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Best things to do in Budapest

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Capitol Building
“Very impressive building, worth visiting. Both day and night, it looks as stunning from the outside as well as from the inside. Stunning architecture and beautiful location just on the Danube river.”
616 locals recommend
Pub
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“Ask pretty much anyone what they recommend you do in Budapest and they’ll likely suggest a night out at Szimpla Kert. The iconic party place is undoubtedly the city’s most famous nightspot, and has inspired wave after wave of “ruin pubs” that have popped up in the years since it opened. We sat down with one of the owners, Ábel Zsendovits, to talk about the role Szimpla has played in Budapest becoming one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, particularly among young people. While you might think he’s too busy running his Szimpla empire to have a lemonade with us, he was generous with his time. Location: H-1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14 ”
670 locals recommend
Spa
“A place u cannot miss on your visit to budapest. The Thermal bath experience is a very unique experience. You get more than 10 swimming pools of different temperatures and also saunas.”
591 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The Central Market Hall is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest, Hungary. It is located at the end of the famous pedistrian shopping street Váci utca just right next to the Liberty Bridge.”
522 locals recommend
Synagogue
“The Dohány Street Synagogue also known as the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is a historical building in the 7th district of Budapest. It is the largest synagogue in Europe, seating 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism.”
495 locals recommend
Island
“Lovely island in the middle of the Danube and a great place to run, with a rubberized surface around the entire perimeter.”
625 locals recommend
Church
“A huge Cathedral on a beautiful square with restaurants, bars and coffees. It is truly an outstanding architectural masterpiece.”
423 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping Mall with over 400 shops next to Nyugati (Western Railw. Station) in the center. ”
337 locals recommend
Plaza
“●Heroes’ Square ○The city’s biggest square, and probably one of the most iconic landmarks of Budapest. ”
322 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Lovely park with lots of cultural sights of Budapest: Heroes Square, Museum of Fine Arts, "Műcsarnok" Exhibition Hall, Vajdahunyad Castle, City Park lake, Ice Skating rink, Museum of Agriculture, Zoo, Hungarian National Circus, Gundel Restaurant,”
293 locals recommend
History Museum
“The House of Terror is not simply a museum but a memorial to the victims of the fascist and communist regimes analysed within its exhibits.”
351 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It offers both healt and wellness services, such as aroma and thermal massages, levander treatment, private bathing.”
379 locals recommend
Zoo
“it is a very nice and old Zoo many events for children. This is at the beautiful Heroes Square, and Andrássy street.”
224 locals recommend
Opera House
“Magnificent old building with a lot of charme. Old wooden doors, beautiful wall and ceiling colors and paintings. Worth seeing for anyone who likes old architecture.”
356 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Most romantic view of Budapest, near Mathia's Church (that should be visited)”
231 locals recommend
Museum
“13 min walk. The Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) standing in Kiskörút is the largest museum of Hungary. It is a building of unique beauty, which introduces Hungarian culture and history in approx. 8000 square metres. Throughout the 200+ years since its foundation, the museum has collected a huge amount of artefacts, archaeological, historical, and ethnical relics, which bring closer the history of the people of the Carpathian Basin. https://mnm.hu/en Open Tu-Su 10am-6pm”
259 locals recommend