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Budapest

Budapest

Fantastic spa baths, wonderful food, fun, exotic shopping – this is Budapest!

Lovely Budapest is the destination for those who want to pamper themselves, and at a very modest cost. In Hungary’s capital the beer is cheaper than the water.

Budapest is actually a merger of two cities on each side of the Danube – Buda and Pest. Buda, on the west side, is the oldest part with narrow alleys and nice architecture. Pest, on the east side, is the city’s commercial centre with wide avenues filled with stores, restaurants, theatres and museums. The two parts are linked together by 10 beautiful bridges.

Budapest is a worn down capital, but very beautiful with a captivating charm. Up on high, by the famous castle, you can enjoy a marvellous view over the town, and the busy river Danube is right at your feet.

Budapest is crammed full with historical attractions. To stroll around, take a spontaneous sightseeing tour along one of the many tramway lines or a boat tour on the Danube; both are nice activities for less than 10 euro.

Currency: Hungarian forint (HUF). A hundred forint is around 0,30 euro.

To get around!

It’s easy to get around in Budapest! The city’s public transportations includes buses, trams and subway. Buses and trams runs daily from 4.30 AM – 11.00 PM and tickets must be purchased before you get on your chosen public transport. You can buy your ticket at subway stations, kiosks and ticket machines. You should, however, be critical to taxis if you don’t know what you get, therefore you should always agree on the price with the taxi driver before going anywhere or ask the driver to use the taximeter.

Tip!

Budapest has an enormous number of nice spa hotels, bathhouses and Turkish baths! If you want to experience a real spa weekend, Budapest is the perfect destination and a visit here isn’t complete without at least one great (cheap!) spa experience. The four most popular baths are:

  • Szechenyi thermal bath
  • Gellert thermal bath
  • Rudas & Dagaly bath (outside)
  • Palatinusz strand baths (outside on Margaret Island)

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