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 along the Danube River.
St. Stephens Basilica
The view from the top of the Funicular.
St Mattias Church
The fairytale-like architecture at Fisherman’s Bastion
The view of Budapest from Fisherman’s Bastion
Along the Danube River
A glorious sunset over Budapest city
Take a river cruise along the Danube for another perspective
Dusk along the Danube river.
Overlooking Budapest from the Citadel (best lookout spot in the city)
Vajdahunyad Castle in city park near Heroes Square and Szechenyi Baths
The lake in the city park near Heroes Square and Szechenyi Baths
Szimpla Kert ruin bar at 14 Kazinczy Street
The chain bridge lit up at night
A rooftop hot tub at Rudas Baths overlooking Budapest
Dohány Street Synagogue
Budapest lit up at night
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