Hill of kings is the best...
Hill of kings is the best place in Budapest where you can spend your time in this town. A lot of people, a lot of museums, monuments, galleries and restauranst are realy pretty. Nice girls and sight from Buda to Pest, with all that bridges, Danube and chapels from the other side of the river.
The Parliament building
The Parliament building, with its prime location on the riverbank as point of reference. It's a huge building - when it was built in 1904, the bank had to be reinforced to support the 268 metres (879ft) long building which houses 700 rooms. It's magnificent dome tops a 27 metre (88ft) high hall which is used for state occasions. The dome itself is visible from around the city. A guided tour will take in the Congress Hall, Assembly Hall and Delegation Hall of this seat of government.
The Jewish District Budapest
Head back to Rumbach utca and proceed down that street. Take a right onto Király utca, which forms the northern border of the historic Jewish district. At Király u. 13, head through the long series of:
These courtyards emerge onto Dob utca, back in the heart of the Jewish district. This kind of complex -- residential buildings connected by a series of courtyards -- is typical of the Jewish district. As you can readily see, these courtyards are in extremely poor condition, dirty and run-down with graffiti-covered walls and abandoned apartments, though the appearance in recent years of several flashy retail shops may presage a general improvement.
Take a Break--Frohlich Cukrászda, Dob u. 22, is the only functioning kosher cukrászda (sweet shop) left in the district. Here, you can purchase pastries, rolls, or ice cream. (Be aware that the shop closes for 2 weeks at the end of Aug.)
Half a block to the left off Dob utca on Kazinczy utca, at no. 41, is the:
Kosher Salami Workshop (Szalámi és Kolbászáru üzem).
Salami, famous throughout Hungary, is handmade here with ancient machinery. If you make a purchase, be sure to admire the equally ancient cash register in the corner. The sign outside directing you to the entrance is deceptive; simply enter via the doorway in front of you. Open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm, Friday from 8am to 1pm.
Back on Kazinczy u., no. 29 is the Orthodox Kazinczy Synagogue
Built in 1913 and still active, this synagogue is being slowly and beautifully restored. It has a well-maintained and lively courtyard in its center. There are a number of apartments in which members of the Orthodox community live. While hundreds of travelers visit the Dohány each day, far fewer make the trip here.
Go all the way through the courtyard, emerge onto Dob utca, turn right, and head into Klauzál tér This is the district's largest square and its historic center. A dusty park and renovated playground fill the interior of the square.
Pack for a Hungarian Winter
Budapest in January was absolutely FREEZING! It was the coldest place we encountered in the trip across the continent, the temperatures were consistently below zero. If you're going to be there during winter, take jumpers, a warm coat, scarf, hat, gloves, the works!
There's a park on the Buda...
There's a park on the Buda side of the city that's more a less a mountain with a huge statue of a woman. I'd definitley recommend a hike up there. Very picturesque with views of the city, river, and beyond.