Top 10 Unique Tips on What to Do and See in Budapest, Hungary
Top 10 Unique Tips on What to Do and See in Budapest, Hungary

Top 10 Unique Tips on What to Do and See in Budapest, Hungary

Experience the Magic of Budapest: Top 10 Unique Tips for an Unforgettable Trip

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a city steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. It is one of Europe’s most beautiful and intriguing cities with so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to plan your itinerary. Here are some unique and pithy ideas to help you make the most of your visit, exploring the city’s famous landmarks and discovering the hidden gems and must-see sights, even by public transport.


Vajdahunyad Castle and City Park

Vajdahunyad Castle and City Park
  • Built in 1896 as a backdrop for millennial celebrations, surrounded by the City Park and Lake, a relaxing retreat from the busy city streets
  • It is a copy of Corvin Castle in Hunedoara, Transylvania
  • Many attractions around included the Anonymous statue, Széchenyi Thermal Baths, Heroes’ Square, Budapest Zoo, famous museums, and concert halls
  • Easily reachable by Millennium Underground Railway, or by bus line 70


Climb Gellért Hill for a Spectacular View

Climb Gellért Hill for a spectacular view
  • Offers magnificent panoramic views of Budapest and the Danube River
  • Statue of Liberty and Citadella at the top, also a waterfall and the statue of Gellért bishop
  • Walk up at night and see the lights of Budapest
  • Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site


Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts – Heroes’ Square Budapest
  • Classical antiquities, old sculptures, European and Hungarian master paintings from the 13th to the 19th century
  • Ranked among the most important museums in Europe, collection comprises more than 120,000 pieces
  • Take metro line M1 (Millennium Underground Railway) from downtown Pest


Metro Line M1 and Underground Railway Museum

M1 Metro Line / Millennium Underground Railway, Budapest
  • The world’s third oldest metro line after London and Liverpool, opened in 1896
  • Takes you from downtown Pest to City Park (Liget) in 20 minutes
  • Underground Railway Museum at Deák tér metro station teaches about the history of Budapest’s public transport system, how the Millennium Underground Railway was built


Zugliget Chairlift

Zugliget Chairlift
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Takes you to the top of Buda hills
  • Journey takes 12 minutes
  • Goes through people’s gardens
  • Don’t miss the nearby Children’s Railway, an exciting way to explore the beautiful Buda Hills


Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest
  • Unique panorama, breathtaking views, situated well atop the hill on Buda side overlooking Pest and the Danube
  • Surrounding Trinity square contains Matthias Church, the statue of King Saint Stephen, and the Holy Trinity Column
  • One of Budapest’s World Heritage Sites since 1987
  • Easy to reach by Castle Bus


Take Tram Line 2 in Pest and Line 19 or 41 in Buda Along the Danube

Ride tram line 2 in Pest and line 19 or 41 in Buda along the Danube
  • Panoramic views of the city skyline and the Danube, a great way to enjoy the beauty of Budapest by public transportation
  • Passing by several famous landmarks and attractions, including the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle, the Chain Bridge, Gellért Thermal Baths, and Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Official website of BKK – Budapest public transportation provider


Buda Castle and Castle Hill

Buda Castle
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers stunning views across the Danube
  • Sprawling castle complex with magnificent Gothic, Romantic, and Baroque historic old town
  • Residence of Hungarian kings and queens for centuries, today houses museums and art galleries
  • Easily accessible by Buda Castle Funicular or Castle Bus


Cycle Along Both Sides of the Danube With Bike Shares

Cycle along both sides of the Danube in Budapest with bike shares
  • Budapest has an extended bicycle route system, included designated bike paths on both sides of the Danube
  • The largest and most extended bike-sharing company called MOL Bubi with 180+ stations at citywide locations and 2,200+ bikes awaiting users
  • 30 minutes of free cycling each time you start using a bike



Hungarian Parliament Budapest
  • A must-see building, one of the largest Parliaments in the world with astonishing feat of architecture
  • Completed in 1904 by about 100,000 construction workers
  • Houses the Crown of Hungary
  • Take a Parliament tour with a guide – recommended to make reservations in advance


Great Market Hall

Great Market Hall (also called Central Market Hall) Budapest, Hungary
  • The largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest and also in Hungary
  • Its roof covered with beautiful Zsolnay tiles
  • Food stores, souvenir shops and restaurants on 10,000 square meters
  • Easy access by scenic tram line 2


New York Café

New York Café Budapest
  • One of the most beautiful café in the world
  • It was built by New York Life Insurance Company – hence the name
  • It was once the main meeting place for poets and writers
  • Easily accessible by tram line 4 and 6

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