10 Things to do in Budapest for FREE

The main reason most people visit Budapest is its thermal baths. Ηowever, when you take a break from them, you can´t but explore the rest of the city. Budapest is rich in insane views since it has a lot of high points. It is very easy to explore and enjoy the city without spending a dime.

1. Gellert Hill View

On your way to Citadella, stop at Gellert Hill for the most picturesque view in all of Budapest. Take a moment and embrace the view. This monument will be specifically appreciated by photography lovers.

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2. Margaret Island

A great place to unwind and become one with nature. The perfect time to visit would be during spring, fall or summer when the weather is very good and you can fully enjoy the park.

Inside you can find the Music Fountain, canteens, cafes, bike renters, the city´s zoo, a Japanese and Rose garden and many more sights.

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3. Cross the Bridges

There are 4 gorgeous and big bridges in the centre of the city that unite Buda with Pest. Going towards all the famous sightseeing, you will see all of them and cross them on foot or public transportation. The chain bridge must be walked through during the day and at night.

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4. Free Walking Tour

Who doesn´t love a free tour in a beautiful city? Someone that knows the ropes and history and will be able to give you more insight on the history and sights of Budapest.

There are two tours daily, at 10.30 and 14.30. You do not need to make a booking, but you need to be on time. Private tours are also available, but for a charge. Visit the official free walking tour website for all tour options and choose the one that best fits you.

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5. Museum Lovers

Budapest has numerous interesting museums that are mostly come with a fee. However, during Hungarian national holidays (March 15; August 20; October 23) some of the city´s top museums open their doors for free.

So you might want to consider planning a trip during these dates if you want to take advantage of free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Hungarian National Museum and the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture.

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6. Budapest by Evening

Budapest is beautiful at all times of the day. But when the evening comes and the sun is about to set, it is truly an amazing time. The view is breathtaking and you get that cosy feeling of warmth.

There are so many people walking along the Danube with the sunset. Everything looks far prettier and it comes to be one of the best moments of being in Budapest.

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7. Parliament Scenery

When was the last time you saw a sight, museum, monument, city that left you in owe. The Hungarian Parliament has that effect on people.

When you visit it in the morning, you can see all the beauty from both its sides and admire the detail in this gorgeous architectural building.

However, at night it can leave you speechless. By many, it is considered to be one of the most stunning things to see in Europe.

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8. Explore Kosponti Vasarcsarnok (central market)

A market which the locals appreciate and visit daily. You can find anything from souvenirs to fresh produce.

As you enter, you will find all the local kiosks, where most Budapest citizens buy their vegetables, fruits and other products every day. However, on the second floor, you will find it filled with tourists, since it is the floor with all the souvenirs.

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9. Fisherman´s Bastion

One of the top attractions in Budapest. You can access from Buda Castle, feet, or by bus. Its unique fortification and lookout towers, provide a stunning view of the city.

A truly unique and gorgeous sight. The architecture is so different from everything else you see in Budapest with hundreds of tourists visiting on a daily basis.

We suggest you visit both in the morning and at night, when the view of the Parliament across is breathtaking.

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10. Palace of Arts

St. Stephen´s Day, is a national Hungarian holiday that occurs on the 20th of August of each year.  This long anticipating festival takes place in Mupa, the city’s biggest concert hall. During the day, you will see jazz concerts and many other performances that end with a firework show.

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Low Price & High Quality – Where to eat in Budapest

If you are looking for a classy, expensive and elegant restaurant to try, you are in the wrong place. The choices in Budapest are endless, with restaurants and cuisines from all over the world and for all budgets.

What you will find here are the best places in Budapest for lunch and dinner based on low price and good quality at the same time.

 

1. Lucky 7 Burgers & More

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The BEST burger you will have. It is flavorful and light. The burgers are made with high-quality beef and their homemade buns and ranch sauce are to die for.

Location: Piarista utca 1.Budapest 1052, Hungary

Price:   (approximately 10 euros per menu, including burger, side & drink)

What to try: Duck burger, Ceasar salad, Ranch sauce

 

2. Istanbul Kebab & Grill – Török Etterem

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A delicious Turkish restaurant, which also has delicious homemade foods. Very fast service and tasty food.

Location: Akacfa utca 5Budapest 1072, Hungary

Price: (2.30€ or 700 HUF  for Gyros pita)

What to try: Gyros pita, Baklava

 

3. Vapiano

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A pretty usual food place for Europeans. BUT, for some reason, this branch of Vapiano is not only fast but delicious. Everything is cooked much faster and for some reason, they taste even better.

Location: Vaci ut 1-3 | West End CenterBudapest, Hungary

Price:  (20€ or 6200 HUF for 2 pasta, 1 salad & 1 pizza)

What to try: One of everything (one pasta, one pizza, one salad)

 

4. Meatology Budapest

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Welcome to our exception. If you want gourmet dishes at a very low price, this is where you go. 2 brothers with many years of experience as chefs, team up in the heart of Budapest to create tastes that will explode in your mouth.

Location: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 15/BBudapest 1065, Hungary

Price:  (12€ or 3600 HUF for 1 burger & 1 salad)

What to try: Ceasar salad, Sticky pork belly sandwich, Meatology burger

 

5. Local Korner

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Pizza lovers, time to design your own pizza. Exactly the way you want it with any topping you desire.

Location: Szondi utca 19/ABudapest 1067, Hungary

Price:  (8€ or 2590 HUF for a 42cm pizza with cheese & 5 toppings)

What to try: Honestly, anything you want. Time to experiment

 

6. Hummusbar

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Who doesn’t love a great hummus place, especially when it is ideal for vegetarians? With more than 14 restaurants all around Budapest, Hummusbar is here to travel you with its exquisite flavors. What makes it even greater, is that also has a delivery service for those lazy days.

Location: Oktober 6 St. 19Budapest 1051, Hungary

Price:  (7€ or 2000 HUF for a falafel & hummus plate)

What to try: Falafel, Hummus Tahini, laffa wrap

 

7. Soul Food

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Jambalaya and Gumbo. What more do you want? Soul food that fills your soul with happiness.

Location: Kazinczy utca 32.Budapest 1075, Hungary

Price:  (12€ or 4000 HUF for Jambalaya & a burger)

What to try: Kreol burger, Jambalaya, Sweet potato bawl Aioli

 

8. Panineria

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Any kind of sandwich you choose, will for sure be fresh and delicious.

Location: Oktogon 4Budapest 1067, Hungary

Price:  (12€ or 4000 HUF for 2 sandwiches)

What to try: Philly Cheese Steak, Caprese, Paprica Chichen

9. Gyros Kerkyra Elterbar

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A taste of Greece, right here in Budapest. The food is simply delicious and fairly cheap.

Location: Eotvos Utca | 5Budapest 1067, Hungary

Price:  (3€ or 923 HUF for 1 gyro with pita)

What to try: Gyros pita, souvlaki, tzatziki

 

10. Pizzica

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Whether you want a good and whole pizza or just a slice, make sure to stop by Pizzica.

Location: Nagymezo utca 21Budapest 1065, Hungary

Price:  (1.60€ or 490 HUF for 1 pizza premium)

What to try: Proscuitto and potato in your pizzas

 

 

 

All pictures were taken for the restaurants´official site & facebook pages

10 Great Places for Breakfast in Budapest

You have decided to travel to Budapest for a few days, but your hotel does not provide breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Thankfully, you are visiting a city where breakfast is praised and loved., with many choices in every part of the city. Below you can find the most popular and tasty places to enjoy your breakfast.

Keep in mind that each place is different and not all of them have the basic traditional breakfast you would expect. Some are for donat lovers or kurtoskalacs explorers.

 

1. BITE

Definitely one of the best choices for breakfast. You can choose something healthy and nutritious or something super tasty but not really healthy. The sausage rolls are just delicious. But the secret recipe for their cinnamon rolls is out of this world.

Locations: Kertész u. 50, 1073 Ungarn

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2. Vinyl & Wood – Get Lost in Wonderland

Besides the great coffee and breakfast, what makes this place unique is the fact that you can have a coffee and eat WHILE shopping. Yes, shopping from a great selection of watches, sunglasses, wallet, backpacks, jewelry, and socks.

Location: Wesselényi u. 23, 1077 Ungarn

 

3. STIKA

Pancakes and eggs Benedict. Great coffee and croissants. A great place for your breakfast. You will not be disappointed since everything is simply delicious. But you might have trouble finding a table.

Location: Dob u. 46/a, 1072 Ungarn

4. The Donut Library

Although it is a very small store, it is truly beautiful. The moment you enter and see these colorful donuts, you know you will want to taste each and every one of them. Besides being delicious, they have some pretty unique fillings.

Locations: Károly krt. 7, 1075 Ungarn

Karinthy Frigyes út 18, 1111 Ungarn

Pozsonyi út 22, 1137 Ungarn

 

5. Inez Bagel Shop

When you pass by a bagel store and you catch yourself staring at them and drooling from inside, you know this is the one bagel you have to try ASAP.

Location: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 40, 1054 Ungarn

 

6. 9Bar

A beautifully decorated coffee spot with great options in pastries and good coffee. Try the egg basket with ham and the sausage croissant.

Location: Lázár u. 5, 1065 Ungarn

 

7. Molnar´s Kurtoskalacs

Kurtoskalacs is a traditional cylindrical sweet-cake made from sweet yeast-down. You can find it rolled in different tastes, such as sugar, cocoa, almonds, cinnamon and more. Molnar only offers kurtoskalacs for breakfast, but is it worth trying it.

Location: Váci u. 31, 1052 Ungarn

 

8. London Coffee Society

An adorable coffee place with a true Londoner´s style. For breakfast, you can have anything your heart desires, such as all types of eggs (poached, fried, scrambled), roasted beetroot puree with avocado and smoked salmon and vegan hummus.

Location: Dohány u. 27, 1074 Ungarn

9. Le Petit Bistro

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Hands down, the most adorable coffee place in Budapest. The moment you pass by, it instantly catches your eye and you get the strongest feeling of being in France. The decor is absolutely adorable both on the inside and outside.

Location: Hajós u. 26/b, 1065 Ungarn

 

10. Any bakery

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The city is filled with bakeries pretty much in every corner. They usually have a lot of options between pastries, types of bread and desserts.

 

 

All pictures were taken for the restaurants´official site & facebook pages