Top 10 Attractions in Budapest

When you are in Budapest you cannot miss the best attractions in Budapest even you stay only 2 days… below you can find our Top 10 Attractions in Budapest.

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1. Castle Hill
2. Gellért Hill and The Citadel
3. Central Market Hall
4. Danube cruise
5. Chain Bridge
6. Hungary’s Parliament Building
7. Budapest’s famous baths
8.St. Stephen’s Basilica
9.Budapest Opera House
10.Budapest Zoo

Castle Hill – beautiful historic area
Cross the Danube river and take the funicular. Take a walk in the heart of medieval Budapest and visit Royal Palace and the Matthias Church.

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Gellért Hill and The Citadel – breathtaking view
When you take a look at Pesta from Gellért Hill you will get stunning view over Danube. You cannot find a better spot to admire Budapest’s beauty. Don’t forget your photo camera and take thousands of photos… Here you can find the Citadel which was built by the Hapsburgs in 1854 to keep the city under surveillance.

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Central Market Hall (Nagy Vasarcsarnok) – shopping time
I love shopping! At Central Market Hall you can find souvenirs for tourists and also you can eat traditional Hungarian food (go upstairs to find the restaurant). Try langosh and Hungarian goulash (a soup, local name: gulyás). The Central Market is certainly well worth a visit and prepare yourself to spend 1-2 hours there.
Open Monday: 6am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday: 6am-6pm, Saturday: 6am – 3pm. Sunday: closed.

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Danube cruise romantic sight over the Danube
Don’t leave Budapest without a Danube cruise. I recommend the night tour as the lights on both sides of the river make your ride unforgettable. It is very romantic and you can enjoy a glass of wine and a beautiful panorama.
Danube cruise cost:
Price with dinner: $41.64/32.40Euro/8,300HUF/adult,
Price with drinks only: $17.8/13.85Euro/3,600HUF/adult

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Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge is one of the Budapest’s major landmarks. You can take a walk across Danube river and make beautiful pictures.

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Hungary’s Parliament Building
It is a very impressive building with it’s neo-Gothic structre. It is take 2 hours to visit but you cannot miss the opportunity to see fantastic paintings in the main hall and learn some Hungary’s history. Also, interesting to see the change of the guards of the royal crown.

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Budapest’s famous baths.
You can spend days at Szechenyi Baths, one of the largest spas in Europe with 18 pools or only one day if you are in a short trip to Budapest. The entrance fee is $17/day and you have access to a fitness room plus all of the indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and steam baths. Szechenyi Baths is in middle of City Park, a large park in Budapest. You will need a map of Szechenyi Baths as it is a huge maze of pools and saunas and you can easy lost …

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St. Stephen’s Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
St. Stephen’s Basilica is a beautiful cathedral in the city center. The architecture is impressive and visiting the interior of St Stephen’s Basilica is well worth it. Here you can see St Stephen’s right hand, known as the Holy Right, kept as a relic. There are no entrance fee but they ask for a small donation to enter the church.

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Budapest Opera House
This magnificent new-Renaissance style structure, completed in 1884 and modeled after the Vienna Opera House, is home to both the State Opera and the State Ballet. If you have time and you like opera you can book tickets online here
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Budapest Zoo (Budapesti Allakert)
Take at least a half day and go to Budapest Zoo. This attraction is a must if you are traveling with kids. They will have so much fun at Budapest Zoo! The zoo is clean and even the weather is not good that will not be a problem as much of the zoo is indoors.

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Author: Liviu M

Liviu is a traveler writer. He like to travel all over the world and write about his travel experiences.

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