Things to do in Budapest

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    Hungarian Parliament Building

    Hungarian Parliament Building

    Ranked #1 overall in Budapest things to do
    138 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyBackpackers

    Beautiful historical building located near the water. A must see for the tourist in Budapest.

  • 2
    Heroes' Square

    Heroes' Square

    Ranked #2 overall in Budapest things to do
    112 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Plaza
    Popular withHistoryBackpackersArtsy

    All of the great old cities have a large square for people to congregate, and Budapest's does not disappoint. Definitely worth a walk through on your way to the baths ...

  • 3
    Buda Castle

    Buda Castle

    Ranked #3 overall in Budapest things to do
    100 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    Large beautiful grounds overlooking the city. The views are spectacular! It is free to wonder around, and the cost is associated with entering the museum and gallery.

  • 4
    Fisherman's Bastion

    Fisherman's Bastion

    Ranked #4 overall in Budapest things to do
    89 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Fort
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    There are some amazing views of the city from this wall. The upper view was free when we went, but I believe there is typically a charge. But the views ...

  • 5
    Chain Bridge

    Chain Bridge

    Ranked #5 overall in Budapest things to do
    85 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Bridge
    Popular withHistoryBackpackersOutdoorsy

    One of the main bridges across the Danube connecting Buda and Pest. Lovely view of both sides of the city.

  • 6
    Széchenyi Thermal Bath

    Széchenyi Thermal Bath

    Ranked #6 overall in Budapest things to do
    67 reviews
    Wellness, Beauty and Spas, Outdoors, Spa or Massage, Pool
    Popular withWellnessFamiliesHistory

    I think this place is pretty fantastic and a great way to relax on your travels. Getting the day pass with cabin (small changing room) was totally worth the comfort ...

  • 7
    Szimpla Kert

    Szimpla Kert

    Ranked #7 overall in Budapest things to do
    57 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Pub
    Popular withNightlifeBackpackersStudents

    Great ruin bar. Prices a bit expensive, but always crowded. All the decoration is great, if you are lucky to get a sit even better!

  • 8
    Central Market Hall

    Central Market Hall

    Ranked #8 overall in Budapest things to do
    58 reviews
    Shopping, Farmers Market
    Popular withFoodiesFamiliesBackpackers

    This is a must visit. There's so much here to see and to try. It's a really good introduction to the food of Hungary.

  • 9
    River Danube

    River Danube

    Ranked #9 overall in Budapest things to do
    54 reviews
    Outdoors, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyHistoryAdventure

    One of the iconic rivers of Europe. It separates Buda from Pest and was historically the border of the roman empire way back in the day. It's a beautiful river ...

  • 10
    St. Stephen's Basilica

    St. Stephen's Basilica

    Ranked #10 overall in Budapest things to do
    75 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    Beautiful basilica. One of the best features is a circular outside walkway up on the dome that gives a 360 degree panorama view of Budapest. Also altar unusual. Normally see ...

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