Dohány Synagogue - Europe's largest and the world's second-largest
Holocaust Memorial - in the form of a weeping willow tree. Thin metal leaves are for purchase by survivors and descendants to honor martyred relatives.
Memorial to Charles Lutz, a Swiss who saved many Budapest Jews from the Nazi
The Jews' ghetto tells a long tragic story of its people.
The clash between history and present
Someone turns this part of the run-down ghetto into a hip cafe.
A favorite local eatery in the business district
2000 Ft (US$9) for two
House of Parliament
The guided tour inside was well worth the admission.
Yeah, Mike shot this. It's no postcard...
Entrance fee: 2000 Ft (US$9)
St. Stephen's Basilica - Budapest's largest church
Soviet Army Memorial, topped by the last Soviet Star remaining in post-Communist Budapest
Post Office Museum
House of Terror, the former HQ of the communist secret police, is now a museum showcasing one of the most powerful and terrifying exhibition on the country's tragic past - the Nazi and Communist repression.
The disturbing exhibits are among the most sophisticated ones we have seen (can't take pic inside), but going through them was quite a gruesome experience! I guess that's the whole point - we'll never forget... Entrance fee: 3000 Ft (US$13.5)