After being in Madrid for 24 hours for the new year, my friends and me hopped on a plane to Budapest. We had some extra days to kill before going back to work and the best thing to do was to go on a trip away.
We spent two and a half days in Budapest before taking a train to Prague. We managed to pack a lot into those two and a half days.
Here are the top 5 things I think you need to do in Budapest.
Do a free walking tour.
Most hostels run a free walking tour that is given by a local. It’s a great way to see all the major sites and learn about the city. Our guide also taught us some hungarian words.
Go to one of the bath houses.
Budapest is known for its bath houses and its many hot springs underneath the city.
Unfortunately I don’t I have a picture of the baths because I don’t have a waterproof case.
If you want to find out more about the baths read here.
Ruin bars are old abandon buildings that have been changed into cool looking bars since 2001. The oldest and first ruin bar is Szimpla Kert.
On the pub crawl we went to a couple of ruin bars, including one that used to be a prison. You can’t go to Budapest without seeing at least one ruin bar!
Watch the sunset from the castle a.k.a the buda side.
We were lucky enough that we were finishing up our walking tour as the sun set was happening. It was the perfect end to our day.
Go to the house of terror museum.
It has exhibits about fascist and communist regimes in Hungary, as well as being memorial to the victims, including those who were tortured and killed in the building. It is a very interesting museum to go and see. It costs 2000 HUF or 1000 HUF for EU citizens under 26 or over 60 years old.
Have you ever been to Budapest? Do you have any other recommendations?