Our trip to Budapest in 4 days for free took us to know places like Váci Utca street, the Central Market, The House of Terror, the Danube, Andrássy street passing through the Opera, the Liberty Bridge, the Gellért Spa, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Parliament, the Danube Shoes monument in memory of the victims of the Jewish Holocaust, the Chain Bridge, the Fishermen’s Bastion in Buda, the Great Synagogue and the Jewish Quarter, the New York Café, the Nyugati Train Station, the Gerbeaud Pastry Shop, the Buda Hill, the famous Heroes’ Square, the Városliget Park with the Vajdahunyad Castle to finish in the Anyegin première at the Opera, where we could enjoy an incredible night on our last day in the city.
What to see in Budapest?
The best time to travel to Hungary is in spring or autumn, fewer tourist times and with a very pleasant and mild climate, in which you can take advantage of the day perfectly by daylight hours. One of the obligatory stops in the city would be to enjoy some of its Spas, such as Gellert, one of the most famous and famous where you can relax after a hard day touring the city.
In the case of our trip to Budapest in 4 days, we did not have time to enjoy, but it would be a perfect option to enjoy in the afternoon or evening or a winter afternoon in which it reduces the daylight hours.
In case you can not travel in these seasons of the year, do not worry, this city always has a friendly face to show, whatever the weather.
Tips in Budapest
Upon arrival, at the Budapest airport, change the minimum currency. Normally the change is much worse than in any central office. This would be one of the main tips for traveling to Budapest.
Follow the list of 50 things to see and do in Budapest, do some 5 best excursions in Budapest and complete the selection of the 10 essential places to visit in Budapest.
If you hire the taxi company Volantaxi, be careful with them. Make it clear if you need change you can pay in euros and they give you the change in Hungarian florins or you can also pay directly in Hungarian forints. Also, make clear the destination to which you go by email or take a map to show the taxi driver.
If take a taxi at dawn to the airport and you do not have it contracted with the hotel, you can bargain, based on the price you get at the hotel. They do not put a meter and at least they tried to scam us several times.
In Budapest, walk. It is best to walk through its streets, along with the river bank … so you have to wear comfortable shoes🙂
On the upper floor of the Central Market, you can find any souvenir you have seen before in the streets of the city, at a better price. But not all prices are the same in the different beach bars, so you have to compare them all.
Book online if you want to visit the Parliament if there are no days that it is impossible to enter the queues that form.
restaurants in Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Parliament, Danube. If you go to the House of Terror do not forget to take the audio guide. It will be very useful. We did not do it and we regret having lost a lot of things in the exhibition. It is without a doubt one of the places to see in Budapest.
Book the best-rated tours and excursions in Budapest by travelers:
– Széchenyi Spa, entrance without queues
– Boat trip at dusk
– Guided tour of Budapest + Parliament
– Excursion Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre
– Cruise with dinner and live music 22: 00h
– More excursions and tours here
If there is something important on any trip, it is to make it safe. For that, nothing better than doing it with good travel insurance.
We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry insurance fully adequate to the needs that we will have on the trip.
The hiring process is very easy and intuitive and also, just for being a reader of Street Travelers, you have a 5% discount.
An important issue is how to get money while traveling. We currently use the N26 card combining it with the next, from this link you are given 10 euros when you activate it, both to make card payments while traveling and to withdraw money at ATMs. We have to say that so far; they are the best options We have found in the market to take the money and pay when we are traveling.