Things to do in Budapest

Most important things to do  and see for short stay in Budapest

Eat something Hungarian:

These are sure bets: Gulyás soup, Chicken-paprikash, Somlói galuska

The places where we go in the neighborhood to eat out:

Café Vian Liszt Ferenc tér

easy going place with Hungarian and international dishes

Frici Papa

Ideal for lunch, typical local food

Barack és Szilva

nice and elegant place, but still not too fancy. 

Local food by chef György Gunst

it is worthwile to make a reservation

Kürtöskalács / Chimney cake

This is a typical Hungarian sweet street food. The authentic crust is plain sugar or walnuts. It is sold at various locations. We usually buy here:

Try the túró rudi !

Túró Rudi is one of the most popular desserts in Hungary since 1968. It is kept cold and you can get them at any grocery.

túró rudi inside

A bar of sweet and sour cottage cheese covered in chocolate.

Sight seeing

Gellért hegy:

The best view of the city at night. Go there with your camera.

Use bus Nr 7 until Rudas Fürdő From there you may walk up  on foot. That is a steep / exhausting walk. (700 meters)

! the very top of the mountain (where the statue is) is currently closed due to renovation. !


Europe's biggest and most beautiful Jewish church is very impressive even if you have just little time to check it from the outside. (There are also guided tours during daytime. it takes approximately 1,5 hour)

Synagoge location 


This is the most exquisite building the nation has erected.

Walk around it on the Pest side. 

The best photos can be taken from the other side of the river in the afternoon (Lights come from the good direction). Use metro, go to Batthyány tér.  From there it is the best to look.

Parliament location 

Discover the party district:

The inner part of the VII. district is the party and fun district of the city. The main attractions are the ruin pubs. They are a national specialty. The story behind them is that after the country became democratic and the Soviet forces left Hungary, many buildings remained empty, also in the downtown. Young urban entrepreneurs converted them into special pubs and music places. Check at least one ruin pub. The first and most iconic is Szimpla kert. (VII. Kazinczy utca 14)

If you have a little more time:

Hunyadi tér market

Visit one of the city’s historic markets. The place where local people go is Hunyadi tér. The building is a bit run down inside, but still an architectural masterpiece

Eat there a : Lángos  - cheap, delicious, nutritious, authentic market food.

You see how real Hungarians buy their ingredients for cooking.

Bath and walk:

The biggest and most beautiful thermal bath is Széchenyi. It has some open air and some indoor pools all set in a XIX-th century palace like building. Best to go there in the afternoon.

After the spa  visit the Vajdahunyad castle on the opposite side of the street. 

Then you can walk from Hősök tere way up on Andrássy avenue. Beautiful palaces all along the way. 

Take comfy shoes.

Zwack museum:

Unicum is the most characteristic Hungarian spirit. Mr. Zwack invented this magnificent piece of wonder and ever since this distillery is in his family’s hand. Their history goes back to the Hapsburg empire. Visit their museum, which is not only interesting, but you can sample their products as well. A place that is not in the city guide books, but it is absolutely interesting.


If you want to take home something local (which is not a Chinese refrigerator magnet) then you may look around at these places. They are truly Hungarian in some way.

Local sneakers brand "Tisza"

Hungary has a very good sneakers brand since 1971. "Tisza" shoes are stylish yet still have their charm originated in the socialist era of our history.


best multilingual bookshop in Budapest - Atlantisz

A perfect spot to look for Hungarian authors in English or other foreign language. Strong selection of art and philosophy as well. This is one of our favourite book stores.


Flea market every sunday at klauzál tér market hall

Souvenir ideas

Authentic Hungarian hand crafted folk art items are available here. They sell items that are really made in Hungary.

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