7 Things to do in Budapest

 Budapest, famous for being the Paris of the East, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether you agree with that statement or not, the capital of Hungary has a certain obvious charm and you’ll find yourself mesmerised. Whether you’re going with family, that special someone, friends or alone; here are the top 7 things to in Budapest:

Széchenyi Bridge:

Budapest is a city filled with tonnes of beautiful and monuments, and this bridge is one of them. The Széchenyi Bridge is one the most defining icons of the city, spanning the Danube and linking the two main sections of the city (Buda with Pest). Originally designed by British engineer William Clark in 1839, the bridge is used by vehicles and pedestrian. An identical bridge, also designed by Clark himself can be found in Marlow, England.

Széchenyi Bridge things to do in budapest

Buda Castle:

Situated on Buda hill, overlooking the Danube and the flatlands of Pest; the palace isn’t your standard Disney looking castles like the ones shown in the classics such as Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, but that fact does not mean that the Buda Castle is not just as impressive. The palace has been around since the 13th century, it looks majestic, imposing and a beautiful piece of architecture in the day, and at night it turns into a twinkling vision of golden, hypnotic glow.

Thermal Baths:

Guides often say to their tours, to not leave Budapest without going to one of the thermal baths. A product of Turk’s influence, the thermal bath are pretty much standard in everyday life in the city. These baths date back to the 16th century easily and offer one of the most relaxing and reinvigorating experiences the city has to offer. A must visit after a long day of touring and exploring the city.

Thermal Baths things to do in budapest

New York Café:

Arguably the world’s most beautiful café, the New York Café is one of the most breathtaking places to have refreshments, have some coffee and have some quiet conversation in Budapest. Gilded columns, bright chandeliers, spectacular paintings on the ceiling and a luxurious atmosphere are the things that greet you when you enter the café. Though prices might be a little high to some, the luxurious experience is definitely worth it and you’ll feel like the world is yours while enjoying a coffee at this fine establishment.

New York Café things to do in budapest

Central Market Hall:

Built back in the 19th century, the Century Market Hall is the largest indoor market in the city. You’ll find everything in this building, from food items on the ground floor to handicrafts on the second floor and fish and a supermarket in the basement. The market hall is one of the best locations to get traditional Hungarian food and food items. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s still educational and since celebrities and foreign dignitaries visit this area, there’s always a chance to run into them. The metal roof of the structure is still the original and is covered and decorated with Zsolnay Tiles. There are four other identical markets in Budapest like the Central Market in Hall, and the most interesting thing about them is that they were all opened on the same day.

Central Market Hall budapest things to do

Budapest opera House:

Opened up in 1884, the Budapest Opera House is one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe. Considered to be one of the best opera houses in the world in terms of acoustics, the place can house up to 1200 people. You can kill two birds with one stone over at the Budapest Opera House where in the morning you can enjoy a tour and appreciate the architecture while in the evening you can enjoy a world-class performance at this magnificent place.

Budapest Eye:

And to finish it all off, we have the Budapest Eye. Standing 65 meters tall, with 42 cars, and the capacity of 332 people; it is Europe’s biggest mobile Ferris wheels. It offers stunning vistas of the city day and night. The evening sky is lit up with over 10,000 coloured lights of the Ferris wheel. The ride takes about 10 minutes, but during those minutes you will enjoy one of the most breathtaking scenes of the city. A must visit to experience the city in all its glory.

Budapest Eye things to do in budapest

There are lots of great things to do in Budapest and this is just a fraction of what Budapest has to offer. Do you have a favourite thing you like to do? Can you add to my list? What do you recommend to do in Budapest?


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