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Budapest

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Szechenyi Chain Bridge featuring a bridge, night scenes and a river or creek

Dubbed the Paris of the East by some, Budapest's inspiring architecture, memorable river views and unique café culture will have you head over heels in love with this city.

The city's Buda Castle is three attractions wrapped up into one. This castle isn’t just an impressive building, but also home to the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Set aside at least half a day to have a look around the current exhibits and see the castle and the wonderful grounds to their fullest.

To get to the castle, you can either climb the stairs up Castle Hill or avoid the climb by taking the Buda Castle Funicular. The funicular is a cliff side cable railway which connects Adam Clark Square to the castle. Don’t want to miss the views of Budapest? You can always take the steps back down!

However, Budapest doesn't just stop there with the fantastic views. For further city views, take a visit to the largest church in Budapest, St. Stephen’s Basilica. The church is an iconic part of Budapest’s skyline and it took over 50 years to build! Tackle the 364 steps up to the dome’s observation deck – or take the lift – and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across Budapest.

Uncover a new side of Budapest by taking a night time cruise along the Danube river. The city’s famous Chain Bridge is spectacularly lit in the evenings and the outline of Budapest's buildings looks incredible against the dark sky.

Coffee culture was introduced to Budapest in the 16th century and it became increasingly important after the growth of coffee houses in the 19th century. Gerbeaud, one of Europe’s oldest cafés, can be found in the heart of Budapest on Vörösmarty Square. The café is well known for its delicious cakes, confectionaries and coffees, and you shouldn't return from your Budapest holiday without visiting it before you leave.

Take a trip to Budapest for a break that’s filled with new and delicious foods, cultural discovery and unforgettable views.

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Where to stay in Budapest

H2 Hotel Budapest
H2 Hotel Budapest
3.5 out of 5
Sas u.24., Budapest
The price is £48 per night from 27 Jul to 27 Jul
Located in Inner City Budapest, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Stephen's Basilica, Szechenyi Chain Bridge and Hungarian State Opera House. Parliament ...
H2 Hotel Budapest
Anantara New York Palace Budapest
Anantara New York Palace Budapest
5 out of 5
Erzsebet Korut 9-11, Budapest
The price is £131 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Located in Erzsebetvaros, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Blaha Lujza Square, Dohany Street Synagogue and House of Terror. Hungarian State Opera ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"Awesome place!!! Love it!"

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2021

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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
5 out of 5
Erzsébet Tér 7-8, Budapest
The price is £157 per night from 7 Aug to 7 Aug
This family-friendly Budapest hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Vorosmarty Square, St. Stephen's Basilica and Szechenyi Chain ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (998 reviews)
"Location,Service is perfect."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
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Hobbit Ház
Hobbit Ház
2.5 out of 5
Fo Utca 72/B, Urom
Situated in Urom, this spa apartment building is within 9 miles (15 km) of Aquincum Museum and Ruin Garden, Parliament Building and Szechenyi Thermal Bath. Heroe's ...
Hobbit Ház
Mohatetős Lombház
Mohatetős Lombház
2.5 out of 5
Fo utca 72/A, Urom
Situated in Urom, this apartment building is within 9 miles (15 km) of Aquincum Museum and Ruin Garden, Parliament Building and Szechenyi Thermal Bath. Fisherman's ...
Mohatetős Lombház
LupaCamping
LupaCamping
1 out of 5
2 Lupaszigeti u., Budakalasz
Situated in Budakalasz, this campsite is within 9 miles (15 km) of Aquincum Museum and Ruin Garden, Aquaworld Budapest and Parliament Building. Szechenyi Thermal ...
LupaCamping
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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