Tram No. 2
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Sightseeing with tram No. 2
Tramline No. 2 is one of the most famous tramlines running on the bank of the Danube, between Közvágóhíd and Jászai Mari tér. At a price of only one single ticket you can see several sights which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Jászai Mari tér:
The northern terminus of tram No. 2. Szalay utca:
On the right side you can see the baroque, and neo-gothic building of Parliament. This building is one of the most beautiful and famous architectural monument of Budapest. Kossuth Lajos tér
: This square with the House of Parliament is symbolically the centre of the Hungarian State. Széchenyi István tér
: You can see one of our capital symbols, the Chain Bridge and the panorama of Buda Castle. Another major sight is the Gresham-palace. Eötvös tér:
Here starts the Duna promenade, a popular walking area. Moreover, famous restaurants and cafes are situated here. Vigadó tér:
The Vigadó building gives place to several prestigious events, balls and concerts. On the ironed bar near the Danube bank, you can see the bronze statue of the Little Princess. Március 15. tér (15th March Square):
It played a huge role in the formation of the inner city. From the square, looking over the Danube, you can see the 140 meter high Gellért-mountain with the citadel. Fővám tér:
Only some steps away and you can reach the Váci utca, the main pedestrianized shopping street of the capital. Boráros tér:
It is an important trafffic junction where the southern section of Grand Boulevard crosses the Danube quay. Közvágóhíd
– Milleniumi Kulturális Központ: the new National Theatre and the Palace of Arts which gives place to a concert hall, a theatre and the famous Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art. By HÉV suburban railway from Közvágóhíd it is worth travelling to Ráckeve which is situated 50 km away on the South from Budapest. This little town is a popular resort place providing several facilities for hiking and sightseeing.
Sightseeing with tram No. 4-6
Routes No. 4 and 6 are important services in public transport of Budapest. These routes depart from Buda, Moszkva tér and pass through Margit-bridge, make their way on the Grand Boulevard in Pest and they return to Buda side through Petőfi-bridge. The terminus of tram No. 4 is at Fehérvári út and tram No. 6 arrives to Móricz Zsigmond körtér. Széll Kálmán tér:
one of the busiest junctions of the capital and the Buda side. Bus 16 departs from this square, which the sights of the Castle District can be approached with. Margit-bridge, Buda end:
getting off the tram here we have an opportunity to change for the HÉV (Suburban Railway) towards Szentendre, which is a wonderful city beside the Danube and apart from the countless places of interest you can visit the Public Transport Museum of BKV Zrt and the Outdoor Ethnographic Museum (Skanzen).
Then the tram passes through Margit-bridge. Margit-sziget (Margaret-island):
green land in the middle of the Danube between Margit-bridge and Árpád-bridge. Much-loved place for walking, sport, recreation and entertainment. The island can be approached by bus 26 as a regular service. Jászai Mari tér:
here to be found the Northern terminus of tram No. 2 and the boat port of our company. Nyugati Pályaudvar (Western Railway Station):
one of the oldest railway stations of Budapest. Oktogon:
The Square is named after its eight-cornered shape and it is situated in the crossing of Grand Boulevard and Andrássy út and in the same time it is one of the stops of Millennium Underground. Blaha Lujza tér:
one of the busiest square of Budapest which was named after a popular actress of the National Theatre, the “Nightingale of the nation” in 1920. Corvin negyed:
Museum of Applied Arts is situated not far from the tram stop. The secessionist style building is decorated with Zsolnay-ceramics and this is one of the most beautiful sights of Budapest today which attracts many tourists. Boráros tér:
important junction where the Southern part of the Grand Boulevard joins the Danube Wharf. You can board on tram No. 2 here.
Sightseeing along the line of Millennium Underground Railway
The Millennium Underground was the first underground on the European continent, opened in 1896. It is now the part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
For the thousandth anniversary of the Hungarian Conquest in the Carpathian Basin there were celebrations and exhibitions and the longest avenue of Budapest (Andrássy Avenue) and the Underground Railway Line were built for this occasion, too. The innovation that made it unique all over the world was that the underground railway used electricity instead of steam motion. If you use this type of transport you have the possibility to see the most beautiful sights of Pest side. Széchenyi fürdő (Széchenyi Thermal Bath):
It is one of the largest and most beautiful baths in Europe in the heart of Városliget (City Park). Facing the Bath you can visit Budapest Zoo. Hősök tere (Heroes’ Square):
It is the biggest square of Budapest. Here you can see the Millennium monument which was built for the respect of the Hungarian conquest. On the square you can also see the statue colony which visualizes important historical persons and the seven conquest tribes. In the middle of the square there is the National Heroes’ Monument. On both sides of the square two representative buildings are situated: the Art Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Behind the square, in City Park you can visit the Castle of Vajdahunyad. Oktogon:
The square is named after its eight-cornered shape and it is situated in the crossing of Grand Boulevard and Andrássy út. Opera:
At this station you can see one of the most remarkable capital monuments from the 19th century, and also the cultural and musical centre of Budapest. Bajcsy Zsilinszky út:
With some further steps from the station you can visit one of the most significant cathedrals in Hungary, the Szent István Bazilika (Saint Stephen Basilica). It is named after the king established the Hungarian State. Deák Ferenc tér:
This is one of the central squares of the city as well as a transport junction. Pedestrian streets, cafes, hotels and restaurants might be found in the surroundings. Just with a few steps away you can reach Váci utca, one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets. You can discover the Millennium Underground Museum at the metro station. Vörösmarty tér:
This square is the real centre of the life of Pest, The square connects the Danube promenade with the Váci utca.
Sightseeing in the Castle district with Castle bus (16, 16A, 116)
Bus No. 16A and bus No. 116 run between Dísz tér and Széll Kálmán tér, while bus 16 operates between Deák Ferenc tér and Moszkva tér passing through the Castle District.
Budapest citizens call these services as the Castle Bus. Buda Castle stands on the hill which is built of marl. Series of centuries-old cultural and architectural remembrance attract visitors here.
Series of baroque and classicist style castle-palaces can be viewed at the stop of Bécsi kapu (Vienniese Gate) and also the Bécsi Kapu Square Lutheran Church.
Travelling forward with bus No. 116 it is worth stopping your journey one stop later to have a look at the building of the War History Institution and Museum at Kapisztrán tér.
Tóth Árpád-promenade, alias Bastion-promenade can be found a few steps away from this square, which is one of the most beautiful promenades of the capital. The promenade supplied with trees and benches follows the line of the wall of the Castle on the South-Western side of Buda Castle.
Boarding on the bus again or by walking to the next stop you can reach Szentháromság tér (the Holy Trinity square), which is the main square of the Castle District. There are numerous historical buildings and memorials can be found here: City Hall of Buda, the Fishermen’s Bastion and the Matthias Church.
In the end the last stop is Dísz tér, the Southern gate of citizen life of Buda Castle District.
If you have chosen bus No. 16 you can continue your journey via Clark Ádám tér and Széchenyi István tér to Deák Ferenc tér.