Flight Time From UK: 2hrs 30mins
Best Time to Visit: Early or later in the year – the summer months can be very busy and VERY hot!
I thought I would fill you in on my three favourite places to visit in Budapest and share a few snaps. Budapest is a great place to visit for a quick city break or a weekend getaway, but I’d also be happy to spend a lot longer here, especially because of the incredible thermal baths and spas. Budapest has a reputation of being a bit of a party city, perfect for stags and wild weekends, which it definitely can be and I can absolutely see why hens and stags alike would come out here for a fun and relatively cheap weekend away, but don’t let that stigma fool you! Budapest is romantic, beautiful, peaceful and has a lot to offer for families and couples.
I can’t wait to go back and explore again, maybe not so much in the height of summer as it was HOT. I like the heat and am a sun worshipper, but this was another level of heat! I imagine Christmas or the new year being a great time to visit so I think I’ll add that to my list!
My top 3 places to visit in Budapest
Gellert Thermal Baths
Buda Castle and Castle Hill
Gellert Thermal Baths
This was my favourite place in Budapest. The baths are in the most beautiful building, with huge windows on the ceiling, and beautiful tiled mosaics.
The outside space is perfect for sunbathing and relaxing, or taking a dip in the bigger outdoor pool. There are plenty of steam rooms, saunas, and baths to enjoy – you absolutely won’t be bored, and you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Buda Castle & Castle Hill
Buda Castle overlooks the city and boasts beautiful Baroque architecture and design. You can wander through the grounds, take in the views, stop for a drink, peruse the shops or take the finicular railway back down to the bottom of the hill.
You will need a good couple of hours here, but the time will fly and you won’t want to leave!
The city park was again, another favourite for me. The parks are beautiful, and there are lots of activities and things to do here. You can hire a boat and row across the lake, take a trip to the The Széchenyi Thermal Bath, or sit and relax in the park itself.
Other places I would recommend while visiting:
Buda Castle Finicular Railway
Széchenyi Chain Bridge
Shoes on The Danube
Hungarian Parliament Buildings
St Stephens Basilica
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