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So called because of the union of two cities: Buda (right of the Danube) and Pest (on the left). is the  capital and most populous city of  Hungary  as well as its main industrial, commercial and transport center. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe; It has several sites that are  World Heritage Site being  an important financial center  Central Europe and  ranked as the best livable city in Central Europe and  Eastern Europe  for its quality of life index. 


How to get to Budapest

Plane: it is the main way of arrival of tourists to the capital of Hungary, to the Budapest International Airport with its two terminals  from where most national and international flights depart and arrive. Also, it is the largest of the five airports in the country and the one that offers the most connections to the different continents of the world. His full name is  Budapest-Ferenc Liszt International Airport , and it is located just 16 kilometers southeast of the city.

Train :   It is a widely used means of transport to move between the Central European capitals. From Prague, Bratislava and Vienna there is a very good combination and good trains. In Budapest there are three railway stations where international trains arrive and it is therefore a good option to move between the capitals and also to go to other places in Hungary .

Boat: Hungary is a landlocked country, but it is still possible to get to Budapest by boat thanks to the Danube. It's actually a very nice trip.  that a lot of people do from Vienna or Bratislava. The trip lasts 4:30h from Vienna and 3h from  Bratislava.

Car: The state of the roads in Budapest is normally paved. You can get to Budapest through its road network, but keep in mind to take a GPS or a good map because it is a big city with a lot of traffic and in winter the conditions can be more unfavorable due to the rain and especially Of snow.

How to get around the city

Budapest is a city where public media work well and are cheap. Its metro is the oldest in Europe, after  London, and its four lines cover practically all the tourist spots in the city. Alternatively, the Trams, buses and taxis do their job admirably: they are punctual and allow you to reach practically all parts of the city. Added to this is a municipal bike rental service called Mol Bubi, which allows you to go around Budapest in an ecological and fun way.

It is very convenient to buy the Budapest Card , which is a card specially designed for tourists, which allows them to have no travel expenses for 24, 48 or 72 hours, providing unlimited access to all public transport, as well as providing discounts of various types and Free admission to some of the city's museums. 

What to see in Budapest

buddha castle

Built 7 centuries ago, the palace that we see today has little to do with the one that was originally built, due to the multiple battles and wars that destroyed it and the subsequent reconstructions that it underwent. It towers over the city of Várhegy, the hill of Budapest - from where you also get some of the best views of the city.


The Parlament  

Is   a spectacular neo-gothic building inside and out, with an interior decorated with marble and gold that is incredible. Its most important treasure is the crown of Saint Stephen in the Cupola Room. Its main staircase and the Old Upper Chamber are also noteworthy.

parlamento budapest

Fisherman's Bastion  

It is a neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style terrace located on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the hill of the royal castle in Budapest.  It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902  and   It commemorates, with its 7 towers, the 7 tribes that founded Hungary.  

In the fortress there is a  statue of Stephen I  by horse.

bastion de los pescadores

Matthias Church

It was built between  13th and 15th centuries  and underwent an important reform at the end of the 19th century.

Currently its predominant style is  neo-gothic  In the church are the  tombs of Béla III and his wife Anna of Antiochia.

Matthias Church has also been the site of  royal weddings and coronations, one of the most important was that of Carlos IV, the last king of the Habsburg dynasty, in 1916.

iglesia matias

Basilica  of Saint Stephen  

It is a religious building of Catholic worship, under the patronage of Saint Stephen I of Hungary.  

The Basilica is the cathedral of Budapest and as its name suggests, in 1931 it was given the title of "minor basilica" by Pope Pius XI.

It is the highest in the country, with its 96m.  


chain bridge  

It is the oldest of the bridges that connect the two cities of Buda and Pest, which today make up the capital of Hungary. From the structural point of view, it is a suspension bridge, in which the main cables have been replaced by rigid links of a chain.  

puente de las cadenas

 Heroes Square

It is one of the most important places in Budapest. It is located at one end of Andrássy Avenue near the city park, with which it forms part of the World Heritage Site since the 2002 expansion.

plaza de los heroes

Margarita Island

It has long been a welcoming place for the inhabitants of Budapest. It is located in the middle of the Danube River and has an area of almost 1 square kilometer in which an oasis can be found in the center of the city.

Budapest Opera

It was inaugurated on September 27, 1884 with the intention of  rival the  famous  Paris opera and  Vienna. The  Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I  decided that the same   it was not  larger  that the famous  Vienna State Opera House . Today with  a capacity for 1289 people is  of the most important opera houses in the world and with the best acoustics.

Cruise  down the Danube

Taking a boat trip on the Danube is one of the most recommended activities to do in the capital of Hungary  both day and night.  Navigating the Danube that divides the capital into Buda and Pest is an excellent and different way to tour the city.

Pools of the Szécheny Baths

These thermal baths are the largest medicinal baths in Europe. Its water is supplied by two hot springs, with temperatures of 74 and 77° F.

Its 15 thermal pools with water containing calcium sulfate, magnesium and bicarbonate, as well as fluorine and metabolic acid are  Indicated to treat degenerative diseases of the joints.  

Av. Andrássy and Váci Utca

In Budapest there are two streets that stand out above the rest. One is the  Andrassy Avenue , which is also a World Heritage Site. The other is Váci Utca, the most commercial pedestrian street in Budapest. And one of those streets that you want to walk through again and again thanks to its special charm and atmosphere.

paseo en barco

Gastronomy in Budapest

Goulash:  it is the national dish of Hungary. It is a thick soup with pieces of beef, vegetables and a kind of  dumplings (type of mace), served with bread and extra paprika (pepper). As a curiosity, its name derives from the word  cowboy  in Hungarian (gulyás), as it was once his favorite dish. Now it has become a perfect rustic food to warm the body in winter.

Csirkepaprikás:  chicken stewed with paprika and sour cream, as well as recurring vegetables such as onions, green peppers and tomatoes. The result is a creamy and hearty stew (vegetable dish), which can be served with rice or potatoes on the side.

Langos:  This fried bread is eaten hot and is usually accompanied with other ingredients to taste on top, such as grated cheese, sour cream, butter with garlic, ham , etc. 

Rakott krumpli: a specialty made of layers of sliced potato, egg, sausage or bacon, sour cream and paprika, all baked like potato cake. It can be served accompanied by beets or other pickled vegetables.

Paprikas Csirke - delicious and tender pieces of chicken in a fragrant creamy sauce. This Chicken Paprikash is the embodiment of comfort food.  Served with some Nokedli (also known as Spaetzle/pasta), boiled potatoes or bread for a fabulous mid-winter meal.

Palacsinta:  Hungarian version of our crepes. These pancakes are so delicious and versatile that, with a variety of fillings, they can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. The traditional fillings are apricot or other fruit jam, chocolate syrup, fresh cheese or dried fruit. 

Pie  dobos:  This layer cake with sponge cake and chocolate cream is a real delight. It bears the name of its creator, the master pastry chef Jozsef Dobos, and was served for the first time in 1885 to Queen Elizabeth of England and King Franz Joseph I of Austria during the Universal Exhibition in Budapest. Since then, it is the typical cake that is served in celebrations.


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