One of the best ways to understand the layout of Budapest’s twin cities is to take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of the city on open-top buses riding around the city, stopping off at all the main sights and viewpoints.
You’ve seen the Danube flowing under the Chain Bridge, glimpsed the Parliament House from Buda Castle and stood atop Gellért Hill for the best views of the city, so where else can you go to discover new views of joyfully Baroque Buda and the wide boulevards of Pest? Viewing Budapest by air presents an exciting – and exclusive – new perspective on Hungary’s capital city .
Stephen was Hungary’s first king and lived between 970 and 1038 AD; today he is the country’s patron saint and his feast day is the biggest celebratory day in the Hungarian calendar. Celebrating St Stephen’s Day in Budapest on August 20 is an unforgettable experience full of music, dancing, feasting and fireworks.
Budapest is a city of two halves, both lending themselves to being explored from street level. The Baroque grandeur of Buda and the urban grit of Pest unite across the River Danube to enable tours of the compact city center of Budapest on foot.
Street art in Budapest is regarded as a sustainable way of repurposing old derelict buildings and adding color to areas such as Budapest District 7, which is already famous for its rehabilitating of dilapidated houses into ruin pubs.
Buda Castle and its palatial surrounding complex, once home to the Hungarian kings, sits high above Budapest on Castle Hill on the west side of the River Danube. Here’s how to discover the sights of the Castle District in Budapest.