Traveling to the City of Budapest in Hungary
The city of hot springs and body relaxation. One of the great cities of Eastern Europe, which has everything for the visitor. With a nightlife difficult to match in the rest of the continent, and with a very cheap beer, they make this destination an incredible one.
An incredible destination also for lovers of history since it is a city with important participation in the Second World War and in the development of Europe.
Best Time to Travel to Budapest City. The months of January and February are the coldest, so if you don’t want to see the city covered in snow and want to walk through its streets, you should travel from May to September as you can find the best weather to visit the city.
Days to visit the city of Budapest. Probably with 3 days you will be able to see the city quite well, get to know a little about the culture, the history, give yourself a day of relaxation in one of its thermal baths, etc.
From the airport to the city of Budapest. In the airport, there are buses, trains, transfers, and taxis available to get to the city, from just over a euro one way.
What to do or what to visit in the city of Budapest?
- Visit the Parliament of Budapest, a very tall and beautiful building that can be appreciated for its luxury both inside and from different points of the city outside. It is located on the banks of the Danube River, where you can also see the monument “Shoes on the banks of the Danube “in memory of Jews murdered on the banks of this river.
- Buda Castle. Budapest is actually divided by the Danube river in 2 “cities”, Buda and Pest, in the Buda part you will find this castle which is high, so you can see a wonderful view of the city. You can walk up by stairs or by a funicular. It’s nice both ways.
- Chain Bridge. It is one of the main attractions in this city (both day and night). It was the first bridge built to cross the Danube and by walking on it you can also enjoy the view of the other parallel bridges.
- St. Stephen’s Basilica. It is the largest Church in Budapest. You can go up to the dome, where you can find a wonderful view of the entire city.
- Fisherman’s Bastion. From its terrace you can appreciate the best view of Budapest, both day and night, in which you marvel at the illuminated city. Next to it, it’s the Matías church, the most important church in the city.
- Budapest Central Market. In it, you can find a large number of souvenirs and typical foods of the city at a good price (do not forget to try its famous “goulash”),. A picturesque place, which is also located very close to the pedestrian street Váci Utca. It stands out for being a street full of shops, bars and restaurants.
- Széchenyi Baths, without a doubt something very typical to do in Budapest is to visit and enjoy its thermal baths. Although there are more than 100 spas that you can visit, this is the most famous one, which has 3 outdoor pools and up to 15 indoor ones. You can also find out the night parties that take place in these pools. You will not regret it.
- Szimpla Kert. Budapest is also noted for its bohemia and nightlife. In this city, the “ruins bar” are very popular. Bars that have been built in old abandoned buildings and with an extravagant design. Although there are many options to choose from, Szimpla Kert is the most famous and popular bar.
- Budapest municipal park ice rink. This is the oldest and largest outdoor ice rink in Europe, where, while you skate, you can appreciate the beautiful surroundings, between Vajdahunyad Castle and Heroes’ Square. In winter it is an ice rink, and in summer you can also enjoy a lake with ducks, where you can spend a romantic day full of nature.
- The Rock Hospital or Bunker Hospital. A perfect place to learn more about the role of Budapest in WWII, and to understand the role of this bunker.
Don’t forget to try the delicious Kürtóskalács, some delicious cones of sugary dough, which you can fill with ice cream, cream, and different flavors. And if you go in winter, mulled wine is a delicious way to escape body cold. Or a Goulash Soup, a meat soup served on bread.
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