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Best things to do in Budapest

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Capitol Building
“Very impressive building, worth visiting. Both day and night, it looks as stunning from the outside as well as from the inside. Stunning architecture and beautiful location just on the Danube river.”
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Pub
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“Ask pretty much anyone what they recommend you do in Budapest and they’ll likely suggest a night out at Szimpla Kert. The iconic party place is undoubtedly the city’s most famous nightspot, and has inspired wave after wave of “ruin pubs” that have popped up in the years since it opened. We sat down with one of the owners, Ábel Zsendovits, to talk about the role Szimpla has played in Budapest becoming one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, particularly among young people. While you might think he’s too busy running his Szimpla empire to have a lemonade with us, he was generous with his time. Location: H-1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14 ”
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Spa
“A place u cannot miss on your visit to budapest. The Thermal bath experience is a very unique experience. You get more than 10 swimming pools of different temperatures and also saunas.”
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Farmers Market
“The Central Market Hall is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest, Hungary. It is located at the end of the famous pedistrian shopping street Váci utca just right next to the Liberty Bridge.”
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Synagogue
“The Dohány Street Synagogue also known as the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is a historical building in the 7th district of Budapest. It is the largest synagogue in Europe, seating 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism.”
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Island
“Lovely island in the middle of the Danube and a great place to run, with a rubberized surface around the entire perimeter.”
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Church
“A huge Cathedral on a beautiful square with restaurants, bars and coffees. It is truly an outstanding architectural masterpiece.”
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Shopping Mall
“Shopping Mall with over 400 shops next to Nyugati (Western Railw. Station) in the center. ”
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Plaza
“●Heroes’ Square ○The city’s biggest square, and probably one of the most iconic landmarks of Budapest. ”
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Neighborhood
“Lovely park with lots of cultural sights of Budapest: Heroes Square, Museum of Fine Arts, "Műcsarnok" Exhibition Hall, Vajdahunyad Castle, City Park lake, Ice Skating rink, Museum of Agriculture, Zoo, Hungarian National Circus, Gundel Restaurant,”
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History Museum
“House of Terror is a museum located at Andrássy út 60 in Budapest, Hungary. It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes in 20th-century Hungary and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building.”
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Coffee Shop
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“It offers both healt and wellness services, such as aroma and thermal massages, levander treatment, private bathing.”
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Zoo
“it is a very nice and old Zoo many events for children. This is at the beautiful Heroes Square, and Andrássy street.”
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Opera House
“Magnificent old building with a lot of charme. Old wooden doors, beautiful wall and ceiling colors and paintings. Worth seeing for anyone who likes old architecture.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Most romantic view of Budapest, near Mathia's Church (that should be visited)”
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Museum
“The Hungarian National Museum is split over 3 floors and introduces Hungarian history from the Iron Age all the way through to 1990. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions. Its park is very nice and you can take a rest on their huge benches just in front of the museum (on the stairs). ”
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