What to visit in Budapest

Anna Segesvári

What to visit in Budapest?

You're new to the city or simply wish to see some of Budapest's most interesting and fun locations? If you're not sure what to do in Budapest, here are our picks top ten places to try. We have chosen some of the favorite traditional places and some of the more unusual and hidden attractions.

1. Take a Segway tour in Budapest:

If you want to experience the city's highlights in a fun way and are willing to spend a little more, go to Segway Tours Budapest by GetSegwayTM, Galamb utca 3, 1052.

  • Have a Segway tour to Gellert Hill in Budapest, with amazing views across the Danube, and the city.
  • Segways combine ease of movement with the flexibility to stop regularly.
  • It lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes, and it stops at 25 different locations throughout the city. 
  • You slide through old town, the Buda hills, Margarita Island, and more .
  • You won't need to shoot selfies because your guide will photograph the entire group.



2. Relax in the Historic Thermal Bath Széchenyi fürdő

You're looking for a way to relax and enjoy seeing prehistoric buildings? These two can be combined at Budapest's historic thermal bath Széchenyi fürdő, at llatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146.

  • It is Budapest's most popular bathing spot, and one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.
  • The place became the international bath of the year in 2016.
  • The Bath is supported by the second deepest well of Budapest, which is 1,246 meters deep.
  • The 76 degrees Celsius hot water contains lots of useful minerals and materials, including sodium, calcium magnesium hydrogen carbonate, sulfates, fluoride and meta-boric acid.



3. Ride the Castle Hill Funicular

Riding the Castle Hill Funicular (Budavári Sikló) at Clark Ádám tér, 1013, is a pleasant and unique way to get a great view of the city.

  • This place is located at the Buda end of the Chain Bridge, and only a few minutes to ride.
  • It offers a unique and breathtaking view of Budapest, the River Danube, and historic buildings on Castle Hill, such as the Fisherman's Bastion.
  • On the Pest side of the river, you can see the Margaret Island.
  • It is an unique way to view the city!



4. House Of Terror

You're interested in learning more about history, and hearing about more serious subjects? If so, take a visit to the House of Terror museum, which is located at Andrássy út 60, 1062.

  • For more than a decade, this place symbolized the cruel heart of those that would stop at nothing to rule this land.
  • In 1944, during the final days of WWII, the Hungarian Nazi Party took control of Budapest and made this building its headquarters.
  • It has shows about the fascist and communist governments in Hungary during the twentieth century.
  • This place serves as reemembrance to the victims of these dictatorships, including those who were arrested, interrogated, tortured, or died there.



5. Museum of Illusions:

Do you want to visit a museum where you may take silly selfies and have a fantastic illusions experience? At Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 3, 1065, enter the fascinating world of illusions, which will fool your trust in your own senses while also surprise you; a world that will entirely amaze you while also educate you.

  • The museum provides an interactive, entertaining, and exciting experience for everyone.  
  • It is a wonderful, interesting, and unusual location for all age.
  • The use of entertaining and fascinating techniques will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain, and science, making it easier to understand why your eyes see things that your brain doesn't.



If you want to go out for a good lunch or dinner instead of walking around the city, you should head to some of Budapest's most unique restaurants.

6. Mazel Tov Budapest:

Visit Mazel Tov, a unique location in Akácfa utca 47, 1072, and have an unforgettable experience.

  • Visit Mazel Tov if you like the ruin bar concept in theory but prefer a more upscale experience.
  • It is a middle Eastern restaurant inside Budapest's busy Jewish Quarter .
  • You can get drinks, mezze plates, modern fittings with lush greenery.



7. The Magic Budapest

If you enjoy the magical world and want to have an unforgettabel experience, while also eating some remarkable food, you should visit the magic at Hajós utca 25, 1065.

  • Enter a Legendary Magic World surrounded by amazing items, mystical treasure, and magical creatures.
  • Witches rush around you, serving magical meals.
  • Because the restaurant is generally crowded, it's a good idea to reserve a table or inquire about available seating before you arrive!




8. Dallas Restaurant

Have an unrepetable experience with a restaurant that takes you to America. The Dallas Restaurant, located at Zayt 5, 1037, is unquestionably the best place to do just that.

  • This place will teleport you  to America.
  • You can have burgers, steak specialties, hot dogs and other snacks.
  • The restaurant is designed to look exactly like the real American buffets you see in movies: checkered floors, swinging doors, bar stools, billboards, neon lights.
  • On Sundays, they have family activities and a clown! 
  • Head to Texas in Budapest!



9. ZOO Café

Do you enjoy animals and having a nice time while drinking and snacking? Both are available at the ZOO café, which is located at Fejér György utca 3, 1053.

  • In the heart of the city, surrounded by unique animals, you can enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, or cake in a relaxing setting.
  • This is a wonderful spot for animal lovers, with over 60 creatures.
  • Although there is a one-hour time limit, it is well worth it!
  • You may also pet and hold some of the world's most exotic animals.



10. Cereal Beast Cafe:

If you just need a great breakfast and you like different kinds of cereals, go to the Cereal Beast Cafe at Akácfa utca 65, 1073, and try all of the different cereals and drinks they have to offer.

  • You can enjoy a variety of different kinds of cereals from around the world with colored milk and other fun things.
  • The place has gluten free options too!
  • They offer a wide variety of cereals and toppings.
  • You can choose from any kind of milk, including plant based and they can also color it.