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Trip to Budapest (Hungary)

The Danube river, which separates with its immensity Buda and Pest, the two big cities that join to form one of the most important capitals in Europe.

Great bridges are responsible for bringing Buddha, former royal seat and now a pretty smart residential area, and Pest, the economic hub from the city. Budapest is a beautiful city, which always has a pleasant surprise for its visitors.

Save money with the Budapest Card

The Budapest Card is a Tourism pass that is valid for 48 and 72 hours, which offers more than one hundred and fifty varied discounts for those who come to the capital. The 48-hour cost 6300 florins (€ 24) and the 72-hour cost 7500 florins (€ 29).

You can Acquire well in any tourist office in Budapest, or the you can order online, printing the voucher that you are given at the end of the purchase. Eastvoucher must be changed in Budapest in some tourist office for the real card.

These are them 10 reasons why to acquire the Budapest Card:

  1. It can be used all year round.
  2. It is easy to use, you just have to show the plastic card that also has a credit card format.
  3. Possibility of ordering online quickly and conveniently, paying on the internet by credit card.
  4. The voucher received at the end of the purchase can be exchanged for the card easily at the tourist offices, the airport and downtown.
  5. The card is valid for an adult and for a child who goes with him with a maximum of 14 years.
  6. Includes free public transportation, two free city walking tours in English, and free passenger insurance.
  7. 10-100% off the price in the best museums of the capital.
  8. 10-30% discount on the most exciting excursions.
  9. 10% discount on the price of adults in the thermal baths.
  10. 10-25% discount for cultural programs, restaurants and cafeterias.

Here we leave you the card's official page in case you want to request it online or simply read more information about it:

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How to get to Budapest?

To get to Budapest there are three possible ways: plane, train and car.

Plane: The International Airport of Budapest-Ferenc Liszt (formerly known as: Ferihegy Airport) is the busiest in all of Hungary. It is located approximately 16 kilometers southeast of the city. It also has 9 million annual passengers. The airport has a terminal that is divided into two sections: 2A and 2B.

Train: the city of Budapest has three international railway stations - Nyugati (west), Keleti (east) and Déli (south) - and has a connection to all nearby capitals. It is common to see that every few hours a train leaves for another country. Nyugati and Keleti stations are on the Pest side, while Déli station is on the Buda side. From the stations, you can continue your journey in Budapest by metro. Keleti and Déli stations are on the red metro line, while Nyugati station is on the blue line.

Bus: This is one of the cheapest ways to get to Budapest, especially if it is from a fairly close city.

What are the means of transportation in Budapest?

This city can boast of having a complete and very efficient public transport network, as there are buses, trolleybuses, trams, subways, taxis, among others.

The main advantage of Budapest is that you can walk perfectly, but in case you do not want to walk, you can use these means of transport.

  • Meter: el Budapest metro It is a fairly comfortable network, it only has three lines and they all easily lead to most interesting sites.
  • Trolley car: It is usually preferred by all the boys, since it has the great advantage of serving as a tourist walk through the city while traveling slowly.
  • Bus: Although it has more than 200 bus lines, they are not as used as the subway or the tram, mainly because they are already able to direct tourists to places of interest.
  • Taxis: in this city they are quite cheap and are usually the best option of all.

What places should be visited in Budapest?

The Parliament of Budapest
The Parliament of Budapest - © Artur Bogacki -

One of the most interesting things about Budapest are its monuments and the places to visit. These are the sites that you cannot miss.

  • Vaci Utca: this is the most important street in Budapest next to Andrássy Avenue. It is also full of souvenir shops, shopping centers, coffee shops, among others.
  • Andrássy Avenue: it is an imposing boulevard that is in charge of communicating Erzsébet and the Heroes' Square.
  • Parliament of Budapest: It is the building that most represents Budapest, as well as being one of the most famous in all of Europe. It is currently the third largest parliament in the world.
  • Buda Castle: this, without a doubt, is one of the best known places in Budapest, next to the Chain Bridge. Likewise, it is usually called the Royal Palace, since it was the residence of the monarchy.
  • Chain Bridge: It is the oldest in Budapest and also the best known on the entire Danube. It was inaugurated in 1849, after 20 years of works.
  • Budapest Opera: this is one of the most important neo-renaissance buildings in all of Hungary. Its construction took place between 1875 and 1884.
  • Square of the Heroes: this is one of the most important squares in Budapest. Each of its statues aims to commemorate the leaders of 7 founding tribes of Hungary.
  • Jewish Synagogue: It is the second largest synagogue in the world, after Jerusalem. It measures a total of 53 meters long by 25 wide.
  • Budapest Citadel: This is the highest point in Budapest, from here you get the best views of the entire city. It was built in 1854 by the Habsburgs. At first it was a surveillance building.
  • Aquincum: It was, in the past, a very important Roman city. It was unearthed in the late XNUMXth century in Budapest. Here you can walk through its streets, see its houses, shops and other sites.

Shopping in Budapest

The Fisherman's Bastion of Budapest
The Fisherman's Bastion of Budapest - © Tanya -

It is clear that Budapest is not the typical place to go shopping, although there are countless different options, ranging from the most modern to small markets with souvenirs and old objects.

Among the typical things of Budapest, there are the Herend Porcelain objects, which are made by hand in a factory with more than 200 years of experience. There is also red pepper in a cloth bag, the most common product in Hungarian kitchens. Also present are the famous secret boxes, which are built in wood and are a challenge to open.

Regarding its commercial areas, one of the special streets for this is Váci Utca, which offers a wide variety of shops and becomes the ideal place to walk and have a drink. Similarly, if you want to walk through a shopping center, you can visit the West End, which has more than 400 stores of recognized brands; there is a cinema and several restaurants.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for something older, you can visit the Ecseri Flea Market, the place where you can find old paintings, instruments, furniture and other items.

What can you eat in Budapest?

Hungary's gastronomy stands out for using much more spices and for serving quite generous dishes. Their prices are, unlike other European cities, quite cheap.

The typical dishes of the city are usually those that have meat present. Paprika and onion are the common denominator of their dishes. Likewise, the wine is spectacular and the: Villány, Eger and Szekszárd stand out.

In this case, if you want to choose the most common dish in this country, you could choose goulash soup, which consists of meat, vegetables and paprika.


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