Some of the top sights to visit in Budapest


The city is huge and is made up of a number of districts that are worth visiting, and has been nicknamed by many as the "Paris of the East" for its delightful culture and architecture, and the following are just some of the places where you can see this for yourself.

Cave Hospital

The Hospital in the Rock Museum can be found beneath Buda Castle Hill and is part of a 6 mile stretch of interconnected caves and cellars. The history of the hospital stems from World War II, which saw the caves used as an air raid shelter and as an emergency surgical hospital. As an important part of Budapest's history, it was opened to the public in 2008 and visitors can take part in one-hour guided tours.

Thermal Baths and Spa

Budapest's thermal baths are legendary, and a visit to the city would not be complete without taking a dip in the healing waters. Two of the best public baths to visit include Széchenyi Spa and Gellért Baths, which have a mixture of outdoor pools, indoor pools, soaking pools, massage areas, hot tubs and saunas.

Savoyai Terrace in Buda Castle

This area of the beautiful Buda Castle offers the most spectacular views of Budapest, and the square offers a view that allows viewers to see the Danube course between the two sides of the city, the Parliament Building, the Monument of Liberty and the Gellért Hill.

The Parliament Building

This is one of Budapest's most iconic sights and is a must for visitors. The elegant and impressive neogothic building sits alongside the Danube River and it is worth trying to get a good view of it from a distance. It is well worth taking a guided tour inside the building and these are free for those who live in the European Union. Tours get booked up quickly on the day though so it is worth getting advance tickets.

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