What You Should See in Budapest

Budapest sunset

Buzzing nightlife, delicious restaurants and spectacular architecture – Hungary’s capital is sure to impress. Here are 5 unmissable spots you should see while in Budapest…

1. Budapest Thermal Baths 

Known as ‘the city of spas’, Budapest lies on a geological fault line meaning its thermal baths are fed by hot springs. Szechenyi Bath is the most popular and largest thermal baths in Budapest, meaning it does get very busy. I visited Gellért Thermal Bath which thankfully wasn’t very busy. I’d recommend visting later on in the day – it shuts at 7pm so if you only want to spend a couple hours there it’ll definitely be quieter.

2. Budapest Bar Crawl 

A bar crawl is a definite must-do activity as it’s a fun and sociable way of scoping out the good bars and clubs while exploring the city. Visit the Longest Running Bar Crawl – it won’t dissapoint. Here you’ll check out authentic Ruin Bars and then dance the night away in one of their famous clubs. Purchase tickets online and save!

3. Pin Ball Museum 

Pinball museum

Feeling nostalgic? Take a trip down memory lane with over 140 interactive pinball machines & vintage arcade games dating from 1940. When you arrive at the destination it looks a bit bland and worn from the outside; however, walk down the steep steps and you are welcomed into this LED frenzy. Tickets start from HUF 2500 (around £5.50) & then you’re free to play on as many games as you desire for as long as you’d like! A perfect rainy-day activity, plus there’s a bar.

Pinball museum

4. Admire the Architecture


My favourite thing to do in Budapest was to wonder about with no agenda and just admire all the architecture. Budapest has a really good tram system, they run from 4:30am-22:45pm. Easily jump on and off to your destination, or better yet walk if it is in close proximity.


5. Visit the Ruin Bars

If pub crawls aren’t your thing, the Ruin Bars are still a must-see activity. Formerly abandoned buildings, they’re now popular, quirky places to eat, drink and dance the night away!

Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert was my personal favourite out of all the Ruin bars I visited. Inside there are different rooms with multiple bars scattored over two floors with different interior designs. It’s completely unique and fascinating to have a wonder around in! Plus there is no admission charge so even if you aren’t bothered about drinking you can have an explore and then leave.


All-in-all Budapest makes for a perfect city break. What would you like to see while in Budapest?

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