A journey to Budapest's "Millennium Celebration"

Walking on the streets of Budapest, the most common sight is the numerous magnificent historical buildings that have been left over from the Austro-Hungarian Empire era. If one were to do more detailed research, they would discover a common characteristic – almost all important buildings from this period were built around 1896. Clearly, this is not a coincidence but rather a result of a Hungarian "millennial celebration."

A square specially built for the "Millennium Celebration" in 1896, it has great historical significance, just like China's Tiananmen Square. Grand ceremonies are held in Heroes' Square for major festivals or visits by foreign heads of state. The Millennium Monument at the center of the square, the seven Magyar tribal chieftains at the base of the monument, and the statues of historical heroes in the colonnade provide a valuable opportunity to quickly understand the important history of Hungary.
The highest point of the entire building is the central dome hall reaching 96 meters in height (designed to coincide with the year 1896), which is lavishly decorated with approximately 40 kilograms of gold used for the wall decorations. It takes about an hour to visit the entire building. To avoid queuing, it is recommended to sign up for a tour in advance on the website at a suitable time. Another point to note is that there are quite a lot of stair steps in the Parliament House, so please prepare mentally in advance.
This is the huge cathedral behind the chain bridge seen on Castle Hill. It was completed in 1905, after the "Millennium Celebration". It is called the "Saint Right Hand Cathedral" because it houses the legendary right hand of the first Hungarian king, Saint Stephen I. The interior of the cathedral is not complicated, with only a few simple halls. However, the towers on both sides can be reached by elevator to overlook the entire city of Budapest, offering a good view.

Budapest Central Market

A very distinctive Hungarian building, built in 1897, located on the Pest side of the Liberty Bridge. Today, although it has become a famous tourist attraction, it is still the "market" where the grandpas and grandmas of Budapest buy ingredients every day. The best way to understand a city is to start with its "basket of groceries". Despite many tourists taking photos with their cameras, the grandpas and grandmas here seem accustomed to it and are not moved, still focusing on selecting ingredients for their dinner.
This is the most beautiful scenic street in Budapest, and the city's most beautiful buildings are almost all located on this street. It is said that it was built to relieve the pressure on King Street during the "Millennial Celebration". If you have enough time, it is recommended to walk along this entire street, it will definitely be a rewarding experience.
The "Millennium Celebration" completed green chain bridge is aesthetically pleasing, and it is said that the king personally installed the last rivet. On one side of Buda is the foot of Liberty Hill, and on the other side of Pest is the Great Market Hall, providing everyone with a convenient and feasible sightseeing route. Remember to walk across this bridge!
Built in 1895, it was the favorite café of literati at that time. This is definitely the most luxurious café I have ever seen, with a magnificent interior decor like a palace. It also allows us ordinary people to experience a royal feeling. If you think the food and drinks in the café are expensive, you can also enjoy a simple afternoon tea in this splendid "palace".