Budapest is known for its beautiful scenery, amazing architecture, and culture. It's a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. With such amazing and diverse scenery, it’s easy to see why it’s best viewed from above!
A great way to witness all the city has to offer from up above is by visiting one of its many lookout towers. Plus, these are perfect places to take great pictures of Budapest and its sweeping scenery.
When asked about Hungary's most notable contributions to the world, one may think of goulash or the Rubik's cube--but music undoubtedly belongs on the list, as well.
Hungary is recognized for its influential musical legacy in European music history and beyond. With renowned composers and musicians like Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, György Ligeti, and Zoltán Kocsis, there are many accomplishments to celebrate.
There may be no Budapest sight more iconic or more well-known than the Hungarian Parliament building (also called the Országház). Its impressive dome and towering neo-gothic spires have impressed countless visitors--locals and tourists alike.
Having endured the Ottoman invasion, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and occupation by both the Nazis and the Soviets, it's no surprise that Budapest has countless stories to tell.
Don't just take it from a guidebook, though there is a wide range of Budapest museums that will expand your understanding of Hungary's intricate past.
What would you consider to be the best bridge in Budapest? Some are beautiful, some are quirky, and others offer breathtaking views. Linking the two halves of the city, the bridges provide the best viewpoints for enjoying the fireworks on St. Stephen's Day, provide a route for a leisurely walking tour all around Budapest, or even sometimes host carefree picnics (more on that below).
Hit the streets of Budapest with this unique walking tour idea. Explore the city while you view our 7 favorite cathedrals in the city center, all with their own unique history and architecture.
When you think of Budapest, words like “shark” and “tropical fish” don’t exactly spring to mind.
And yet the Hungarian Capital is home to the Tropicarium, a veritable shark and wildlife zoo with a 12-meter long observation tunnel to see these deadly predators up close and personal.
When bombs are falling from the sky, collapsing bridges, destroying roads, making food and basic supplies scarce or non-existent, how do you deal with emergencies? Where do you care for the wounded? Where can you create a safe space during air raids?
If you’re coming to Budapest with kids, or if you're a railway enthusiast, then you simply can’t miss a visit to the Hungarian Railway History Park and the Hungarian Railway Museum. This is Europe’s largest open-air railway entertainment park, drawing in locomotive fans from all over the world.