Budapest tourist routes
Budapest is a popular resort city. On its territory there are over 130 thermal springs. Tourists visit the capital of Hungary throughout the year. Here you can recuperate, see the ancient sights and become a member of the archaeological site.
How to get there?
You can use three options to be in the center:
- 1. Bus.
At the exit from terminal 2B there is a stop on route №200E. The journey to the end station Kebanya-Kispest is no more than 30 minutes. Buses run every 10 minutes from 4 am to 23 pm.
- 2. Shuttle.
Every hour every hour from 3:40 to 23:00, the airport connects flight №100E with the center.
- 3. The transfer.
The quickest you will get if you pre-book a transfer on the website GetTransfer.com. Specify in the comments the purpose of your trip and choose the right car. The driver will arrive in advance and will wait in the arrival area.
- 4. Taxi.
The most expensive way to get to the city. There are no meters in the cabin, so the drivers themselves set the price for the trip.
Where to stay?
Budapest is a beautiful city. You can choose a hotel in any area of the city. Of course, it is better to choose in the center, as there are the main monuments and attractions.
If you want something luxurious, book a room at the New York Palace Hotel, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection (Erzsébet körút, 9-11). The building of the XIX century is located in the heart of the city. The rooms are furnished with antique furniture and decorated with Murano glass chandeliers, and there are silk wallpaper on the walls. There is a fitness center, spa, beauty salon and children's entertainment complex on site.
Many tourists are attracted by the Eurostars Budapest Center (Kossuth Lajos U., 7-9). It is located a 3-minute walk from the Great Synagogue, the National Museum and the Astoria metro station. The rooms have a modern and laconic interior, and have everything you need for a comfortable stay and entertainment.
One of the best hotels in the city is La Prima Fashion Hotel Budapest (Piarista u., 6). Convenient location, stylish interior rooms, quality service make it popular among tourists. 900 meters from the building built Rudas baths and the Danube River, above which the Chain Bridge rises.
There are also apartment hotel options in Budapest. Pay attention to 7Seasons Apartments Budapest (Király utca, 8). You can reserve apartments with one, two or three bedrooms and a separate kitchen. At 50 meters from the complex there is Ferenc Deak Square, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the State Opera House.
Tourists who want to visit the thermal pools without leaving the hotel book rooms at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest (Árpád fejedelem útja, 94). The Aronia Spa offers a variety of treatments: algae wrap, lymphatic drainage and flotation. There is also a swimming pool, steam bath, hot tub and fitness room. The building is surrounded by a large green park Aqua.
Where to go?
Familiarity with the city should begin with the Buda Castle, the old royal residence. The castle towers over the Danube and is visible from anywhere in Budapest. From the thirteenth century coronations of monarchs took place here. Today, the Ludwig Museum, the Hungarian National Gallery and the State Library, the archive of which has more than 6 million publications, are located on the premises.
Go down and take the № 16 bus at the nearest bus stop. You need to exit near the Royal Palace, the next point of the route. For centuries, monarchs lived and ruled the country in this building. The castle was burned several times by the Turks during raids, but historians managed to preserve household and interior items, clothing and jewelry.
10 minutes walk from the famous fountain of King Matthias. The monarch towers over the wounded deer, below is retinue and servants. A short distance away sits the figure of a girl in love with Matthias. The sculptural ensemble of 1904 symbolizes the people's love for the imperial family.
The next day, go to the Heart of Budapest. So call the locals Heroes Square and the adjacent Varosliget Park. Here in 1896, the Hungarians celebrated the millennium of the country. In the center stands the monument to the Millennium Monument.
Parallel to the square is Andrassy Avenue. There are solemn processions and events, there are old residential buildings and small coffee shops.
We recommend you to visit the State Opera. To get to it you need to take the bus number 10 and get off at the Oktogon Square stop. There begins the holiday part of the same street. The building was built in the middle of the XIX century, it is considered the most beautiful in the world and attracts attention as an external interior, and internal. Outside, the facade is decorated with three-meter statues, and the auditorium is made in gold and red colors. There are frescoes on the ceiling and large crystal chandeliers. Buy a ticket and go on a trip.
Start the third day with a walk around the Belvaros district in the Old Town. Walk along the famous souvenir restaurant Vaci, which stretches along the Danube from Customs Square to Vereshmarti. Pay attention to the red mailboxes preserved from the XIX century and to the tenement houses with Atlanta and lions on the facades. In Belvaros it is possible to consider every building, since architecture has always occupied an honorable place in Hungary.
After the walk we recommend to rent a car and go to the famous bathing houses, the symbol of Budapest. You can relax in:
- 1. Slice.
In the tourist season there are crowded and noisy, as every day from 18.00 to 22.00 foam parties and discos are held.
- 2. Gellerte.
There are outdoor and indoor pools. Several water slides with a height of 6 meters and above.
- 3. Kirae.
The architecture has remained unchanged since the XVI century. The atmosphere is calm and cozy.
The best end of acquaintance with Budapest is the evening walk on the river tram on the Danube.
Where to eat lunch?
In Budapest, there are more than 3 thousand restaurants and various food courts. In almost every institution you can find national dishes. We have compiled a list of the best places where Hungary’s culinary traditions are honored:
- 1. Restaurant Paprika (Dozsa Gyorgy ut, 72)
Behind a massive oak door there are wooden tables and wide benches. The walls are decorated with national paintings and excerpts from books. The menu is extensive and varied, but most often they order desserts. For example, Shomloy's dumplings.
- 2. Cafe Százéves (Piarista u., 2)
The institution was opened in 1831 on the first floor of the Palace of Peterffy. People come here to try the very best in the city goulash and libimai, juicy beef tenderloin. Especially for women they cook a unique dish here: chicken fillet with blueberry sauce. It is served with fresh peaches and Camembert cheese. The interior of the cafe is familiar to Hungarians: white walls with black square accents, dark wooden furniture and cotton tablecloths.
- 3. Restaurant Halászbástya (Budai Var, Halászbástya Északi Híradástorony)
It is located on the three floors of the Fisherman's Bastion tower. It offers the best panoramic view of the Danube, the Parliament and the dome of the Basilica. We recommend to try halasle, thick Hungarian fish soup, chicken paprikash, turosh chusu, boiled noodles, roast pigs and reteshes, cherry pie.
- 4. Restaurant Gundel (Gundel K. ut., 4)
This place is considered the most luxurious and pompous institution in Budapest. The interior resembles an art museum: paintings on the walls, antique furniture, prints, stucco on the floor and ceiling. Food is served on crystal dishes, cutlery made of silver and platinum. In the evenings, musicians play here or perform folk romances. The menu is developed in four versions: grand, Sunday, lunch and tasting. Foie gras with red wine jelly, goulash and truffle ravioli are especially popular.
- 5. ONYX Restaurant (Vorosmarty ter., 7-8)
Vintage recipes interpret a completely new way, changing proportions and adding new ingredients. Special attention deserves the presentation of dishes and their design. The menu is divided into local and international cuisine. In each direction, there are 6-8 positions from snacks to desserts.
Old Budapest is beautiful. Every year he fascinates more and more travelers. Baroque quarters, magnificent palaces and theaters with bronze, green domes. All this has kept the spirit of the empire to this day. If in doubt where to go on vacation, we recommend that you choose Budapest.