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The Best Things To Do In Budapest

Parliament Building

Hungarian Parliament is the largest building in Hungary and the third largest parliament building in the world. Planned by Imre Steindl the building is considered neo-gothic and eclectic in design and you can see inspiration from architecture in Vienna, a sign of Steindl's time in Austria. Located on the Danube River, is probably the most notable and iconic building in Budapest. You can visit the the Parliament building with an organized tour and admire its impressive dome housing over 900 years-old crown and learn more about the detailed architecture of this impressive building. Just be sure to purchase tickets online at least a couple of days before you visit as they often run out.

Thermal Baths

Know as the Spa Capital of The World, Budapest has a long-standing spa tradition. Budapest is located over numerous thermal springs and bathing has been a part of every life in the city since the Roman times. Probably the most widely known, Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest medicinal bath in Europe and one of the largest spa complexes of its kind. While Széchenyi Thermal Bath is for men and women all week, some other baths are open for men or women only, depending on the day of the week.

Liberty Bridge

Liberty Bridge is the third and shortest bridge on Budapest. It was built for the Millennium World Exhibition in 1896, its original name being Francis Joseph Bridge, Although it is now called the Liberty Bridge. So, this fantastic steel lace bridge can not only be admired but used in the coming decades.

Chain Bridge

Chain bridge was the first permanent bridge connecting Buda and Pest, the two areas of Budapest located on east and west bank of the Danube river. At the time of its construction in 1849 the bridge was an engineering wonder and was one of the largest bridges in the world.

Fisherman's Bastion

The Fisherman's Bastion is monument overlooking Budapest from the Buda Castle and it is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city. The monument, constructed in 1902, the same year as the Parliament, offers fantastic views of the city. The name for the monument comes from a group of fishermen who lived under the wall in what was called the Fishtown and defended the castle against invasions.

Buda Castle

The Buda Castle district it's one of the most popular areas in Budapest to visit. The royal palace marks the place where one of Europe's mightiest once stood. Since the 14th century, Hungary has been ruled from this spot. This was formerly a royal palace and it's been destroyed and rebuilt many times in its long history but it's now where the National Gallery, the Caste Museum, and Szechnyi Library call home. It's a nice little walk through pretty streets as you walk away from castle.


Citadella is popular tourist spot with amazing views of Budapest and an open-air displey of Soviet weapons. For a truly magical experience, you can visit Citadella at night when all the main Budapest sights are light up. Don't forger to visit the Liberty Statue from Soviet era, erected in 1947 which is also clearly seen from downtown Budapest.

The Great Market Hall

The Great Market Hall of Budapest is the best place a late lunch before you resume your walk around the Hungarian capital. Also called the Central Market Hall, the oldest indoor market in Budapest was built in 1897. At the market, you can buy various souvenirs, but there's one in particular that you shouldn't miss. That's no other than paprika, the quintessentially Hungarian spice. The ultimate symbol of Hungarian cuisine, paprika comes in various types, such as sweet, hot and smoked, and it's the best gift to bring back home from your trip to Budapest.

Jewish Quarter of Budapest

Inhabited by the first Jews since the 18 century, the Jewish Quarter thrived in the centuries that followed until the combined efforts of Nazis and Hungarian fascists turned it into a ghetto in 1944. Nowadays, the Jawish Quarter is probably the most captivating neighbourhood in Budapest as it combines its rich heritage with an emerging dinning scene and vibrant nightlife. There are three synagogues in the Jawish Quarter, among which the Dohany Street Synagogue stands out as being the largest synagogue in Europe. The Jawish Quarter is the best place in Budapest to taste ethnic cuisines, hang out at laid-back food courts or party at the famous ruin pubs. Housed in abandoned pre-war buildings, ruin pubs started as casual hangouts for cheap drinks.

St. Stephen's Basilica

St. Stephen's Basilica will grant you access to the highest viewpoint in Pest for a jaw-dropping panorama of the entire city.

City Park

City Park is the main public park in Budapest and home to impressive attractions and activities. The park offers a great escape from busy streets. You could literally spend an entire day there.

Millenium Monument

Millenium Monument, one of the city's most famous landmarks. Right on the square, you can also find the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art.

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