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Discover Budapest

A romantic, cosmopolitan and buzzing European destination, Budapest has emerged from the shadows of its past to reclaim the title of a world-class city. Year round events and everlasting World Heritage Sites mean that this charming city never loses its appeal.

Explore everything that the Hungarian capital has to offer, with more than 100 museums, beautiful outdoor spaces, vibrant history and captivating medieval attractions. Wander the streets of Budapest and admire the modern architecture that sits amongst the timeless Art Nouveau buildings - take a closer look and see the visible scars from WWII. The depths of this contrasting city go beyond its history and design, as urban hangouts, trendy design stores and world-class spas bring it into the 21st century. Challenge someone to a game of chess at Szechenyi baths, see Castle Hill aglow on a night tour and embrace the seasonal glory of the city at its festivals and Christmas markets.

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Budapest areas to explore

Learn what each of Budapest’s fascinating areas has to offer.

Belvaros, District V

Belvaros, District V

The ‘inner city’ of Budapest attracts many tourists with its historic buildings and shopping. Belvaros, or District V, is positioned on the banks of the Danube and follows the old city walls. It is situated in the heart of Pest, which feels urban in comparison to the greenery of Buda. Stroll along the main street, Vaci utca and stop in the little shops and hidden boutiques or visit semi pedestrianised Raday utca, for cafes, clubs and restaurants.

Erzsebetvaros, District VII (Elizabeth Town)

Erzsebetvaros, District VII (Elizabeth Town)

Located on the Pest side of the city, Erzsebetvaros or Elizabeth Town is known for the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and The Great Synagogue, the largest functioning synagogue in Europe. This area has emerged from its dark past into a fast developing, fashionable neighbourhood that is now home to design shops and upmarket restorations. Walk from Belvaros to the Opera and see District VII’s rich, cultural history, which is still visible through the new store facades.

Lipotvaros, northern part of District V (Leopold Town)

Lipotvaros, northern part of District V (Leopold Town)

Located in the northern part of District V, Leopold Town is an attractive area where history and modernity blend together, as remarkable 18th century buildings exist alongside undistinguished modern structures. Once the political power centre of Budapest, this area still houses the city's government buildings, as well as 19th century apartment buildings and grand squares.

Terezvaros (District VI)

Terezvaros (District VI)

Terezvaros or Theresa Town, is probably best know for the famous Andrassy Avenue. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002, this elegant boulevard still retains its beginning of the century stylishness and is lined with beautiful neo-renaissance mansions, luxury boutiques and fine cafes. Historically known for being the ‘nice part of town’, this area is home to many of Budapest’s performing arts venues, with Heroes’ Square and City park located just outside of Terezvaros on Andrassy utca.

Castle District (Varhegy)

Castle District (Varhegy)

Castle District is the historic area of Budapest, known for its medieval architecture that dates back to the 13th century. This area may be small, but it is home to many of the city’s most popular attractions, which include the Royal Palace, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Castle Hill. The steep, twisting streets of Castle Hill still retain a medieval feel, while the spectacular views over the Danube to Pest will take your breath away.

Budapest weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • 10°Mar
  • 17°Apr
  • 22°May
  • 26°Jun
  • 28°Jul
  • 27°Aug
  • 23°Sep
  • 16°Oct
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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  • 44
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  • 45
  • 72
  • 69
  • 56
  • 47
  • 33
  • 57
  • 70
  • 46
Average daily sunshine (hours)
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  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
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  • 10
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  • 7
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1

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