Discover Budapest with the Metro Line 1
The Millenium Underground was the first underground on the European Continent, opened in 1896. It is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage. 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 line you can easily visit the most beautiful sights of the Pest side.
I recommend to start your journey at the Vörösmarty Square, which is the end station of this metro line right in the city center, and go first straight to the stop called Széchenyi fürdő (Széchenyi thermal bath). This is one of the largest bath house in Europe in the heart of the city park (Városliget). You can spend here easily a whole day here, after you healed yourself in the thermal bath, you can visit the Budapest zoo, which is right next to the bath house.
The Heroes’ Square is also in this area: It is the biggest square of the city. Here you can see the Millenium 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 tribe leaders. 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 all this, in the City Park you can visit the Castle Vajdahunyad, which is also partly a museum. If your discovered this area, you can catch the Metro again, in the direction of Vörösmarty Square.
At the station Opera you can see the one of the most remarkable capital monuments from the 19th century, and also the cultural centre of the city.
At the Bajcsy Zsilinszky út stop with some further steps from the station you can visit the Saint Stephan Basilica, this is the most significant and definitely the most gorgeous cathedral of the city. It is really worth to see the interior of the building. Also climb up to the dome, the sight is spectacular from there.
You almost reached your starting point again, but if you want to discover more parts of the city, I recommend to get off at the next stop, at the Deák Ferenc Square:
This is the very central square of Budapest 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 the famous Jewish Quarter, or the Váci street. You can also discover the Millenium Underground Museum, this is right at he Metro station.