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The twin capitals, these two Hungarian cities offervisitors stunning views and impressive buildings dating back centuries,gorgeous cuisine and an incredibly storied history. The older of the twocities, Buda, sits on the west side, while and Peston the east side. In between flows the Danube, sometimes quiet and at othertimes, raging, with the two cities linked by the great Chain Bridge. With the Castleof Buda and Andrassy Boulevard declared a World Heritage Site, the city isrecognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The history of the city goes back to Roman times.On the Buda side you can see Aquincum, an excavation of an ancient Romangarrison in the Óbuda district, just north of the city centre. The district ofBuda Castle is situated in the heart of the city and there you will find thecolorful Matthias Church (Mátyás-templom). The BudaCastle (Budai var) itself sits high on a hill in the west and whenlit up at night, it is the most recognizable part of the Budapestskyline.

A few minutes away on Gellert Hill is anotherimposing building, the Citadella: a fortress that has seen a lot of struggleover the centuries. Also on Gellert Hill you will find the Statue of Liberty(Szabadság szobor), which was established there to celebrate the liberationfrom the Nazis during World War II.

Explore the interesting attractions near the CityPark (Varosliget) on the eastern side of the area. In Heroes' Square (HosokTere), the founders and defenders of the city throughout are honored. In thisneighbourhood you'll also find the Museum of Fine Arts (Szépmüvészeti Múzeum),and a lake alongside the park's romantic Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyad vara).

Also on the Pest side you will find interestingcultural attractions, such as the Hungarian National Museum (Magyar NemzetiMúzeum), National Theatre (Nemzeti Színház) and the Hungarian State Opera House(Magyar Allami Operahaz). Budapest has birthed andbeen called home by a great number of famous artists, writers and composers.

Budapest is a citywhere you can get anywhere easily by foot or car. The western Buda is hilly,and the eastern Pest is flat. The city also has a great public transportnetwork, so shouldn’t be hard to traverse. The subway system, one of the oldestin Europe, is more than 100 years old and is still in operation. There are alsonumerous bus tours as well as cruises on the Danube and you can even rent aSegway.

Top hotels in Budapest

Bliss Hotel And Wellness
Bliss Hotel And Wellness
4 out of 5
Ó utca 43-49, Budapest
The price is €47 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

Located in Terezvaros, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oktogon, Hungarian State Opera House, and House of Terror. St. Stephen's Basilica and Parliament ...

4.1/5Very Good! (342 reviews)
Mark

"Accommodation was great, and hotel facilities excellent. Location of the hotel Was very central. Staff all very pleasant and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Bliss Hotel And Wellness
Iberostar Grand Budapest
Iberostar Grand Budapest
5 out of 5
Oktober 6. utca 26, Budapest
The price is €99 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov

Located in Inner City Budapest, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Liberty Square and St. Stephen's Basilica. Szechenyi Chain Bridge and Hungarian ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (996 reviews)

"Room was amazing, very spacious and luxurious. Staff were super friendly and extra accommodating for my birthday. Facilities were very nice, definitely worth getting the breakfast. Perfect location for getting around."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Iberostar Grand Budapest
New York Residence
New York Residence
5 out of 5
Osvat utca 2-8, Budapest
The price is €81 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

Located in Erzsebetvaros, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Blaha Lujza Square and Dohany Street Synagogue. Hungarian State Opera House and Vaci ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (966 reviews)

"Really good hotel highly recommend staff friendly and helpful ,and very clean"…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

New York Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Budapest

Loft Astoria
Loft Astoria
4 out of 5
Múzeum körút 1/b, Budapest
The price is €66 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Inner City Budapest, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Paloma, Dohany Street Synagogue and Hungarian National Museum. Vaci Street ...

4.3/5Excellent! (281 reviews)

"Excellent location, wonderful building. Great staff - until they disappeared. OK, it's the spread of corona virus"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Loft Astoria
Amber Terrace Studio
Amber Terrace Studio
3 out of 5
Veres Pálné utca 7, First Floor, Budapest
The price is €19 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Located in Inner City Budapest, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Vaci Street, Great Market Hall and Elisabeth Bridge. Dohany Street Synagogue ...

4.3/5Excellent! (472 reviews)
Loved it!

"Recently upgraded studio apartments in the heart of Budapest. They are conveniently located within minutes on foot to shopping, restaurants and pubs in the area. The Danube and all it offers is just a short walk from the studio. Management is quick to respond to questions or comments. The studios ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2020

Amber Terrace Studio
Colours Apartments Budapest
Colours Apartments Budapest
4 out of 5
Kazinczy u. 9., Budapest

Located in Erzsebetvaros, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dohany Street Synagogue and Hungarian State Opera House. St. Stephen's Basilica and Vigado ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (154 reviews)
Highly recommend!

"Great stay. Excellent location. Easy check-in. Nice amenities. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Colours Apartments Budapest
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Budapest

Parliament Building
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Parliament Building

4.5/5(987 reviews)

Gaze at the grand building of the democratic government of the people of Hungary and enjoy its reflection in the Danube River.

Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool
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Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool

4.5/5(281 reviews)

Soothe your aching joints in Budapest’s famous mineral hot springs housed in an impressive building where you can also enjoy a range of spa treatments.

Szechenyi Chain Bridge
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Szechenyi Chain Bridge

4.5/5(1,053 reviews)

Learn about the intriguing history and construction of the city’s most famous bridge, which offers interesting views along the River Danube.

Buda Castle
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Buda Castle

4.5/5(983 reviews)

One of the highlights of the Budapest skyline, this palatial structure also offers interesting galleries and museums.

Szechenyi Thermal Bath
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Szechenyi Thermal Bath

4.5/5(548 reviews)

Relish the remarkable experience of a bath party and relax in one of the 18 pools of Budapest’s famous hot spring water.

St. Stephen's Basilica
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St. Stephen's Basilica

4.5/5(923 reviews)

Ride an elevator to the dome of this large church to admire the panoramic views across Budapest and the Danube.

Top things to do in Budapest

Danube Bend Day Trip with Lunch
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Danube Bend Day Trip with Lunch

€67
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Budapest Card with Unlimited Public Transportation
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Budapest Card with Unlimited Public Transportation

€22
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Danube Sightseeing River Cruise with Optional Margaret Island Visit
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Danube Sightseeing River Cruise with Optional Margaret Island Visit

€14
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

€27
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Buda Castle Walk with Coffee Stop and Matthias Church Entry
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Buda Castle Walk with Coffee Stop and Matthias Church Entry

€35
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Buda Castle Walking Tour - 3 hours
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Buda Castle Walking Tour - 3 hours

€91
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Budapest

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 25.558794946550048%
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3 - Okay 2.2837706511175897%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Mar 2020

Perfect for a long weekend.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Mar 2020

Very nice city definitely worth a visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Loved Budapest and will revisit when next able to do so.

5/5 - Excellent

HumairaYasin

16 Mar 2020

Loved the city, beautiful and clean. People were lovely too.

5/5 - Excellent

Ashleigh

15 Mar 2020

Absolutwly beautiful place, was there for 6 days and theres still so much to do. Will be making it an anual trip to come back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Amazing city with so much to see and do. I would recommend using the “Lime scooters” as a cheap and convenient way to get around.

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