Budapest is one of the most iconic cities in Europe, comprises of two idiosyncratic parts ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’. Buda is hilly part, located on the west bank of the famous Danube River and Pest is flat area, situated on the right bank of the river. The beautiful and historic city has 5 UNESCO World Heritage protected sites, two large islands in the center of river. Margarita Island is very popular with locals as they spend relaxing time at parks, leisure centers and swimming pools. Budapest is soaked in rich history and culture; tourists can explore city’s amazing history and culture in more than 200 museums, 7 concert halls, 40 theaters and an opera house. The city is also known for its unique ‘coffee culture’ because of its many cafes. Trip to Budapest in incomplete if you don’t visit its excellent spas first introduce by Romans who discovered the underground thermal springs that are still hit in the city.
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The best time to visit Budapest
Plan your visit in late spring or early summer as it is the best time to explore Budapest. You can enjoy warm weather and very less crowd between March to late May. But in hot summer months, Budapest is packed with crowd and most of them will be found at thermal baths. Fall and winters in Budapest are colder. The gorgeous city offers spectacular photo opportunities when snow falls on Budapest.
The Best Places to Stay in Budapest
There is a plenty of choice to pick an upscale hotel in Budapest. From the sheer luxury of the Corinthia Hotel to artistically décor rom of Brody House to the high-end hotels and immaculate Four Seasons Gresham Palace. If you’re traveling on budget there do numerous excellent options comprise the Grand Hostel Budapest and the rough-and-ready Buda Guesthouse. Most booked hotels in Budapest are:
Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
New York Residence
Most Popular areas in Budapest
Buda: The west side of city is most dominated by Castle Hill and home to some of the Hungary’s richest neighborhoods. Other highlights include Fisherman’s Bastion and Hospital in the Rock Museum, preserved the WWII-era bunker.
Pest: the other half of the city is a political hub of modern Hungary, hosting the Parliament. Pest is the artistic center of the city due to its great cafes and stunning attractions like Opera House.
Varosliget: The ‘city park’ of the Budapest is gorgeous place. Relax here at famous thermal baths like Szechenyi or tour the Museum of Fine Arts, visit Budapest Zoo or just relax in the Europe’s greatest inner-city green space.
Best Sight-Seeing in Budapest
Varnegyed: Royal Highness: Surrounded by lush green gardens, Buda Castle perches majestically over the Danube River. The notorious castle is famous for its vast halls representing art and history exhibits. Enjoy the Guards changing ceremony at the adjacent presidential Sandor Palace and stroll the hill until you reach the Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion.
Orszaghar: Budapest’s Westminster: The House of Nation is nothing less than a master piece depicting the neogothic architecture allure tourists to admire its local artwork and lavish staircase. Outside the House of Nation, along the tranquil Danube River, the moving ‘Shoes on the Danube’ memorial awaits, memorializing the brutal murders perpetrated against Jews during WWII.
District VII: Ersebetvaros: Ruins Reclaimed: One of the most popular neighborhood frequently visited by young crowd. The major attraction of this amazing town revolves around its mind-blowing food and hip fashion outlets. Ersebetvaros is another great attraction and home to largest Synagogue in Europe. It was once the ornate centerpiece of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter that turned into Ghetto during the WWII. After the war the dilapidated buildings have been turned into so-called ruin bars. Szimpla is the most famous bar and must see dig for tourists.
Heart of the Nation: Hosok Tere: Hop in the oldest underground railways in the world Budapest’s Metro 1 to reach the Heroes Square where you’ll see the great statues of Seven Chieftains of the Magyars. The giant statues greet you emerging from the underground and now serve as the entry to the vast City Park. The famous square is also host to the culminating point of Andrassy Avenue, the Hungarian Champs-Elysees and the art museums.
Szechenyi Gyogyfurdo: One of the must visit place in Budapest. Szechenyi is century’s old medicinal baths typify city’s expansive thermal culture, from whirlpool to steam room, from adventure pool to the sauna; these captivating halls do not get old.
Best Things to do in Budapest
All in One Walking Tour of Budapest with Café Stop: Get ready to enjoy 3 hour small group walking tour of Budapest. Steered by expert English speaking guide, tourist can see most of the city highlights including several UNESCO World Heritage sites such as The Buda Castle and Heroes Square, in addition to that unexpected gems on this gorgeous walking tour of magnificent Budapest. Two traditional Hungarian pastries and a hot drink will make your trip more pleasing.
Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest: Don’t forget to enjoy this 4–5 hour wine tasting and dinner tour in Etyek wine region. Explore this idyllic wine area, famous for its white and sparkling wines.
Budapest Bike Tour: It’s fun to take bike ride through Budapest’s major attractions!! Biking around the city is an innovative, relaxing and entertaining way to see Budapest’s famous sights in an intimate way through grand roads and biking paths.
Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour: To soak into Budapest astonishing Jewish history, heritage and rich culture take the walking tour. The city is packed with Jewish quarters, memorials and synagogues, each with its own unique story and significance. You can visit the Dohany Street Synagogues, Jewish Museum, Raul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, Kazinczy Street Synagogue, the old Jewish quarter and more.
Budapest Food Waling Tour: Trip to Budapest is incomplete without exploring Hungarian stunning cuisine. Take a four hour food tour, led by a foodie local guide. This yummy tour includes several samples of Budapest’s tastiest treats like freshwater fish, locally cured salami and award-winning chocolate. The food tour includes free snacks and led by a local guide.