Budapest is the capital of Hungary and has over 2 million inhabitants, so the city is large enough to offer a huge variety of attractions to visitors of any age or interest.
Looking for the best tourist attractions and recommended sites to visit in Budapest? Are you ready to discover the hidden treasures of Budapest?
When going abroad there is one basic need for every traveler: a feeling of satisfaction that you have reached your destination and visited as many important sites as you can.
Get ready to be engaged by this city! Take a walk in the Castle District where you can enjoy the unique medieval atmosphere and get carried away in history.
Hungary is more than 1,000 years old, is full of history and has lots of beautiful places with interesting stories, legends and anecdotes.
Different eras have all left a mark on the city which all together give an extraordinary face to Budapest and the stunning Hungary.
There are places that you definitely want to visit in Buda and Pest, the two sides of the city, divided by the beautiful river Danube.
On the Buda side you’ll find the Royal Palace (Buda Castle), the Fisherman’s Bastion and the famous Chain bridge that can take you right to the center of Pest side. (Bridge is closed at the moment, will reopen in 2023)
On the way to the Heroes’ square, you can visit the St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Opera House and the Vörösmarty Square. Next to the Heroes’s square, you’ll find the magnificent Vajdahunyad castle.
Take the opportunity for a visit to the impressive House of Parliament while in Budapest – after a walk around Hungary’s largest building, visit the interior of the magnificent neo gothic Parliament building with guidance through the splendid session room and the impressive staircase with red carpet.
Getting tired of buildings and statues? Visit Margaret Island for a walk or sunbath in nature right in the centre of Budapest, in the middle of Buda and Pest.
Sightseeing boat tour Budapest
Why go on foot when you can take a float through Budapest?
Lay back and enjoy a hop on hop off boat tour and do the Budapest sightseeing directly from the river Danube!
There are other hop on hop off options available, like the hop on hop off bus tour that will take you around the best sights in Budapest.
Shopping in Budapest
Budapest is known as a global fashion and shopping center and offers tourists a great variety of malls, outlets and even a famous pedestrian zone, Váci street with countless shops of all types. Besides the global and local fashion brands, you’ll find local gems here too, like porcelain, embroidery, fine sausages, quality wines and much more.
Restaurants and food in Budapest
In Budapest you will find restaurants of all kinds with excellent food, so the culinary experience is guaranteed. There is a good reason why Hungarian cuisine and food in Budapest is considered one of the most famous in the world.
The city offers a wide range of dishes rich in flavors and aromas such as paprika which is the number one spice that Hungary grows and markets to the world.
So what’s on the menu? A traditional Hungarian dish that you cannot miss is – of course – the goulash soup.
As the local saying goes: If you haven’t tried the goulash soup, you haven’t really visited Budapest.
Hungarian cuisine offers other famous dishes too, like “Túrós gombóc”, which is cottage cheese balls covered in breadcrumbs with sweet cream and powdered sugar on top. Sounds great, huh?
If you’d like to combine shopping and food then you should definitely visit one of the market halls of Budapest, for example the Central Market Hall.