Budapest Hungary Travel Guide

Budapest Hungary Travel Guide
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Budapest Hungary Travel Guide A Vagabond Life

Budapest Hungary Travel Guide

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and sits on the Danube river. Once two cities Buda and Past the two joined in 1873 to form Budapest. First settled by the Celts in 1AD Budapest has a rich and vibrant heritage.

Hammered by allied bombs in WWII Budapest then saw many of it’s precious monuments destroyed under communist rule 1949 – 1991.

The city today is a stunning city offering beautiful streetscapes, great food and entertainment and accommodation to suit all budgets.

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Things To See & Do In Budapest Hungary

Castle Hill

Castle Hill

Castle Hill is a  UNESCO world heritage site sits high above the Danube river. It houses some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. Within it’s walls are 2 areas, the old town and the Royal Palace built in the 13th century.Getting to Castle Hill: Take the 1870 funicular by crossing the Széchenyi Chain Bridge to Clark Ádám tér, the funicular will take you to Szent György tér just near the Royal Palac

Memento Park

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Memento Park

I loved Momento Park…and well worth the trip to suburban Budapest. When communism fell the then leaders of Budapest gathered up all the communist era monuments and moved them to a dedicated park.  In it you can see soldiers of the Red Army and enormous statues of Lenin, Marx, and other “heroes” of the communist world. 

Address: corner of Balatoni út and Szabadkai utca in district XXII. Opening Hours: every day from 10.00 till sunset.

Getting to Momento Park: A bus runs from Deak Square daily at 11am.

Budapest Opera House

Budapest Opera House

Budapest Opera House

The Budapest Opera House opened in 1884 and is a excellent example of Neo-Renaissance architecture with stunning examples of frescos and marble work.

It has one of the best acoustics of all opera houses in Europe and hosts many famous and popular artists. Guided tours can be taken during the day. 

Getting to the Budapest Opera House: Take the Millennium Undreground (M1) to “Opera” station

Parliament Building

Budapest House of Parliament.

Parliament Building

Relatively young in terms of European buildings at just over 100 years the Budapest Parliament building is built in the  Neo-Gothic stylewith snippets of  Renaissance and Baroque characters.  

The Budapest Parliament building is the third largest Parliament building in the world. Guided tours of the Parliament are available when the National Assembly is not in session.

The tour takes about 45 minutes, and is well worth the price, as it covers the main entrance stairs and hall, one of the lobbies, the old House of Lords and the Hungarian Crown Jewels. Getting to the Parliament Building: Take the Subway (M2) to Kossuth tér, or Streetcar 2, which runs along the Pest riverfront and has a stop at Kossuth tér

Budapest Baths

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Budapest Baths

Fancy a thermal bath after a long day on the road? Try one of Budapest’s famous baths. Hungary has numerous of thermal springs across it, and Budapest has it’s share. Experience a traditional Turkish bath in a bath house dating back 16th and 17th centuries.

Central Market Hall

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Central Market Hall

The Central Market Hall (Központi Vásárcsarnok) wasuilt at the end of the 19th century and is a treasure trove of Hungarian goodies and delicacies.

Over three levels you will find n the ground floor,  sausages, meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. On the second floor, there more food stands along with handicrafts, clothing, embroidery and other souvenirs. The basement houses the fish market. 

Getting to the Central Market Hall: Take Streetcars 2, 47 or 49 to Fővám tér

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