Things to see and do - Budapest
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First impressions can leave visitors a little perplexed: a little too much noise, too many cars, rundown streets etc. Yet, “the pearl of the Danube” slowly reveals its treasures along the banks of the majestic Danube, on the verdant Buba hills, and in the narrow streets of the castle district, and is a living city rather than a “museum city”. Built over many centuries its buildings and cultures integrated into earlier ones to create a city that is a true melting pot and incredibly contrasting.
Tourist attractions Budapest : Things to see and do
Szent György Tér 2 H - Budapest 1014
It was King Béla IV who decided to build a fortress here in order to protect Buda from the Mongols, however the castle owes its opulence to the Habsburgs. Outside the palace note the huge turul; the equestrian statue of Eugene of Savoy; King Mathias'..
Kossuth Lajos Tér 1-3 H - Budapest
Attributed to Imre Steindl, this gigantic neo-gothic monument which makes you think, with its dome, its pinnacles, arrows, arcades and galleries, about the one in London or about the Dome in Milan. You can visit part of it and especially admire the c..
Falk Miksa H - Budapest
The Lipótváros district is named after Leopold II, King of Hungary from 1790 to 1792, and is part, along with Belváros, of the historic centre of Pest. With its monuments, tree-lined squares and antique shops along Falk Miksa Street, this area is per..
Bem rakpart 16-19 H - Budapest 1011
Situated in the centre of Budapest, right on the banks of the Danube river, the art'otel budapest offers panoramic views of the Danube, the Fisherman's Bastion and other famous sights. Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel free of charg..
Bem rakpart 11. H - Budapest 1011
Set by the foot of the Buda Castle, directly on the Danube River bank, this boutique hotel enjoys an elevated location in the heart of Budapest. It offers rooms with free WiFi and views of the Danube and the Parliament. The modern rooms are fitted w..
Lánchíd utca 19 H - Budapest 1013
Lanchid 19 Design Hotel provides beautiful views of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Budapest. It is situated on the Danube riverbank, below the Buda Royal Castle. Just a few minutes' walk away from the city centre, the Lanchid 19 Design Hotel off..
Leisure activities Budapest
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Combine a comprehensive tour of Budapest sightseeing with a fascinating guided tour of the city's spectacular Parliament House, Hungary's largest building. Your half-day tour includes entrance fees, hotel pickup and a local guide to point out all the..
Prices from : 65 €
The tour starts with a 30-minute orientation session. You will have time practice on the Segways so that everyone feels comfortable and ready to go out and conquer Budapest. Choose from a 1.5 hour Segway tour to get to grips with the basics, or up..
Get your bearings and see the sights on a 3.5-hour walking tour of Budapest. Escorted by an expert English-speaking guide, you'll see all the highlights including Heroes' Square and Vajdahunyad Castle, plus unexpected gems on this fascinating walking..
Sas utca 3 H - Pest 1051
Bustling wine-orientated restaurant close to the Basilica. The fortnightly menu features well-executed dishes with an elaborate modern style and subtle Hungarian influences. Top ingredients are sourced from the surrounding countries. 48 of the 200 wi..
Lánchíd utca 19 H - Buda 1013
Lánchíd utca 7-9 H - Buda 1013
21C wine bar with a huge window overlooking the river and a uniquely 'zoned' interior. Daily menus feature original modern dishes inspired by Hungary, Asia and Spain, which come in some unusual combinations; 4 per person should suffice.
Hegedũs Gyula utca 56 H - Budapest 1133
Great value, original modern menus make this edgy restaurant a hit with one and all; gather your friends and make for a table for 12 - backed by walls of bold graffiti! Ingredients are well-sourced and accurately cooked, and while combinations are tr..
Vörösmarty tér 7-8 H - Pest 1051
Glamorous, ostentatious restaurant featuring boldly papered walls, gilt chairs, chandeliers and onyx adornments. Precise, highly skilled cooking sees classical Hungarian flavours kept to the fore but also presents some unusual combinations and intere..
Ráday utca 4 H - Pest 1092
Sophisticated restaurant with immaculately dressed tables, quality glassware and assured, formal service from an experienced team. The talented chef uses modern techniques to produce accomplished, innovative dishes, which have clear flavours and a de..
Apor Vilmos tér 13 H - Budapest 1124
'Auntie' is located in the corner of a pleasant little shopping mall and comes complete with an appealing terrace. It's light, bright and simply kitted out and offers a concise menu of attractively presented, accomplished dishes. Classic combinations..
Krisztina tér 3 H - Buda 1013
Wonderfully old bistro-cum-brasserie with a brass-topped horseshoe bar; established in 1914 and still oozing old-fashioned charm. It's open for breakfast; they have their own in-house bakery; and a pianist plays from 3-8pm. The menu is a roll call of..