Stephen's hand.
The church dome is 300 feet tall, the same height as the Hungarian Parliament building. Buildings are not allowed to exceed its height.
This basilica is quite large. It can reportedly hold 8,500 people.
Pretty impressive. The largest building in Hungary.
Street cars passing the Parliment's reflecting pool.
From wikipedia, it is a memorial "to honor the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away."
This has been the site of a church for 1000 years. This building was destroyed during WWII. The government just completed a massive renovation in 2013.
Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with the unification of Buda and Óbuda on the west bank, with Pest on the east bank in 1873 (as point of reference, Brooklyn was incorporated into the City of New York in 1898).