travelgrove Travel Guides
 
 

Budapest Travel Guide, Hungary

Budapest is one of the largest cities of Hungary. It serves as a political, economical, industrial and commercial center of Hungary being close to other European cities like Bratislava and Viena . It is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, covering more than 500 square kilometers on both banks of the Danube. The city is divided in two parts by the Danube and they are called Buda and Pest, Buda being the old part of the city while Pest is the commercial centre.

Budapest has a long history, culture and unique traditions. Some archeological and antiques indicate that Budapest’s history goes back to the Iron Age. The first settlement in this area has been recorded in 1200s.

Budapest Travel Guide - Attractions

Budapest is also regarded as one of the most beautiful tourist spot in Eastern Europe attracting millions of tourists every year from different parts of the world. There are many notable landmarks and sights of historical and cultural importance. Some of the most popular places in Budapest includes Buda Castle, The tomb of the Turkish dervish Gül Baba, Buda and Pest, Andrássy Avenue, the River Danube, National Széchenyi Library, Hungarian Parliament Building, The Holy Crown of Hungary, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Saint Elisabeth Church, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Budapest Castle Hill Funicular, Vigadó Concert Hall, The Great Synagogue, St. Anne Church in Buda and the Museum of Applied Arts etc.

The city of Budapest is crossed by the Danube River which has approximately seven islands including Hajógyári sziget, Margit-sziget, Csepel sziget, Palotai-sziget, Népsziget, Molnár-sziget and Háros-sziget etc. These island serve as great picnic spots not only for locals and but for tourists as well.

The city of Budapest is served by all the major transportation options including roads, railway, waterway and air transportation. Budapest is home to Ferihegy International Airport which has three big terminals for passengers. Budapest is linked with all the major cities and towns in the country through the network of roads.

Budapest is also home to some major educational institutes in Europe, students from all over the world coming here study in the different colleges and universities. Some major educational institutes include Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Semmelweis University, Corvinus University of Budapest, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and the Corvinus University of Budapest etc.

Visiting and exploring the city using Budapest travel guide is a great fun for those who love history, culture and traditions. You can't resist getting charmed by all that this city has to offer, the options are wide open so go ahead and take it all in Budapest!


Ask our travel experts a question about Budapest

Things about Budapest you may be interested in

 
 
 

Read our members' reviews about Budapest


  • angelMust see the Palace of Miracles in Budapest
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    Last summer we spent some days in Budapest with a friend from California. We tried to do and see as many things in this capital city as we could. We heard about this place 'The Mansion of Miracles' (Csodak Palotaja in hungarian) and we deciced to visit it. This place is a very big hall divided...
  • angelSailing on the Danube in Budapest
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    Szentendre is a little city very close to Budapest. We found on the internet that there are little ships or pleasure-boats which depart from Budapest and travel to Szentendre. We decided to buy tickets to one of them but only one-way, because on our way back we planned to take the train. This...
  • szbogiA trip to the Budapest Zoo
    review by szbogi posted more then 30 days ago
    After the wedding we stayed some days in Budapest. Zoli's brother is living and working here, so we had a cheap place to stay:) At this time Anita, a girl from the United States was staying at Zoli's brother as well. Her family and Zoli's family are friends for many years now. She came here alone...
view all
 

Read our members' travel tips about Budapest


  • hunkoncGellért Spa
    travel tip by hunkonc posted more then 30 days ago
    The Gellért Spa is the most prestigious thermal bath in Budapest. It has outdoor pool with artificial waves and thermal pools and saunas indoor. The thermal pool sections are separated. Massage & ticket reservation: hunkonc@ticket.info.hu
  • Sayuri87Memento Park
    travel tip by Sayuri87 posted more then 30 days ago
    It is a very bizarre place, a unique collection of Communist memories. You would see there giant Engels, Marx and Stalins and also memorials of the Communist Martyrs. As far as I know, this is the only museum of this kind in the world,...
  • angelCruising from Budapest to Szentendre
    travel tip by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    If you want to see Budapest from another view, I have an advice for you. Last summer I was with a ship from Budapest to Szentendre - it was awesome! All those beautiful bridges, the Parliament, etc. can be seen differently than you saw...
view all
 
 

Community

Members Who Have Been to Budapest

Community Galleries About Budapest

Browse our members' Budapest galleries to get a better impression of the place
 
show alladd gallery
 
 
the best travel deals provided by TravelZoo...
  • flighthub.com$801Aeroflot flightAeroflot
    Inbound
    New York, NY (JFK)  Budapest, HU (BUD)
    06/22/2015 07:10 pm
    Outbound
    Budapest, HU (BUD)  New York, NY (JFK)
    07/06/2015 08:30 pm
  • flighthub.com$834Thy Turkish Airlines flightThy Turkish Airlines
    Inbound
    Boston, MA (BOS)  Budapest, HU (BUD)
    12/15/2015 10:55 pm
    Outbound
    Budapest, HU (BUD)  Boston, MA (BOS)
    12/22/2015 09:25 am
  • tripsta.com$858Multiple Airlines flightMultiple Airlines
    Inbound
    San Francisco, CA (SFO)  Budapest, HU (BUD)
    09/07/2015 07:55 am
    Outbound
    Budapest, HU (BUD)  San Francisco, CA (SFO)
    09/29/2015 01:20 pm

Budapest City Ratings

  • Rating81%
    City Rank138
     
  • History & Culture: rated for 90%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 89%
  • Family & Fun: rated for 80%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 70%
  • Food: rated for 79%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 87%
  • Shopping: rated for 81%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 80%
  • Must visit this place: rated for 93%
  
 
 
 
  
ToolsBookmark and Share

Popular destinations

 

Budapest Galleries

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*