Budapest, Hungary has some of the most historical and architecturally-astounding buildings and structures I’ve ever seen. Here are just a few of the amazing sites you need to visit on your next trip to Eastern Europe.
It’s rated as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is perhaps one of the most culturally diverse as well, with its roots steeped in a who’s who of different cultures that include: Celt, Roman, Ottoman, German, Crout, Danish, Spanish, Czech, Swedish, French, and of course — Hungarian.
Check out these sites and be sure to add them to your Budapest Itinerary.
1. Chain Bridge
2. Castle Hill
3.Széchenyi Thermal Bath
4. Fisherman’s Bastion
5. Budapest Opera House
6. Hero’s Square
7. Hungarian House of Parliament
8. Statue Park
Some of these sites are straight out of a fairytale book. I suggest heading out to see them in the night, as well as the daytime to see everything lit up. This city is magical at night time.
Be sure to use the Budapest Metro to get around the city. It’s the second oldest underground railway in the world, next to the London Metro. At some of the stations, you have to go waaaaayyyy underground to get to your train. It’s awesome! Renting a boat or jumping on a boat tour and cruising down the Danube River is also a great way to see most of the sites mentioned above.
Trust me, there’s many other amazing sites I haven’t mentioned, including amazing street entertainment and shopping, and a massive night life scene that includes classical music and dancing, and a contemporary scene for younger people with trance being among the modern music of choice among young Hungarians.
Main Image: “Budapest” by János Csongor Kerekes