9 things to do for free in Budapest A city with unforgettable and unique charm, Budapest has everything from history, culture and stunning landscapes. Here, we round up nine things to do for free in the Hungarian capital
Walk Across Chain Bridge The first bridge to connect Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of the city, and now an iconic landmark of the Hungarian capital, Chain Bridge offers some of the best views of the city.
Admire Heroes’ Square One of Budapest’s most-visited sites, Heroes’ Square is a magnificent memorial constructed in 1896 for the millennium of the Magyar Conquest of Hungary. Rich with historic and political connotations, you’ll find images of war, work, welfare, peace and glory, standing proudly on the two imposing semi- circular structures. Műcsarnok Art Gallery Fine Arts Museum
Wander through the Jewish Quater Head to the fascinating area of the old, WWII Jewish Ghetto and get a taste for real local life in Budapest. Walk the beautiful streets and visit Dohány Street Synagogue - Europe’s largest Synagogue - or take rest at one of the area’s cosy tea-houses or boutique eateries.
Marvel at Hungary’s Parliament A beautiful building with amazing architecture, the Hungarian Parliament building on the banks of the Danube River, is home to the Hungarian Crown Jewels and serves as both a vibrant government centre and a proud city landmark.
People Watch on Váci Street Váci utca is the perfect place to window shop and people watch! It was the main street of Pest during the 18th century, and today this trendy part of the city is lined with upscale shops, restaurants and cafes As the main pedestrian shopping street in Budapest, you’ll find lots of souvenir shops, brand-name stores and buildings boasting stunning architecture. So even if you’re not looking to spend, a walk down Váci utca is a lovely way to spend some time in Budapest. Vörösmarty Square at Christmas
Climb Castle Hill The one thing that every visitor to Budapest should do – take a trip up iconic Castle Hill. It’s a magnificent 1km walk where you can soak up the wonderful views and the city’s culture and history. Hungarian Royal Palace
Explore the Cave Church A small and unique grotto overlooking Liberty Bridge sits quietly and beautifully carved into stone, which is now looked after by the Hungarian Paulite order of monks and is open and free to the public. You’ll find spectacular natural rock and small alters and statues in the chapel, where witnessing a service provides beautiful acoustics and an unforgettable experience.
Stroll through City Park You can marvel Vajdahunyad Castle here, a replica of a Transylvanian castle of the same name, showcasing stunning architectural styles from Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque designs. A relaxed afternoon spent in City Park is one of the best ways to experience Budapest. Anonymus
Visit the Staute of Liberty The Statue of Liberty is a monument on the Gellért- Hill It commemorates those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and prosperity of Hungary.A woman with upraised hands hoding a palm branch. It’s one of Budapest symbols.
One of my favourite places The eldest tree of Budapest. It was planted near the end of 1780s. This tree is the witness of the times.