Recently named the best tourist attraction in the world by Forbes, Hungarian Parliament is drawing more visitors than ever—cementing Budapest as one of this year’s top destinations for travellers across the globe. This bustling metropolis in the heart of Europe, with its Buda district to the west of the Danube and Pest to the east, has an interesting sight or activity to experience no matter where you turn.
Though the Parliament building might be your first stop in Hungary’s capital (and it’s a great place to start any holiday in Budapest), there are tons of significant landmarks and hidden gems you can explore on your own, with a partner, or alongside the whole family. Check out Park Plaza’s guide to the best landmarks in Budapest and how to see them.
See Budapest’s main attractions by boat
Those who would like to get to know Budapest from a different perspective should definitely not miss a boat trip along the Danube. Admire some famous sights, such as the Hungarian Parliament and the Castle Palace. You also pass directly under the famous Chain Bridge.
Stop for a drink in the legendary ruin bars
A visit to the ruin bars is legendary. Many of the modern, but also partly dilapidated bars are located in the Jewish quarter, where Budapest’s alternative scene has developed in recent years. The first and most famous ruin bar is Szimpla Kert.
Feast in the Great Market Hall
As the saying goes, the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. Feasting in the Great Market Hall is a must for all those who are interested in culinary delights. You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and meat, spices and wine, among other things. There are also food stalls with delicious Hungarian dishes.
Go for a soak in the thermal baths
How about a wellness trip to one of the thermal baths? Budapest’s thermal baths are famous all over Europe and a spa day is one of the most popular activities. The most famous thermal baths are the Széchenyi Thermal Bath and the Gellért Thermal Bath. The Palatinus Bath is also a perfect place for a family outing.
Budapest has a lot to offer, and Park Plaza Budapest hotel is the ideal accommodation for families, couples and solo travellers looking to make the most of their time in the city. We’re perfectly situated on the Danube with views of Parliament you have to see to believe. Visit our website to learn more or book your stay today.