Budapest Travel Guide

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Plan Your Budapest Vacation

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.

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Budapest Hotels

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

Restaurants

Budapest Restaurants

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

Things To Do in Budapest

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Budapest Experiences

  • What's Where in Budapest

    Várhegy (Castle Hill): Literally and figuratively, you can't miss Castle Hill: a UNESCO-designated neighborhood that boasts narrow cobbled streets... Read more

  • Quintessential Budapest

    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

  • If You Like

    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

  • Festivals & Events

    From music and theater to folk art and film, Hungarians milk every occasion possible to host a celebration.... Read more

  • Budapest Itineraries

    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

  • Navigating Budapest

    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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