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%


    The city of Budapest wasn't our main destination but a mandatory stop on our interrail trip. But the moment we got off the train the first thing to welcome us was the frescos on the ceiling of the Budapest Gare Keleti - a pleasant surprise. After walking for about 10 minutes we realised that there were actually no modern/ ordinary buildings in the city - everything around us was historical and well restorated. The whole city is like an open air museum. This beautiful city is our favourite in EU

    Insider Tip:If you are on a limited budget I wouldn't recommend eating outside. Definetly buy budapest pass card for transport. Pack extra memory cards for beautiful sightseeing which you will encounter on every step

  • 50%



    Enjoyed exploring Budapest - amazing views from the castle and Houses of Parliament building is spectacular. We were there for a National holiday so great fireworks display over the river

    Insider Tip:Walk up to the castle - doesn't take long and isn't too difficult. Saves time queuing for the funicular and also saves money. Make sure you go to the ruins bar - Szimple in the day and Instant at night are great would definitely recommend.

  • 100%


    Spectacular City

    Budapest is a beautiful city full of history and tradition. It is spectacular after dark! Make sure to take a cruise up and down the Danube even if it's the water taxi. I bought a 7 day metro ticket and found it very easy to get around by underground, bus and tram. I was surprised by the number of people who spoke English (after practicing my Hungarian for 6 months). I had a wonderful time there. The Great Market, Castle hill, Fisherman's Bastian, St. Stephan's, Parliament: take it all in.

    Insider Tip:Make sure to see St. Stephan's and the Holy Right Hand.

  • 80%


    Budapest - August 2015

    I recommend a stay of 3 to 4 days. Nice architecture, a lot of museums and history of an Iron curtain country. Last days were too hot, which provided a good excuse to have more beers. Good nightlife. Good value for your money city. Should definitely come back.

    Insider Tip:Have an afternoon at the baths and relax. Check out the circus.

  • 90%


    Budapest, Hungary

    Budapest was amazing! it's such a picturesque city, with amazing sights on offer! It's also super cheap! I would 100% go back.

    Insider Tip:If you're there on a Saturday and are looking for a good time, go to the Sparty Bath Parties in Szechenyi Baths! They were so much fun!!

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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