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 flow 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.
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, and Freedom Monument amongst others. Buda Castle located along the river Danube was once a seat of the Hungarian royals. Built in 1265, it offers a magnificent sight to the visitors. Its grandeur and everlasting charm attracts travelers to its premises. This castle has been a part of the World Heritage Site list since the year 1987. On the other hand, Aquincum, the historic city from the Roman Empire, which now is in rubbles, is yet another must-visit. This site delves deep into the extraordinary side of the now thriving Hungarian capital.
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. The city comes alive to the sounds of the travelers trying to explore as much of this city as possible in the little time.
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. Some of the popular names include Costes Restaurant, Peppers, Spoon Café & Lounge, Remiz, Mokka Restaurant, Nobu, Corso Restaurant, Spinoza, and Onyx. Nobu restaurant is an ideal place to head towards if you crave for Japanese cuisine. This place is different as it blends traditional Japanese procedures with the new-age South American flavors to create delicacies that are simply tantalizing. Snow Crab Tempura with Coriander Salsa, Tempura Moriawase, and Crunchy Pork Belly with Spicy Miso are some of the best sellers.
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. Airlines like LOT Polish Airlines, SAS, and Lufthansa offer business class flights between the city and Frankfurt. Austrian Airlines and Thai Airways fly from the city to Singapore. Turkish Airlines and British Airways operate service from the city to New York.
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.