- 8 Nov 2023 5:51 AM
1. Take a walk on fabulous Margaret Island
Margaret Island is gorgeous in every season, but autumn is particularly dazzling with its golden leaves and fresh, pleasant air.
During the day, take a stroll along the island’s winding paths, take in the magnificent views of Budapest from atop of the Margaret Island Water Tower and then hop on a pedal carriage! And in the evening, visit Lumina Park, where you can wander among special light installations!
2. Take a boat trip on the Danube
For a unique way to discover the capital, take a Danube sightseeing boat. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views over lunch or dinner on board. And if you choose the Riverride sightseeing bus, you can see Budapest’s most beautiful sights from both land and river in one trip!
3. Pose with the stars at Madame Tussauds Budapest
Take photos with the world’s most iconic celebrities at Madame Tussauds Budapest! Check out the lifelike wax sculptures of over 50 stars in the inner-city museum, including the Pope, Freddie Mercury and Lionel Messi!
4. Taste some of the most famous Hungarian drinks
It’s a must to try Hungary’s best-known alcoholic beverages during your stay in Budapest! Grab a shot of pálinka or Unicum in one of the bars or visit the Unicum House and the Pálinka Experience Museum where you can not only taste the real Hungarian flavours, but also learn interesting facts about the history and production of the drinks!
5. Discover the Jewish Quarter
Budapest’s Jewish Quarter is clearly one of the parts of the Hungarian capital you should not miss during your visit. Discover the many historical and cultural attractions of Jewish culture in the quarter. The Kazinczy and Dohány Street Synagogues are a truly unique experience!
6. Admire the breathtaking view from atop of the Basilica
Located in the heart of the inner city, the Basilica is an impressive sight from the outside alone. Not to speak of the view from its 96-metre-high tower! The Basilica enshrines the right hand of the founder of the Hungarian state, King Saint Stephen, the relic of the Holy Right, and is also home to one of the largest organs in the country! The church has excellent acoustics and organ concerts are held regularly, so make sure you don’t miss out!
7. On a rainy day, head to the Museum of Fine Arts
For art lovers, the Museum of Fine Arts is a veritable Canaan. The 120-year-old museum boasts more than 100,000 works of art on display. You’ll find permanent exhibitions ranging from antiquity to 18th century works, including paintings by Leonardo, Monet, Goya and Rembrandt. Plus, the Renoir temporary exhibition is now open in the autumn!
8. Check out the Pesti Vigadó
It is worth visiting the Pesti Vigadó building on the Danube bank, where you can take a guided walk and learn about Hungarian culture and architecture. The Vigadó also hosts regular concerts and exhibitions. And from the Panorama Terrace on the 6th floor, you can enjoy an unparalleled view!
9. Warm up in one of the thermal baths
Budapest is very famous for its medicinal baths, so there’s no question that you should definitely visit one of them on a cool autumn day! Széchenyi Bath is considered to be one of the largest bathing complexes in Europe, and it’s also home to one of the hottest hot springs on the continent! In addition to Széchenyi, the thermal pools of Gellért, Rudas and Lukács Thermal Baths also offer great relaxation and revitalisation!
10. Take a walk around Buda Castle
Be sure to explore the Buda Castle District on your trip and explore the Buda Castle Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, National Gallery and the Hospital in the Rock, all full of historical and cultural treasures.
You don’t even have to worry about how you get uphill, as the Buda Castle Funicular allows you to get to the Castle quickly and easily, while enjoying a beautiful panoramic view!
+1 Immerse yourself in art at the Light Arts Museum
At the Light Arts Museum downtown, you can experience a truly immersive experience in a unique light exhibition. You can see works by more than 40 international artists in the form of light installations, projections and immersive spaces!
Source: Budapestinfo.hu - republished with permission