Budapest also cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe is the largest city and capital of Hungary. Budapest is the liveliest of all cities, a centre of history and culture whether it’s the language, fashion or the music that echoes in the streets, Budapest has a way of changing the life of a person who visits it.
Budapest is ranked as one of the most popular tourist destination of all times, but why is Budapest a must-go destination? Here are 10 tempting reasons to pack your bags and visit Budapest!

1. Architecture:
From heritage sites to the third largest Parliament building, Budapest offers an extensive variety of Architectural wonders that will simply amaze a tourist! Since a great deal of history of Budapest is associated with the Roman Empire you will find glimpses of Roman styled architecture in many of the buildings.

2. Buda Castle:

The Buda Castle is a famous destination spot for tourists from all over the world simply because of the rich Hungarian culture embedded in the walls of this fort. Visiting this place is an experience that you will relish for the rest of your life. The Buda Castle was built especially for the Hungarian Kings and due to its significance in the Hungarian Culture, the Buda Castle has been declared as a World Heritage Site.

3. The Buda Hills:

The Buda Hills are a combination of low range mountainous hills and picturesque imagery of nature. Located on the Southern side of the city, the Buda Hills are the perfect place where you can spend quality time with your family or maybe just enjoy a picnic in the serene environment.

4. Opera and Theatre:

Like all great cultural cities Budapest and its citizens highly value and appreciate opera. It is a fact that opera is something that is relished by the majority of the residents of Budapest. The Hungarian State Opera which was built in 1885 is considered as one of the oldest opera houses in Europe. In addition to that, the Pest Broadway and House of Terror are the two places that you simply cannot miss!

5. Museums and Art Galleries:

Museums naturally are an attraction for almost every tourist because of the fact that it provides an in- depth understanding of the culture and traditions of a country and in our case Hungary. Many of the museums in the capital city contain monumental art and paintings that reflect many philosophical ideas and movements that were popular in Hungary. Not to forget the rich history preserved in the museums speaks volumes of how museums are given importance in Budapest. National Museum is one example which contains the oldest of art, paintings and sculpture. From Byzantine to the Roman Empire this Museum simply has everything!

6. Spas:

This reason might be a little strange considering the fact that spas are not so special when it comes to touring another country. But in Budapest, everything seems to be full of mystique including the thermal springs that were used by the Romans when they first colonised the area. Ruins of the thermal springs that were used during the Roman Empire can still be seen and the best part is that some of the springs are still being used!

7.  Sziget Festival:

The Sziget festival is one of the most celebrated music festivals in Budapest as people from all around Europe come in to join the party! This event is held in August every year and is considered as one of the premier rock music festivals in the entire world as bands like Radiohead, Placebo and Muse have frequently played here in the past. So, If you’re a music fanatic then you got to make sure that you visit Budapest in August!

8. Fashion and Cafes:

Fashion is a prominent element that can be seen once you enter Budapest. The best part though is that people from all ages are actively involved in the latest fashion. The city just looks so good to the eyes! Fashion brands like Zara, Mango and ESPRIT are common in the streets of Budapest.

Cafes in Budapest are just terrific! Spending countless hours sitting in stylish and graceful cafes is something that sounds kind of boring but the truth is that it is the most relaxing experience ever! Plus the food is awesome!

9. Sports:

The Residents of Budapest are the craziest when it comes to sports! All kinds of sports are embraced by the city as Budapest has hosted many global sporting events in the past. The Hungarian Football League and the Hungarian Grand Prix are famous all over the world.

The home of the Hungarian football team is Groupama Arena, Ferencvarosi TC and they also play many games in it. This arena is an experience that one cannot miss!

10. Synagogues and Churches:

You might not even be a particularly religious person but Budapest has the oldest and most historic Synagogues and Churches in the world. You cannot miss the opportunity to visit at least a few of them. The Great Synagogue located in the 7th district of Budapest is the largest synagogue in Europe and is also a centre of Neolog Judaism.

11. Midnights in Budapest:

Are you a Night Owl just like me? Perfect! Nights in Budapest are simply mesmerising. From Cafes to pubs and nightclubs this city has everything. Imagine spending the evening in an opera house and then having a few beers in a local pub! There are literally countless fun ways to spend the night in Budapest!

Don’t forget the amazing skyline of the city; it even looks better at night!


Ok, Ok, so that was 11, now you can see why you should pack your bags and head to Budapest. No matter your background & Preferences, Budapest has something for you! So what are you waiting for?

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