Budapest Things to Do
A lively and colorful city, Budapest functions as a cultural center in Eastern Europe. During your time in Budapest you’ll definitely want to do these local and traveler recommended activities.
Linger at the Buda Castle
Hungary’s former Royal Castle is a definite must see for beautiful architecture and stunning views. Inside the castle, visit the National Gallery, National Library and City Museum. The Danube Terrace has great views of River Danube, Parliment, and the Chain Bridge,
Outside of the castle, you can see several famous sculptures on the beautiful grounds. Statues to check out include Gyula Donáth’s Tural, an equestrian statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy, and the Mathias Fountain.
Go Behind the Iron Curtain
The sad but important House of Terror Museum tells the story of the victims of past Hungarious communist and Nazi regimes. The multi-sensory experience is eye opening and teaches visitors what it felt like to be alive during that era. Note that no photos are allowed.
Relax in the Thermal Baths
Built hundreds of years ago, the Turkish and Thermal Baths soothing and rejuvenating. You can enjoy bath temperatures from freezing to hot and a full menu of spa services.
Hang Out in Heroes’ Square
The gigantic Heroes’ Square celebrates Hungarian history. The square includes the famous Millennium Monument, Serbian House, Museum of Fine Arts and Palace of Art.
Experience Musical Culture
The Hungarian State Opera House is the largest in Hungary and has ballet and opera performances. You take a tour or see the opera for very reasonable prices.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Budapest.