Here are the top 25 tourist attractions to see in Budapest:

1. Walking tours

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

A guided walk through most parts of the city.

2. Thermal Baths

4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Budapest is also known as the 'city of spas' and is home to plenty of hot springs.

3. Szechenyi Chain Bridge

4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

The first permanent bridge connecting Buda and Pest.

4. Buda Castle

3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

The largest Gothic Palace of late middle ages.

5. Margaret Island

3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
5 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Pack up a perfect picnic in the heart of Budapest.

6. Szimpla Kert

3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

The number one rated ruin pub in Budapest.

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7. St. Stephen's Basilica

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

The largest church in Budapest.

8. The Parliament House

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Holds great amount of historic and architectural importance.

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9. Danube cruise

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

There are various ways to admire the beauty of the Danube, the Danube cruise being one of them.

10. Faust Wine Cellar

1 km
from city center
10 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

In the labyrinths under Castle Hill, Budapest is the historic Faust Wine cellar offering a variety of rare and delicious Hungarian wine as well as the traditional pálinka, tapas and Hungarian scones! Once host to Count Dracula. The entrance to this magical wine cellar from the middle ages is inside the Hilton Budapest Hotel and if you plan to visit this little cellar, make sure you have a reservation.

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11. Great Market Hall

2 km
from city center
11 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

With a façade of patterned orange bricks and tiled roofs, the Great Market Hall in Budapest, Hungary is the oldest and largest indoor market to be built in 1897. The stalls and counters here indulge in the sale of exotic spices, Hungarian wines and seasonal products along with souvenirs, clothes and Hungarian snacks, making this market space a popular spot for tourists as well as locals. The Great Market Hall makes it to the list of top Budapest attractions and if you decide to visit this place, carry a few bags and some time in hand.

12. Danube Promenade

0 km
from city center
12 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

A lovely esplanade by the shores of the Danube in Hungary, the Danube Promenade covers the area between Szechenyi Chain Bridge and the Elizabeth Bridge (Erzsebet hid) on the Pest side. Historically significant and pleasant for strolls, this walkway offers stunning views across the Danube with upscale restaurants and cafes highlighting the skyline.

13. University Church, Budapest

0 km
from city center
13 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Built on the site of an Ottoman mosque, the University Church is a beautifully structured Baroque styled church in Budapest, Hungary. With the Turks moving out of Budapest, the church's order was formed in the 13th Century and has a beautifully decorated interior and exterior. The paintings at the ceiling, the pulpit and the copy of the 'Black Madonna of Czestochowa' are the artistic attractions of this place.

14. Invisible Museum, Budapest

0 km
from city center
14 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

A unique experience which to help appreciate life is what the Invisible Museum in Budapest offers. This museum’s exhibition is a ‘one of a kind’ event where an individual can try to understand and feel the world in complete darkness as if living without their eyesight like a blind person. ‘Blind trust’ is what you are asked to carry along if you plan to visit the Invisible Museum.

15. Aquincum Museum

0 km
from city center
15 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Featuring a collection of historic Roman and Celtic artefacts is the Aquincum Museum in Budapest, Hungary with ruins of the ancient city dating back to the 2nd Century. These ruins along with the statues, courtyards, fountains, open air theatres and the water organ are the leading attractions of this place and the museum happens to be a fascinating venue, especially for the history buffs!

16. Hungarian National Museum

2 km
from city center
16 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Built in 1847 and located in Budapest, the Hungarian National Museum is the national museum for history, art and archaeology of Hungary, located in an impressive neoclassical edifice. It is the oldest public museum in Hungary, founded about 200 years ago. History buffs cannot miss out on this incredible museum on their visit to Budapest. Also, the architectural masterpiece that the Hungarian National Museum is makes it highly popular among architecture lovers.

17. Városliget, Budapest

17 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Városliget is a Public Park in Budapest, also the most populous and largest city in the world. Being the capital of Hungary, the city is a centre for the political, commercial, transport and industrial of the country. Being the second largest park situated at XIV district of Budapest, the park is situated at the centre of the city as well.

18. Schenzyi Thermal Bath

18 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Out of many nicknames Budapest is called for is the City of Spas suitable by the presence of Schenzyi Thermal Bath in it. Being more than 100 years old, the thermal bath is visited by about 100 millions of bathers from all over the world. With much popularity and praised attraction by the visitors the place is an enjoyable, relaxing and medicinal experience altogether.

19. Vajdahunyad Castle

4 km
from city center
19 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

The Vajdahunyad Castle is one of the most worth visiting attractions located in the city park of Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, which holds a very romantic and historic architectural vibe to it. It has one main courtyard which is open to all and a ticketed museum of agriculture inside, which is the largest agricultural museum in Europe today. The castle is naturally decorated with shady trees, pebble streets and little ponds which give it a fairy tale look. The castle portrays a very medieval look, but actually it isn’t that old in age.

20. House of Terror

2 km
from city center
20 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

This museum is located in Andrassy district of Budapest and is a rare treasure for tourists. Many miss out on this attraction because they are unaware of it but it is worth a visit if history is what intimidates someone. The House of Terror was established on 24th February 2002. It portrays items of the fascist and communist rulings in the 20th century. The house of terror even without speaking, gives visitors the vibe of torturous Hungarian politics. This museum is now so famous that it has a footfall about 1000 visitors per day.

21. Gellert Hill

1 km
from city center
21 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

The Gellért hill is a high cliff top which overlooks the Budapest city and all the main attractions. Few of the attractions visible from here are Stephens Basilica, the Parliament, Chain Bridge, the Castle, Matthias hall, Big Market Hall etc. If one is adventurous who loves the cityscape view then they surely shouldn’t miss out on Gellért hill. The visitors get a good chance to take back lots of photos with them as this is a very photographic spot of Budapest.

22. Matthias Church

1 km
from city center
22 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Matthias church or the Church of Our Lady is known to be the most unique in Europe. The locals also call it the Matyas Templom. The inner beauty it holds surpasses the expectations of many visitors as it holds a very modern style of build. This is not just a church but a museum as well. The church has hosted many coronation ceremonies, royal weddings, and baptisms in the past. Due to so much being witnessed by Budapest in terms of wars and violence, not much has been left of the church that was originally constructed.

23. Heroes Square

3 km
from city center
23 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Known as Hősök tere by its locals, this is the main hub for sightseeing in Budapest. All major attractions in the city are measured by their distance from Heroes square. Situated between the museum of fine arts and the palace of art, this attraction’s invention dates back to 1896. It is known for its high rise statues of Budapest freedom fighters and leaders. All of the statues have been made by Zala György. During the sunset, this spot attracts the most number of tourists and photographers. One has to devote more than one day here as there is so much to eat, see and explore.

24. Hospital In The Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

1 km
from city center
24 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

Locally known by the name “Sziklakorhaz”, Hospital In The Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a secret underground hospital and a bunker turned in to a museum located in Budapest. It exhibits the wax models of the soldiers and nurses and the old surgical tools and machinery that are still operating at its best efficiency since the time of WWII.

25. Gellert Bath

2 km
from city center
25 out of 25
places to visit in Budapest

If one visits the roman gothic style country Budapest and doesn’t experience the warm saunas or the hot tubs then their trip can be titled as incomplete. Many think this exists on the Gellért hill whereas this actually is on the foot of the hill. There are three hot springs which provide water for spas. One of them is in the Gellért hotel. This spa was built in a Turkish fashion in 1918. It used to be once separate for women and men but that rule was demolished in 2013. There are Roman marble tiles and large lion heads sprinkling water. This 4 star hotel offers swimming pools, thermal pools, saunas and is worth a look. Many movies have been shot at Gellért Bath Spa like the Bluebeard, I Spy, Evita etc

FAQs on Budapest

How can I commute within Budapest?

Budapest has a pretty compact structure and you might be able to walk around to places if you live in the center of the city. Having said that, Budapest has exceptional public transport services. Transport System is fairly extensive and cheaper than most places in Europe. The metro lines are clean and safe and connects to most tourist attractions. There are also a wide variety of tram, bus and trolley bus services which provide reliable transport. A variety of passes can be availed to us these services. If your visit is for a prolonged period you might want to purchase the one weekly pass (HUF 4,950), or another pass for prolonged periods, which provide access to any form of public transfer. You need to provide a photo ID proof to be able to puchase these (your passport or your driving licence). A single day pass can also be puchased for a single trip (HUF 350), or a 24/72 (HUF 3,300/ HUF 4,150) hour travel card. These tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines or newspaper kiosks and must be validated before any journey. Apart from these taxis can be a fast mode of transport especially at nights when the public transport is a bit limited.
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How much does a package cost for Budapest?

The packages for Budapest start at INR 47593 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Budapest?

The top sightseeing places in Budapest are Walking tours, Thermal Baths, Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Margaret Island, Szimpla Kert.

What are the top activities in Budapest?

The top activities in Budapest are Budapest Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Danube River Cruise with Drinks, Evening Sightseeing Cruise on the Danube River in Budapest , Dinner and Cruise with Live Music on Danube River, Private Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) Transfers for Budapest , Organ Concert at the St. Stephen's Basilica.

What are the top hotels in Budapest?

There are 4751 Hotels in Budapest which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Budapest are Apartment L&A, Apartment 43, Classic Central Apartment, Broadway Residence, Erzsebet Boulevard Apartment, Katy Apartment. You can see all the hotels in Budapest here
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