As the blooming metropolitan capital of Hungary, Budapest offers plenty of opportunities for every single visitor, no matter what your interests are.
Budapest is rightfully famous of its impressive architecture and landscapes. Here, we will provide you a list of locations that are worth visiting during your stay. You’ll encounter the following landmarks on the Pest side: the breath-taking neo-gothic Parliament building, the gorgeous and historic sight of St Stephen’s Basilic and Hero’s Square. The stunning Vajdahunyad Castle and the surrounding picturesque City Park are just a few minutes walk from Hero’s Square. If you wish to take the most out of your day, we recommend visiting the Buda side, as well. You can take a walk across the spectacular Liberty Bridge and find yourself at the foothills of St Gellért. From here, Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastien or St. Matthias Church are easily accessible.
After a long day of walking, it will feel refreshing to visit one of our thermal spas. Their popularity in Hungary date back to the sixteenth century when Turks invaded the country. You will find Rudas Bath embedded in the rustic hills of Buda. A fabulous hot tub is located at the top of the building offering a 360-degree bird’s eye view to the whole city. Széchényi Thermal Bath is also a great option, as it is not only Budapest’s but also Europe’s largest spa complex. Having an unforgettable time at the beautiful Gellért Bath is also guaranteed, hence the choice is in your hand.
Visiting Budapest serves as great opportunity to try Hungarian cuisine and gastronomy. If you wish to combine having a spectacular view and exquisite dishes, we recommend Leo Rooftop Bar. However, should you fancy traditional Hungarian flavours, our top picks are Aranybástya Restaurant, Vaj Bakery or Déryné
If you are fond of music, art, and museums you will fall in love with Hungary. Budapest offers a wide range of variety when it comes to artistic activities. Szépművészeti Museum and Magyar Nemzeti Geléria have permanent exhibitions of such well-known artists as Rubens, Van Dyck, Tiziano or Raffaello. On the other hand, should you wish to enjoy music, Opus Jazz Club is the place to go. They host concerts from Tuesday to Saturday every week.
All the activities mentioned above will be great fun for adults, however, we should not forget about the younger generation. Csodák Palotája will sweep everyone off their feet regardless of their age. Their repertoire is so versatile, you will find everything for all age groups and tastes from classical, jazz or world music to dance, contemporary circus, youth events and art.
We did not forget about nature lovers either. Even though, Budapest is mainly characterised by its breath-taking “concrete jungle” you will find hidden oasises in the midst of the city’s business. City Park (Városliget), Margaret Island and Millenáris are the best places to go if you are an outdoorsy person. Quiet walkways, flower gardens, lovely coffee shops, romantic ruins and century-old trees make up these popular recreation spots.