WHAT TO SEE IN BUDAPEST
Located on the banks of the Danube it is the most famous building in the city. Its neo-Gothic style will not leave you indifferent, both inside and out.
Its most important treasure is the crown of St. Stephen in the Hall of the Dome, although in my opinion the whole building is a treasure.
Do not forget to take the guided tour that is essential to understand the history and curiosities of the place.
One of the most famous bridges in the city for being the first bridge to link Buda and Pest.
There are several legends behind the famous bridge, my favorite tells that the lion sculptor forgot to sculpt his tongues and due to the teasing he committed suicide by throwing himself into the river Danube. However, it is only a legend since the tongues of the lions despite being complicated to see are there and that none of the facts that are commented on occurred.
Váci Utca is the most visited street in the city as it is pedestrian street and has all kinds of shops and restaurants. At one end it is the Vorosmarty Square, at the other end you will find the Central Market of Budapest, the largest and most famous of the Pearl of the Danube.
Located on Buda Hill it is the best place to contemplate Budapest and The Parliament by far. The Bastion is a neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque terrace that has seven towers that represent the seven Magyar tribes that founded the country.
The best time to visit the viewpoint is at sunset and wait for the city to light up.
Paying you can access the towers where there is almost no one and you get the best views, but we had no idea about it and we accessed one of the towers through one of the exits. Later we realized that we had sneaked in ... No one noticed!
Next to the Bastion is Matthias Church or Church of Our Lady, the most important Catholic church in the city where several Hungarian kings were crowned and also Worth a visit.
Located on top of Buda Hill is the historical residence of Hungarian kings and was built in the 14th century. During World War II it was almost in ruins and was rebuilt in a neoclassical style. Currently, Buda Castle houses the Széchenyi Library, the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum.
Budapest Thermal Baths
Hungary is a land of hot springs and Budapest has more than 100 hot springs and spas built on them. The most famous is the Széchenyi spa, one of the largest medicinal thermal baths in Europe. Every Saturday night they have a party with dj and shows, spectacular!
St. Stephen's Basilica
The Catholic St. Stephen's Basilica is the largest church in Budapest and well known for, among others, owning the holly right hand of Stephen I, the first king of Hungary.
When you visit it, try one of the ´Rose ice creams´ at the Gelato Rosa ice cream shop near it.
New York Café
It is one of the most expensive coffees I have visited but it is worth visiting once in a lifetime. Decorated in golden color, with frescoes, large lamps and their coffees and cakes ... exquisite!
I had Hungarian coffee and cheesecake, totally recommended!
These bars are in buildings that seem abandoned outside but have a retro and extravagant style inside. The best-known ruin bar is the Szimpla Kert.
I loved this neighborhood, an area with a good vibe, and known as one of the most hipsters neighborhoods in Europe. In it you can enjoy great restaurants with excellent kosher cuisine, and its interesting nightlife with a good selection of bars, ruined bars, and clubs.
Danube River Cruise
A boat trip at night offers you beautiful views of some of the most important points of the city such as the Parliament. With a glass of champagne and for only 10 euros, you should not miss it.
The Shoes Monument
This monument refers to a murky passage from World War II, when Nazi soldiers forced the shoes off to a group of innocent victims before killing them and throwing them into the Danube.
The Citadel is the highest point in Budapest and from it you get the best views of the city. It was built in 1854 by the Habsburgs as a surveillance building.
Museum of Sweets & Selfies
Leave the real world for a while and immerse yourself in a fantasy world to enjoy this nice place and take many selfies!
This old and spectacular building has been restored in 2018 and converted into a luxurious 5-star hotel that I recommend you visit, at least enter and observe it, and if you have the chance, have a coffee at the cafeteria.
I loved Budapest!