Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

 

Situated on the banks of Danube river, the city of Budapest is a traveller’s delight. The confluence of cultures over the years has given Budapest a distinct identity, especially when it comes to its architecture and cuisine.

 

We spent around 48 hours in this lovely city and wish we could have stayed here for longer. Nonetheless, we enjoyed every second of our stay and thought why not share with all of you the things and places we explored on our short (but sweet!) trip… so in this post we will be talking about the Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest if you also only have 48 hours in this magical city! Let’s jump right in 🙂

*Don’t forget to check out our Budapest Vlog at the end of the post 🙂

 

 

1. A Quick Guided Tour of the City 

 

 

When in a new city, we love to go on a walking tour on the very first day to get acquainted with the city, but in Budapest, we tried something different to get our bearings – a Tuk Tuk Ride of the city! It’s not only fun and informative,  you’ll also surely attract a lot of attention. You can read about it in depth HERE.

 

 

2. Places to Check out some Majestic Views 

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Views from Gellert Hill, Budapest

 

Budapest is crowned with several outstanding architectures and the best way to marvel at them is by finding the right vantage points. One such place is the Gellert Hill on the Buda side. The Fisherman’s Bastion in itself is a great architectural wonder and we recommend spending plenty of time here… the best part is the view of the city from here! A somewhat lesser-known vantage point is from Garden of Philosophy, kind of a hidden gem if you ask us 🙂

 

 

3. Treat Your Taste Buds

 

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When in Budapest, treat yourself with some great Hungarian street food. We tried out some of its very famous local cuisines like Langos, Goulash and Kurtoskalacs.

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Enjoying some Langos in Budapest

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Goulash, Budapest

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Kurtoskalacs, Budapest

 

 

4. Marvel at the Architecture 

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Budapest Castle Dazzling in the Night

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Matthias Church, Budapest

 

The conflux of cultures over the years has also left an impressive mark on the city’s architecture. Check out the Buda Castle and Matthias Church on the Buda side and the Hungarian National Parliament and the St. Stephen’s Basilica on the Pest side.

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Hungarian National Parliament, Budapest

 

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If I had to pick ONE thing that I love the most about Europe, I'd say it's all the Walking that we end up doing through the day. Some of you might think that's really weird, but we live in Mumbai, India and this is probably the most Walk-unfriendly city in the world 🙄 _ Early morning strolls (like this one here in the picture) exploring Budapest were the highlight of my holiday and to be honest, views like this made it feel almost therapeutic! 💗 _ I love the slow pace of this city in the early hours and it's as though I'm an invisible, aimless wanderer just looking around and absorbing it all in! ❤️ _ How do you like to spend your holidays, leave me a comment down below, I'd love to know! __ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #budapest #ststephensbasilica #visitbudapest #hungary #ilovebudapest #travelgram #travel #europe #travelogues #indiblogger #beautyandthebeing #wanderlust #travelblogger #traveltheworld #ttot #placestovisit #worldcaptures #beautifuldestinations #travellingthroughouttheworld #indiantravelblogger #budapesthungary #topbudapestphoto #instabudapest #budadash #BudapestHungaryBlog #BudapestTravel #_woi #MyPixelDiary #photographers_of_india

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5. Explore Quirky Sculptures 

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Statue of the Fat Policeman, overlooking the St. Stephen’s Basilica

 

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Enjoy exploring some really quirky sculptures spread across the city! Our favourite was the Fat Policeman, overlooking the St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Lit Budapest Signage <3

 

 

6. Check out the Ruin Bars 

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Ruin Bar in Budapest

 

The Pest side of this city has some amazing ruin bars, so explore those for a great fun-filled evening with awesome drinks! This is also a great way to meet and mingle with the locals 🙂

 

 

7. Cruise on the River 

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Cruise on the Danube River, Budapest

 

Take a night river cruise on the Danube and see Budapest dazzle under the night sky. It is the most magical thing we have ever experienced! 

 

 

8. Catch a Show at the Hungarian State Opera 

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Hungarian State Opera

 

This is an absolute must-do! However, if you are short on time, then you can go for a guided tour of the theatre which also comes with an option of catching a glimpse of a performance 🙂

 

 

9. Pay Your Respects at The Shoes on the Danube Bank Memorial 

 

Top 10 Things To Do In Budapest

Shoes on the Danube Bank Memorial

 

Honestly, we could have spent hours just sitting here and thinking. This place was conceived by Can Togay, a film director, who worked with a sculptor named Gyula Pauer to create this memorial on the east bank of the Danube to honour people that were killed in Budapest during the Second World War. 

 

 

10. Stroll on the Chain Bridge 

 

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The Széchenyi Bridge (also popularly known as Chain Bridge) was opened in 1849 and was the first ever permanent bridge that connected Buda & Pest. _ This majestic bridge spans the River Danube, connecting the east and west sides of the capital of Hungary. It is made of cast iron and on this beautiful night, it seemed as though it was a symbol of harmony and balance… To me the huge lion sculptures on either side of the bridge radiate dignity and calmness ❤️ _ _ Have you ever visited Budapest? If yes, I'd love to know your favourite spots in the city ❤️ _ _ . . . . . . . #budapest #chainbridge #visitbudapest #hungary #ilovebudapest #travelgram #travel #europe #beautyandthebeing #wanderlust #travelblogger #traveltheworld #ttot #placestovisit #worldcaptures #beautifuldestinations #travellingthroughouttheworld #indiantravelblogger #budapesthungary #topbudapestphoto #instabudapest #budadash #BudapestHungaryBlog #BudapestTravel #_woi #Szechenyi #budapestbynight #TopEuropePhoto #living_europe

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Last, but not the least, conclude your trip with a late-night stroll at the Széchenyi Bridge, also known as the chain bridge.

 

Before we say goodbye, here’s ou Budapest Vlog <3 …Please don’t forget to like, subscribe and leave us a comment! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Budapest has a lot to offer and even though we have only really scratched the surface, we know that we’ll be returning real soon to explore more of this beautiful city!  Have you been to Budapest? What are your favourite places around the city…what things do you recommend doing? Leave us your comments below because we love to hear from you!

xoxo

 

4 Comments

  • neerajme September 27, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Wow! What an experience to share.Wonderful pics.

    Reply
    • Ankita September 28, 2018 at 6:41 am

      Thank you so much!

      We are so glad you liked the pictures 🙂

      Reply
  • Ranjana Shankar September 29, 2018 at 4:04 am

    Beautiful photos! The opera and parliament house look stunning.

    Reply
    • Ankita October 29, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      Love
      Ankita

      Reply

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