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City Guide Budapest, Hungary

Visiting Budapest

Budapest is a city that still bears the scars of communism but one that is constantly developing into one of the world's greatest capitals. Split in two by the grand River Danube, on one side you have the Buda, the hilly side dominated by the castle and Royal Palace. On the other you have the Pest, a flat side where you will find the city’s financial district, high street shops and its most popular bars. But something you can find anywhere in the city are its public baths...don’t leave without treating yourself to a dip in one.

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Budapest City Reviews

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    beautiful city

    take a walking tour and don't forget to check out the ruin bars, and make sure you go to a spa, and also the terror museum is worth a look at for some sobering history.

    Insider Tip:you must see the musical fountain on margaret island. the music plays on the hour from 11am and plays both classical and modern pieces, with the fountain playing in time with the music. in the evening there is also a light show along with it. it is truly spectacular and noone should miss it! google beforehand for the times and music, as i think it only runs during the summer.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Budapest is fun

    Fun spot. Never found a good crowd to run around with. Otherwise I might have stayed longer than planned.

    Insider Tip:Do stuff

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Budapest

    It is a great city with lots of things to do. I only spent two nights there and I regret not spending the hole week. It was charming, beautiful, interesting and friendly.

    Insider Tip:Don´t miss the spa :) and the free walking tour.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Amazing Budapest

    This city is beyond surreal, merely wondering the streets to learning about this city's amazing history. There is always something to do, you will never find yourself bored.

    Insider Tip:Check out some free walking tours to orientate yourself with the areas, then spend your next few days exploring your favourite parts of the city. A highlight was definitely making my way up to the Liberation monument (Szabadság Szobor) and taking in the spectacular views of the city - we watched the sunset and the city sites light up.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    City Review: Budapest, Hungary

    I never really had Budapest as a top destination to visit, but kept hearing from fellow backpackers that it was worth the visit. I didn't find a lot nor interesting tourist attractions. Yet, I will tell people that Budapest was one of the funner places I visited. It is cheap and brings with it a 20-something drinking culture and fun night life. The baths alone are worth the visit to this city for a long weekend as well as the ruin pubs. Overall, a chill city with a great social scene.

    Insider Tip:-Check out the Széchenyi Baths (during the day and the SPArty at night). The SPArty is like an upscale vegas pool party. -Try the local specialty Goulash and the local drink Palinka.

Hungary: Itinerary

Divided into two distinctive districts by the River Danube, Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful cities. To the west of the river lies the Buda district, distinguished by its hilly landscape, and to the east lies Pest, a flatter and more commercial district. Explore both sides to find museums, cafés and a vibrant nightlife.

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