Budapest, Hungary

If a spa was a city

DRINK MULLED WINE ON VöRöSMARTY SQUARE

SOAK IN SZÉCHENYI SPA

VIEW THE CITY LIGHTS FROM DANUBE RIVER

HAVE A SHOT OF UNICUM

TAKE A TOUR OF THE GOTHIC PARLIAMENT

VISIT THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER

TRY A BOWL OF GOULASH

HUNT BUDA CASTLE FOR GHOSTS AT NIGHT

RIDE THE FUNICULAR TO THE TOP OF CASTLE HILL

GRAB A DRINK IN THE CAT CAFE

WALK THE CHAIN BRIDGE AT NIGHT

VISIT THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE 

SPEND THE DAY IN BUDAPEST'S GREAT SYNAGOGUE

DRINK MULLED WINE BY THE BUDAPEST EYE

GO CAVING IN THE DANUBE-IPOLY NATIONAL PARK

Top Tips

Download the app 'Taxify' to safely find taxis in Budapest.

Budapest is renowned for super cheap alcohol prices, specifically beer; if you want to embrace this then definitely avoid the overpriced Irish pubs

Try Goulash in a local restaurant, it sounds quite crazy but it tastes exactly like beef stew mixed with a roast dinner

Make sure you book your Danube boat tour for the evening as the parliament (photo on the left) is an amazing view to see lit up

Ghost/Legends tours are an essential when visiting Budapest as you will learn the insane history of the original two areas: Buda and Pest

Don't throw change in the 'wishing wells' in the ground, they actually lead to a network of tunnels where the old royalty's mistress used to hide, run home and often die in - not much luck there

Good to know

The currency in Budapest, Hungary is Hungarian Forints.

Budapest is one of the cheapest European city I have ever visited, do not stress majorly over spending money.

The best time to visit, in my opinion, is the Winter. This is because of the amazing mulled wine poured straight from barrels, the snow and the Christmas lights. However there is a festival called Sziget in August every year which looks incredible, so a Summer trip may be just as great.

In the Széchenyi Spa you can pay a deposit and fee for a towel and wet-shoes, however you do have to give them back therefore if you bring your own with you you'll save money.

The easiest way to get to-from the airport is the train, it costs around 1-3 euros and only takes 30 minutes.

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