Things to do in Budapest
– Visit the beautiful Parliament buildings
– Walk over the Chain Bridge (or any of the other bridges) to the other side of the Danube
– Go up Gellert Hill and surrounds including the statute of libery and the cave church – there are stunning views over the city from the top of the hill
– Take the number 2 tram for a cheap scenic trip along the Danube
– Check out Andrassy Street – Budapest’s answer to the Champs-Elysees – a boulevard style street with lots of shops and bars/cafes/restaurants which runs from the city centre to city park – you can walk it or take the metro (M1 / yellow line) to where you want to go
– Along Andrassy Street you will find Liszt Ferenc Ter (near Oktogon metro station) which has many outside restaurants with good Hungarian food (but at tourist prices) – don’t worry the menus include English!
– Make sure you go to at least one of the many thermal baths in Budapest – we recommend Szechenyi thermal baths in city park a short walk from Heroes Square. You can take a picnic and buy cheap beer and food inside
– At the House of Terror on Andrassy St you can find out how life was in Hungary during the period of German occupation
– Visit the gigantic reminders of the Soviet occupation of Hungary at Memento Park
– If you are looking for somewhere else to dine – try Raday Street – also known as Budapest’s Soho!
– Housing a sacred relic of King Stephen I, St. Stephen’s Basilica is the largest church in Hungary. There are lovely cafes and bars around the square in front on the Basilica
– There are a number of Synagogues and an old Jewish quarter to explore
– A short journey upstream from Budapest is the quaint town of Szentendre – the city of artists – you can go by boat or train from Batthyány tér train station on the Buda side
– Further a field the towns of the Danube Bend are said to be beautiful – the town of Esztergom is a former capital of Hungary
– Time for some more water fun in the sun? On the northern outskirts of the city (on the Pest side) you’ll fine Aqua World – there are buses available
There are of course many other things to see and do including a zoo, museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars etc etc. The above websites have heaps of other information apart from the pages we have directed you to. Here are some more interesting websites for information and ideas:
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