Whether you want to admire the art nouveau architecture, while cruising down the moonlit Danube, or dip in the cities Therma Baths before enjoying cocktails in the rooftop bars over dinner – In Budapest, there is something for everyone.
The Buda side of the Danube may be the smartest part of Budapest with it’s old town and royal castle, whilst Pest is full of action and packed with historical buildings, great places to eat, drink and shop.
At night, one of the best ways to see the city is by a city cruise on the river, taking in the beautifully lit up skyline. With it’s amazing architectural heritage, be sure to visit Buda Castle, St. Stephen's Basilica, the Parliament building, Liberty Square, and the Chain Bridge.
Budapest’s Christmas markets are a festive delight when visiting in the winter months. Forpicture perfect ice skating in front of a castle, head to Vajdahunyad Castle in City Park where the boating lake freezes over and turns into Europe’s largest ice skating rink. Or visit the famous Vörösmarty Square Christmas fair which is the oldest and most spectacular of all the Christmas markets in Budapest.
Spoil yourself and warm up in the cities Therma Baths. High in calcium and magnesium, it is the best way to ease joint pain and improve blood circulation. Housed in a neo-Baroque palace in Budapest’s City Park, Szechenyi Thermal Bath is Budapest’s largest thermal bath complex where you can indulge in the healing treatments.
The etiquette in Budapest is generally similar to that in the UK. Escalators in Budapest have traffic lanes, as does the UK. The left side is for walkers, and the right side is for those standing. It is polite to give up your seat on public transport for the elderly or those with children. However, what may seem unlikely it that most small shops in Budapest won’t take credit or debit cards, so you’ll need to have cash to hand.