Best things to do in Budapest

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Szimpla Kert
14 Kazinczy u.
535local recommendations
Bence
Bence says “Szimpla Kert" - The legendary Szimpla Kert is the most complex and best-known ruin pub in Budapest. ...” ·
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2. Central Market Hall
1-3 Vámház krt.
452local recommendations
Szilvi
Szilvi says “The Great Market Hall or Central Market Hall (Hungarian "Nagyvásárcsarnok") is the largest and oldes...” ·
3. Gozsdu udvar
Gozsdu udvar
465local recommendations
Éva
Éva says “Cool party center: Gozsdu Udvar (meaning "Gozsdu Courtyard" in Hungarian) was named after a Romanian...” ·
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4. City Park
263local recommendations
Bence
Bence says “Városliget" - One of the first public parks of the world, Városliget (also referred to as City Park)...” ·
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5. instant club
51 Akácfa u.
178local recommendations
Violeta And Robert
Violeta And Robert says “Instant is truly the enchanted forest of Budapest's ruin pubs and bars. Featuring 26 rooms, 7 bars, ...” ·
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6. Váci Street
Váci u.
297local recommendations
Bence
Bence says “Váci Street" - is the most renowned pedestrian shopping street of Budapest. It stretches to a little...” ·
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7. Andrássy út
Andrássy út
278local recommendations
Ilona
Ilona says “At the time of its completion in 1885, Andrássy Avenue was considered a masterpiece of city planning...” ·
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8. Hungarian State Opera
22 Andrássy út
428local recommendations
Éva
Éva says “The masterpiece venue of Miklós Ybl – one of Hungary’s greatest architects – set on the lengthy lane...” ·
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9. Ötkert Club
4/A Zrínyi u.
135local recommendations
Peter
Peter says “Situated on Zrínyi Street, the club Ötkert stands just a few minutes away from the Basilica and the ...” ·
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10. Menza
2 Liszt Ferenc tér
147local recommendations
Andrea
Andrea says “Among the trendy restaurants of Liszt Ferenc Square, you can find Menza, a vintage place where the t...” ·
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11. Hungarian Parliament Building
1-3 Kossuth Lajos tér
582local recommendations
Éva
Éva says “Gracefully shaping Pest’s skyline, Europe’s second biggest Parliament building is one of Budapest’s ...” ·
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12. New York Palace Café
9-11 Erzsébet krt.
128local recommendations
Alisa
Alisa says “It is an scene of Hungarian literary life, the meeting point of tourists and art enthusiasts, and th...” ·
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13. St. Stephen's Basilica
1 Szent István tér
491local recommendations
Peter
Peter says “St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent István-bazilika) is the largest church of Budapest. The building was f...” ·
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14. Margaret Island
466local recommendations
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa says “As one of Budapest’s largest parks, this Danube isle of open space is a cherished oasis for generati...” ·
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15. Dohány Street Synagogue
2 Dohány u.
434local recommendations
Peter
Peter says “The Dohány Street Synagogue (Hungarian: Dohány utcai zsinagóga/nagy zsinagóga, Hebrew: בית הכנסת הגד...” ·
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16. Café Gerbeaud
102local recommendations
Edina
Edina says “Gerbeaud, one of Vörösmarty tér’s (Vörösmarty Square) emblematic venues, is arguably the most famous...” ·
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17. Akvárium Klub
12 Erzsébet tér
91local recommendations
Dávid
Dávid says “This is a club below a glass bottom pool, built inside a large whole originaly dug to build the Nati...” ·
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18. House of Terror
60 Andrássy út
276local recommendations
Éva
Éva says “Embark on a time-transcending journey to Budapest’s communist era, get a feel of the country’s times...” ·
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19. Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
6-12 Állatkerti krt.
219local recommendations
Peter
Peter says “The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden (Fővárosi Állat- és Növénykert) is one of the eldest zoos of t...” ·
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20. Gellért-hegy
158local recommendations
James
James says “Gellért Hill (Gellért-hegy), a gemstone of Budapest, rises above the skyline of Buda with its 235 me...” ·
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21. Hungarian National Museum
14-16 Múzeum krt.
263local recommendations
Lili
Lili says “The Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) standing in Kiskörút is the largest museum of ...” ·
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22. 360 Bar
39 Andrássy út
77local recommendations
Violeta And Robert
Violeta And Robert says “If you walk into the right wing of the Paris Department Store on Andrássy Avenue and step into the e...” ·
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23. Bors Gastro Bar
10 Kazinczy u.
76local recommendations
Massimo
Massimo says “If you want to try a special sandwich, this is the right place. Opened by a group of boys, it has be...” ·
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24. Corvin Club & Roof Terrace
1-2 Blaha Lujza tér
106local recommendations
Peter
Peter says “Besides courtyards and parks, we can find an exciting place, which is Corvintető. The roof terrace w...” ·
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25. Ráday Street
Ráday u.
126local recommendations
Krisztián
Krisztián says “The Calvin and connecting Boráros space Raday utca Ferencváros 900 meters of a dominant. Often nickn...” ·
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26. Morrison's 2.
11 Szent István krt.
67local recommendations
Agi & Istvan
Agi & Istvan says “Morrison's music pub 2 is the biggest club of Budapest city centre.The club is waiting for its guest...” ·
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27. Kazinczy Street
Kazinczy u.
118local recommendations
Erno & Maria
Erno & Maria says “The Jewish Quarter's busiest and rather narrow lane bears the name Kazinczy Street since 1897, and c...” ·
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28. Heroes' Square
Hősök tere
294local recommendations
Ilona
Ilona says “Laid out in 1896 to mark the thousandth anniversary of Hungary, Heroes' Square (Hősök tere) is the l...” ·
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29. City Park Ice Rink and Boating
5 Olof Palme stny.
61local recommendations
Ági
Ági says “The City Park Ice Rink offers its ice surface of 12 thousand square metres both for sporting activit...” ·
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30. Chain Bridge
Széchenyi Lánchíd
269local recommendations
Alisa
Alisa says “The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest,...” ·