The capital of Hungary is famous for its diverse activities and options to satisfy the most demanding tourists. Being a city with a lot of air connections, visiting Budapest becomes a very economical destination if we consider the low-cost offer of airline tickets, with the cost of living in the country itself. However, it is not just the financial factor that makes Budapest so attractive. The city is rich in culture, gastronomy, and diversity. If you plan to visit Budapest in the future, we leave you with a list of the most interesting things to do in Budapest within 24 hours.
1. Roaming Between Buda and Pest
Budapest arose from the unification of two distinct cities located on the banks of the Danube. On one side is Buda, the mountainous part where the nobility lived, occupied for the longest time, full of houses and medieval buildings. On the other is Pest, the most recently formed flat section, where institutional buildings are located and most of the population lives.
2. Admire the beauty and immensity of the Hungarian Parliament
The Hungarian Parliament, on the Pest side of the capital, is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. The photos will surely be among the most beautiful that you will take during your days in the city. The view is more impressive when from the opposite side of the river to where the Parliament is located.
3. Walk along the Danube River at night
The landscapes of the city are impressive in the sunlight, but it is during the night that they reach their peak. With special lighting, the main attractions such as the Castle, the Parliament, the Chain Bridge, and the Citadel, take on another life, making a second visit essential.
4. Dive into the famous hot springs
On your list of things to do in Budapest, take a moment to visit at least one of Budapest’s hot springs, whether in summer or winter.
5. Visit the synagogues of the Jewish Quarter
Getting to know Budapest also involves seeing up close the different cultures that make up the Hungarian population. In the main tourist routes, the Jewish quarter stands out, despite being in an advanced process of gentrification, for still maintaining some of its characteristics and keeping its three synagogues standing, even after years of Nazi and Soviet occupation.
6. Visit the Fishermen’s Bastion
The Fisherman’s Bastion (Halászbástya) has terraces that provide one of the best panoramic views of Pest and the Danube and it is easily distinguished on the horizon because of its 7 towers. The towers represent the 7 tribes that founded the city. They call it a fortress, but it is not. Despite its medieval appearance, it is from the early 20th century in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style and serves purely decorative purposes. The best view of the Bastion is down some stairs towards the park and mainly in the morning light.