Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.
Set in the trendy Király Utca district, this funky boutique hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from 2 metro stations. It’s an 11-minute walk from the landmark Saint Stephen’s Basilica and 6 minutes by foot from the Hungarian State Opera.
Location:Budapest, Király u. 26, 1061 Hungary
Breakfast at Hotel
Explore the hidden gardens of Budapest on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Go beyond the façade of the buildings and see the secret parks and gardens within the private courtyards that are otherwise inaccessible to the public.
Location:Deák Ferenc tér , Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér, Hungary
Light, airy cafe & cultural space with garden, serving bar snacks, sandwiches, beers & hot drinks.
Location:Budapest, Akácfa u. 47, 1072 Hungary
The giant Budapest castle hill that provides some of the best views of the city. It’s a great place to walk around and explore all the different areas.
Location:Budapest, Szentháromság tér, 1014 Hungary
The funicular railway is a short cable car that links Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above.
Location:Budapest, Clark Ádám tér, 1013 Hungary
The historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian Kings in Budapest. It was first completed in 1265, although the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769.
Location:Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014 Hungary
Explore local eateries
A giant club, but in a thermal bath. There’s fog machines, lasers, and everyone is swimming around. The drinks are affordable, and the DJ’s are playing great variety of music.
Location:Budapest, Frankel Leó út 25-29, 1023 Hungary
Breakfast at the hotel
The 691-room building is famed for its Gothic Revival architecture, ornate statues and gorgeous paintings. Learn about the political history of Budapest with insight and anecdotes from an expert tour guide.
Location:Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055 Hungary
A heartbreaking memorial to 3,500 people killed by fascists in Budapest during the Second World War.
Location:Danube Park, Budapest, Hungary
Contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes in 20th-century Hungary and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building.
Location:Budapest, Andrássy út 60, 1062 Hungary
It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920.
Location:Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary
The Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is a historical building in Erzsébetváros, the 7th district of Budapest, Hungary. It is the largest synagogue in Europe, seating 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism.
Location:Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary
Collection of more than 140 interactive pinball machines & vintage arcade games dating from 1947.
Location:Budapest, Radnóti Miklós u. 18, 1137 Hungary
While you are enchanted by the illuminated sights, famous personalities from the Hungarian history, kings, queens, poets, inventors and even the Danube tells you legendary stories.
Location:Budapest, Károly krt. 5, 1075 Hungary
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Pedestrian promenades navigate around parkland, an art nouveau water tower, the ruins of a 13th-century Dominican convent, a musical fountain and a small zoo. Other attractions include jogging tracks, thermal spas and swimming pools.
No visit to Budapest is complete with taking a dip of the biggest bathhouse in Budapest. There is a huge thermal bath culture in Budapest. It’s definitely one of the most expensive things to do in Budapest, but it’s worth it.
Location:Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary
Collection of bars in an abandoned building with graffiti & plants, drawing an international crowd.
Location:Budapest, Kazinczy u., 1075 Hungary
A massive and indoor market with everything from souvenir shopping to amazing Hungarian food. This is a great place to grab lunch and stroll through the aisles.
Location:Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
The Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda, and only the second permanent crossing on the whole length of the river Danube.
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