12 Top Things to Do in Budapest

Go Caving Beneath Budapest

If you are not claustrophobic, then you may want to try a caving experience while in Budapest. This is one of the unique things to do in Budapest that would take you to the source of the soothing and healing thermal waters you may have already enjoyed in the famous baths in the city. The longest Hungarian cave is the Mátyás-hegyi cave and a guided cave tour can last for up to three hours.

Slink you Way Around the Labyrinth of Buda Castle

Another way to experience underground Budapest is by slinking around the Labyrinth of Buda Castle, which is known as one of the seven wonders of the underground world. The history of this labyrinth is famous for being a prison in the 15th century and for having a famous prisoner, none other than Count Dracula or Vlad Tepes in real life.

Enjoy a Budapest Segway Tour

If you have never operated a segway before, then there is no need to worry as the Budapest segway tours begins with an orientation on how to operate it. Once you get the hang of it, you can go zipping through the city’s streets going to all the attractions. This 2.5 hour guided tour offers a great way of learning more about the city. It also gives visitors a chance to take great photos of the city with its grandeur and beauty. So a Budapest Segway tour can be one of the most exciting and best things to do in Budapest.

Enjoy the Best Views of the City from the Fisherman’s Bastion

If you want to get a nice panoramic view of the city, your best bet is to visit Fisherman’s Bastion. This viewing terrace can be found in Castle Hill and its fortification and lookout towers were built during the 19th century. The castle itself has a fairytale like appeal to it that you would really love being there. It also has seven ornate turrets that are great for exploring.

Have an Amazing Shopping Experience at the Central Market Hall

The Central Market Hall was built during the 19th century and it is currently the biggest indoor market in the city. This market mainly offers Hungarian products and goods. The ground floor serves as a food hall and vendors sell popular products like fresh vegetables, and Hungarian products (sausages, paprika, wines, etc.). If you want to have a good taste of traditional Hungarian meal, do not forget to visit this market.

Go Really Traditional By Tasting Hungarian Dish with Matching Hungarian Wine

Budapest is full of restaurants that cater to tourists, but that does not mean to say that there is lack of places to eat that serve local and delicious Hungarian cuisine. If you want to experience traditional Hungarian cuisine, ask the locals and they would point you to

Pálinka Bistrot. This is the place to go for some of the best traditional homemade traditional Hungarian dishes (like goulash soup, gravy, cream and rabbit with dumpling) and Hungarian Tocai.

Treat Yourself with Pastries From the Oldest Confectioner in the City

A visit to Cafe Ruszwurm, which is located on the Castle Hill, is a recommended activity in Budapest if you are inclined to enjoy traditional coffee concoctions matched with truffles and freshly made pastries. This old confectioner is now operating as a cafe that displays a small exhibit of the old trade’s tools.

Take a Hike to Gellért Hill to the Citadella

Another way to enjoy the beautiful panoramic views over Buda and Pest is by taking a hike to Gellért Hill tgoing o the Citadella. This fortress was built in 1854 by the Habsburgs to serve as a vital strategic point. These days it has become a famous tourist spot and a good place for Hungarian traders to sell their handicrafts.

If you have already explored this beautiful European city, let us know your most favorite things to do in Budapest.

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