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We came here in March 2014 and was surprised at the cheapness, and how easy it was to get around! There is a lot of beauty here, which still remains relatively untouched. Great for photographers!!

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20 Places

Day 1

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

Sacred & Religious Sites

Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid)

Bridges

Danube

Bodies of Water

Castle Hill

Historic Walking Areas

Parliament

Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings

Buda Hill Funicular

Tramways

Day 2

Heroes' Square

Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Szechenyi Baths and Pool

Historic Sites, Thermal Spas

Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue)

Monuments & Statues

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

Architectural Buildings, Castles

Hello Baby Bar

Bars & Clubs

Don Pepe Menyecske

Restaurants

Day 3

Elisabeth Bridge

Bridges

Statue of Queen Elizabeth

Monuments & Statues

Gellert Hill and Statue

Historic Sites

Buda Castle

Castles

Fisherman's Bastion

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites

John Bull Sport Pub

Restaurants

Trattoria Venezia

Restaurants

Szimpla Kert

Restaurants

Jessica S's City Tips

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    Day 1
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    St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Jessica S Says:

    Situated down a small side street, secluded from the main streets. Very pretty and beautiful.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • WOW 19/10/2017
    • Must see in Budapest 19/10/2017
    • St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
    Address:
    Szent Istvan ter 1.
    Pest
    Budapest 1051
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 317 2859
    Hours:
    Sun
    13:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 13:00
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    Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid)
    Bridges
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    Jessica S Says:

    Beautiful bridge in the day and especially at night. The bridge crosses the Danube river and separates Buda from Pest. Highly recommend climbing Gellert hill and/or buda castle for a photograph of this at night when it is lit up!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Come at night to see it lit up!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great way to cross the Danube 19/10/2017
    • A lovely stroll 19/10/2017
    • Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid)
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    Danube
    Bodies of Water
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    Jessica S Says:

    We unfortunately missed the memorial on the Danube of the shoes, which I'd really recommend to see. The river Danube is an essential part of sightseeing in Budapest.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure you see the shoes on the Danube memorial.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Breathtaking night cruise 19/10/2017
    • Beautiful 18/10/2017
    • Danube
    Phone:
    +36 1 235 0078
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    Castle Hill
    Historic Walking Areas
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    Jessica S Says:

    Castle hill is beautiful, and the views from here are even better! At night you can see the chain bridge lit up crossing the river Danube and the parliament buildings also lit up. Spectacular views and recommended for photographers! A lot to see and do up here, and could easily loose a few hours. There's the hospital in the rock, the labyrinth underneath, the fisherman's bastion.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Spectacular views - great for photographs
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow spectacular 17/10/2017
    • Such an amazing view from the castle hill 17/10/2017
    • Castle Hill
    Address:
    Szent Gyorgy Ter
    Budapest 1014
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 201 4927
    Other:
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    Parliament
    Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
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    Jessica S Says:

    Beautiful lit up at night especially when viewing/photographing from castle hill or gallert hill. We couldn't go inside (unsure why)

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Discrimination 20/10/2017
    • Magnificent 19/10/2017
    • Parliament
    Address:
    Kossuth Lajos ter 1-3.
    Budapest 1055
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 441 4014
    Other:
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    Buda Hill Funicular
    Tramways
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    Jessica S Says:

    Used this to get to Castle hill the first time. We walked the second time and would prefer to walk (not only for the sense of achievement, but the views!)

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #72 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    • If you have time to wait in line!! 20/10/2017
    • Disappointing 19/10/2017
    • Buda Hill Funicular
    Address:
    Clark Adam ter
    Budapest 1013
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 461 6500
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Heroes' Square
    Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Jessica S Says:

    Stumbled across this on the way to the baths. There are museums also dotted around here, but unfortunately we didn't get the chance to see these & also a zoo.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Moving 19/10/2017
    • Wonderful statues 18/10/2017
    • Heroes' Square
    Address:
    Andrassy ut
    Next to City Park in the VI. District
    Budapest 1062
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 322 4098
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    Szechenyi Baths and Pool
    Historic Sites, Thermal Spas
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    Jessica S Says:

    Highly recommend these! We went in March and the weather was cloudy & cold but this did not dampen/ruin the day here at all - we'd assume it can be done in any weather. The baths range from approx 25-40 degrees. We paid €17.50 each (2x adults) and was made up. We spent a good few hours here experiencing each temperature baths, the different saunas and steams etc.. and even spent a good half hour watching some elderly local man playing floating chess!!

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    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • €17.50 per adult (March 2014) - equivalent to 5300 foritz / £12.90
    • Recommend in any weather
    • be sure to look out for regular locals playing floating chess!
    • Can get busy.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 124 Spas & Wellness in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice, But... 20/10/2017
    • A great place to spend an afternoon 20/10/2017
    • Szechenyi Baths and Pool
    Address:
    Allatkerti korut 9-11.
    Budapest 1146
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 363 3210
    Price range:
    US$17 - US$17
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:00 - 22:00
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    Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue)
    Monuments & Statues
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    Jessica S Says:

    Eerie statue / monument but very worthwhile seeing situated in the castle Vajdahunyad castle near the baths. Named anonymous.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quite the creepy statue 18/10/2017
    • A warning for the kids 08/10/2017
    • Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue)
    Other:
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    Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)
    Architectural Buildings, Castles
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    Jessica S Says:

    Very pretty place to visit, with not much to do but wander round and take in all the buildings/architecture. Out of the way and quite quiet. No fee.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Castle - Brilliant in Autumn 19/10/2017
    • Fairytale exterior 18/10/2017
    • Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)
    Address:
    Vajdahunyad var
    Varosliget
    Budapest 1146
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 422 0765
    Other:
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    Hello Baby Bar
    Bars & Clubs
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    Jessica S Says:

    We were recommended this place by our hotel and was very happy! It was situated in an old church-like building with the original decor and it wasn't so dear once inside. We paid a small fee to get inside the club/bar but once inside the drinks were relatively cheap and the music quite similar to that in England. Recommend!

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Approx £5 entrance fee for men. free for women
    • full of locals!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 206 Nightlife in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not crowded - good music - great prices and good service 27/08/2017
    • Catastrophic 12/08/2017
    • Hello Baby Bar
    Address:
    Andrassy ut 52
    Budapest 1062
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 20 776 0767
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$14
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    Don Pepe Menyecske
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, International)
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    Jessica S Says:

    recommended to eat here again by our hotel, and we were very happy we did. excellent food and very good prices!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get the sea bass - filleted at your table
    • Very cheap!
    • full of locals.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 2 726 restaurants in Budapest
    • Excellent 07/10/2017
    • Fantastic atmosphere with low-priced dishes 02/10/2017
    • Don Pepe Menyecske
    Address:
    Menyecske utca 15.
    Budapest 1112
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 310 0893
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$18
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Elisabeth Bridge
    Bridges
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    Jessica S Says:

    Elizabeth bridge understated by the amazing chain bridge nearby.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #90 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    • Good views 28/08/2017
    • Nice views. 30/07/2017
    • Elisabeth Bridge
    Other:
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    Statue of Queen Elizabeth
    Monuments & Statues
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    Jessica S Says:

    Stumbled across this when visiting gellert hill. Not much to see or nearby.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #153 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    • You should find it 11/08/2017
    • Nice walk 03/05/2017
    • Statue of Queen Elizabeth
    Address:
    Dobrentei ter
    Budapest
    Hungary
    Other:
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    Gellert Hill and Statue
    Historic Sites
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    Jessica S Says:

    One of our favourite places. we endured the hike up the big hill to the top, with the statue, stopping for many photograph opportunities along the way (of the danube, the parliament buildings etc). Well worth the hike, for the views alone! Once up gellert hill, there is almost a little village up here - with an old WW2 bunker, a barracks, restaurant, gallert statue and a hotel, amongst other things.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • visit the WW2 bunker
    • Views are spectacular - make sure you bring your camera/phone!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best overlook of Budapest and the Danube, especially at night. 19/10/2017
    • Worth the walk 18/10/2017
    • Gellert Hill and Statue
    Address:
    Buda, District 1
    next to Citadella
    Budapest
    Hungary
    Other:
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    Buda Castle
    Castles
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    Jessica S Says:

    Beautiful castle and grounds. Lots to see and do up around the castle! lots of cafes/restaurants too.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must see! 19/10/2017
    • must to see 18/10/2017
    • Buda Castle
    Address:
    Szent Gyorgy ter
    Budapest 1014
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 458 3000
    Other:
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    Fisherman's Bastion
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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    Jessica S Says:

    My favourite place! the building is beautiful, we climbed one of the towers and had a cup of tea in one of the cafes up there just to allow the views to sink in and take a moment! Don't forget your camera!!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't forget your camera - great views!!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 477 things to do in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must visit 20/10/2017
    • Great views 19/10/2017
    • Fisherman's Bastion
    Address:
    Szentharomsag ter
    Budapest 1014
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 458 3000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    John Bull Sport Pub
    Restaurants (Bar, European, British, Pub, International)
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    Jessica S Says:

    Good for watching live sports, with cheap alcohol. We watched the english rugby here!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Cheap alcohol
    • live sport can be watched here
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 497 of 2 726 restaurants in Budapest
    • Good pub grub 17/10/2017
    • A little dissapointing for the price 09/10/2017
    • John Bull Sport Pub
    Address:
    Apaczai Csere Janos utca 17.
    Lánchíd / Chainbrigde
    Budapest 1051
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 338 2168
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$34
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 01:00
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    Trattoria Venezia
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, European)
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    Jessica S Says:

    Very good pizzas! cheap alcohol with lots of choice!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #300 of 2 726 restaurants in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fabulous food 15/10/2017
    • Great Food and Democracy Prices!!! 08/10/2017
    • Trattoria Venezia
    Address:
    Jozsef koerut 85
    Budapest 1085
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 235 0955
    Price range:
    US$13 - US$31
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 23:30
    Other:
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    Szimpla Kert
    Restaurants (European, Hungarian)
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    Jessica S Says:

    Would recommend this bar a lot! Looks like walking into a warehouse, once inside it's very old ruin pub with quirky strange decor (a big car in smoking area, old fashioned hairdryers on the walls). also sells food. alcohol cheap!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Ruin pub - must experience the ruin pub
    • mixed bag of music - plays a bit of everything
    • very cheap alcohol
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 2 726 restaurants in Budapest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Go for drinks. Avoid the food!! 15/10/2017
    • Cool place 15/10/2017
    • Szimpla Kert
    Address:
    Kazinczy utca 14.
    Budapest 1075
    Hungary
    Phone:
    +36 1 300 4009
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 04:00
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