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Best things to do in Budapest

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Zoo
“it is a very nice and old Zoo many events for children. This is at the beautiful Heroes Square, and Andrássy street.”
177 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Fishermen's Bastion is one of the most fascinating sights on Castle Hill. Although fishermen from Watertown (Víziváros) reputedly defended this part of the city during the Middle Ages, Fishermen’s Bastion was built in the 1890s and it’s purely decorative. Today, it's a favorite lookout.”
201 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest. ”
232 locals recommend
Castle
“The once famous Medieval palace, built from the 13th to the 16th century, has a varied history. The original castle was destroyed during the liberation of Buda from the Turks and then it was replaced with a smaller Baroque palace in the 18th century. Today, the Royal Palace is home to the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the National Library.”
212 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The fortress on the top of Gellért Hill with a wonderful view over Budapest. UNESCO declared the Gellert Hill a World Heritage Site in 1987 along with the Buda Castle Hill and the panoramic views of the two banks of the Danube. Getting there: From Blaha Lujza Square, take bus 973 for 5 stops to Rudas Spa. From there 700 meters -13 minutes walk.”
230 locals recommend
Plaza
“i love hösok tere, even if there are always many people its very monumental and close to the beautiful park, also you can walk down famous andrassy utca but also take the very first metro of budapest, the number 1 its cute and small and very interesting”
174 locals recommend
Postal Code
“Huge public transport spot with metros, trams and buses. You can go to the airport from here by the 100E bus!”
209 locals recommend
Route
“I am recommending this spot only because it is quite an important party scene in Budapest with plenty of bars, restaurants and night clubs. However it is also very touristy so am trying to avoid it most of the time myself. But you can have a beer here just to taste the atmosphere - and if you like it, go for it!”
236 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Major place in Budapest. You’ll also find the National Gallery! It’s not really useful to visit the castle because there is not so much to see. ”
186 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Restaurant Menza is very good for a dinner. But better to reserve a table in advance. ”
201 locals recommend
Café
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“It was the meeting point of poets in the beginning of the 20th century. Now it belongs to a 5 star hotel and is beautifully renovated. The café that was once chosen as the most beautiful in the world.”
160 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Another ruin bar / club, basically grew into Fogas but a separate entity, also open till morning.”
155 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“This spa is smaller than Gellért or Széchenyi. There is a jacuzzi on the top of the building so you can see the Danube from the jacuzzi.”
196 locals recommend
Plaza
“It is a street with a lot of restaurants and bistros. Very vivid especially in the evening. ”
137 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“ The first citizens arrived to Castle Hill in the 13th century after the Mongolian invasion, seeking protection in the hills of Buda. The first royal castle was built around this time. The golden age of Castle Hill was in the 15th century, following the marriage of King Matthias Corvinus and Beatrix of Naples in 1476. Many Italian artists and craftsmen accompanied the new queen, and Buda became an important European city. After the Turkish occupation, Buda was in ruins. A Baroque city was built, and Castle Hill soon became the district of government. During World War II, Buda was bombed to the ground and had to be rebuilt again. Today, Castle Hill is recognized as a World Heritage Site, and has many must-see attractions: the Palace, National gallery, Mathias church, old streets (some houses date back to the 14th and 15th centuries) and nice panorama, the famous Ruszwurm patisserie, Buda Castle Labyrinth, Hospital in the Rock etc.”
114 locals recommend
Plaza
“The square is about 200 meters long with a park in the middle and restaurants and cafes all around.”
170 locals recommend