Regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and warmly referred to as the “Pearl of the Danube,” the Hungarian capital of Budapest is considered one of Eastern Europe's most enticing destinations. In 1987, the city, including the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... Read more
Budapest is brimming with stunning neo-gothic architecture, best represented by the massive Hungarian Parliament Building and St. Stephen’s Basilica. The Great Synagogue is one of the largest in the world, and aptly demonstrates Budapest’s ethnic diversity and cultural tolerance. Budapest has always been a city with a vibrant artistic culture, and a visit to one of the city’s opera houses, theaters or galleries such as the Palace of Arts or the Hungarian State Opera House is a rewarding experience. After a long day out in the city, experience one of Budapest’s famous public baths, legacies of Turkish control of the city. The famed Hotel Gellert helped Budapest earn its moniker Spa City with its enormous pool (check out their wave machine). Budapest has hotels catering to any price range, but many of the larger hotel chains are missing, so expect an element of unique Hungarian flair wherever you stay. Hungarian goulash and meat dishes are on most menus, but pizza and casual restaurants are becoming popular.
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As with much of Europe, summer is high season in Budapest, although that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best time to go. Room rates and airfare will be at their most wallet-crunching, but if you do manage to ... Read more
snag an early deal, you will at least have weather on your side because the mercury rarely sneaks past 80F (27C) during the day. Winter is a difficult alternative, as temperatures hover around freezing for much of December and January. But a visit during spring or fall would afford you cheaper hotels, fewer crowds, better weather and plenty of cultural activities. March hosts the Spring Festival, which showcases Hungarian art and music, and the highlight of fall’s calendar is the International Wine Festival in September.

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Vancouver

Budapest is like taking a step back into time, it definitely feels like Eastern Europe with tall, looming buildings and giant windows. It is beautiful and welcoming.

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Edinburgh

An amazing city in so many ways. There’s loads of great culture here, but also some fantastic bars and restaurants. Plus it’s not super expensive.

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Oxford

This is where I started my trip from. Budapest has cheap connections with everywhere in Europe so you can fly here from Europe with Ryanair, Wizzair and other low-costers for as cheap as 10 euro one way. Also, Budapest is super developed, here you can stay in the great hotel, eat luxury food in Michelin restaurants for the last time before leaving to more "hard-core" countries in Balkans.

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Menlo Park

Amazing city with some of the most beautiful architecture I have seen in the whole
Of Europe. The parliament building is the second largest in Europe (second to Romania) but in my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. Be sure to check out the free walking tours that take place daily, they're probably the best that I've been to in Europe.

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Santa Barbara

A magnificent city located on the river. Amazing bridges, historical buildings and landmarks. Many health spas and great traditional cuisine.

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Civic Center

Budapest is a beautiful city! Lots of history here. Very cheap as well! Night life is great, bath houses are awesome.. safe for solo female traveler!

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Seoul

The name is a combination of Buda and Pest, which were separate cities until 1873. With the Danube River splitting the city, it reminded me of Seoul and the Han River. The architecture here is grand. The Parliament, Royal Palace, bridges, and many Synagogues, are great subjects for architecture buffs and photographers.

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Santa Clara

Cute town with a more relaxed feel (compared to say Paris). The river provides a great background, and I love the bath culture.

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San Diego

I spent a week in Budapest and it was barely enough time to scratch the surface of all the things that you can see and do there. Fisherman's Bastion, the Baths, churches, bridges, museums, etc. Don't forget about the food and wine! It is fantastic there. Also, it is much more reasonable to visit here than nearby Vienna.

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Klang

Budapest is situated in Hungary. The popular destination are Fishermen's Bastion, Matthias church, Danube River, Heroes' Square and Buda Castle.

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