Budapest Overview

You could do it in 2-3 days absolute minimum but there is so much to see you still wouldn’t get it all done in a week!

What most people say are the “must sees.”

  • Gellert Hegy + Citadel + Liberty Statue/Freedom Monument
  • Parliament
  • St Stephen’s Basilica
  • Chain Bridge
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • St Mathius Coronation Church
  • Budapest Castle
  • Heroes Square

If you have more time:

  • Danube river cruise
  • Walk along the Danube
  • Opera House
  • House of Terror
  • Vaci street
  • City Park
  • Spas & Baths – Gellert or Szechenyi
  • Siklo (funicular down from Castle Hill)
  • Hungarian National Gallery
  • Budapest History Museum
  • Margaret Island
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Children’s Railway
  • Chairlift
  • Ethnography Museum

Must Eat:

  • Goulash (yum yum yum)
  • New York Cafe

Good Websites:


  • Vaci Street
  • Market Hall

“Still, despite…

“Still, despite all this, traveling is the great true love of my life. I have always felt, ever since I was sixteen years old and first went to Russia with my saved-up babysitting money, that to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless, newborn baby–I just don’t care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it’s mine. Because it looks exactly like me. It can barf all over me if it wants to–I just don’t care.”

Eat, Pray, Love

My favourite travel quote.