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  • Architecture (8827)
  • Sightseeing (6765)
  • Food (5940)
  • Monuments (5435)
  • Health Spas (4925)
  • History (4289)
  • Culture (3910)
  • Museums (3532)
  • Nightlife (3417)
  • Hot Springs (3012)

Budapest was highly rated for sightseeing by 1,106 guests from the United Kingdom!

Curious for fun and unique tips from travellers who know Budapest?

How can you enjoy the sights in Budapest while avoiding the crowds?

Michael
Michael, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

The main sights are easily visited on foot but the public transport network is excellent and very good value. The 72 hr pass covers all the networks and costs about 5 euros per day

Which spa or what treatment is worth pampering yourself with in Budapest?

Bill
Bill, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

Szecheny spa in centre of city, lovely old world architecture, facilities for relaxing and swimming, a wonderful break from London.

Why would you recommend Budapest for food?

Dana
Dana, Canada

4 days ago Report

We visited several new restaurants where innovative Hungarian chefs are exploring the fusion of traditional Hungarian ingredients with the techniques and preparation styles of other European and non-European traditions, all very successfully. Delicious results!

What is it in Budapest that makes history come alive?

Flint
Flint, USA

25 days ago Report

Everything, the city, buildings, river, thermal bathes, music, people, cathedrals, cuisine, bomb bars etc

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Budapest?

Richard
Richard, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

If you like a nice beer or cocktail and enjoy art, then the ruin bars are highly recommended. I have seen nothing like it anywhere, or at least not on this scale.For instance, walking into the Szimpla Kert was like stumbling into a museum of curiosities both old and new. This, multi-floored, labyrinthine structure has a large courtyard and many rooms with different themes running through them. The invention and staggering imagination of the room designers evokes wonder and amusement in equal measure. I wish I had time to see all the ruin bars, not because I am an alcoholic (I'm not!), but because they are fascinating, friendly and popular places to be.

What's the best way to make the most of Budapest on foot?

Alicja
Alicja, Poland

18 days ago Report

For me it was a trip from Kiraly (close to Deak ter)- Erzsébet tér- Parliment- Margaritsziget- HEV- tram 19/41 - church- Gellert Hill- Citadel- Iron Bridge- Old Town
or:
Old Town- Chain Bridge- Funicular- Castle Hill- Fisherman's Bastion- Attila ut- Gellert Hill- Iron Bridge- metro

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Anonymous, Location unknown

11 days ago Report

We found a little local bar in Kazinezy Utea - very close to other tourist trap options but this was a genuine local establishment (e.g. there were pictures on the wall of the owner socialising with his customers over many years). We had goulash soup and I have to say it was very tasty. I can't speak for the menu selection because we didn't look - this is a bar rather than a restaurant but great for a quieter and more genuine experience

What makes Budapest one of those classic city trip experiences?

Anonymous, Location unknown

10 days ago Report

it's not one of the touristic cities where you see no locals but only tourists around. yet there are very nice bars and restaurants all over the place. many historical monuments and unique view of the river danube is already enough to go and visit the lovely city budapest.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Budapest.

Roisin
Roisin, Ireland

19 days ago Report

Although our hotel was just outside the city centre and in a busy area it was quiet and peaceful so that after a busy day sightseeing we were able to relax. There are spas and Turkish baths in the city which I will try out next time!
  • Convenient Public Transport 751 endorsements
  • 13 answers

Was it cheap, fast, well-explained? What made it so easy to get around in Budapest?

Anonymous, Location unknown

3 days ago Report

ıf close to a traın statıon usually there ıs also a metro and you can get anywhere. Lack of Englısh ıs somewhat of an ıssue for tıckets but schedules very clear.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Budapest?

Colin
Colin, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Stick to well known and popular pubs and clubs such as the Morrison's chain, Instant etc, most areas in the city centre are perfectly safe and enjoyable. Best to avoid seeking nightlife in outlying districts because although there are a few decent places to be found it is probably to unsafe and risky to be worthwhile, there are some very dodgy districts further out!

Why are the monuments in Budapest noteworthy?

Ella
Ella, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

Lots of very pretty and famous monuments and impressive buildings with history. The Chain Bridge was the first permanent crossing joining Buda and Pest, the two parts of the city.

What makes the people from Budapest so friendly? Tell us your story.

Richard
Richard, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

Perhaps it is the fact that they live in beautiful surroundings and feel that, as ambassadors of their city, they are happy to promote it. Most of the people my group dealt with were friendly and keen to assist with our enquiries, or engage in general banter. Hungarian is hard for an Englishman like me to pronounce, so I had a go, which was treated sympathetically and sometimes with surprising playfulness.

Some say romance is dead, why does Budapest prove them wrong?

Nancy
Nancy, USA

20 days ago Report

Take a boat tour down the Danube at night and marvel at the lights of the city.

What did you enjoy the most about Budapest pub crawls?

Eileen
Eileen, Belgium

4 days ago Report

Alcohol is really cheap there! I'd recommend to go to "kert". Those are ruins pubs decorated with everything they can find. Really great for alternative subculture. The most popular is "Szimpla kert" but it's crowded in the week-ends.

Where do you get the best hot spring soak in Budapest?

Marie
Marie, Ireland

26 days ago Report

I loved the szechenyi baths. The Gellert baths and hotel are also beautiful, however as we were there in Dec, some of the outdoor facilities at the Gellert were closed for work.

Describe your best tactic for travelling on the cheap in Budapest.

Kris910
Kris910, Germany

18 days ago Report

Use forint even though euros are accepted most everywhere. It's currently 1 EUR to 300 HUF +/- 5 HUF. Therefore when quoted 290 HUF or 1 EUR, you're saving a few pennies each time just paying in HUF. Depending on how much spending you're doing or how long you're there, it'll add up. Also - get the 24 hour travel card rather than the 10 ticket bundle on BKK public transport. It is much cheaper and you don't have to worry about mapping out your entire day. It allows for more spontenaity which is perfect for Budapest.

What effect did the scenery in Budapest have on you?

Paula
Paula, Ireland

1 day ago Report

Just wow! even though sun not shining especially from Fisherman's Bastion and the castle.

Why do people say Budapest is best seen on foot?

Françoise
Françoise, Belgium

2 days ago Report

La taille et la beauté des bâtiments et des parcs et jardin font de Budapest une ville à visiter à pied!
  • Ancient Landmarks 545 endorsements
  • 9 answers

Describe the best ancient landmarks to take in when in Budapest.

Eimear
Eimear, Australia

5 days ago Report

thermal baths, castle district, shopping in Vaci street, markets, Margaret Island

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