What to Do, See and Eat in Budapest, Hungary

Szechenyi thermal bath, Budapest, Hungary

What to Do, See and Eat on Buda

1. Fisherman’s Bastion



An outdoor terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style, it is situated on the Castle hill in Budapest, offering some of the most spectacular views overlooking Budapest.

2. Matthias Church


While you’re at Fisherman’s Bastion, you wouldn’t miss this Roman Catholic church.

3. Buda Castle


If the Hungarian Parliament Building is the icon for Pest, Buda Castle is Buda’s star. Towering 48 meters above the Danube river, it is perched resplendently atop the Castle Hill.

4. Liberty Statue


If you notice a statue standing on the crest of Gellért Hill down South, this is it. The 14-metre tall bronze statue stands atop a 26-metre pedestal and holds a palm leaf, commemorating those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and prosperity of Hungary.

5. Citadella

A fortress that was built but never served its purpose to defend, this is where the Liberty Statue is built upon.

6. Gellért Hill


While you are visiting the Citadella, continue ambling up to Gellért Hill. At 235 metres high, it is another viewpoint from across Pest where you can have unobstructed views of the Pest side of Budapest.

7. Gellért Spa and Bath



Belonging to the famous Hotel Gellért in Buda, 70 million litres of warm thermal water ranging from 21-78C soothe visitors daily from its 118 natural thermal springs.

8. Eat: Tanti

This Hungarian bistro was the first to be awarded a Michelin star in Buda in 2015 (exact location here). You can expect to leave the bistro only short of 15€ for fine-tasting, quality food. Word of advice: reserve in advance or risk being turned away.

Directions: Situated in an upmarket shopping mall, take Bus 105 and get off
 at the terminal stop.

12 Replies to “What to Do, See and Eat in Budapest, Hungary”

  1. I went to that thermal bath that’s in your pictures! It was gorgeous.

  2. Budapest is one of my favourite European cities. Great photographs and an interesting read.

  3. I’ve never considered going to Budapest but your pictures make me want to. It looks like a really interesting city!

  4. Great post – I visited Budapest a few years back and definitely didn’t see half the things on here!

    1. Really?! How many days did you spend? Any plans to head back again then? 🙂

  5. Budapest was already on my bucket list, but this makes it 10x more likely to become a destination soon! Thanks for the tips! 🙂

    1. Hi Kayla! It’s a really affordable and accessible city. So what’s stopping you? 😉

  6. Your photos are amazing, definitely adding Budapest to my must see travel list!

    1. Yes you must Melanie!! Visiting Europe anytime soon? 🙂 Are you from the US?

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