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Budapest Pocket Guide

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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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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Budapest.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Budapest... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Budapest.

Budapest City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Breathtaking beautiful Budapest

    How can I describe Budapest? I'm not sure, you need to go and see Beautiful landmarks and landscapes. A buzzing atmosphere in the downtown, every day in Budapest is a party. A wide selection if museums and Baths if you need to relax. People are friendly and it is cheap if you want to go shopping :) Try the exiting kinds of food.

    Insider Tip:Try a small Gyros place close to the Octogon (corner of Eötvos utca and Szófia utca) The best gyros in my life. And discover the city on your own feet. The best way in my opinion or try the free walking tours.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    BUDAPEST 4EVER

    Visitato diverse capitale europee (Madrid,Roma,Helsinki,Stoccolma...) ma le emozioni che mi da Budapest sono uniche. Città stupenda e gente altrettanto. Compromesso eccezionale per qualità/prezzo. Visitata più volte non mi stancherà mai. La vita notturna per i giovani è una cosa incredibile. certo bisogna sapere dove andare!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Europe's Best-Kept Secret

    I never intended to come to Budapest. However, I cannot imagine my Eurotrip without it now! Possibly the most beautiful city I've been to so far, you can walk around all day and never see anything ugly! From the breath-taking Basilica of King St. Stephen to the extensive collection of street art, it's hard not to find something to appreciate here. I spent 10 days my first trip, and 7 my next, and STILL feel the need to go back and keep looking! I definitely recommend it!

    Insider Tip:Don't miss the baths.. there are several and all offer different charms! Also try out caving on the Buda side.. kinda scary for claustrophobes like me, but worth the adventure! Also, EVERYTHING IS CHEAP. If that isn't a good selling point, I dunno what is!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    I will return!

    Budapest is one of the most vibrant and livable cities I've ever had the pleasure of visiting! It's very affordable, beautiful to look at, lots to do and see, good food, friendly people.

    Insider Tip:Escape rooms. Go to Trap, go to Exit Point, you won't be disappointed!

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    This is one cool town

    the sites and architecture are amazing. This is one cool town, some hip people, like hipsters but not snotty. The whole town are some cool people. The food is real hip and new style, wine is cheap, sites are above average, people are cool as hell at bars. And to me one of the best things is like it's like some europeans that are still european. Like further west the capitalism is stronger I think and so they seem similar to people back home, but Hungarians are some Cool people.

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