There are many amazing things to see in Budapest. That’s why you can follow my track and get some useful information.
What to see in Budapest
First of all you need to get a city map, this is always my first step. You can get it from the tourist information or just go to the old town and take one from the people selling Bus Tours. The maps are brilliant if you want to do some sightseeing. For me it’s easy to skip sightseeing in different places, I prefer watching local people in daily life, know their culture. But in Budapest you must do some sightseeing. Don’t be surprised with really poor districts and people. But the 4 lines underground is great.
From there you can have a walk around the old town. It’s really possible to find nice small local restaurants there.
Central Market Hall – a place where you can eat local cuisine. Must try! Be prepared the place is really crowded! Try Hungarian food as it looks really delicious but do not buy souvenirs, they are much cheaper on the streets of the old town.
Museum of Applied Arts – amazing building:
Walking toward the Hungarian Parliament you need to see The Shoes on the Danube – this is a memorial to the Budapest Jews who were shot by Arrow Cross militiamen between 1944 and 1945. The idea of the monument came from a movie director.
Public transport in Budapest
If you want to travel to Buda on the other side of the river it’s best to take a bus no 16. It’s gonna take all along the Buda Hill directly to Matthias Church & Fisherman’s Bastion (amazing during night). You can admire the Parliament buildings during a night light. The bus also stops neat the Citadel (the view from the top on the picture) and goes really often so you can have few bus stops, go sightseeing and continue with the next bus. Don’t forget to walk the Chain Bridge.