25 Best Things To Do In Budapest (Hungary)

Hungary’s capital city Budapest is actually made up of 3 unified cities, with Buda and Óbuda on the west bank of the Danube and Pest on the east bank. Much of the city has been granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and many visitors consider the city to be amongst the most beautiful cities in Europe.

The city successfully mixes its fascinating history with a brilliant, laid-back contemporary artistic style.

There are a wide range of different things for visitors to see and do, from museums to thermal spas, so everyone should be able to find something that tickles their fancy.

Lets explore the best things to do in Budapest:

1. Parliament Building

Hungarian Parliament Building

Source: flickr

Hungarian Parliament Building

The Hungarian Parliament Building, which was designed and built in the Gothic Revival style, is one of the largest buildings in Hungary, and is home to hundreds of parliamentary offices.

Although the impressive building looks fantastic from every angle, to see the whole building in its full glory, it is worth viewing it from the other side of the Danube.

Tours of certain areas of the building are available daily, and run in different languages.

You will need identification to get in, and your bag may be searched on entry.

List of Image Sources

25 Best Things To Do In Budapest (Hungary):

Hungarian Parliament Building

  • Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest: flickr
  • Gellért Baths, Budapest: flickr
  • Heroes’ Square, Budapest: flickr
  • Musical Fountain, Margaret Island, Budapest: flickr
  • Shoes on the Danube Promenade: flickr
  • House of Terror, Budapest: flickr
  • St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest: flickr
  • Hungarian State Opera House: flickr
  • Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest: travelmoodz
  • Invisible Exhibition, Budapest: lathatatlan
  • Faust Wine Cellar: facebook
  • Memento Park, Budapest: flickr
  • Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest: flickr
  • Ecseri Flea Market, Budapest: flickr
  • Ruin Bar, Budapest: flickr
  • Central Market Hall, Budapest: flickr
  • Buda Castle Hill Funicular: flickr
  • Buda Hills: worldwidewriter
  • Andrássy Avenue, Budapest: flickr
  • Liberty Statue, Budapest: flickr
  • Citadella, Budapest: flickr
  • Széchenyi Thermal Baths, Budapest: flickr
  • City Park, Budapest: flickr
  • Hungarian National Museum, Budapest: flickr
  • Aquincum Museum and Ruin Garden: wikipedia