Things to see in Budapest

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Budapest.
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  • Located on the Danube this is perhaps the most represented monument and what is more appreciated at your arrival to Budapest. It is almost obligatory authough the tours in Spanish happen very few times during the day and maybe that...
  • Joining Buda and Pest, the bridge is a must-do. Like Brooklyn in NY, Szechenyi bridge is one of the main and most recognizable landmarks in Budapest. Do not forget to take a jacket! Even in the sunbeams, wind can make your experie...
  • The thermal baths in Budapest are an institution and a must visit for anyone travelling to the city. For its geological situation, 30,000 cubic meters of mineral water between 21-76 ° C rises up out of about 120 springs which makes ...
  • St. Stephen's Basilica is dedicated to the first king of Hungary, St. Stephen. It is the largest church in Budapest that can hold up to 8500 people. There is no fee to visit the basilica, but there is for certain things, like climbi...
  • Budapest's history is and full of conflicts and disputes. It has suffered every type of invasion and has been a victim of bombings during WWII. These conflicts have left their mark on their city and today you can still see some of t...
  • In the old part of Pest and near the corner of Károly Körut, you´ll find one of the largest synagogues in the world - with a 3,000 seat capacity. Built in 1859 by the German architect Ludwig Förster, there are some discrepancies wit...
  • This huge square, guarded by the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Art, is located at the end of Avenida Andrassy. At it's center is the Millennium Monument with statues of the leaders of the seven Magyar tribes that founded Hun...
  • Taking into account that one of the main touristic things to do would involve crossing Budapest's river; Freedom Bridge and Chains Bridge would be the main ones to walk. 2nd favourite, coated with awkward industrial colours; can g...
  • The Central Market in Budapest, Hungary, is a place to lose yourself one morning walking through their kiosks and buying some of the many and good local products that are for sale. They say that the best way to the richness of a co...
  • Definitely one of the most unique buildings in Budapest is the Opera House. Situated in the heart of the city, near the Parliament building. From the outside it is quite striking. However, its real appeal is inside. There are organi...
  • Right next to the Bastion de Pescadores stands the church of San Matias. It was under renovation while I was visiting, as most of it was being restored, but you could see its importance. It is in a prime location and it doesn't only...
  • The Memento Park seems to me like a fabulous place, one of those that continue to amaze visitors. The monumental statues of the Communist leaders were retired from the streets of Budapest after the fall of the Iron Curtain between 1...
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  • Still trying to decide whether is an authentic place or has become more of a ruin bar for the masses, you can't skip it! More than 10 different rooms decorated in a unique and bizarre style. Affordable prices and pretty much full of...
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  • It is more expensive, but worth it to appreciate its architecture, the rest of it has been spoiled which gives it a decadent air. Although criticized for its main pool of cold water, it is a pleasant experience as the temperature is...
  • The best way to get an idea of ​​what Budapest is like is by taking a cruise on the Danube River. I did the last day and I left the city with a great taste in my mouth, but I would recommend doing it first, in order to control more ...
  • There are many points in Budapest that allow you to take some of the best photographs of the city. From the Bastion of the Fisher and towards the Royal Palace, whatever point is good to take a photo of the Danube, the Parliament, t...
  • This castle, located in the City Gardens, was set up first in wood, to imitate a castle of Transylvania. Today it is a museum of agriculture. Since it is in a recreation zone, it´s surrounded by lakes that also serve as places to ...
  • Have 2 spare hours, some energy and your camera on you? Head to Gellért Hill! Even in a winter and freezing cold morning like I did. Just careful with frozen stairs on your way back! Amazing views of town, specially Pest side righ...
  • Filled with more locals by square metre than Szimpla (most famous ruin bar in town), what could be more of the same stuff goes great with loads of sculptures and different rooms to have a look. Features an indoor patio. Last tip...
  • Right in the centre Budapest there is a special place for young people to understand the city's phenomenal night and leisure atmosphere. The hole (direct translation of the name used to define it in Hungarian) is a place that was in...
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