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Things to do in Budapest

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Capitol Building
“World's 3rd, Europe's 2nd biggest Parliament. 268 m long, 123 wide, 96 m tall. 96 m tall because in 896 was the year of the establishment of Hungary. For this reason no higher buildings than 96 m. The building has 365 towers. For decoration was used 40 kg of gold. ”
  • 523 locals recommend
Pub
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“A must see ruin-pub. Vibrant, colorfull and exciting. A tipical taste of Budapest nightlife. ”
  • 593 locals recommend
Island
“In the Danube River, between Buda and Pest, verdant Margaret Island is a tranquil getaway within the city. You can rent bicycle and electric scooters. ”
  • 575 locals recommend
Synagogue
“A beautiful moorish style building which houses a museum, a cemetery and a Holocaust monument.”
  • 418 locals recommend
Spa
“Our uniquely beautiful outdoor bath which is the most popular in Budapest. If you want to relax, recharge between your busy sightseeing days, make sure to take a day off.”
  • 504 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“It is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest. You can buy souvenirs and eat delicious Hungarian dishes upstairs.”
  • 487 locals recommend
Church
“Most famous Basilica in Hungary. Make sure to go upstairs, and get a great view of the city!”
  • 386 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The shopping mall near by Nyugati Pályaudvar, it can provide luggage storage. Go to the ground floor to find it.”
  • 302 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“City Park is the largest park in Budapest. The first trees and walkways were established here in 1751. Vajdahunyad Castle, a replica of a Transylvanian castle of that name, was built to show the various architectural styles found in Hungary, and has Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque parts. In the courtyard is the statue of Anonymus, the nameless medieval chronicler to King Béla. The castle is surrounded by an artificial lake that's used for boating in the summer and turns into an impressive ice skating rink in the winter, which is a local favorite. The Budapest Zoo, the Municipal Circus, the Museum of Transport, the legendary Gundel Restaurant and the famous Széchenyi Baths are also located within City Park.”
  • 268 locals recommend
Opera House
“Building has a remarkable Renaissance style interior that is worth a tour. ”
  • 309 locals recommend
History Museum
“This museum presents the terror during the decades of communism, in the same building where it happened in real”
  • 262 locals recommend
Plaza
“●Heroes’ Square ○The city’s biggest square, and probably one of the most iconic landmarks of Budapest. ”
  • 290 locals recommend
Museum
“The museum offers a chronological walk through Hungarian history, archaeological, historical and ethnic relics. The temporary exhibitions recently featured the controversial Seuso Treasure of silverware from the late Roman era. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Gellért Thermal Bath is the art nouveau, historical thermal bath of Budapest since 1918 and in my opinion, the most beautiful bath in Budapest. ”
  • 335 locals recommend
Zoo
“Very nice zoo, where you can be close enough (still safe enough) from the animals. Lots of playgrounds available, too!★36 MINUTES ON FOOT/ 27 MINUTES BY THE YELLOW METRO★”
  • 182 locals recommend
Café
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“ Very long pedestrian shopping street, runs most of the way across central Pest, type of shops vary along the length, so if you don't find what you want keep walking :-)”
  • 285 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Really good quality international food. Good service. Please note make a reservation.”
  • 200 locals recommend
Café
“New York Palace Café This is like a renaissance palace which is full of sparkling chandeliers dangling from high ceilings adorned by spectacular frescoes, it's one of the oldest cafes in Budapest, dating back 125 years. The menu is made up of Hungary's most traditional desserts, including around 16 cakes, but of course, it's not only the cuisine that everyone comes here for -- it's the magnificent setting. And , of course the history. In fact, Hungary's most influential newspapers were edited on the second floor of the building. According to legend, on its opening night, a group of writers, including renowned author Molnár Ferenc, were so taken with the place, they threw the key to the main door into the Danube so that it could stay open all night ;-) ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“kvárium Klub, the surrounding , and the adjacent Deák Square together constitute the largest and perhaps best-known meeting point of downtown Budapest. Thousands of youngsters gather here night after night to chill out in the park or on the steps of the club. Akvárium Klub is more than a simple bar: it is a culture center with a wide musical repertoire from mainstream to underground. There is always a good concert and a smashing exhibition, performance, or other event happening here, in a friendly scene, situated right in the city center. Furthermore, Volt-Lokál found inside brings the atmosphere of the best festivals to Budapest week by week.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The A38 ship is a local favorite and a concert venue attracting high-profile bands and DJs. From jazz to pop to rock, A38 displays a wide range of genres when it comes to music. They offer the best parties which all take place on a ship giving some of the best views of the Danube. A38 is located on the Buda side of the city and features live music on the deck. The basement floor is a great place for dinner but keep in mind, like most restaurants in Budapest, they don’t offer many vegetarian options.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Jewish Restaurant
“The most iconic Jewish restaurant in town! In a magic Vintage interior atmosphere Please note, reservation needed until 7 PM after necessary to wait in the lane”
  • 106 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Morrison's 2 is one of the coolest party places in Budapest. This lively pub/club has five dance floors playing 5 different genres, karaoke, an inner courtyard (open year-round), an English-style pub and several bars, offering a wide selection of drinks. Open every night, Morrison's 2 offers cocktail happy hours from 5 pm to 9 pm, for HUF 700. Location: H-1055 Budapest, Szent István krt. 11”
  • 74 locals recommend
Café
“The most famous 160 years old confectionery, with the highest quality and widest selection of traditional cakes. Situated in the heart of the city, and their most famous cake is the gerbaud shall be tried here. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
“Mammut shopping mall would provide you with everything needed from a shopping mall.”
  • 89 locals recommend

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