Budapest Travel Guide
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Budapest offers breathtaking Old World grandeur and thriving cultural life. Situated on both banks of the Danube River, the city unites the colorful hills of Buda and the wide, businesslike boulevards of Pest. Much of the charm of a visit to Budapest lies in unexpected glimpses into shadowy courtyards and in long vistas down sunlit cobbled streets. Although some 30,000 buildings were destroyed during World War II and in the 1956 Revolution, the past lingers on in the often crumbling architectural details of the antique structures that remain.
Budapest is well equipped with hotels and hostels, but the increase in tourism since 1989 has put a strain on the city's often crowded lodgings. Advance...read more
Through the lean postwar years the Hungarian kitchen lost none of its spice and sparkle. Meats, rich sauces, and creamy desserts predominate, but the more...read more
Things To Do in Budapest
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Várhegy (Castle Hill): Literally and figuratively, you can't miss Castle Hill: a UNESCO-designated neighborhood that boasts narrow cobbled streets... Read more
Although the Danube is Budapest's most famous body of water, it's the therapeutic H[inf]2[can]0 spewed up daily by 100-odd hot springs that sets... Read more
Nothing quite compares to a long, hot soak in the Gellért Baths. After all, it's impossible to remain blasé amid such Art Nouveau opulence (especially... Read more
From music and theater to folk art and film, Hungarians milk every occasion possible to host a celebration.... Read more
Let's be honest: you can blow through Budapest's big-ticket attractions in three days and still have time to quaff down the requisite bowl of... Read more
As in Paris, neighborhoods in Budapest are known and referred to locally not by name but by their district number, the equivalent of the Paris... Read more
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I recently got back from a wonderful trip to Budapest, with overnight layovers in London coming and going. Read more
Spring seems to have arrived early here in Central Europe, and as ex-pats in a rented house we are blissfully free from most of the usual weekend chores that kept us home in the U.S. So, no better time Read more