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Budapest Architecture Tours

Hungarian Architecture Guides – Exclusive City Walks tailor made for groups visiting Eastern Europe by e-architect.

post updated 15 May 2024

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Budapest Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

e-architect have architectural tour guides in most of the key cities across the continent.

Our Budapest guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Budapest are all exclusive to each client.

See the stunning new Museum of Ethnography building design by NAPUR Architect:
New Museum of Ethnography Budapest Architecture Tours
photo © György Palkó

Budapest Architectural Tours

Budapest Architecture – Introduction

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and with about 1.7 million inhabitants. The city straddles the river Danube and is the largest in East-Central Europe and the seventh largest in the European Union. It is the biggest city in Hungary. Budapest became a single city in 1873 when west-bank Buda and Óbuda unified with east-bank Pest.

Paris Court Budapest – building renovation by KROKI and architecture studio ARCHIKON
Paris Court Budapest building
photo : Tamás Bujnovszky

Key historical buildings include the Aquincum museum and ruin garden, Buda Castle, Castle Vajdahunyad, Fishermen’s bastion, Former Institute of Ballett (Dreschler Palace). Also worth visiting is the fascinating historical Citadel on the Gellért Hill.

Magyar Autóklub – Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters:
Hungarian Autoklub HQ - Budapest Architecture Tours
photograph © Tamás Bujnovszky

Other interesting architecture to see includes the Gresham Palace, House of Terror Museum, Hungarian National Museum, Keleti Railway Station, Museum of Ethnography, Museum of Fine Arts and Hungarian National Gallery. There is also some interesting architecture in Városliget, Budapest’s oldest public park.

The Duna Arena in Budapest – recently renewed:
Duna Arena Budapest Architecture Tours
photo © Tamás Bujnovszky

Important contemporary Budapest buildings include ING Headquarters Budapest designed by Erick van Egeraat (a major international architecture office based in The Netherlands), UNIQA Budapest designed by Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects and the Deák Palota building refurbished by architect Erick van Egeraat.

Budapest M4 Metro Station Buildings designed by Palatium Studio, architects:
Budapest M4 Metro Stations - Budapest Architecture Tours
photo © Tamás Bujnovszky

Budapest Walking Tours

Budapest Architectural Tours can be based around your group’s preference, The guide can give an overview of the most interesting buildings, or just the key contemporary architecture in the Hungarian capital. Our architecture tour guides can focus on specific building types such as office designs or retail interiors.

New Budapest Architecture : key contemporary buildings in this Hungarian city

Budapest Walking Tours

Contact e-architect for your Hungarian architectural tour: isabelle(at) / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

Payments must be made in full prior to the architectural tour. To recap, these city walks are for groups only and always need booked in advance. We have a long experience in arranging such walks, stretching right back to the year 2000.

Market Headquarters in Budapest by Schön Architects, Lead architect: Sandor Duzs/ArkTOON:
Market Headquarters - Budapest Architecture Tours

Architecture Walking Tour References – see 11 Jul 2013 for a review from a Budapest visit.

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other Eastern European cities close by such as Prague (Czech Republic), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Belgrade (Serbia): Architecture Walking Tours

Central European Building Tours

Selection of tailored Central European Architectural Tours offered by e-architect:

Prague Architectural Walking Tours, Czech Republic

Vienna Architecture Walking Tours, Austria

Bratislava Architecture Tours, Slovakia

Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters Budapest Building design by Vikár & Lukács Architects Studio:
Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters Budapest Building
photo © Tamás Bujnovszky
This intriguing design project won an architectural competition for a new iconic headquarter of the Hungarian Autoklub. The main gesture of the building is a ribbon that wraps around the office spaces on seven floors, while articulating a letter ‘a’.

Hungarian Buildings

Hungarian Architecture

Hungarian Architects

Some further tips for structures to see in this city: Budapest City Hall Building design by the celebrated Dutch architects practice, winners of an international architecture competition ; Hungarian Autoklub Headquarter from 2011, an unusual a-shaped building on a site near the Danube bridge ; finally the UNIQA Budapest, a nine-storey Budapest building, the head office for UNIQA, with 40% of usable floor space let out, in District XIII and named the Vital Business Centre.

Hungarian Building Designs – a recent selection from the e-architect website:

Museum of Ethnography, Liget, building design by NAPUR Architect:
Museum of Ethnography in Budapest
picture : AXION Visual
Museum of Ethnography in Liget Budapest
The multiple award-winning new museum building is part of Europe’s largest urban-cultural development. The City Park (Városliget) is not an entirely unknown venue for the Museum of Ethnography, since it was here in 1896, at the National Millennium Exhibition.

New Budapest Bridge, design by celebrated international architectural office UNStudio, from The Netherlands:
New Budapest Bridge by UNStudio
rendering :
New Budapest Bridge
In 2017 the Municipal Government of Budapest announced an international architectural design competition to find the design for a much needed new bridge over the Danube in the post-industrial southern area of Budapest. The design proposal by UNStudio with Buro Happold Engineering was recently announced as the outright winner of the competition.

Paris Court in Brudern House, historic Ferenciek Square building renewal design by KROKI and architecture studio ARCHIKON:
Paris Court Budapest building
photograph : Tamás Bujnovszky
Paris Court in Brudern House
One of the most ornamented buildings in Europe. A popular location in spy films, the historical building has been renovated, recreating the once-glamourous setting of Budapest’s iconic architectural gem.

The Duna Arena building designed by NAPUR Architect Ltd:
Duna Arena in Budapest
photograph : Tamás Bujnovszky
The Duna Arena
The restoration and modernization of Hungarian swimming pools, including The Duna Arena, as well as expanding the existing pool facilities is a long-standing demand of athletes and the part of the general public devoted to swimming.

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