Gorges city, lots of sight seeing, 1000 years of history, great parks, zoo, bathhouses, great hotels, boat rides on the Danube, awesome food, hiking places around the city(mountains,forests)the bridges are fantastic, churches,museums,etc.
Budapest is a must-see for the serious traveller in Europe. Often missed because of the fact that it is a little off the beaten path, it is city worth going the extra distance to experience.
The people are very friendly and helpful and genuinely put forth the effort to make you feel welcome in their city. You don't have to go far out of your way at all to find something interesting to do. Just walking down the historical streets and pedestrian-only alleyways and parks can fill an entire day. There are seemingly an unlimited choice of great restaurants, cafes, bars, and bakeries to enjoy the local cuisine. The food is a real treat and there is a large variety of items to try. The city is incredibly photogenic so have your camera ready! It's almost harder to decide what NOT to take a photo of.
One of the best cities I have visited - so clean and the architecture is stunning. The spas are great to experience, the people are friendly and helpful and the food is usually very good.
Love the trams to get around and the Metro is so easy to understand. If you remember to take forints and pay in forints even with your card it is quite reasonable for UK citizens. Lovely ittle airport with great duty free selection. We will go back one day.
A lot of walking so make sure you have a pair of good shoes. The Buda (Hill) area is beautiful. We visited the Buda Castle, Fisherman Bastion, it gives a beautiful slight of the Pest.
Beautiful city, so much to see, and very good value for money for a city break. Pántlika Bisztró was a nice funky place to stop for lunch in the park, good food and friendly staff.
It's a real shame that staff in other cafés and restaurants could frequently be astonishingly rude and unhelpful.
Fabulous destination. Very cheap and the people are lovely and friendly. The tours are great but the hop on and hop off bus need better organisation at the weekends.
The boat tour was lovely and relaxing.
Budapest is understated compared to Vienna and Prague. I have seen Prague but I preferred this city as being more organized, cleaner and the locals more friendly.
There's so much to see in the city and the best way to discover is getting lost and just walk and view the sights. Of course, there's always the highlights - spas, museums, the Parliament, the Danube River - but the best places for me is just to wander around and view their beautiful and historic buildings that dot the city
The major need to spend more time and money to keep the city clean. The sign board are good. We did not use much of the public transport while we are in the city.
The hop on/off but is the way to go for Budapest city tour. Market at some of the square are the way to go to try some local food and alcohol. Mix with little music too. Please join the free walk tour they are great inside to the history. Would love to visit this place again.
We would like to come back again and visit Budapest. There is so much attractions that you can find in Budapest so every day can be fullfilled with great content.
Along with Vienna this must be one of the most outstanding scenic cities in Europe. Go on one of the hop on hop off bus tours some of them include a river tour.
We booked with the Big Bus tour and that was well worth it. A river cruise is also well worth it and especially at night. However along with its sights it is no longer a cheap city. We booked a four star international hotel and I would not rate it as 2 stars having just stayed in a 3 star hotel in a third world country which was far superior to the one I stayed in in Budapest.
So much to do and see however we really enjoyed the Trap Rooms and the labyrinth over on Buda hills. The sights from Buda are spectacular, would go back again.
A beautiful city of varied architecture. Some very smart areas, some very dowdy. The Pariament buildings, the Cathedrals and the city centre are beautiful.
The 48hr Hop on Hop off buses are brillant and if you validate your ticket at midday(ish) you can effectively get 3 days sightseeing; this also includes a 1hr river boat trip (woth doing. The covered market near Liberty Bridge is worth a visit. All public buses / trams / metro & trolley buses are FREE if you are from an EU country and over 65 - but carry some age ID with you. Had 4 nights there and it was wonderful. recommend it.
Budapest is really beautiful, especially near the river. I find the inhabitants to be rude and generally unfriendly, which is a shame for such a nice city.
Architecture or history lovers should definitely come and visit. As well, Hungarian dishes contain very delicious meat.
Historically fascinating, but still recovering from the Communist era. The central area is well maintained, but other parts of the city are falling apart.
Having lived in Budapest 22 years ago, we were overwhelmed to see how the city is thriving. Budapest is an historic city with magnificent Architecture.
. The city is very clean. People care about this wonderful city and it shows. Definitely one of the great cities in Eurooe.
What a city!! Totally exceeded my expectations - awe-inspiring buildings, the Danube lends a huge character to the city which even Vienna cannot match.
The Castle is in a most awesome location - a city that should be a must-see for any traveller who is into history and architecture. Also very affordable
I can see Budapest people quite nice, they are willing to help people like me, they try to use their limited English to explain what I want to ask.
Public transport also good, I got one day ticket to travel around the city, I used my smart phone with 3G data , so that I can always to check where I am and which transport to take me to the place.
This city is undergoing a rennasance. Its historic architecture has been restored to its pre war glory, and it is just a delight to visit.
Nice overlook of the city. But a little discovering shows a city that needs money to upkeep and update its buildings and infrastructures.
Definitively a city to visit, but for myself, comes below Prague or Vienna.
Great city with rich historical culture. There are many things to do and see especially boat trips on the river between Buda and Pest.
Budapest have numerous historical sites and buildings but maintenance is lacking. Many of buildings have peeling off paint or layers.
Food is restaurants are not cheap as it costs thousands of forint for a meal. Every attraction need a fee to visit so it is not that cheap to visit in budapest
Great city with rich cultural heritage and architecture. People are bit shy, but once you get to know them, very warm and friendly.
Great for tasting different foods/ruin bars and pubs.
To really see this city we took the on/off bus tour and really enjoyed the number of options and the ticket was good for 2 days.
I love Budapest! This was my third visit and once again I left with plans to come back again as soon as possible and see more.
Lovely city with plenty to do and see - pity about the people who are very sullen and out for all they can get from tourists.
It cost between 59P and one euro to use the public loos which are not great. Be very aware that if you catch a taxi from the airport into the city it is about 7,500 but from the city back to the airport it is about 12.500 as the taxis are more expensive from the city. We would not visit again, which is a shame , as I have previously said - a nice city.
Love the city! You can walk around and find a nice building at every corner and everything is pretty much inexpensive.
The food is good, there are plenty of spas to enjoy and it's easy to walk around since the city center is not too large and the public transportation is also really efficient. It's a real imperial capital with a decadent twist but without the lingering, dark atmosphere of gothic cities like Prague. It's more like Wien with a tribal origin and a stronger identity.
More beautiful than Vienna. The areas which have been restored are fascinating, but much remains to be done.
They still have to learn what service means (here Vienna is far superior, not to speak of other large cities more to the west. Its wonderful to see this part of Europe back after such a long occupation.
Budapest is not the friendliest city as not most of them don't speak English based on my travel experience.
However, it is definitely a lovely place with beautiful architecture buildings. Most of the attraction are reachable via tram and metro and it is better to buy 24 hours or 48 hours pass for your transport and remember to keep your ticket as people do check your ticket. If you love to walk, walk along the river, it is beautiful and you will find cool places!
My husband is Hungarian and I have been to the city several times, this was my first time as a tourist.
I wish I had seen more of it all of the other times I was here. I will be visiting more of the historical places as well as the restaurants each time I come back to visit family.