22 Things to Do in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is the capital and most populous city of Hungary. It is the ninth largest city in the European Union. Listed below are 22 things to do in Budapest, Hungary.

Fun Facts:

  • Budapest became a city on the 17th of November in 1873
  • Budapest was named Pest-Buda originally
  • Budapest consists of 23 districts

Guided Tours:

1- Sightseeing Cruise-

22 Things to Do in Budapest, Hungary
Night Cruise

Sightseeing Night Cruise at Budapest Danube River -This cruise is a fun activity that anyone can enjoy at night. You can see the landmarks and highlights of Budapest from the river. Can you picture cocktails flowing and the breeze hitting your face?

2- Cave Walking Tour ($45.33)

22 Things to Do in Budapest, Hungary
Cave Walking Tour

Did you know? Budapest has 200 caves to explore! The best way to experience them is with a professional tour guide. Book your experience here.

3- Castle Tour-

Budapest Castle District: A Journey to medieval Hungary– This half-day tour includes a complimentary coffee and dessert at a local cafe and admission to Matthias church. This tour takes you to important landmarks in Budapest.

4- Budapest Tour-

Budapest All In – Learn about the history of Budapest during this full-day private tour. This tour will take you to landmarks, churches, and castles. The informative guides will answer your questions and provide a lot of information about the city. This tour includes transportation and food. Places you visit include Heroes’ Square, Szechenyi Baths and Pool, and Vajdahunyad Castle.

Landmarks:

5- Parliament Building-

The Parliament Building is a popular tourist destination in Budapest. The building was built in 1905, and the best way to go and see it for yourself is to buy tickets online here!

6- Heroes Square

Heroes Square is one of the main squares in Budapest that features an iconic symbol also known as the Millennium Memorial.

7- Andrassy Avenue

Andrassy avenue connects the city park and center.

8- Liberty Statue-

The Liberty statue symbolizes those who have lost their lives for the freedom of Hungary.

9- Buda Castle Hill Funicular-

The Buda Castle Hill Funicular is an unusual and enjoyable means of transport where you will get great views of Budapest at the end of the trip!

10- The Buda Hills

The Buda Hills sit on top of a mountain. The most famous ones located within city limits are Gellért Hill, Castle Hill, Rózsadomb, Sváb Hill, János Hill, Széchenyi Hill, and Eagle Hill. Each provides a beautiful view of Budapest.

11- Dunabe Promenade

Visit the Dunabe Promenade, where you will see a row of luxury hotels and attractions along the water. You’ll also find a 4th-century Roman castle, palace, and statues. The 60-pairs of 1940s-styled shoes along the promenade are a haunting tribute to the Jews. The monument of shoes serves as a memorial to the Hungarian Jews. The Jews were shot by the members of the Arrow Cross Party.

12- Margaret Island

Margaret island is located in the middle of Dunabe. You will find a water tower.

Churches/Museums/Castles:

13- St. Stephen’s Basilica-

This roman catholic basilica got built to honor Stephen, the first king of Hungary.

14- Hungarian National Museum-

This museum protects, preserves, and presents historical artifacts of Hungary since 1802.

15- Dohany Street Synagogue-

The Synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are in the same building. The building was created in the 19th century.

16- Castles

There are a ton of castles to explore in Budapest including the Buda Castle, Citadella Castle, and the Vajdahunyad Castle.

Food/ Drink/ Shop:

17- Central Market Hall-

Central Market Hall is a local market where you can get anything from local produce to beer or coffee.

18- Ruin Pubs

22 Things to Do in Budapest, Hungary

The ruin pubs are perfect for a night out in the town. It is a great spot to try the local beer and meet new people.

19- Ecseri Flea Market

Visit the exciting and bustling flea market for hidden treasures and great bargains.

Entertainment:

20- Hungarian State Opera House

The neo-Renaissance opera house that was designed in the 19th century.

21- House of Terror

22- Szechenyi Spa-

22 Things to Do in Budapest, Hungary
Szechenyi Spa

The spa is a relaxing, fun, and affordable activity to do in Budapest. You can get a massage or relax in their outdoor pools. Book your experience here!

Have you ever been to Budapest? Please comment down below about your experience.

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