Just last week I travelled to Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, with my friends! We had an amazing time. However, it was colder than we expected so if your going this time of year make sure to bring a scarf and hat! The architecture alone of the Twin Cities of Buda and Pest is spectacular. There are many sites to see and things to do and I would recommend the following:
1. See the city by boat.
The river Danube runs through Budapest. There are many boat trips that take you through the city during the day and night. I suggest that you go at night as the city is well illuminated and looks amazing!
2. Explore the caves under Budapest.
Budapest is the capital of caves as there are more than 200 caves underneath the city. The Pál-völgyi Stalactite Cave is amazing to see but if narrow passage ways and climbing aren’t your cup of tea, I would suggest you visit the Gellért Hill Cave. This is a church inside the cave and is very easy to get to.
3. Climb to the top of Gellért Hill.
At the top you will find the Citadella, which is a fortress that was built in 1851, as well as the 40 m tall Liberty Statue. While both of these sites are interesting, nothing can compare to the spectacular view from the top of the 235 m hill. If that hike up the hill sounds too much like a daunting task to you as it was for me, you can take the easy way out like I did and get a bus up to the top of the hill!
4. Visit the baths.
If you have aches and pains from all of your exploring, a nice way to relieve these pains and relax is to visit the many baths that Budapest has to offer. They are know for their healing properties and are a rejuvenating experience.
I hope this post helps you if you ever visit Budapest and look out for my next post where I will give some recommendations on what to do in Prague!
Have you ever travelled to Budapest? If so, let me know what were your highlights!