1. Explore Castle Hill: If you wish to go way back into the ancient history of Budapest, exploring this area of the city is one of the most amazing Budapest things to do for you. This area is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the Iconic Royal Palace on one edge and the Old City on the other. This complete stretch is lined up with beautiful baroque houses and ancient monuments lined up along beautiful cobbled streets. Moreover, the Old City is situated at a height over a beautiful plateau, providing the visitors with some amazing views of Pest and Danube River.
Price: 1400 HUF (Adult), 1000 HUF (students/retirees), Free (Children below 6)
2. Visit the Hospital in the Rock: Now a Museum, this legendary structure has served as a former hospital, prison, nuclear bunker, prison, as well as a bomb shelter. Inaugurated in 2008, it has become one of the most popular attractions of the town with its amazing wax figures and other astonishing collections.
A tour of the museum will majorly let you know about the impacts of World War 2, the Cold War, as well as the 1956 Revolution on the city of Budapest. If you are a history buff, visiting this place is one of the must things to do in Budapest.
Location: Budapest, Lovas út 4/c, 1012
Price: 4000 HUF
3. Take a Walking Tour of the City:
The best way to explore the beautiful city of Budapest is by taking a Walking tour with visitors from across the world under the guidance of a local tour guide. It is one of the most budget-friendly ways of exploring the major attractions as well as hidden gems of the city. Moreover, you can also ask any questions about the city as well as things to do in Budapest on your trip from your guide and they would definitely be more than happy to help you.Click Here to Book: Walking Tour In Budapest
Most of the Walking Tours in Budapest are free of cost. However, you can always tip your guide at the end of the tour! A single walk would take approximately 2.5-3 hours and take you across some of the most important attractions, including Royal Palace of Buda, Gresham Palace, Chain Bridge, Fisherman’s Bastion, and various others.4. Admire the Art at Hungarian National Gallery:
One of the best activities to do in Budapest for art lovers is to visit this amazing gallery. It is situated within the Buda Castle on Castle Hill and houses paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance era as well as the middle ages.
Some of the most beloved attractions of this gallery are wooden altarpieces that date back to the 1400s. The gallery also exhibits some temporary art exhibits from time to time from across the world.Location:
Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014Price:
5. Soak in the Ancient Baths: One of the most unique and best things to do in Budapest is to take a thermal spa in one of the mineral hot springs of the city. There are more than 100 hot water springs in the city, most of which date back to the Roman era. Click Here to Book:
The most popular bath is situated within the City Park, the Széchenyi Baths has 18 pools and is the biggest hot water spring in the entire Europe, and the most beautiful one as well!
Location: Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11
Price: 4900 HUF
6. Party at the Ruin Pubs of Budapest: Budapest surely has one of the best night lives throughout the world. One of the best things to do in Budapest at night is to visit the old Ruin Pubs, within the Jewish Quarters, which was a major part of the city before WW2. Several bars and nightclubs started showing up in the ghosted buildings of the region in the 90s and now it has become one of the liveliest and party-worthy locations of Budapest.
Location: Jewish Quarter, Budapest
7. Admire the beauty of the Hungarian Presidential Palace: One of the most admirable Budapest things to do is to adore the rich décor and architecture of the Hungarian Presidential Palace. It has been the official workplace of the president of Hungary since 2003.
Also, do not forget to catch the guard changing ceremony that happens at each hours’ interval from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. If you are lucky enough and the palace is open for public tours, grab that opportunity and explore the inner beauty of this luxurious palace.
Location: Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014
Price: 3000 HUF (Adults), 1000 HUF (Children ages 6-12)
8. Visit the Parliament:
One of the best Budapest things to do is to visit its Parliament, which is also home to its national assembly. Moreover, it is the biggest building of the country, as well as the most magnificent.Click Here to Book: Budapest Parliament Tour with Cruise
A visit to this amazing structure will allow you a peek into the history of this European country and also allow you to know about the working of the city of Budapest. However, do not forget to buy your tickets well in advance as it is one of the most visited attractions of the city and the waiting lines can get quite exhausting sometimes.Location:
Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055Price:
9. Pay Homage at the Cave Church: This place has a very dark-rooted history. This church was built into a cave system during the ancient times. This very cave also served as a hospital in WW2. However, this church was closed after WW2 and reopened only after the fall of the communist govt.
This cave will surely take you to a completely different world with its serene beauty and mysterious paths. If you wish to explore the history of Budapest and Hungary, visiting this place is one of the must Budapest things to do for you.
Location: Sziklatemplom út Gellért Hill
10. Climb up to the top of Buda Tower: The only part of the Church of Mary Magdalene that remains standing now is the Buda Tower. The beautiful structure of this Tower is highly picturesque and really popular amongst tourists as well as the locals.
The Buda tower was reconstructed and opened in 2017 for tourists to climb up its 172 steps up to the top and admire the beautiful views of the Danube and the entire city.
Location: Kapisztrán tér 6
Price: 1400 HUF (Adults), 1000 HUF (Students/retirees)