Things to see and Do in Budapest
Are you planning a visit to Budapest? With a city rich in history, culture and beautiful landscapes, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable trip. In this blog we give you a guide on things to see and do in Budapest.
From stunning architecture and thermal baths to vibrant markets and delicious cuisine, Budapest offers an array of experiences that will leave you captivated.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Budapest without a visit to the relaxing thermal baths, and with many to choose from you wont be stuck for choice:
Some of the well known baths include Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Gellért Thermal Bath, Rudas Thermal Bath, Lukács Thermal Bath, and Király Thermal Bath, among others. They each offer something different but all offer the same relaxing experience.
Széchenyi Thermal Bath also offers a night time experience which is known as a “sparty” every Saturday of the year. Perfect for the party loving travelers and offers a completely different atmosphere and experience than during the day. most info can be found here: https://spartybooking.com/
Ruin Bars are eclectic, bohemian-style bars that are typically located in abandoned or dilapidated buildings and courtyards. They are known for their unique and odd interiors, which can feature mismatched furniture, vintage décor, colorful graffiti, quirky art installations, and an overall shabby-chic vibe.
Ruin bars are one of the most vibrant and distinctive features of Budapest’s nightlife scene. From live music to electric atmosphere, these are a must see attraction in Budapest.
They can be found in the cities old Jewish Quarter and will be a different experience to any other bar you’ve been to.
WELL KNOWN RUIN BARS TO VISIT:
- Szimpla Kert
- Mazel Tov
Visit Buda Castle & Fisherman Bastion:
Immerse yourself in rich history at Buda Castle. This UNESCO world heritage site is perched on castle hill and offers panoramic views over the city. Explore the courtyards and go back in time to the days of medieval kings and emperors.
Hungarian Parliament building:
The iconic landmark in Budapest is situated on the banks of the Danube river and showcases a mixture of architectural styles. it was constructed between 1885 and 1902 and is build using ONLY Hungarian materials. Its important to note that this is a functioning parliament building, therefore it may restricted at certain times and certain areas.
Gellért Hill Viewpoint
Gellert hill, well known for its iconic Gellért baths, but also one of the best view points overlooking the whole of Budapest. The viewpoint is accessible by foot or by taking the historic Gellért Hill Funicular. This view point is extremely stunning for sunrise or sunset and often attracts a crowd for both occasions.
Danube River Cruise
If you’re looking for a slow paced, romantic evening, look no further than a Danube river cruise. A great way to catch sun down. There are many options and packages to choose from. From day time sight seeing hop on, hop off options to sunset diner options, Budapest has it all.
Sziget Festival (Seasonal)
If you time it well you can also got to the famous Sziget festival hosted in Budapest. For more info you can check out their website here: https://szigetfestival.com/en/
As you can see there is a wide range of things to see and do in Budapest, so weither your visiting for a relaxing weekend or an unforgettable party experience Budapest has you covered. It has something to offer for everyone so you wont be disappointed.
Happy Travels 🙂