Budapest Posted on Budapest-Nyugati pályaudvar (Budapest Western railway station), is one of the three main railway terminals in Budapest. The station was planned by August de Serres and was built by the Eiffel Company. It was opened on 28 October 1877. The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a memorial conceived by film director Can Togay to honour 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. It represents their shoes left behind on the bank In Budapest the river Danube divides the historic old town of Buda – with its dominating castle – and the newer environs of Pest, spanned by the famous chain bridge. One of the seven bridges, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary and it opened in 1849. The Great Market Hall or Central Market Hall is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest. The building was designed and built by Samu Pecz around 1897.The market offers a huge variety of stalls on three floors and the entrance gate has a neogothic touch. Spurred by booming tourism and a growing local economy, new restaurants are popping up across the city, offering everything from updated takes on local peasant fare like goulash soup to Michelin-starred modernist meals. Open-air bars and pavement cafes do roaring trade. The Hungarian Parliament Building is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. Standing at 268m long, 123m wide and 96m tall, the Hungarian Parliament is the country’s largest building, Budapest’s tallest, and the third largest parliament building in the world. You are not allowed to take photos inside the dome. The St Elisabeth Parish Church is located on Roses Square. This Roman Catholic church was named after the Hungarian saint, St Elisabeth. The beautiful and impressive Neo-Gothic church with its 2,600 seats, was built by the same person as the Hungarian Parliament building, Imre Steindl. The Budapest Castle Hill Funicular or Budavári Sikló is a funicular railway in the city of Budapest. It links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. The line was opened on March 2, 1870. A feature of the line are the two pedestrian foot bridges which cross above it. Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Budapest, in front of the Fisherman’s Bastion at the heart of Buda’s Castle District. Matthias Church used to be Buda’s primary mosque during the Ottoman occupation of the country. After the Muslims conquered the capital in 1541, they painted the walls white and covered the inscriptions with citations from the Quran. Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Budapest, in front of the Fisherman’s Bastion at the heart of Buda’s Castle District. The tower is 80m high, making it one of the tallest buildings in the city.