Guidebook for Budapest

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Guidebook for Budapest

Food Scene

Fantastic restaurant located near the Bascilica. Stylish interior with a vibrant, lively atmosphere both inside and on the terrace. Delicious Italian, Hugarian dishes. Exciting cocktails & desserts. Excellent service & friendly staff.
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Tom George Osteria
8 Október 6. u.
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Fantastic restaurant located near the Bascilica. Stylish interior with a vibrant, lively atmosphere both inside and on the terrace. Delicious Italian, Hugarian dishes. Exciting cocktails & desserts. Excellent service & friendly staff.
Authentic Italian restaurant serving great food. Situated on Vaci Utca, the main shopping street in Budapest. Seating inside and out. Excellent value for money. Friendly, professional staff.
Cucina the Italian Kitchen
22 Váci u.
Authentic Italian restaurant serving great food. Situated on Vaci Utca, the main shopping street in Budapest. Seating inside and out. Excellent value for money. Friendly, professional staff.
Classy boat restaurant situated on the Danube. Take in the breathtaking views of the Parliment Buildings on the Pest side and the Castle District on the Buda side while enjoying true Hungarian cuisine.
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Spoon
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Classy boat restaurant situated on the Danube. Take in the breathtaking views of the Parliment Buildings on the Pest side and the Castle District on the Buda side while enjoying true Hungarian cuisine.
One of Budapests oldest coffee houses. Enjoy a coffee and a typical Hungarian cake whilst sitting in the historic gathering spot of writers and actors.
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Central Cafe and Restaurant 1887
9 Károlyi utca
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One of Budapests oldest coffee houses. Enjoy a coffee and a typical Hungarian cake whilst sitting in the historic gathering spot of writers and actors.
Gerbeaud is a historic pastry shop and café in Budapest situated inside a gleaming white building lavishly decorated with crystal chandeliers, marble-topped tables, and cherrywood paneling. It was Swiss-Hungarian patissier Emil Gerbeaud, who, after taking over the business in 1884, revolutionized the Hungarian confectionery industry with inventive sweets and pastries. Café Gerbeaud has always been known as one of the greatest coffeehouses of Europe. If it's your first time in Budapest I do recommend you stop by for the pastries and a glimpse of the city's now vanished coffeehouse culture. Part of the experience is basking in the historic glow of the space.
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Café Gerbeaud
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Gerbeaud is a historic pastry shop and café in Budapest situated inside a gleaming white building lavishly decorated with crystal chandeliers, marble-topped tables, and cherrywood paneling. It was Swiss-Hungarian patissier Emil Gerbeaud, who, after taking over the business in 1884, revolutionized the Hungarian confectionery industry with inventive sweets and pastries. Café Gerbeaud has always been known as one of the greatest coffeehouses of Europe. If it's your first time in Budapest I do recommend you stop by for the pastries and a glimpse of the city's now vanished coffeehouse culture. Part of the experience is basking in the historic glow of the space.
The New York Cafè Budapest holds the title for being the world’s most beautiful cafe. Its opulent interior bathed in gilt and velvet with a menu of sumptuous dishes promises a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Located in the New York Palace Hotel it invites visitors and guests to spend some time enjoying this incredible space over breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Don't forget your camera!!!!
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New York Café
9-11 Erzsébet krt.
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The New York Cafè Budapest holds the title for being the world’s most beautiful cafe. Its opulent interior bathed in gilt and velvet with a menu of sumptuous dishes promises a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Located in the New York Palace Hotel it invites visitors and guests to spend some time enjoying this incredible space over breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Don't forget your camera!!!!
Sit and enjoy a coffee, beer or lemonade whilst watching the world go by... Anna Cafe is situated on Vaci Utca, the bustling shopping street in the Budapest. Seating is provided both inside and outside. This popular venue has delicious lunch & desserts to enjoy.
Anna Café
5 Váci u.
Sit and enjoy a coffee, beer or lemonade whilst watching the world go by... Anna Cafe is situated on Vaci Utca, the bustling shopping street in the Budapest. Seating is provided both inside and outside. This popular venue has delicious lunch & desserts to enjoy.

Sightseeing

Szechenyi Baths (built in 1913) is the most visited and much praised attraction in Budapest: relaxing, fun, affordable and, at night, romantic. In addition to the marvellous medicinal natural hot spring waters in the 18 pools, there are 10 saunas / steam cabins, several massage therapies, facial treatments, and more. Szechenyi Spa Baths is in the biggest green park of Budapest, in the City Park, close to a bunch of Budapest attractions. The  Neo-baroque palace was specifically built for hosting Szechenyi Baths as Hungary has been the country of baths (and Budapest the City of Baths) for many centuries: starting with the Roman settlers who built the first spa baths, through the 16th century Turkish occupiers who built many of the famous and revived Turkish Baths in Budapest to the 19-20th century natural medical trends that promote aqua therapies and their deeply beneficial effects. The beautiful building of the spa baths is the design of Gyozo Czigler (Győző Czigler) who started to build Szechenyi Furdo in May 1909. Visit and enjoy your time in Budapest in Szechenyi Spa Baths, in a beautiful, richly decorated palace. The perfect place to chill out, to get to know locals, make business deals and fall in love.
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Széchenyi Thermal Bath
9-11 Állatkerti krt.
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Szechenyi Baths (built in 1913) is the most visited and much praised attraction in Budapest: relaxing, fun, affordable and, at night, romantic. In addition to the marvellous medicinal natural hot spring waters in the 18 pools, there are 10 saunas / steam cabins, several massage therapies, facial treatments, and more. Szechenyi Spa Baths is in the biggest green park of Budapest, in the City Park, close to a bunch of Budapest attractions. The  Neo-baroque palace was specifically built for hosting Szechenyi Baths as Hungary has been the country of baths (and Budapest the City of Baths) for many centuries: starting with the Roman settlers who built the first spa baths, through the 16th century Turkish occupiers who built many of the famous and revived Turkish Baths in Budapest to the 19-20th century natural medical trends that promote aqua therapies and their deeply beneficial effects. The beautiful building of the spa baths is the design of Gyozo Czigler (Győző Czigler) who started to build Szechenyi Furdo in May 1909. Visit and enjoy your time in Budapest in Szechenyi Spa Baths, in a beautiful, richly decorated palace. The perfect place to chill out, to get to know locals, make business deals and fall in love.
Built between 1895 and 1902 to celebrate the thousandth birthday of the Hungarian state, the Fisherman’s Bastion is an impressive neo-Gothic viewing terrace situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on Castle Hill. For unforgettable views in a fairy-tale setting, there’s nowhere better. Climb one of the ornate turrets and peep at boats bobbing lazily down the Danube, then pop into one of the city’s most famous patisseries, the 200-year-old Ruszwurm Confectionery, while you’re up there.
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Fisherman's Bastion
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Built between 1895 and 1902 to celebrate the thousandth birthday of the Hungarian state, the Fisherman’s Bastion is an impressive neo-Gothic viewing terrace situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on Castle Hill. For unforgettable views in a fairy-tale setting, there’s nowhere better. Climb one of the ornate turrets and peep at boats bobbing lazily down the Danube, then pop into one of the city’s most famous patisseries, the 200-year-old Ruszwurm Confectionery, while you’re up there.
A spectacular 13th-century palace that sits atop Castle Hill. Buda Castle is a Unesco world heritage site and also contains the Hungarian National Gallery, the Castle Museum, and the National Széchenyi Library. There’s no better place to get your culture fix.
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Buda Castle
2 Szent György tér
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A spectacular 13th-century palace that sits atop Castle Hill. Buda Castle is a Unesco world heritage site and also contains the Hungarian National Gallery, the Castle Museum, and the National Széchenyi Library. There’s no better place to get your culture fix.
Surely Budapest’s most impressive green space, Margaret Island is a 2.5km-long island of quiet parkland on the Danube, linked to Buda and Pest by bridges at either end.  It’s tranquil, secluded and mainly free to explore. Grab a book and chill in the rose garden, or sun yourself by the waterfall in the Japanese garden. There’s also a spectacular musical fountain near Margaret Bridge, which comes alive four times a day, plus a small zoo and a few cafes.
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Margaret Island
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Surely Budapest’s most impressive green space, Margaret Island is a 2.5km-long island of quiet parkland on the Danube, linked to Buda and Pest by bridges at either end.  It’s tranquil, secluded and mainly free to explore. Grab a book and chill in the rose garden, or sun yourself by the waterfall in the Japanese garden. There’s also a spectacular musical fountain near Margaret Bridge, which comes alive four times a day, plus a small zoo and a few cafes.
The largest church in Budapest, it can hold up to 8,500 people and is one of Hungary’s most iconic structures. The mummified right hand of the patron saint of the church and first king of Hungary, St Stephen, is kept in a glass case to the left of the main altar. And if that doesn’t turn you on, just check out all that monumental neoclassical architecture. The Basilica’s star feature is the 96-metre-high dome, lined on the inside with ornate religious reliefs. Once you’ve had a little wander, why not take in the impressive views from the cupola?
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St. Stephen's Basilica
1 Szent István tér
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The largest church in Budapest, it can hold up to 8,500 people and is one of Hungary’s most iconic structures. The mummified right hand of the patron saint of the church and first king of Hungary, St Stephen, is kept in a glass case to the left of the main altar. And if that doesn’t turn you on, just check out all that monumental neoclassical architecture. The Basilica’s star feature is the 96-metre-high dome, lined on the inside with ornate religious reliefs. Once you’ve had a little wander, why not take in the impressive views from the cupola?
Opened in 1849, Budapest’s magnificent suspension bridge connects the Buda (West) and Pest (Eastern) sides of the city, arching over the River Danube. Designed by an English engineer and built by a Scot, the bridge is a symbol of national pride and economic advancement. The bridge is historically important, architecturally impressive and only takes around 15 minutes to stroll across, so you can marvel at the views stretching for miles on both sides of the river and get some superb photographs. It also looks fantastic at night when it’s all lit up.
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Széchenyi Chain Bridge
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Opened in 1849, Budapest’s magnificent suspension bridge connects the Buda (West) and Pest (Eastern) sides of the city, arching over the River Danube. Designed by an English engineer and built by a Scot, the bridge is a symbol of national pride and economic advancement. The bridge is historically important, architecturally impressive and only takes around 15 minutes to stroll across, so you can marvel at the views stretching for miles on both sides of the river and get some superb photographs. It also looks fantastic at night when it’s all lit up.
Budapest's leading open-top bus tour operator. A great way to see Budapest quickly. Distinctive buses and friendly staff with multilingual commentary or live guide. Sightseeing has never been so much fun! Hop on and hop off as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions Budapest has to offer. If booking ask about a 3 day pass for the price of the 2 day pass.
City Sightseeing Budapest
6 Asbóth u.
Budapest's leading open-top bus tour operator. A great way to see Budapest quickly. Distinctive buses and friendly staff with multilingual commentary or live guide. Sightseeing has never been so much fun! Hop on and hop off as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions Budapest has to offer. If booking ask about a 3 day pass for the price of the 2 day pass.
"The Hungarian Parliament Building; which translates as House of the Country" or "House of the Nation"), also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It is situated on Kossuth Square in the Pest side of the city, on the eastern bank of the Danube. It was designed by Hungarian architect Imre Steindl in neo- gothic style and opened in 1902. It has been the largest building in Hungary since its completion.
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Hungarian Parliament Building
1-3 Kossuth Lajos tér
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"The Hungarian Parliament Building; which translates as House of the Country" or "House of the Nation"), also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It is situated on Kossuth Square in the Pest side of the city, on the eastern bank of the Danube. It was designed by Hungarian architect Imre Steindl in neo- gothic style and opened in 1902. It has been the largest building in Hungary since its completion.
Visit the Great Market Hall, (aka Central Market Hall) at the Pest end of Szabadság Bridge to combine shopping with sightseeing. A great place to stroll even in cold and rainy weather. It is favoured not only by tourists but many locals do their everyday shopping there. Browse among the stalls and counters, admire the attractively arranged seasonal produce and to pick up some exotic spice, quality meat, salami or pastry. The three-storey Hall offers you plenty to do and see at least for 1-2 hours. The Great Market Hall’s sheer size and splendor make it one of Budapest’s top attractions.
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Central Market Hall
1-3 Vámház krt.
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Visit the Great Market Hall, (aka Central Market Hall) at the Pest end of Szabadság Bridge to combine shopping with sightseeing. A great place to stroll even in cold and rainy weather. It is favoured not only by tourists but many locals do their everyday shopping there. Browse among the stalls and counters, admire the attractively arranged seasonal produce and to pick up some exotic spice, quality meat, salami or pastry. The three-storey Hall offers you plenty to do and see at least for 1-2 hours. The Great Market Hall’s sheer size and splendor make it one of Budapest’s top attractions.
Built in the 1850s', the Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest one in the world. Its surroundings include a museum and archives, a memorial for 10,000 Jewish Hungarian soldiers who lost their lives in WWI, a garden used as a cemetery for the victims of the Holocaust as well as the Wallenberg Memorial Park. The Dohány Street Synagogue Complex is a symbol of integration, remembrance and openness to dialogue.
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Dohány Street Synagogue
2 Dohány u.
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Built in the 1850s', the Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest one in the world. Its surroundings include a museum and archives, a memorial for 10,000 Jewish Hungarian soldiers who lost their lives in WWI, a garden used as a cemetery for the victims of the Holocaust as well as the Wallenberg Memorial Park. The Dohány Street Synagogue Complex is a symbol of integration, remembrance and openness to dialogue.
Heroes’ Square is the largest and most symbolic square in Budapest. It is dominated by the Millenary Monument (Ezeréves emlékmű), a 36m-high pillar topped by a golden Archangel Gabriel, holding the Hungarian crown and a cross. At the column's base are Prince Árpád and six other Magyar chieftains who occupied the Carpathian Basin in the late 9th century. The 14 statues in the colonnades behind are of rulers and statesmen – from King Stephen (far left) to Lajos Kossuth (far right). It was designed in 1896 to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian Basin.
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Heroes' Square
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Heroes’ Square is the largest and most symbolic square in Budapest. It is dominated by the Millenary Monument (Ezeréves emlékmű), a 36m-high pillar topped by a golden Archangel Gabriel, holding the Hungarian crown and a cross. At the column's base are Prince Árpád and six other Magyar chieftains who occupied the Carpathian Basin in the late 9th century. The 14 statues in the colonnades behind are of rulers and statesmen – from King Stephen (far left) to Lajos Kossuth (far right). It was designed in 1896 to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian Basin.
Wander down the Pest side of the Danube River, and you’ll find one of Budapest’s most poignant and historically relevant memorials. What looks like a collection of old shoes is actually a tribute to the innocent Jewish Hungarians who were slaughtered by the Arrow Cross Party at the height of the Second World War. Known as the Shoes on the Danube Bank, this memorial is a lasting reminder of the dangers of fascism, antisemitism, and xenophobia. Pay your respects to the 20,000 innocent fallen Hungarians during your trip to Budapest. The Shoes on the Danube is located in front of the Hugarian Parliament on the banks of the Danube River.
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Shoes on the Danube Bank
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Wander down the Pest side of the Danube River, and you’ll find one of Budapest’s most poignant and historically relevant memorials. What looks like a collection of old shoes is actually a tribute to the innocent Jewish Hungarians who were slaughtered by the Arrow Cross Party at the height of the Second World War. Known as the Shoes on the Danube Bank, this memorial is a lasting reminder of the dangers of fascism, antisemitism, and xenophobia. Pay your respects to the 20,000 innocent fallen Hungarians during your trip to Budapest. The Shoes on the Danube is located in front of the Hugarian Parliament on the banks of the Danube River.
Take a ride on the Budapest Eye set up on Budapest’s popular park Erzsébet Square in the city centre. With its 65 metre height this is the largest ferris wheel in Europe offering awesome view from the top. Only the Basilica, which you can admire during a ride, is higher.
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Budapest eye
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Take a ride on the Budapest Eye set up on Budapest’s popular park Erzsébet Square in the city centre. With its 65 metre height this is the largest ferris wheel in Europe offering awesome view from the top. Only the Basilica, which you can admire during a ride, is higher.

Drinks & Nightlife

Budapest is the best city to enjoy a drink in!!! Whether you like a quiet drink or want to experience all that the city has to offer into the early hours; Budapest is the place to be!!!
ÖTKERT - The Coolest Urban Club in Budapest One of the most popular dance clubs in Budapest, ÖTKERT is the pinnacle of the city’s nightlife with high-flying parties, awesome crowds, famous local DJs and unique events since its opening in 2010. The club located in a breathtaking 19th century building between the Chain Bridge and the St. Stephen’s Basilica. From Thursday till Saturday, every week, 6 DJs bring a variety of music genres to 3 dance floors to meet the needs of all guests.
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Ötkert
4/A Zrínyi u.
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ÖTKERT - The Coolest Urban Club in Budapest One of the most popular dance clubs in Budapest, ÖTKERT is the pinnacle of the city’s nightlife with high-flying parties, awesome crowds, famous local DJs and unique events since its opening in 2010. The club located in a breathtaking 19th century building between the Chain Bridge and the St. Stephen’s Basilica. From Thursday till Saturday, every week, 6 DJs bring a variety of music genres to 3 dance floors to meet the needs of all guests.
INSTANT–FOGAS COMPLEX, the largest party hub in Budapest downtown. Instant-Fogas includes 7 unique clubs at 1 site. This magical, neverending party labyrinth with diverse styled dance floors will fulfil your nights with countless amount of memories and fun. Surreal ruin pub atmosphere with homealike garden and terrace make you feel the essence of the most insane nights or light party kickoffs.
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Instant Club
51 Akácfa u.
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INSTANT–FOGAS COMPLEX, the largest party hub in Budapest downtown. Instant-Fogas includes 7 unique clubs at 1 site. This magical, neverending party labyrinth with diverse styled dance floors will fulfil your nights with countless amount of memories and fun. Surreal ruin pub atmosphere with homealike garden and terrace make you feel the essence of the most insane nights or light party kickoffs.
Beer Brothers is a vibrant and busy bar selling 16 always changing Hungarian craft draught beer. Massive selection of bottled beers also. Seating is available both inside and on the terrace. Bar Food is also available. ***Great friendly staff!!!!***
Beer Brothers
20 Kossuth Lajos u.
Beer Brothers is a vibrant and busy bar selling 16 always changing Hungarian craft draught beer. Massive selection of bottled beers also. Seating is available both inside and on the terrace. Bar Food is also available. ***Great friendly staff!!!!***