Explore Budapest & Hungary

Christianity has been at the heart of its people since the beginning of the Principality of Hungary by St. Stephen, the king and founder of the state in the late 10th, early 11th century. When the Ottomans conquered Budapest in 1541, they turned the churches into mosques. But even after 150 years of occupation, the Faith endured and many of them were converted back into churches, which today can be seen in their full glory in either gothic, romanesque, or baroque style. Watch our EWTN Travel videos to enjoy the city and see places of the Faith.

Starting at Heroes Square

Built to celebrate 1000 years since the founding of the Kingdom of Hungary, Heroes Square is a monument dedicated to not only honor its royal history but also its Christian faith. In this video, we show you the location and points of interest nearby such as City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle, and the world famous Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Andrássy Avenue connects this Heroes Square to the city centre and St. Stephen’s Basilica, so join us as we ride the metro.

Beautiful Sites in Buda

The Danube river divides the city in two halves, “Buda” and “Pest”. In this video, we take a look at the cultural and Catholic sites on the Buda side of the city. This includes Buda Castle, Matthias Church, and a little known ruined church, St. Margaret’s, that was destroyed during the Second World War and left in ruins during the Communist era. From Buda hill, no visit to the city is complete without taking in the view of Chain Bridge and the “Pest” side of the river.

Faith, Fun, and History on Margaret Island

Between “Buda” and “Pest” lies Margaret island. Locals and tourists come here to enjoy the summer days with fountains, parks, forests, swimming pools, and ancient ruins. The island hosts a ruined convent where St. Margaret used to live. She was the princess and daughter of the King of Hungary, Bela IV, but renounced her title to stay in a convent. In this video, we share the story of the saint’s life while showing views from this place of Budapest.

EWTN Hungary, also known as Bonum TV, is EWTN’s International affiliate for Catholic News, Information, and Inspiration in Budapest. Please visit their website, https://katolikus.tv/

A Eucharistic Procession unlike any in Europe

100,000 pilgrims in Budapest process with the Blessed Sacrament from Parliament to Heroes Square on the eve of Pope Francis’ visit to Hungary during the International Eucharistic Congress.

Europe’s largest Synagogue hosts Catholics for a concert

A historic concert in Budapest, Hungary where Europe’s largest Synagogue hosted a concert reflecting both the Jewish and Catholic musical interpretations of the Psalms.

The Best of Budapest in 10 minutes

See the Catholic sites and history of Budapest, Hungary with Matthew Bunson and Fr. John Paul Mary Zeller during our Live coverage of the 2021 International Eucharistic Congress from Budapest.

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