Top 5 best spots in Budapest to enjoy the panoramic scenery
Budapest is full of panoramic viewpoints – thanks to the hilly Buda side and the flat Pest side, the natural settings of the Hungarian capital offer a great number of places to visit. As we are reaching the end of the year, we are having shorter and shorter days but this should not stop anybody! As the main sights of the city gets enlighted, you can have such memorable experiences from each of these panoramic viewpoints.
Check out our blogpost and get inspired by all the beautiful locations that you can visit before New Year’s Eve.
1. Buda Castle district – Fisherman’s Bastion
Let’s start our list with the most obvious one – We guess the Fisherman’s Bastion does not really need any introduction, as most of the visitors already have this place saved in their travel plans.
With its mesmerizing view of the Hungarian Parliament building, the four main bridges of the city and the postcard-perfect urban landscape of the Pest side, the Fisherman’s Bastion is definitely worth visiting during daytime and nighttime as well.
You can even plan to visit this Neo-Romanesque and Gothic Revival style sight during sunset so you can really experience the magic happening as the city is lit up!
- Gellért Hill – Citadella
Gellért Hill is another popular sight to visit during your stay in Budapest. As most of the hill is covered by trees, and with nature being a few minutes away from the city center, this location is also loved by locals too. Grab a hot tea or mulled wine with you and have a little hike to the top of the hill from where you can have one of the best views of the city.
This spot is probably the perfect viewpoint to have a great perspective of the Liberty Bridge and the Elizabeth Bridge.
- St. Stephen’s Basilica – Panoramic viewpoint
If you’re just strolling around the city center, you’ll bump into the St. Stephen’s Basilica a few times. Located at the very heart of the city, this basilica can be a great starting point of your day – and also great to finish it there as the Christmas market in front of the building is so wonderful during night.
Did you know that you can also visit the Basilica from inside? And what’s even better is that you can also get to the top of the building!
With its 96 meters, the Basilica really stands out from the residential buildings. From the top of its dome you can see all the mayor sights of the city, mixed with the colourful rooftops of Pest.
- Normafa – Elizabeth Lookout Tower
If you’d like to get somewhere a bit more quitter and leave the city noise behind, Normafa is the place you need to visit. Even though it is located a bit further away from the city center, you can easily get there with public transportation.
The hills and the forest perfectly frames the panoramic views. If you’re ready for a short hike, you can also visit the Elizabeth Tower. Standing at 528 meters above sea level, this is the ultimate viewpoint of the city. Not only the whole city is visible from here but on clear days you can see as far as the Mátra mountain!
- Vajdahunyad Castle and BalloonFly
If you are looking for a cool experience matched with some stunning views, BalloonFly is the way to go. This observation balloon will lift you up from the City Park resulting some great bird-eye scenery. Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Baths and the City Park ice skating ring is just a few sights that you can have a mesmerizing view alongside with the Heroes square and the City Park itself
We hope that we could inspire you with some great locations, so all you need to do is grab your camera and soak up all these beautiful sceneries that Budapest can offer to you!