5 Things You Can’t Miss: Budapest

by Anthony Losanno

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Budapest is a city that seamlessly blends stunning architecture, thermal baths, and rich history. The Hungarian capital offers a myriad of experiences for every type of traveler as they explore this charming city nestled on the Danube River.

Here are five things you can’t miss on your visit.

Ludwig Museum

5. Immerse Yourself in Hungarian Art

Art enthusiasts will appreciate the Hungarian National Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, showcasing a rich collection of Hungarian and international art. The contemporary Ludwig Museum is a haven for modern art lovers.

Can’t Miss: I love Pop art. Check out Roy Lichtenstein’s Vicki among many other works at the Ludwig Museum.

Address: Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1, 1095 Hungary

(Image Credit: Ludwig Museum.)

Shoes on the Danube

4. Stroll Along the Danube Promenade

Take a leisurely walk along the Danube Promenade to fully enjoy the breathtaking views of Budapest’s skyline. Admire landmarks such as the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle, and the Chain Bridge.

Can’t Miss: Stop for a moment to reflect on the atrocities committed at the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial. It honors the Hungarian Jews who were shot and killed in 1944 and 1945.

Address: Budapest, Id. Antall József rkp., 1054 Hungary

Budapest Baths

3. Relax in the Thermal Baths

Budapest is famous for its thermal baths (dating back to its Ottoman and Roman past). Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Gellért Baths, and Rudas Baths are among the city’s most iconic venues. Immerse yourself in the soothing thermal waters, unwind in saunas, and experience the unique atmosphere of these historic spa complexes.

Can’t Miss: The Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs. It’s a huge space with 15 indoor baths, three outdoor pools, saunas, and steam rooms.

Address: Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary

Kiraly 100

2. Indulge in Hungarian Cuisine

Budapest boasts a diverse culinary scene, but trying classic Hungarian dishes is a must when visiting. Sample goulash, chimney cake (kürtőskalács), lángos (deep-fried flatbread), and traditional Hungarian pastries. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a glass of Hungarian wine or pálinka (a traditional fruit brandy).

Can’t Miss: Király 100 is a traditional Hungarian restaurant a bit outside the city center. Try the liver dumpling soup and roasted duck.

Address: Budapest, Király u. 100, 1068 Hungary

(Image Credit: Király 100.)

Fisherman's Bastion Budapest

1. Bask in the Glory of Buda Castle

Perched on a hill overlooking the city, Buda Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases Budapest’s historical grandeur. Explore the medieval castle complex, visit the Hungarian National Gallery, and enjoy panoramic views of the city from Fisherman’s Bastion.

Can’t Miss: I loved the architecture of the Fisherman’s Bastion. It reminded me of buildings seen in Lisbon.

Address: Budapest, Szentháromság tér, 1014 Hungary

Budapest is a charming city to spend a long weekend in. While it’s being discovered more and more each year, it’s still more affordable than many other European cities.

Ritz-Carlton Budapest 1

Bonus Hotel Pick: The Ritz-Carlton Budapest is conveniently located for shopping and siteseeing. Overlooking Elizabeth Park, this opulent hotel offers a captivating blend of historical charm and modern indulgence. The hotel has an excellent Club Lounge, luxe rooms and suites, and excellent service (full review here).

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1 comment

Christian December 17, 2023 - 6:19 pm

Nice. The Roman ruins of Aquinicum and St. Steven’s are both also tops in my book.


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