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20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Budapest

Budapest photos

Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is a phenomenal city. It’s a paradise for the senses. There is such a massive variety of art, architecture, attractions, cuisines and nationalities. Not to mention the glorious orange hazy sunsets, buzzing atmosphere, sensational views and the ridiculously hospitable locals.

If you make a weekend trip, you’ll have wish you stayed longer. There is so much to do! I spent just under 5 days in Budapest, and ended up returning home with a longing to live there someday. Make sure you know how to make the most of your time in Budapest before going. Even if you don’t get everything done in one trip, it’s more reason to go back someday.

This isn’t a one size fits all kinda city. It can be luxurious or budget-friendly. It can be relaxing or wild. I loved Budapest so much because of its diversity! I found that it has a bit of everything so it suited whatever mood I was in. There are a few places in this world that steal my heart, and Budapest made it onto that list.

20 Photos to Inspire You to Travel to Budapest

Buda Castle Budapest

Buda Castle along the Danube River.

St Stephens Basilica Budapest

St. Stephens Basilica

Funicular Budapest

The view from the top of the Funicular.

St Matthias Church Budapest

St Mattias Church

Fisherman's Bastion Budapest

The fairytale-like architecture at Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman's Bastion View Budapest

The view of Budapest from Fisherman’s Bastion

Danube River Budapest

Along the Danube River

Sunset Budapest

A glorious sunset over Budapest city

Danube Budapest

Take a river cruise along the Danube for another perspective

Danube Budapest

Dusk along the Danube river.

Citadel Budapest

Overlooking Budapest from the Citadel (best lookout spot in the city)

Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest

Vajdahunyad Castle in city park near Heroes Square and Szechenyi Baths

Heroes Square Budapest

Heroes Square

City Park Budapest

The lake in the city park near Heroes Square and Szechenyi Baths

Szimpla Kert Budapest

Szimpla Kert ruin bar at 14 Kazinczy Street

Chain Bridge Budapest

The chain bridge lit up at night

Rudas Baths Budapest

A rooftop hot tub at Rudas Baths overlooking Budapest

Dohány Street Synagogue Budapest

Dohány Street Synagogue

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Budapest lit up at night

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32 Comments

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    TrulyTravelistic
    August 2, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Great picture collection Chloe! I’ve been to Budapest myself and I’ve enjoyed the city very much – definately a wishlist destination for anyone who hasn’t been yet.

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      journeywithchloe
      August 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you can relate to these photos. It’s definitely a great place!

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    Kerry Ireland
    August 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I skipped out on Budapest when I got the chance to go. What a shame! Looks like a beautiful city.

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    Liss
    August 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I’m speechless! I was considering Budapest for a long weekend for my next birthday but after seeing your post I think I’m going to need to stay longer! Your pictures are stunning, the sunset with the Budapest sign and the dusk along the river ones are my favourite, sooo pretty!

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      journeywithchloe
      August 4, 2017 at 12:21 am

      You will absolutely love it Liss! Thanks for reading.

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    Mattea M
    August 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Budapest just looks absolutely incredible – it’s always been on my list but this has 100% confirmed I need to go! Your photographs are beautiful.

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    Christine
    August 2, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Gorgeous photos! You sold me with all these photos! 🙂

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    Patricia
    August 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I love this collection! And you were 100% right — they do make me want to visit Budapest. Of course, I was probably already sold once I saw the picture of the Buda Castle. I’d be happy looking out at the water from one of those hot tubs, or taking one of those river cruises. I’m a sucker for fairytale-like architecture, so Budapest has me completely intrigued. Pinned!

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      journeywithchloe
      August 4, 2017 at 12:20 am

      Thanks Patricia! It is a fairytale-like city. Even the atmosphere too.

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    Ada
    August 2, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Budapest is one of those cities in Europe I haven’t visit yet and I don’t know why! I’ve heard so much about it how wonderful it is! You’re photos are amazing!!! Great job !

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    Emily Hines
    August 2, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Yep. Ready to go!

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    Kristin
    August 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Budapest is spectacular! I went for New Year’s this past year and I was amazed at the architecture and atmosphere of the city. I love how you captured a lot of the great lookout spots and beautiful buildings in Budapest!

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      journeywithchloe
      August 4, 2017 at 12:18 am

      Not all the photos are mine (I wish I was that good) but thank you! I’m glad you can relate!

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    Lynn
    August 3, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Oh my goodness, these photos are glorious! I’m on a final backpacking tour ’round Europe and I’m going to be in Budapest in two weeks! It’s one of the places I’ve been anticipating most for this trip, thank you for sharing these photos!

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      journeywithchloe
      August 4, 2017 at 12:17 am

      You’re going to absolutely love it Lynn! Thanks for reading.

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    Ariana del Rio
    August 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Definitely feeling like this is one European capital that deserves some love and attention!! Let’s see if my travels take me here!

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    Ellie
    August 4, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Wonderful city, I’ve been there a few years ago. Gorgeous photos, too! 🙂

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    Kate
    August 4, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit Budapest and your photos have solidified it for me. It looks like there are so many historic sites like St. Mattias. Fisherman’s Bastion looks amazing to explore. I can only imagine all the amazing things these walls have seen. You’ve definitely convinced me that I need to see Budapest.

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      journeywithchloe
      August 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Yeah exploring is the best thing to do in Budapest because you always come across something new with a story behind it. Thanks for reading Kate!

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    Guenny
    August 4, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Stunning photos. Never been to this place but will surely add it on my list to visit.

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    Torche' Nash
    August 4, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Wow! I would really love to visit this place! It’s going on my Bucket List.

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    Pammy
    August 5, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Beautiful pictures! So majestic! Such a great place to visit!

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