Things To Do In Budapest, Hungary – Sunday Spotlight

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Welcome to this weeks edition of the Sunday Spotlight – Things to do in Budapest, Hungary

The Sunday Spotlight series is a collaboration of travel tips and stories shared by other bloggers and traveler’s around the web.

We hope these tips and stories will inform and inspire you to visit Budapest. If you have already been, please share a tip on things to do and se ein Budapest in the comments down below!

Budapest Travel Essentials

Why Traveling To Budapest Was An Unexpected Treat

Budapest was definitely a destination that I would not have even thought of visiting before I moved to the UK, but being here has opened my eyes to the world in ways I never imagined were possible. The potential for travel opportunities here are endless.

Insider Guide: Best of Budapest

More than just the merger of Buda and Pest, the Pearl of the Danube is also the cultural crossroads of Europe’s east and west

5 Unexpected Highlights of Budapest, Hungary

Perhaps Budapest’s best quality, however, is that you never feel like you’ve ‘done’ it. Spend a long weekend there, and you’ll probably only get a fraction of the way down the list of things that grab your interest and attention. That’s no bad thing, and there are a few things about Budapest that may come as a rather pleasant surprise

ELLE DECOR Goes To Budapest

Old-world grandeur meets youthful energy in this Eastern European city of elegant boulevards, graceful bridges, and bohemian nightlife

I Heart My City: Eric’s Budapest

Eric Halsey recently moved from Budapest to Sofia, Bulgaria to conduct independent research for his degree in Balkan history, but already has made plans to return. He says Budapest is “not a city for a weekend, it’s a city or a lifetime.” Check out a few of Eric’s favorite things about Hungary’s capital city, and see if you agree.

Trip tips: Budapest, a triptych city with art galore

It’s well known that Budapest is the marriage of two cities – Buda and Pest – but how many outsiders realize Hungary’s historic and culture-filled capital is really a merger of three?

Here are tips for getting the most out of a trip to Budapest from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of the world offer visitors the best local insights.



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Short visit to Budapest

Budapest travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

Autumn is the perfect season for walks by the Danube, world-class concerts, and visits to laid back ‘ruin’ bars, says Susan Griffith.

A Weekend in Budapest

Annette from the Mail Travel team enjoyed a weekend break in Budapest – find out what you can see and do in just a few days in this wonderful city.

 A short stay in…: Budapest

Alongside neighbours Prague and Vienna, Budapest dominates central Europe with its riverside setting beside the Danube, its thermal waters and its rich architectural splendours. From mud baths to vineyards to classical concerts, Gareth Lloyd couldn’t get enough

48 Hours in…Budapest

Budapest is among the most beautiful cities in the world. With a history dating back to the 12th century, this gem of a city has something to offer any visitor; the Roman ruins of Aquinqum, UNESCO World Heritage sites along the Danube River, luxurious thermal baths, divine dining, and an arts and culture scene to rival any European city. Browse the widget below for things to do in Budapest!


Save Money on travel in Budapest

Top 10: Best Free Things to Do in Budapest

Our local Budapest editor Adri has come up with a list of the top 10 free things to do in her city. It’s such a well-thought-out and alluring list that you simply won’t be able to resist following it.

Visiting Budapest with Kids

Parents’ Travel Guide: What to Do in Budapest

Take a boat ride down the Danube River, spot exotic wildlife at the zoo and explore storied architecture on your next family vacation in this European city.


Diane and her husband John are avid travelers. They began taking their daughter (now 4.5) abroad when she was 18 months old. They now travel with two kids (their son is 2). Here is their list of things to see and places to play, eat and stay.

Budapest for Food Lovers:

What are the five best Budapest food experiences?

While a bowl of traditional Hungarian goulash and a glass of tokaji wine should be on everyone’s to-try list when visiting Budapest, there are many exciting tastes for foodies. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ picks for the five best local food experiences in Budapest

Three ways to experience Hungarian cuisine in Budapest

During a three-day stay in Budapest before a Viking Danube River cruise, my husband and I enjoyed several unique experiences in the city that enabled us to simultaneously learn a bit about Hungarian cuisine, history and culture. The gastronomy of the city is a mosaic that reflects a complicated history of invasions and occupations as well as successive waves of immigration from Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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10 thoughts on “Things To Do In Budapest, Hungary – Sunday Spotlight”

  1. It is really great.It can help you in finding the perfect places ,it can cover the maximum importance place for visit and can work like a guide.

  2. Nice compilation, thank you!
    I live in Budapest, and most of the foreigners visiting Budapest say that it’s the most beautiful central european city. And they love the vivid nightlife, too.

  3. I booked 4 days in Budapest with my boyfriend as a surprise trip for his birthday in 2 weeks.
    Picked Budapest at random from a whole host of other European cities and reading this list has me so excited! I cannot wait to visit and tick off this list

  4. Wow! So much interesting and useful facts and tips:) Thank you, it helped meg a lot:) An this is my tip to you: If you are interested in an easy way to find everything you need in Budapest, I can recommend you a free and easy-to-use app called Huny (you can check it on Facebook: Also have a navigation system. And the best: you can find what’s open in real time. It was really useful and helped me a lot.

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