Must sees for free
The Szabo Ervin Library, located in the Palace Quarter, is a modern library surrounding a very old one. Originally a palace for the aristocratic Wenckheim family, the building was bought by the City Council and converted into reading rooms.
Go and pick out a book and read in the grandeur of history or grab a coffee at the cafe. For only EUR1, you can register and gain access to the library, so it’s pretty much free. Budapest’s Garden of Philosophy features a sculpture of artist Nandor Wagner’s interpretation of
the world’s five main religions, gathered around an orb.
On the sidelines looking in are those who Wagner saw as leaders of spiritual enlightenment.
Intended to show the development of humankind and an aim for understanding, the garden is located on the hill overlooking the Danube and is the perfect spot to stop and think a while. St Stephen’s Basilica is the largest church in Budapest and home to the mummified right hand of Saint Stephen himself.
The hand has had many owners