Best Things to Do in Budapest

Hungary, Budapest Guide (B): Best Things to Do in Budapest

Budapest is without doubt one of Europe's most beautiful cities - and the tenth largest. It is the capital city of Hungary and a combination of the cities Buda and Pest, divided by the Danube River.

Tip: Get the Budapest City Card for free entrance and discounts for museums and guided tours as well as unlimited free use of public transportation. The Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus is a great way to get an overview of the city and to choose places where you would like to spend more time during your stay.

One of the best ways to experience local culture when traveling to a new destination is to dine with locals.

We had this opportunity during a visit to Budapest and we now look for similar opportunities whenever we travel, as it was so enriching.

Not only do you get to see how local residents live, but you also get to dine on truly authentic cuisine and have fascinating conversations about local traditions and customs. In Budapest, we met with Peter and his family who were all extremely welcoming and delightful to talk with. Peter is a wine enthusiast who has a passion for cooking, so we had no doubt that the meal would be divine. Our meal started with homemade pálinka, a type of fruit brandy. For starters, we enjoyed 2 varieties of duck liver pâté, served alongside fresh bread picked up from the local market. Next, we enjoyed a peach cream soup served with chunks of goat cheese and flavored with mint and chili pepper flakes. It was an intriguing combination of flavors. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Best Things to Do in Budapest
Guide Location: Hungary » Budapest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Danube River   Buda Castle   Matthias Church   Fisherman's Bastion   Parliament   equestrian statue   Gelarto Rosa   Comme Chez Soi   Monument Park   Beer Spa Budapest   Central Market Hall   Szel Kalman Square   Veli Bej Baths   Gresham Palace hotel   Museum of Applied Arts   Music fountain   Budapest Makery   Szechenyi Thermal Bath   Szabo Ervin Library   St. Stephen’s Basilica   Chain Bridge   Szimpla Kert   Gellert Spa and Bath   Budapest National Opera House   Hilton Budapest  
Author: Tim Kroeger
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