Budapest Travel Guide
Straddling the Danube, with the Buda Hills to the west and the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is a gem of a city. Often referred to as the Pearl of the Danube, the city will swarm you off your feet with the stunning historical architecture. Roman, Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicist, Art Nouveau and Bauhaus styles will make your head swivel while walking the picturesque streets.
Buda Castle in Budapest
Best Time to visit Budapest
Budapest serves up decent weather all year-round with enough variety to keep it interesting. Best time to visit is summer, with descent hotel deals but a crowded city. You can avoid crowds by flying into the city during spring or autumn.
Spring is a great time to find deals on flights and budget hotels, and you could be in town in time for the Spring Festival held around the end of March and beginning of April each year.
During winter, the city offers a magnificent wintery picture, with the best hotel prices.
Accommodation in Budapest
As in most cities, avoid lodging in the city centre (Districts V and VI) as it will save you some money. Most hotels are located in the area of Terézváros, famous for its nightlife. Budapest has an excellent and inexpensive public transportation system, helping budget travellers find appropriate accommodation.
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Things to do in Budapest
Many of the city’s attractions are recognised as World Heritage Sites. You can comfortably walk around the city to get a glimpse of the famous Castle District (Várhegy), the monumental Parliament, the iconic Basilica of St Stephen, and walk around the Jewish Quarter, Erzsébetváros and Terézváros.
The city is blessed with an abundance of hot springs, so make sure you take some time off to soak on one of the many bathhouses.
Where to eat in Budapest
Budapest has a vibrant food scene from Hungarian classics to Asian and with so many restaurants in Budapest, choosing a place to eat out is not an easy task. The city is undergoing a culinary revolution and new places open up month by month, and If you don’t fancy the luxury restaurants, there are plenty of good-value inexpensive ones as well.
Many restaurants, especially in the city centre, offer daily menu at an affordable price. Hungarian traditional foods like goulash, stropachka (a Hungarian version of spaetzle), and langos (a popular Budapest street food of fried dough, shredded cheese and sour cream), can be found everywhere.
Visit some of the top restaurants in Budapest from the list below:
Comme Chez Soi
Barack & Szilva Restaurant
Barack & Szilva Restaurant