TOP 10 Things to do in BUDAPEST in 2020 | Hungary Travel Guide in 4K

TOP 10 Things to do in BUDAPEST in 2020 | Hungary Travel Guide in 4K


In this video well show you 10 best
things to do in Budapest. Don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
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document covering all the things in this video plus 10 additional things to do in Budapest
including maps, links, opening hours and more. Here are our top 10 picks: NUMBER 10: Hungarian Parliament Building Hungarian Parliament is the largest
building in Hungary and the third largest parliament building in the world. Built in 1902 in the neo-gothic style
and located on the Danube River, it is probably the most notable and
iconic building in Budapest. Apart from impressive architecture, the building
was also an engineering marvel at the time of its construction, for instance, a special
system was designed to cool the building during hot summers where a big ice cube was placed
in the basement of the building every day and cool air was sent through
a complex ventilation system. You can visit the parliament building with
an organized tour and admire its impressive dome housing over 900 years-old crown and
learn more about the detailed architecture of this impressive building. Just be sure to purchase tickets online at least a couple of days before your visit
as they often run out. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Danube
Promenade and Shoes on the Danube Bank,
to honor the Jews who were killed during World War II. Check our travel guide for more information. NUMBER 9: Thermal baths Budapest is located over numerous thermal
springs and bathing has been a part of everyday life in the city since the Roman times. During the Turkish occupation the tradition continued and as a result Budapest has several incredible baths. So much so that Budapest is actually
nicknamed the city of spas. Probably the most widely known, Széchenyi
Thermal Bath is the largest medicinal bath in Europe and one of the largest spa complexes
of its kind. Regardless of the season – jump in one
of the outdoor pools and experience the positive effects of
rich thermal springs. While Széchenyi Thermal Bath is for men and
women all week, some other baths are open for men or women only,
depending on the day of the week. There are many more amazing baths in Budapest. Check out our travel guide for more suggestions. NUMBER 8: Széchenyi Chain Bridge Chain bridge was the first permanent
bridge connecting Buda and Pest, the two areas of Budapest located on east
and west bank of the Danube river. At the time of its construction in 1849
the bridge was an engineering wonder and was one of the largest bridges in the world. Cross the Chain Bridge and admire the
engineering and architectural details such a pair of lions guarding
the bridge from both entrances. Another great angle to see the Chain Bridge
and explore Budapest in general is from the river. Embark on a sightseeing cruise of Budapest
or even take an inexpensive river bus version of public transport and enjoy the view. NUMBER 7: Fisherman’s Bastion The Fisherman’s Bastion is a monument
overlooking Budapest from the Buda Castle and it is one of the most important
tourist attractions in the city. The monument, constructed in 1902 , the same year as the Parliament,
offers fantastic views of the city. The name for the monument comes from a group
of fishermen who lived under the wall in what was called the Fishtown and defended
the castle against invasions. Fishermen’s Bastion features seven towers
and serves as an extension of the castle. Right behind the monument you will find impressive
and beautifully restored Matthias Church with special historic importance as it was a location
of several prominent coronations of kings and a venue of other important historic events. There are many more impressive churches in Budapest
such as St. Stephen’s Basilica and others. NUMBER 6: Buda Castle Located just a few steps from the Fishermen’s
Bastion, on the Castle Hill there is the former Hungarian royal
palace – the Buda Castle. The first castle was built there in the 13th
century. The palace now houses museums and galleries and the area surrounding the palace,
known as the Castle Quarter, offers a wonderful insight into what life was like in the old
days with its well-preserved baroque buildings, castle garden bazaar, the medieval
fortification and other attractions. Check out our travel guide for more information. Located under the Castle Hill you can visit
the so-called hospital in the rock. And for an ultimate experience of the Buda
Castle take a funicular connecting the square in front of the Chain Bridge or take a short
hike to the top and enjoy the view. NUMBER 5: Ruin Pubs Located in the former Jewish Ghetto, you will
find a collection of bars and pubs with a special character, the so-called Ruin Pubs. Ruin pubs are just that – pubs in the ruins.
First started in early 2000s to bring life back into the ruins of the former Jewish Ghetto,
the first ruin pub – Szimpla quickly became a thing and others followed. Today it is almost impossible to imagine Budapest
without the ruin pubs. Order a beer or a cocktail and sit in the bathtub or find another interesting
place like that or just walk around and soak in the atmosphere. There are other interesting ruin pubs in Budapest.
Check our travel guide for more suggestions. NUMBER 4: Citadella Located on the top of Gellért Hill lies a
former fortress, a citadel – built in mid-19th century for Austrian troops before the formation
of the Austria-Hungary. Citadella is now a popular tourist spot with
amazing views of Budapest and an open-air display of Soviet weapons. For a truly magical experience, you can visit
Citadella at night when all the main Budapest sights are light up. Don’t forget to visit
the Liberty Statue from Soviet era, erected in 1947 which is also clearly seen from downtown
Budapest. NUMBER 3: House of Terror You will certainly find a museum, or an art
gallery close to your heart somewhere in the city. One of the more interesting museums includes
the House of Terror, a former seat of Hungarian Nazis and then later a seat of two Communist
terror organizations. House of Terror is now transformed into a museum dedicated to this
dark era of Hungarian history. You can experience the terrors ordinary citizens
had to endure during these dark times. Just be sure to pick the English audio guide at
the beginning because the majority of the exhibits are only presented in Hungarian except
for long letter-sized descriptions in English which might time some time to get through. Don’t miss the Berlin Wall Memorial in front
of the House of Terror Museum. Budapest is also home to other impressive
museums. Check out our travel guide for more suggestions. NUMBER 2: Central Market Hall What better way to discover Hungarian culture
than through food? Central market hall is a three-story food hall where you can experience
all levels of Hungarian food production – from raw ingredients like traditional paprika,
wine, to prepared traditional dishes on the second floor, as well as traditional souvenirs
and other interesting merchandise. Central Market hall was built in 1897 by the
first mayor of Budapest to create a marketplace where only quality food could be sold with
a central location to serve the city. This impressive giant hall is located at the
end of the famous shopping street Vaci Utca and even if you’re not hungry, a stroll
along the kiosks is almost like you’re traveling throughout different regions of Hungary. NUMBER 1: City Park City park is the main public park in Budapest
and home to impressive attractions and activities. The park offers a great escape from busy streets.
You could literally spend an entire day there. The entrance to the park opens with the Heroes’
Square and the Millennium Monument featuring seven leaders of Hungarian tribes along with
other prominent leaders and a Memorial Stone of Heroes. Walk along the impressive Gatehouse Tower
and admire the Jaki Chapel and Vajdahunyad Castle built in 1896 for the celebration of
1000 years of Hungary. The park also features an impressive ice rink,
a lake, zoo and botanical garden and several other attractions. And, of course, don’t miss the Széchenyi
Thermal Bath which we already mentioned before. There are many other things to discover in
Budapest. Check our travel guide for more information. Our travel guide is a mobile-friendly .pdf
document that you can store on your phone for offline use. It covers the top 10 things
to do in Budapest, plus 10 additional attractions, maps, links, opening hours, and other information
that will help make your trip to Budapest stress-free. By purchasing our travel guide,
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