I agree with other VT travelers that City looks even better under lights. The lights illuminate the city with a incredible glow. I walk with my friends all over Peshta and dint feel unsafe don't even second.
There is many hidden cool places, but certainly I could not find them if I have not got the locals. I sincerely just can advise Budapest Pubs. The some of the touristic ones are expensive and not that good - not my style, shame - but in the 5th 6th 7th 8th districts you can find a lot good, underground, art places... Budapest is full of tourist at the moment, but If you spend a bit to find the local services Iam sure you will have been a right spots.
My wife and I enjoyed a folk music & dance concert by the Rajko Folk Ensemble which included a Brahms Hungarian Dance and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No 2. The concert was excellent and performed in a magnificent theatre, the Duna Palota (Danube Palace). The building was built between 1883 and 1885 in Neo-Baroque style. The Rajko alternate with other orchestras. The theatre building is worth going to for the magnificent, if slightly over the top decor.
Budapest is a wonderful city by day but even better at night. The lights illuminate the city with a beautiful glow. We walked from the Buda side across the chain bridge to Pest. It was a great walk and the bridge looked phenomenal.
Budapest is very beautiful during the day and also very beautiful during the evening and night.
There are a lot of restaurants , beautiful views of the Danube area (parliament , buda castle) lighted.
You must walk in the Danube promenade and see the beautiful views of the buildings around.
Budapest illumniated at night was quite breathtaking. The "Chain Bridge, Parliment, Royal Palace can be seen along the banks of the Danube and some really excellent pics can be taken from any part of the city.
A city does transform itself at night, and Budapest was for me a really good example of this. Many of the buildings look so much better when they are illumniated.
I love the Budapest in the night. Light, Danube, Buda Castle, Chain Bridge,.... Love it. For a city of its size, Budapest has a huge choice of things to do and places to go after dark - from opera and folk dancing to jazz and meat-market clubs. It's almost never difficult getting tickets or getting in; the hard part is deciding what to do.
Budapest has a great nightlife - loads of places to go chill out. At hostels you get various cards which you can use to get discounts on. I happened to go to a couple of places - one was the Jazz garden - for Jazz fans. Good music and great food. Another one is Fatál - hungarian for "wooden plate" - great food - the quantities are quite large. There's plenty to do - just walk around.
The monuments of Budapest are beautifully lit at night but as they are so widely spread, unless you have a car I would recommend taking one of the tours on offer. My hotel booked one for me and I was particularly lucky because it turned out I was the only person on it that night... so I was whisked all over Budapest in a little minibus, sitting up front with the driver who acted like my personal guide. He was very friendly, spoke extremely good English and had a great sense of humour so it was an enjoyable evening. The other advantage of doing this is that a local guide can give you additional snippets of information that your guidebook might have missed.
BUDAPEST gives me a great impression my first time there above all at night... beautifull sights around above all over the bridges.. its a great city with a lot of small detaches as light on the bridges so trimmed ..
You feel like at home when you are in Budapest..this was my feelings once i was there for second time during my trip after visiting the uglyest city of Bucharest...so dirty and dark!!!
Boat tours - Danube Legend – A pleasant hour on a ship sailing between the splendid visions of Buda and Pest & an hour walk on Margaret Island. Evening tour is one hour up and down the Danube. Price 4 200 HUF. Departure at Pier 7 . Danube bank near Vigadó tér at 11:00, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 20:15, 21:00 and 22:00. From July also available 13:30,17:30.
We were in Budapest in July. On Saturday evenings the Chain Brindge changes into pedestrian street. It's very nice to walk along the embankments, cross the Danube river and go up to Fishmen Bastion to see the city and the river from the top.
You can leave Budabest without see it during the night. It's wonderful!!!! All the places and monuments are full of light!!! I suggest to you yo stay near the Danube and the Chain Bridge, on the Pest side, if you want to see the Royal Castle in all its buauty!!! The Chain Bridge is fantastic in the evening!!!
A very great experience!!!!!
You can find more photos of Budapest by night on my travelugue
The lights make Budapest more beautiful. Just walk along the riverside from the Szabadsag hid (Liberty Bridge) to the Lanchid (Chain Bridge) and enjoy the sight!
From left to right, You can see the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Hotel Gellert and the Gellert hill with the Liberty Statue on the top.
After eating a lovely dinner (Gulash) with lots of paprika, having a wonderful dessert with red wine--it was a long dinner since musicians started playing Hungarian music and I just couldn't leave the place--I took a midnight stroll. As you can see by the Christmas tree, this was during the Christmas season.