Budapest is becoming a very popular destination in Europe. It is the capital of Hungary and it is actually
made up of 3 cities within itself: Buda and Obuda on the west bank of the Danube and Pest on the eastern
side. What makes Budapest so attractive is the amazing mixture of a long history reflected by the wonderful
buildings and the more contemporary hipster laidback style that permeates the city.
Whatever your tastes are, in Budapest you’ll find something fitting your needs! But there are so many things
that it might be a bit overwhelming for a first timer. That’s why here is a list of some of the best things to do
when in Budapest.
See the famous Hungarian Parliament Building
This building is one of the most iconic landmarks of Budapest and holds the record of being the third largest
parliament building in the world.
Its location on the banks of the river Danube and its wonderful gothic
architectural make the visit to the Parliament a perfect occasion to get a beautiful place to get an awesome
view of the eastern part of Budapest.
Relax at Szechenyi Thermal Baths
Budapest has a wide range of thermal baths that gave the city its nickname of “City of the Spas”. Szechenyi
is probably the most popular and one of the most beautiful complexes. The architecture surrounding the
baths is stunning.
You’ll be able to relax fully in the open-air surrounded by beautiful neo Renaissance architecture, what more do you want?
Appreciate the architecture of the Hungarian State Opera House
The Hungarian State Opera House is a very stunning building and one of the most beautiful opera houses.
The location on the Andrassy Avenue make the building a must-see for many visitors. Additionally, the
program of world-class operas, ballets and musical concerts attracts many from different parts of the world.
If you are looking for some nighttime entertainment, it is definitely worth to check the Opera House’s
Visit Buda Castle
Buda Castle’s origins date back to the 13th century, however it has passed through many changes over the
centuries until today. The result is a beautiful building made up of several different architectural styles which
make it pretty unique. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home of the Hungarian National Gallery
Admire St Stephen’s Basilica
St Stephen’s Basilica is one of the tallest buildings in Budapest and it is also a very pretty construction. The
style is neoclassic and the entrance is free. You can get a wonderful view of Budapest from above while
climbing up to get to the dome. The small fee required to get to the dome is nothing compared to the
stunning view you’ll get!
Explore Vajdahunyad Castle
This castle is probably one of the most popular attractions in Budapest. It was originally built from
cardboard and wood and later converted into stone. It is house of many festivals during the summer season.
It is very nice to just stroll around and admire the beautiful architecture.
Budapest is also well-known for its lively night life, bars, beers and cheap food. It goes without mentioning
that you should definitely enoy that as well when in Budapest!