Budapest - Central Europe's Finest City?
Updated: Feb 10
I'm a big fan of Budapest - many have at moments compared it to Paris. Possibly conjuring up memories as they wandered through the streets in a daydream or skipped along the river bank. It's easy to see why. However, it is its own unique wonderful city. Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views. If you are thinking of visiting this wonderful city - maybe I can direct you to a series of videos I recently made about the city (Don't worry they aren't long this time!). Arriving in Budapest via the Airport:
Where should you stay when you are in Budapest? A swanky Hotel, Budget Hotel or maybe an Airbnb? Well, I've stayed in all of them - but I made a video about the last Airbnb I stayed in - just for your browsing pleasure - Enjoy!
Now, of course, there are plenty of things you can do when you are in Budapest. The number one tourist attraction is "The Hungarian Parliament" building. I thankfully (finally) had the pleasure of visiting this.
The Budapest Castle Hill Funicular. A great way to get to the top of Buda and once at the top I visited the Harry Houdini Museum.
And the incredibly moving House of Terror Museum:
Needing to cleanse the sins of the past or just needing a break from the hustle and bustle of Budapest. Then I highly recommend visiting St. Stephen's Basilica - This is Hungary's most significant and important Church. Once emersed in it you can understand why.
And no tour of Budapest would be complete without taking in one of the many Ruin Bar / Clubs in Budapest. In this video, I walk around the Szimpla Kert - the original Budapest Ruin bar.
On other trips I visited the hot baths and numerous sights - I think it would be best for you to see these for yourself or maybe I'll head back and make more videos.
If you want to book a flight to Budapest from your nearest local Airport I always advise using the wonderful website Skyscanner
Skyscanner, in my mind, at least is the easiest way to find affordable flights for dates that suit you. Some people prefer Kayak or Google but for me when searching European Flights I think Skyscanner works best. Obviously try to be as flexible as possible on your dates of travel to get the best deals possible. Have fun Travelling!
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