15 of the Best Things You Can Do in Budapest

Hungary, Budapest Guide (B): 15 of the Best Things You Can Do in Budapest

It’s impossible to stroll across Budapest’s Margaret Bridge at night without stopping to gaze along the River Danube towards the illuminated glories of Parliament Building, Chain Bridge, Gellert Hill and Buda Castle. It’s one of those iconic views that needs to be savoured. It needs time to become embedded in your memory bank so that you can recall it whenever you think of your time in Hungary’s beautiful capital city.

However, at minus 5 degrees and a wind chill factor making it feel a whole lot worse, we weren’t hanging around.

Certainly, exploring Budapest on foot in the depths of winter is pretty challenging. Even drinking copious amounts of hot mulled wine has a limited effect on stifling the biting cold. But, hey, this is Central Europe, and it’s December. Which means crisp blue skies, Christmas markets and huge pots of bubbling goulash in pop-up eateries,

If you haven’t been there yet, we’re here to tell you that if you choose one city in Central Europe to visit then this should be it. Obviously, visiting in the summer would present a different experience to ours – it does get very hot during July and August. But, whatever time of year you go, give yourself a minimum of two nights/three days (or more if you can) to fully immerse yourself in this gem of a city. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 15 of the Best Things You Can Do in Budapest
Guide Location: Hungary » Budapest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
Read it on author's website: https://www.aboveusonlyskies.com/15-best-things-budapest/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Liberty Statue
  • Szimpla Kert
  • Elesztohaz
  • Kisuzem
  • Lehuto
  • Chain Bridge
  • Liberty Bridge
  • Margaret Bridge
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Great Market Hall
  • Heroe’s Square
  • Vajdahunyad Castle
  • House of Terror Museum
  • Memento Park
  • Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Rudas
  • St Stephen’s Basilica
  • Hungarian State Opera House

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