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Must Do Budapest

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

If you only have a day or two in Budapest, take a look at this list of top must-see places in the city. From castles, to bridges Budapest has so much to offer. These are my top five must see places to see and experience on your trip to Hungary..

Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest, Hungary
Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion

As one of the top destinations in Budapest, Fisherman’s Bastion has the best view of the entire city from the lookout. Built in the late 1800s, the seven turrets represent the seven tribes that founded modern-day Hungary. It was once used as a castle, with the lookout towers serving as additional protectors. This amazing view of the city should not be missed.

Buda Castle

Across the hill from Fisherman’s Bastion is the Buda Castle. It makes up a large area of the castle hill. This historic castle was once home to the kings of Hungary. It has had many renovations to make it a modern-day castle. I recommend exploring this complex during the day, as well as the evening when the crowds are gone and the castle is illuminated.

Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary
Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Chain Bridge

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge links the old cities of Buda and Pest, which the Danube separates. The bridge was the first to cross the Danube in Hungary. I recommend walking across the bridge to take in the beauty of the city.

The Baths

Budapest is known for its baths. One of the most popular baths is the Szechenyi Baths and Pool in the City Park. There are times when these baths are mixed gender and some days where only one gender is allowed in. These baths are entered for relaxation, enjoyment, and play.

Shoes on Danube Promenade, Budapest, Hungary
Shoes on Danube Promenade

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

On the bank of the Danube River is a tribute to the victims of World War II who were forced to remove their shoes before being shot. Created by sculptor Gyula Pauer and film director Can Togay the shoes reflect the different age, gender and occupation of the victims.

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