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Best Things To Do in Budapest

The thermal baths are king here, but there are plenty of other ways to kill a day. World-class museums, island parks, shopping, and cafés are available in spades. Foot it around Castle Hill for a taste of medieval Budapest or spend an afternoon sipping coffee in a café with young Hungarians. However, save some energy for the nightlifewhen the evening rolls around, this city kicks into another gear.

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#1
Castle Hill (Várhegy) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: On the west side of the Danube, Castle Hill is a must-see district for any Budapest visitor. The castle walls ... read more»

#2
Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located in Buda Castle in Castle Hill, the Hungarian National Gallery focuses on Hungarian art dating from the Middle Ages ... read more»

#3
Museum of Fine Arts (Szépmuvészeti Múzeum)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Museum of Fine Arts is an excellent way to spend a day in Budapest. The neoclassical building houses an ... read more»

#4
Fisherman's Bastion
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located in the historic district of Castle Hill, the Fisherman's Bastion is a neo-Gothic terrace that looks like structure ... read more»

#5
Thermal Baths
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Ahh, the baths! A relaxing soak in a thermal bath is a quintessential Budapest experience that you will not want ... read more»

#6
Heroes' Square Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Dedicated to "the memory of the heroes who gave their lives for the freedom of our people and our national ... read more»

#7
Hungarian State Opera House Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Central Pest's Hungarian State Opera House has been an institution in Budapest since its opening in 1884. Designed in ... read more»

#8
House of Terror
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located in Terézváros in Pest, the House of Terror is a jarring but important museum that documents the dictatorial oppression ... read more»

#9
Matthias Church
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The large, Romanesque-style Matthias Church in Castle Hill has been around for centuries and, in many ways, its history corresponds ... read more»

#10
Great Synagogue (Dohány Street Synagogue)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Also known as Dohány Street Synagogue, the Great Synagogue in Budapest is the second largest in the world (only Temple ... read more»

#11
Hungarian Parliament Building
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Completed in 1904, the Hungarian Parliament Building is one of Budapest's most famous landmarks. The National Assembly of Hungary ... read more»

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