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6 things to do in Budapest

Budapest, Hungary’s capital city, lies in the centre of the country and is one of the largest cities in Europe. In the past, Budapest was actually two different cities, Buda and Pest, which lay at different sides of the mighty Danube River. They joined to become one single city in 1873 and have remained unified ever since.

  1. Explore the Parliament of Budapest

The imposing Parliament building is one of the most iconic sites in Budapest and shouldn’t be missed on a trip to the city. It is the third largest Parliament building in the world and dates all the way back to 1885.

Visitors can go inside the Parliament building when parliament isn’t in session and marvel at the opulent interiors of this striking Neo-Gothic building.

  1. Visit the thermal baths

There are a multitude of thermal baths throughout Budapest, where bathing is a big business for locals and has been since Roman times. The water is warm all year round, meaning this is an activity that you can indulge in no matter what time of year you visit. The most famous of the baths is Szechenyi, a Neo-baroque building that is home to Europe’s largest medicinal baths.

  1. Try Hungarian goulash

Goulash is a typical Hungarian dish that is hearty and warming. It’s one of the most popular traditional dishes and can be found in restaurants all across the city. If you’re looking for a true taste of Hungarian food, don’t leave without trying it. Wash it down with some of Hungary’s best wines, of which there are many.

  1. Admire the architecture

Few cities are blessed with as much stunning architecture as Budapest. There are baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau buildings galore, and a wander through the city will have lovers of architecture delighted.

  1. Embark upon a Danube River Cruise

A cruise along the Danube River is one of the most magical ways to see Budapest, especially in the evening. Seeing the buildings and bridges reflected in the waters of the Danube is magnificent. Take a sightseeing tour by day or enjoy a romantic dinner and drinks cruise by night. Either way, you won’t want to miss this great way to see Budapest from another angle.

  1. Get the best views of the city

There are several points where you can go if you want to get outstanding views over Budapest. One of the best views of both Buda and Pest can be found by climbing up the stairs to the Citadella. This was once a fortress built in the late 19th century to watch over the city. Another great viewpoint is from Fisherman’s Bastion on Castle Hill. From here you get panoramic views of the entire city below you.

Budapest is one of the most popular European destinations that Chapman Freeborn charter private jets to and from. Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located less than 15 miles from the city, making it easy and convenient for air travel. If you want to travel to Budapest by private jet charter contact our expert team for a quote today.