With its impeccable architecture, gripping history and awesome nightlife, the capital city of Hungary has loads on offer for tourists
Top Attractions in Budapest
Hot springs run under the entire city of Budapest, which makes it unique and a great spot to soak in one of the 6 major bath complexes on offer here. Szechenyi is the most popular of them all and boasts indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and dunk baths. But there’s also Lukacs, Rudas and Gellert which are well worth visiting. Come night time in the high season and these baths host popular “Sparties” complete with laser lights and loud music to make it a night you’ll never forget.
So half of Budapest’s hot springs might be above ground, but that means the rest lie ready to be explored underground! Tour operators like Caving Under Budapest is your best and safest bet for exploring the cave systems.
The Parliament Building
The parliament building is one of Budapest’s most iconic landmarks, which means it’s really worth checking out! Your best viewing opportunity will be from across the river in Buda or from a boat on the Danube. It’s nothing adventurous, but it is pretty amazing to see the beautiful building which can be toured for free during set times.
Pubs like Szimpla and Instant are renowned as some of the best hipster pubs around Budapest and are definitely worth spending some time at if you’re in the area.
The Danube River
Seeing Budapest lit up at night from a boat (whether it’s a party boat or not) is an amazing experience that will allow you to see a side of the city that you never knew existed.
Great Market Hall
The Great Market Hall lies at the head of Vaci Utca, the shopping street of Budapest. The building is massive and covered with ceramic tiles, which makes for a pretty spectacular sight. Nearby is also the Matthias Church on top of Buda Hill. Great Market Hall is a great spot to pick up some souvenirs, have a great lunch or just people watch if that’s your thing.