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What to do in Budapest
Budapest is the capital and biggest city of Hungary. Known as the “Paris of the East,” Budapest is home to fantastic architecture and scenic views. Its beauty, rich history, thermal baths, and tasty cuisine will definitely charm you. So if you’re hungry for Hungary, Budapest is a perfect starting point.
Visit the Danube urban river landscape and see the gorgeous Chain Bridge. If you cross Margaret Bridge to reach Margaret Island, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and your everyday life.
Of course, when in Budapest, you have to stop by the city’s most popular tourist attraction at Castle Hill in Buda. It’s chockfull of historical sites, monuments, and other structures from the medieval ages, like the Matthias Fountain and Ferdinand Gate. Don’t forget to ride the cable to the iconic Buda Castle too.
Take pictures of the impressive St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, and Budapest Opera. Spend some time at the National Museum, Ludwig Museum of Modern Art, Liszt Museum, and the popular kid’s attraction Szabo-Szamos Marzipan Museum.
Take a piece of Budapest home with you and go shopping at Vaci Street, Kiraly Street, and Central Market Hall. Taste the best of Budapest’s cuisine and visit Café Ruszwurm, Pest-Buda Bistro, Gelarto Rosa and more.
Reward yourself even more with a pampering day in one of the many thermal baths in Budapest, such as Rudal Baths and Gellert Baths.
Have an amazing trip in the city and start planning with this Budapest travel guide.
When to visit Budapest
The best time to visit Budapest is during spring (March-May) and fall (September-November) when there are fewer tourists and room rates are affordable, plus October is the cheapest time to fly to Budapest too. If the cold doesn’t bother you anyway, then you might want to visit Budapest in winter (December-February) for the cheapest room rates and incredible scenic photo ops.
Ace! You and other Australians can fly to Hungary and travel to Budapest visa-free for up to 90 days because it’s part of the Schengen Convention. Just make sure your passport is valid for at least six months on the date of your flight back to Australia. Check out Smartraveller too for more info.
Travelling to and around Budapest
To reach this Hungarian city, you’ll be flying to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. Once there, you can get to the city by taxi, train, bus, and metro. Get around Budapest on foot, by metro, tram, bus, trolley bus, suburban rail, and taxi.
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