Things to do in Budapest

Would you like to escape to a European city? Budapest , without a doubt, is an excellent choice. Coveted by eastern and western powers for millennia, the capital of Hungary offers the traveler a blend of architecture, art, culture and beauty. In fact, many consider it the most beautiful city on the old continent. Of course, unlike other beautiful capitals, it offers a lively nightlife.

There are many things worth doing in Budapest, so many that it will be difficult for you to choose. For this reason, today at Vuela Viajes we are going to talk to you about the most important ones, proposing a lot of activities to do and many essential places to visit. Would you like to join us?

Cross the Chain Bridge

Chain Bridge
Divided in two by the Danube, the city of Budapest is full of bridges that link the two banks . Crossing them on foot is one of the things you should do if you have the opportunity to visit the capital of Hungary. The most beautiful of all is the Chain Bridge, considered one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe.

Take a thermal bath

The city of Budapest is famous for its thermal baths. In fact, it has 15 public spas, some of them located in very nice hotels. Bathing in one of them is essential on a trip to the capital. Of course, in winter , we recommend doing it in an outdoor spa.

Take a cruise on the Danube

If you take a cruise on the Danube you will have the possibility to enjoy the city in a different way. In some cases, you can enjoy dinner in a super romantic setting or have a great time at fun parties. Of course, if you don’t want to spend too much, you can also take a public transport boat.

Enjoy the coffees

New York Cafe
Another thing you will have to do in Budapest is enjoy its cafes, some of which are among the most beautiful in Europe, such as the New York Café and the Lotz Hall and Café. In many of these beautiful establishments they also offer cakes that they make themselves. Of course, keep in mind that these places are not cheap at all.

See an opera performance

Opera Budapest
If you have the opportunity to visit Budapest, you should not miss the Hungarian National Opera, a true jewel of Neo-Renaissance architecture. Of course, beyond taking a guided tour, we recommend enjoying a show (its program is always of a very high level). Some experts say that the acoustics of your room is one of the best in the world.

Take tram number 2

Tram 2
A good way to get around Budapest is via trams . In addition, from them you will be able to contemplate some of the most important points of the city. Of its more than 40 lines, we want to recommend Line 2, which runs along the eastern bank of the Danube, with stops at many points of interest: the Chain Bridge, the Parliament, the Market …

Stroll through the City Park

City park
If during your visit to the Hungarian capital you want to enjoy a little bit of tranquility, we recommend that you take a walk through the City Park, a wooded area that is home to some places of interest, such as the Vajdahunyad Castle or the Anonymus statue.

Essential visits

Finally, we want to tell you about some essential places to visit during a trip to Budapest. Thus, you must visit the Parliament , one of the most beautiful in Europe; the Church of Matías, in the neo-Gothic style; the Buda Castle, an impressive medieval complex; the Fisherman’s Bastion, a beautiful viewpoint; the Basilica of San Esteban, the main church in Hungary; the Great Synagogue of Budapest, symbol of Jewish prayers; the Central Market; and the Plaza de los Héroes, where the past and the present intersect. Also, don’t forget to stroll along Andrássy Avenue, a World Heritage Site.