Things to Know about Budapest
Budapest, Hungary’s capital city, is divided into two parts – ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’ – by the River Danube. Both the parts of this magnificent city have their own striking features. As you visit the older sibling ‘Buda’, you will be taken down the memory lane with its cobbled streets and historical buildings. When visiting the eastern part ‘Pest’, you will find a different world with the country’s Parliament, banks, shops, theatres and dazzling modern buildings.
Best Places to Visit
One of the most beautiful cities in central Europe, Budapest is home to many tourist attractions. Browse our Budapest City Guide to find all that the city has to offer. You will love exploring some of its famous places of interest including the Royal Palace, National Gallery, the Aquincum, the Great Synagogue, Jewish Museum, the Buda Castle, Gellért Hill, Citadella, Freedom Monument, the Fisherman's Bastion, St. Matthews Church, Parliament building, St Stephen's Basilica, Millennium Monument, Museum of Fine Arts and Belá Bartók Memorial House.
Best Time to Visit
The months of July and August are primarily the best time to visit Budapest. Most of the local festivals take place during these months and the city is filled with tourists from all around the world.
Best Dining Places
A wide range of restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets can be found in Budapest. Most of the restaurants here offer delectable variety of cuisines. Make the highlight of your visit with an outing on a river boat restaurant, situated on the Pest side of the river.
Best Airlines to Reach
Budapest is served by Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport. The largest among Hungary’s five international airports, it is also the primary hub of the national carrier Malev Hungarian Airlines. Major airlines connecting the city with different parts of the world include Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, British Airways, KLM and others.
Best Places to Stay
A variety of accommodation options are available on both parts of Budapest. Many cheap hotels in Budapest are found on the Buda side. The Pest side primarily offers luxury and mid range budget hotels.