I rode the 95-meter funicular from near Chain Bridge and ended up at the magnificentBuda Castle (Hungarian: Budai Vár, Turkish: Budin Kalesi) which is part of the Budapest World heritage Site of 1987.... more
No trip to Budapest would be complete without a visit to one of the therapeutic thermal baths and spas. The Szechenyi with three large outdoor pools and numerous indoor thermal baths of varying... more
Istvan was King of the Hungarians from 1000-1038. He established Christianity in Hungary and is generally recognized as the first king of Hungary. During his reign towns and cities were expected to... more
Budapest's Central Market Hall is housed in a majestic building originally built in 1896 and completely restored in 1999. It's a great place to go if you're looking for souvenirs - the first floor is... more
The Basilica honors Saint Stephen, the first king of Hungary and the ruler most responsible for bringing Christendom to present day Hungary.
The basilica was only finished in 1905 after substantial... more
Heroes Square was built to honor some of the great men of Hungary's History following 1000 years in the Carpathian Basin. Also known as the Millenium Monument, this is at the end of Andrassy Ut, which... more
On Friday, about sunset, I was right by the Hungarian Parliament Building. All of a sudden I noticed the military detachment was standing ramrod straight in formation and a few senior officers were... more
Citadella is the Hungarian word for fortress, and in Budapest it is located at the top of the Gellért Hill. I think I just walked up to it - I really don't remember because I was just walking around... more
In my opinion, this was the most interesting museum in Budapest. It is housed in the building that served as headquarters to the Nazi party and then to the Communist party while the country was under... more
Matthias church(Matyas templom) dominates castle hill, a beautiful church for sure that was built in 1255, the first parish church in Buda and it’s dedicated to King Matthias of course that ruled from... more
Margaret Island is about 2 miles long and is a great place to escape the city. The island contains some medieval church ruins as well as many parks. Many people come here to walk, swim, cycle, play... more
There are several companies offering Danube cruised, but after doing some research I decided to book with Legenda, and I was not disappointed! This tour features a documentary available in several... more
Gellert Baths is one of the most famous thermal baths in Budapest but we finally decided to visit Széchenyi baths. But we still wanted to visit Gellert Hotel as it is one of the oldest and most... more
If you have seen most of Budapest you may want to do a daytrip! Szentendre is ideal as it is located only 20km north of Budapest on Danube Bend.
It’s a picturesque small town which means during the... more
The Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest is the largest opera house in the country. It was designed in a Neo-Renaissance style by Miklos Ybl and built between 1875 and 1884. Its horse-shoe shaped... more
The Casle Hill funicular (skilo in Hungarian) dates back to 1870, making it the second oldest in Europe. The funicular's wooden cars run on two tracks, each carrying 24 passengers up the 51 m from the... more
Széchenyi Chain Bridge is my favorite bridge on Danube. This beautiful suspension bridge (one of the iconic images of Budapest) was the first permanent bridge in Budapest. The official name of the... more
Vaci street is the most popular street because it’s located in the city center and it’s full of stores (cheap of expensive clothes), outdoor café and restaurants and of course lots of exchange offices... more
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... more
The Kiskiralylany Szobor (Little Princess Statue) has become a surprisingly popular tourist attraction, given it was only quite recently added to the Danube railing near the Vigado tram stop. The... more
After visiting Heroes’ Square and Museum of Fine Arts we crossed the bridge and visited City Park (also known as Varosliget). Once the place where the kings were going for hunting now a peaceful park... more
We went there today July 31, 2012 and it's very exciting to wander the underground caves below Buda castle. To think it's centuries old, originally used as a prison - even held Dracula at one time,... more
What a fantastic town!!!! There are no words to descrive all the marvels of this fantastic town, the capital of the nice Hungary, located on the Danube River.
I spend three full day in this city and...
Budapest - a once exotic city far away in the east. Now I live here.
When I first heard of Budapest it was hidden behind the Iron Curtain. A friend of mine fought through the mountain of red tape to...