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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

    City for everyone.

    Such a diverse city with multiple sides. Everything is quite close and within walking distance. Perfect for summer. Check out the caves under the city, the island for a chill session and if szigit festival.

    Insider Tip:If you're thinking early August, double check dates for szigit festival

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Budapest, forever the best ;)

    Sick city, awesome people, great food, cool sites, and super fun nightlife. GET UP OFF YOUR BUM, BOOK YOUR TRIP AND GO ALREADY!

    Insider Tip:MUST MUST MUST stay at carpe noctem vitae hostel if you are going to Budapest. And you MUST do the activities offered through them--thermal baths, pub crawl, etc. REALLY FANTASTIC TIMES:)

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Budapest

    One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, the night view in Budapest is breathtaking! People in the city are nice, even though they do not speak good English.

    Insider Tip:Local restaurants are cheap, yet serve good food and good service!

  • 90%

    joepalz

    Amazing City, Amazing Culture

    Budapest is an incredible city with an incredibly rich culture. There's a lot to do and a lot to see. It's incredibly affordable, although I spent a lot more than I thought I would because I wanted to do a lot more once I got there.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you always buy a metro or tram ticket because they do check, unlike Prague and Vienna. It's a large fine if you don't have one and they make you pay on the spot.

  • 100%

    wipe

    Budapest in 2 ,5days

    We didn't have much time in Budapest, but we tried to our best with exploring the city. This city has much to offer even for free and nice weather even improves the feeling.

    Insider Tip:Free walking tours and ruin pubs

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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