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Budapest is one of the most famous holiday destination as there are numerous tourist places in Budapest. Hungary is a country which is very rich in its culture and heritage, and the same can be said about Budapest. Budapest is said to be the ‘Paris of the East’ because of its romantic aura and natural beauty. It is a treat to visit Budapest. Historically, Budapest has been a very literary and artistic city. The people here love art and this can be witnessed in the many museums which Budapest has.

The Hungarian National Museum, located in Budapest, is the largest museum in Hungary. It was built in 1802 and is a museum of art, history, and archaeology. House of Terror is a very renowned museum and it contains things related to the communist and fascist regimes. One place which one should definitely go to in Budapest is the Buda Castle. The Buda Castle has been the historical castle of all the kings who have reigned here. The castle is majestic and one cannot stop marveling the architecture of the monument.

One thing that is unique about Hungary is their bath. Baths are very famous in Hungary and Budapest has some of the best baths in the country. The Gellert Bath is magnanimous. There are different types of pool in this place and also has a world-class spa. Budapest is the best place to visit if one love art and history as the place boasts best the museums in the world. With numerous attractions to admire as well as shopping places to explore Budapest offers you one of the perfect locations to visit for your vacations.

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  1. Travel Advice

    ·         Be wary of the touts

    ·         Do not entertain the beggars.

    ·         Always carry with you a first aid kit.

    ·         Do not let anyone cheat you.

    ·         Sit only in a prepaid taxi. If you are unable to find a prepaid taxi, you must always negotiate the fare before hiring the taxi.

    ·         Do not indulge in any form of physical or verbal fights with anyone.

    ·         Always carry with you at least one proof of your identity.

    ·         Drink only bottled mineral water.

    ·         In case you suffer from any medication, make it a point to carry with you all the necessary medications.

    ·         Always keep your passport safely.

    ·         Make sure you have a pre made photo copy of your passport.

    ·         Do not trust anyone with your valuables or cash.

    ·         Do not leave your baggage containing cash and valuables in the hotel room.

    ·         Enquire about the room safe before booking a hotel.

    ·         Do not click a picture in the religious place without the permission from the authority.

    ·         Never film without permission.

    ·         Dress only in accordance with the prevalent cultures and traditions.

    ·         Learn a few words from the local languages. This shall remove the communication barrier that you may encounter in a foreign country. 

    ·         Keep away from drugs. 

  2. Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Budapest is 18 years.

  3. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Fisherman’s Bastion

    Decorated from top to bottom in an architectural marvel, this place to see is supposed to offer you some amazing sights of the area surrounding the structure. This structure offers such amazing views of the surrounding areas that it is recommended that in order to truly take in the beauty of this place, you should visit it at varying times, just before twilight and after the dark. You can reach the top through stairs or through the funicular railway.

    St. Stephen’s Basilica

    An amazing sacred structure, this building offers spectacular sightseeing opportunities to its visitors. There is no fee for entering the cathedral. The interiors of the structure are preserved in their pristine condition that depicts the architectural work of the olden days. Moreover, there are several art depictions within the hall that catch your attention and take you back to the pre-historic times when this cathedral was built. You may sit in peace and admire the beautiful effigies within the halls. The lively ambience, the lights and the incredible hues are so attractive that you would certainly want to spend a good number of hours here.

    Castle Hill

    Another architectural beauty in the city, the castle hill is the perfect way to spend an evening in Budapest. Start your visit by walking towards the Chain bridge and take the stairs. There are different levels in the building which can be accessed via an elevator. The Castle Hill is all yours to explore, as much as you like. What you get at the top are amazing sights of the neighbouring areas and the city from afar, something that is unique to this structure.


    Want to explore some of the waters of Budapest? Here is your chance. Although, owing to the popularity of the place, you might find it a bit crowded, you will be excited to explore the buildings and bridges that surround the Danube. You will get ample opportunities to click photographs here.

    Hungarian State opera house

    Looking to fill your tour to Budapest with some authentic art? This is the place where you will find the time to go along with guided tours and let some really amazing voices ring in your ears from the opera podium. Opera singing in this house is quite famous, which is visited by tourists often.

    Buda Castle

    The Buda Castle is a lively example of lovely architecture and amazing views of the surrounding areas. The location the castle itself is quite stunning. Perched on top of a hill, the castle leaves no scope to get more bewildered at the sheer beauty of this structure and its many statues. You will also get the chance to visit a museum over here. This structure goes back to many years but its preservation in its pristine state is no less than a wonder. People can be seen taking a stroll across the lawns with friends and family. 
  4. What you will like there?

    Go shopping and binging

    Budapest is a lively market, abuzz with people shopping from the locals markets. Holidays are spent well in Budapest, exploring its many markets and trying out its exclusive restaurants and cafes.

    Take the Budapest Bath

    It is said that the city of Budapest is a city of Baths. There are several thermal springs to be discovered in the city, where you can take a bath and go on to say that you truly took a dip in those waters of the city.

    Strolling across the Andrassy Avenue

    Budapest has also earned itself the reputation of being called the Paris of the East. The amazing architecture and ambience of this square is an evident reason and explanation as to why the city is called by this phrase.

    Visit the pubs

    The city has a thriving nightlife culture, where you can interact with the locals and give a visit along with friends and family. Having a drink out here is not such a bad idea after all.

    Take home the antiques

    If shopping is your kind of thing, then visiting the Falk Miksa Utca, the famous antiques arena in Budapest is a very good idea. Here, you will find a number of shops and stores that sell antique items and souvenirs. Many galleries are also situated in and around this area, which attracts a large number of people from across the city. It is situated very close to the Parliament, and is hence easily accessible.

    Shop at the flea markets

    Shopping never really ends in Budapest. If you want to explore the market scene a bit more, then the Ecseri Flea market is indeed one of your best bets. This market is more of a treasure hunt for tourists and locals alike. With an ample amount of variety and selection of goods, it is impossible to say what you will really find in this market.

    Go on a guided tour

    Another way to refresh yourself in the city and get a glimpse of the life of people out here is by taking a guided tour with one of the many authorised local here. What you will explore on this tour are ample number of tourist places and a deep insight into the culture and history of this city. It is a very intricate and unique learning experience as you get to meet the locals of the city and learn about their way of life.

    Take a panoramic view of the city

    There are many spots in the city from where you can get defined views of the surrounding areas and the city itself. One of the best ways to do so is at the summit of Gellert hill and the Danube. Form these points, you can get a view of the entire city, in a panoramic state. There is nothing more beautiful and alluring than this sight, which is what most tourists want to do the first thing after they come into the city. This indeed is the best thing to do in Budapest. 

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  6. When is the best time to visit Budapest?

    Budapest is the most populous city of Hungary and is also said to be the ‘Paris of the East’. The weather conditions in the city are quite pleasant throughout the year, making it apt for visitation. The month wise break up for a person to visit Budapest is given below.

    June to August- The temperature, in Budapest, lingers around 70 degrees Fahrenheit during these months and therefore, it becomes a good time to visit Budapest. Getting hotel rooms becomes a headache as the weather conditions so pleasant during this time that the tourism soars.

    September to February- These months accounts for the winter season in Budapest. Winters are really chilly in Budapest and not many people can handle it. If one does not mind carrying warm clothes and they can endure the winter here, then this is the best for them to visit Budapest. One will get heavy discounts at almost everything during these months and the city will not be very crowded also.

    March to May- This is the ideal time for one to visit Budapest. Spring is very pleasant in Budapest and the city is not very crowded also during this time. This enables the people to have a quiet and cheap vacation.

  7. How to reach Budapest?

    Hungary is a developed country and Budapest is its capital. Budapest is very well connected with the rest of the country and there are several ways in which one can reach the city. Some of the ways are:

    • By Air- The most convenient way to reach Budapest is by air. Since it is the capital of Hungary, Budapest has its own airport, Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The heart of the city is 16 km away from the airport. One can take a flight to Budapest from anywhere in the world and, after landing at the airport, they will reach their destination by hiring a cab.
    • By Rail- The Railway system of Hungary is very well developed. Both, domestic and international trains travel to Budapest. One can take a train to Budapest from anywhere in the country. In fact, one can take a train to Budapest from anywhere in Europe as it is one of the main stops for international trains. Budapest has three railway stations, Western, Eastern and Southern Railway Station.
    • By Road- Budapest, being the capital is an important stop of Hungary. Almost all the major highways of the country pass through Budapest. Therefore, traveling to Budapest by road is quite convenient. One can easily get a bus, hire a cab or drive themselves to the city.
  8. What are the things to do in Budapest?

    Budapest is one of the top tourist spots of Europe. It is a city which is very rich in culture and exploring the culture of the people here is what makes one’s stay in Budapest enjoyable. There are many things which one can do in Budapest and some of them are:

    • Visiting Monuments- Budapest has had a really rich history and over the years, some incredible monuments have been built here. The Parliament Building of Budapest is one of the monuments which one can visit here. The monument is very majestic and one will be left speechless after seeing it. There are many more monuments like Heroes’ Square, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Fisherman’s Bastion, etc. which one can visit here.
    • Food- Hungarian cuisine is renowned all over the world and there are not many places where one can get authentic Hungarian dishes. When in Budapest, trying out the authentic Hungarian dishes and the local food are a must.
    • The Baths- One thing that is unique about Budapest is its baths. The city has several places where one can enjoy a soothing and relaxing bath. The Gellert Bath is the grandest of the lot. It was built in the early 20th century and has since been the premier bath of the city.
  9. What is the local food of Budapest? Which are the best places to taste this food?

    It is not everywhere that one can find Hungarian food. This lip-smacking cuisine is renowned all over the world. Every food lover craves for authentic Hungarian food and Budapest offers some of the best food in the country. The local foods of Budapest are Gulyas, Jokai bean soup, lecso, paprika, etc. Few places where one can enjoy these dishes are:

    •    Local Korner
    •    Nancsi Neni
    •    Karpatia Restaurant Brasserie
    •    Kek Rozsa Restaurant
  10. What is the best public transport to commute around Budapest?

    Thousands of people come to Budapest every year for vacation. Travelling within the city, for any tourist, depends a lot upon the public transport of the place. Budapest has a very well developed transport system. The city has an exceptional metro system. This is the best mode of transport for anyone as one will never get caught up in a traffic jam. Budapest has a bus service system also where local buses frequently within the city. The advantage of boarding a bus is that one can explore the city while traveling to their destinations. One can also hire a cab if they want.

  11. What is the local language in Budapest and which are the most commonly used greetings?

    The people of Hungary are very warm and make everyone feel homely. Hungarian is the official language of Hungary and it is the most widely spoken language in Budapest. Some of the common greetings which people say in Hungarian are:

    Hi- Szia

    Thank you- Koszonom

    Good morning- Jo reggelt

    Good night- Jo ejszakat

  12. Which are the best shopping places in Budapest and what are they famous for?

    Budapest is the shopping hub of Hungary and people from all over the country come to the city to shop. Some of the most famous shopping places here are:

    • WestEnd City Center- WestEnd City Center is said to be the largest shopping in the whole of Europe. One can find all the high-end brands here and the collection of clothes, in this mall, are to die for.
    • Central Market Hall- The Central market hall is the biggest marketplace in Hungary and is also one of the main tourist attraction in Budapest. Almost everything is available in this market and one can buy anything at really low prices.
    • Ecseri Flea Market- This market is located on the outskirts of the city. It is one of those street markets which is a must if one wants to get a taste of the local culture. One can buy products at really low prices here, provided one knows how to bargain.
  13. Which are the best places to enjoy the famous Budapest bath?

    Baths are something which very famous in Hungary and Budapest has some of the best baths in the country. Few baths where one can go in Budapest are:

    •    Gellert Bath
    •    Szechenyi Baths
    •    Rudas Baths
    •    Kiraly Baths
  14. Which are the famous museums and historical sights to visit in Budapest?

    Budapest is very rich in history and art. The people of Budapest adore art and it can be seen in the many museums in the city. Some of the most famous museums and historical sites in Budapest are:

    •    Heroes’ Square
    •    House of Terror
    •    Hungarian State Opera House
    •    Memento Park
    •    Hungarian National Museum
    •    Aquincum Museum
  15. Which are the best trails to hike in Budapest?

    Budapest is a fun city to visit. Not only is the city filled with monuments and museums, it also has some of the best walking trails for hiking in Hungary. The best trails to hike in Budapest are:

    •    Anna Meadow
    •    Ordogorom
    •    Sas-Hegy Nature’s Reserve
    •    Harmashatar Hill

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