Budapest by Night, Budapest
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.
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.
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
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.
The banks of the Danube at night are beautiful. The lights and the majestic buildings give it an air of regalness that is missing in some other capitol cities.
I enjoyed walking from the chain bridge all the way up to the North entrance of Vaci Utica at night. I would them walk back down through VU to look at people.
This photo was taken at night although its even more beautiful in the day time by boat- The Duna Bela Tour is a daytime sightseeing cruise. The boat ride consists of a one or two hour guided tour through the Danube river, which flows all along the centre of Budapest, and bisects the city into two districts, ‘Buda’ characterised by its rising hills, and ‘Pest’, known for its plains.
Tours can be arranges on the web
Among the main touristic assets of Budapest are the illuminations all the year. It has been written here that Budapest is better at night than in daytime and it is true.
The major illuminations are those on the Buda side of the Castle, the Fisherman Bastion and Matthias church, further to the north near the Batthyany Ter the St. Anna church.
On the Danube the monumental Chain bridge. On the Pest side the Parliament, St Stephen's basilica, Gresham Palace and to the south the Market just to mention the most important ones.
Best is the walk on the promenade Duna Korso along the Danube on the Pest side with the restaurant and hotel terraces and the views on the Buda hill.
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!!!
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 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.
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.
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.
The city looks great at night and the views take your mind off the traffic noise completely. If you're feeling lazy take the No2 tram which runs alng the Pest side of the river.
Great chance to take a few piccies as well.
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.
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.