Budapest: Everything you should know for your trip

The walls of Budapest buildings are bursting with history.

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Budapest has just about everything for everyone. From intense historical landmarks to extravagant architecture and relaxing thermal waters, this city is unmatched to any other in Europe.

Hungary’s capital city is a great choice for anyone who is looking for a little something extra if you’re away for the weekend. If you’re looking for a relaxing spa break, there are countless spas and thermal baths across the city. If you’re a party animal the nightlife is legendary.

Getting around:

Budapest’s city centre and main attractions are all within walking distance of each other. Some of the central areas are pedestrian-only so we recommend planning your travel with this in mind.

What to see:

The city effortlessly mixes the old and the new. There are so many different things you can see and do within the city. Here is a couple you cannot miss!

Szechenyi Spa Baths

Budapest has a number of thermal baths which has led to the city being nicknamed ‘City of Spas’. The most popular and favoured is the Széchenyi in the centre of the city. Visitor can relax in the grand 20th Century Turkish buildings surrounded by indoor pools, two outdoor pools, and spa facilities like massage rooms and saunas. Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0QEMoaoUHW/

Flippermúzeum

Ever wonder the history of pinballs? Random we know! In Budapest, you'll stumble across this museum that has an impressive collection of 115 pinball machines and other old-school arcade games to play. It is also Europe’s largest interactive pinball exhibition Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxceCJwFB9T/

Where to eat:

Hungarian food is considered one of the most refined styles of cooking in Eastern and Central Europe. And as the capital city, Budapest doesn’t disappoint.

Langosh

Lángos is a traditional Hungarian flat bread roll, deep-fried and usually smothered in cream cheese and garlic, ragu sauce or herbs and salt. It. Is. Delicious. Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0Olh_snSS9/

Rosenstein

This traditional Hungarian restaurant services food with a Jewish twist. Its homely feel is infectious and before you know it you'll feel like you're at home eating a home-cooked meal.

Where to party:

Budapest has a very unique style of bars called ruin pubs. Primarily located in abandoned buildings, ruin pubs are a great place to grab a drink, bite to eat or dance the night away.

Szimpla Kert

In the heart of the Jewish Quarter, you’ll find the infamous mother of ruin bars, Szimpla Kert. Commonly known to be the first ruin pub in the city movement, it’s a quirky bar with interesting, unique decorations. Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzIvUpyBRa9/

Sparty

Wanna party in a heated thermal pool?! Well, Sparty Sparty takes place in the most iconic of the capital’s thermal baths, Széchenyi. It is loud, bright and full of people from all across the world. Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/By5iXK5Bbm9/