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Top 10 things to do in Budapest

Coveted by both the East and the West for millenia, Budapest's rich blend of culture, art, and architecture will leave you thoroughly charmed. Here are 10 of best things to do in the united cities of Buda and Pest!

Szechenyi Thermal Bath

With indoor and outdoor pools served by two different thermal springs, the Szechenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest's City Park forms the largest medicinal bath in Europe.

Hungarian Parliament Building

Not to be outdone by its Neo-Gothic façade, the interior of Hungary's parliament boasts stunning frescoes, statues, and stained glass mosaics, as well as the Holy Crown of Hungary!

Chain Bridge

Considered a wonder of the modern world upon its completion in 1849, Chain Bridge was the first to span the city's Danube river, eventually uniting Buda and Pest as one city.

Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy út)

Flanked by Neo-Renaissance mansions, Andrássy Avenue, the city's main shopping district, is a World Heritage Site lined with cafés, restaurants, museums, and theaters, as well as luxury boutiques.

Hungarian State Opera House

Perhaps the most impressive landmark on Andrássy Avenue is Budapest's ornate opera house. Inside it's equally divine, and the world-class performances aren't bad either!

Matthias Church

A turbulent history has seen the Matthias Church undergo several incarnations, yet with its magestic dimensions and ornate style, it remains a star of Buda's Castle District.

Fisherman's Bastion

Named for the guild of fishermen that once defended Buda's Medieval riverbank, Fisherman's Bastion's dramatic views have made it one of Budapest's most visited attractions.

Buda Castle

The Buda Castle complex dates back to 1265 and housed the Kings of Hungary right up until 1918. Budapest's largest and most famous sight cannot be missed. Literally!

St. Stephen's Basilica

Named in honor of Hungary's first king, St. Stephen's Basilica's outstanding beauty stands in stark contrast to the right hand of St. Stephen kept among its relics!

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House of Terror

The House of Terror is not simply a museum but a memorial to the victims of the fascist and communist regimes analyzed within its exhibits.

Planning Your Budapest Visit

When to go?

Budapest attracts a lot of visitors at the height of summer. However, with its sights spread all over the place, the city absorbs large influxes of tourists better than most. Still, the best time to visit is probably early or late summer when the weather's not too hot to enjoy the thermal baths!

How many days?

Even just seeing the sights could fill a long weekend in the city quite effortlessly. If you want to experience Budapest's best baths, museums, and nightlife then start thinking about at least a week!

How to get around?

Budapest is served by an extensive public transportation network. The Millennium Underground is the second oldest underground railway in the world (after London's Metropolitan Line)! Tickets must be bought before boarding, and are available at metro stops and newsstands. But be warned: a standard single ticket doesn't allow you to change between lines, so ask about special tickets if your journey requires them.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Hungarian
  • Currency
    Hungarian forint (HUF)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +36
  • Best time to visit
    Spring & Fall

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What People Are Saying About Budapest

Lovely experience, i arrived at 9.15 am on Sunday morning .good idea

First class,very impressed with skip the line and the use of a cabin,would recommend highly. Lovely 4 hoursand the sun shone,super.
Skip the Line: Széchenyi Spa Full-Day Entrance Pass Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/13/2016

It was a great tour and experience. Would warmly recommend it to all.

This tour gives you an important insight to Budapest history and its everyday life today. I am very sure that I enjoy it as well a lot due to an excellent guide. One energetic, very young, knowledgeable, charming, young woman.
Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour Reviewed by Tamara, 09/12/2016

Great way to get to know the city and see the main places of interest

positive experience.The guides were very helpful and extremely hard-working.I would recommend it to anyone on a short break as it not only helps you to get your bearings very quickly but also allows you to visit as much as possible in a short time....all in a good value!

Beautiful,funny Way to do some Sightseeing

It´s funny and beautiful to go by Segway on a Sightseeing Tour. Easy to learn. you get fast to different places and see a lot on the Way.
Budapest Grand City Center 2-Hour Segway Tour Reviewed by Torsten, 09/08/2016

Great night out. Enjoyed the food and the music!

We had a very pleasant evening on the cruise. The Budapest skyline is very beautiful at night. Seeing the city lights at night from the water accompanied by the vey accomplished traditional musicians was very romantic!
Budapest: 2-Hour Danube Cruise with Live Music Reviewed by Diana, 09/05/2016

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