One of Europe’s most vibrant, picturesque and thriving cities, Budapest is bursting with attributes for a fantastic city break. Comprising of Buda and Pest, set either side of the Daube River that runs through the middle, Hungary’s capital city of thriving contrasts.

With its picturesque bridges, verdant riverside hills and grand buildings, Budapest offers plenty to sate the cultural mind, while its famous spas and varied architecture is a treat for the senses. However, for those willing to explore, Budapest is a veritable warren of side streets, where quirky bars, lively cafes and museums beckon you for an unforgettable experience.


What you’ll love most about Budapest

  • Delve into the rich history of Budapest at Buda Castle, where centuries of Hungarian heritage are showcased amidst grand courtyards and opulent interiors, offering panoramic views of the city and the majestic Danube River
  • Explore the architectural marvels of the Hungarian Parliament Building, with its Gothic Revival façade and iconic dome, dominating the city skyline and illuminating the banks of the Danube with its majestic beauty
  • Wander through the vibrant streets of the Jewish Quarter, where historic synagogues, quirky ruin bars, and bustling markets create a lively atmosphere that reflects Budapest’s cultural diversity and creative spirit
  • Relax in the healing waters of the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, one of the largest thermal spa complexes in Europe, where thermal pools, saunas, and steam rooms offer rejuvenation and relaxation amidst Neo-Baroque architecture and lush gardens
  • Indulge in the flavours of Hungarian cuisine, from hearty goulash and savory lángos to sweet chimney cake and robust Tokaji wine, as you dine in cosy bistros, elegant cafes, and traditional restaurants that celebrate the country’s culinary heritage
  • Experience the magic of Budapest at night, as historic landmarks are illuminated against the dark sky, with illuminated bridges spanning the Danube and riverside promenades buzzing with nightlife, offering enchanting views and unforgettable memories of Hungary’s capital
  • Couple at Fisherman Bastion viewpoint, Budapest

  • Statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy at Buda Castle, Budapest

  • Buda Castle and Royal Palace

  • Vajdahunyad Castle in the City Park of Budapest

  • House of Music in City Park, Budapest

  • Mattias Church in Trinity Square, Budapest

  • Aerial view of Szechenyi thermal bath, Budapest

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 6℃
  • 11℃
  • 17℃
  • 23℃
  • 26℃
  • 28℃
  • 28℃
  • 23℃
  • 16℃
  • 9℃
  • 4℃
  • 11
  • 7
  • 11
  • 13
  • 14
  • 12
  • 12
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 12

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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