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1. Posted by kleiny (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

What are the must sees of Budapest and places that you could miss? I am looking to spend between 3 or 4 days and want to make sure that I see the best.

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

I spend a long weekend in Budapest in march last year and I definitely want to return in warmer weather another time.
It's a beautiful city and everything is easily accessible by foot if you don't mind a bit of walking.
My highlights were:
The opera house. You actually don't have to go and see a performance but can just do a tour around the amazing building.
Hungarian National Galery. A great museum if you are into 19th/20th century art close to Hösöktere monument.
Széchenyi - Public baths. Just like you picture them, old guys playing chess in the pool and it was the only place we could warm up a little in cold march.
Right next to the baths in the park you can also find a pretty cool castle which is open to the public.

Closer to the river is a huge market hall at Vámház körút, where you can spend a whole day just eating or buying some cheesy souvenirs for friends and family at home .

As soon as you cross the Danube you get to Buda where you can either take a tram along the river (comes in handy when you're tired ;)) or climb up Gellert mountain for a superb view over the city.

Up there it is worth to enter St. Iztvan church, a church build into the rock (one of the most impressive I've ever been to!) and the citadelle. It's also nice have a coffee break in one of the cafés in the castle district before checking out the Royal Palace.

Last but not least, I really liked a flee market with really cool and unique stuff a fair bit out of town (had to take a bus), unfortunately I have forgotten its name but I'm sure if you ask around people will be able to give you directions.

Hope this helps,

Steff

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

Hi there
i used to live there last summer.

Steff has covered it really - Vámház körút,is brilliant! good food

The Communist Park is cool too - catch up on ur Red History a bit ;) - u need to take a couple of local buses - dont do the tourist bus as its WAY overpriced!

At night the city is amazing - the Parliament building from the buda sie or from the bridges is beautifully lit up - and down the other side - heading west past the last main traffic bridge on the Pest side of the old town is a nice monument in fire and water - check it out - sorry i dont know the name of it. Youll see it lit up at night anyway along the riverside.

Zientendre (sp) is a nice small town not far from BP on the Danube - if u want a city break.

4. Posted by kleiny (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Thank You so much for the information and I will try to get all those sites in. I am planning everything right now in taken up the sites for the trip. Thanks again!!

5. Posted by clear8 (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hi, I hope It will help you to decide were to go in Budapest. I have a blog about it, because I live here you'll see some must see things so visit it: Budapest

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Kleiny
I would absolutely not miss the Turkish baths.
Mel