If you are searching for the best destinations in Europe to spend some quality time, you should have in mind Budapest. Here you will find all the tips you need to know about the city, where to stay, where to shop, where to dinner and all the best suggestions to enjoy the magnificent city. Find all the useful information about Budapest now.
It’s located on the busy Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút) with excellent public transport connections (trams 4, 6) and within walking distance to several sights and attractions (Andrássy Avenue with the Hungarian State Opera House and the House of Terror Museum)
Adress: Erzsébet körút 43-49., district VII
The location of the hotel is central and nicer than that of Corinthia Hotel’s. Gresham Palace stands on the Pest side of the Danube riverbankoverlooking the Chain Bridge and the Royal Palace in Buda.
Adress: Roosevelt tér 5-6., district V., M1 (yellow) metro Vörösmarty tér station
From the hotel you immediately find yourself on the crammed and noisy Grand Boulevard. The spectacular building of the New York Palace, the refined interior, the gourmet restaurant, and the fine service offset the unfavorable location.
Adress: Budapest, Erzsébet körút 9, 1073 Hungary
Excellent location in the city centre in the middle of Váci utca shopping street that ends in Vörösmarty Square where the Christmas Market is held each year, also close to the Buda end of the Erzsébet Bridge where the Danube Promenade starts offering a wonderful view of the Danube and the Budapest’s famous sights.
Adress: Budapest, Váci utca 34, 1052 Hungary
Boldly designed rooms on several levels most of them with a fine view of the park adjacent to the hotel, helpful, knowledgeable staff, a first rate restaurant and a small spa are the highlights of the fairly new accommodation by the Spanish Iberostar hotel chain group.
Adress: Budapest, Október 6. utca 26, 1051 Hungary
In 2008 Costes took on Executive Chef Miguel Rocha Vieira – who once graced the kitchens of El Bulli – and with the help of two Michelin-starred chef Francois Rodolphe, a world-class restaurant was born.
Adress: 4 Raday street, H-1092, Budapest
The restaurant emphasis is on quality domestic ingredients and appropriate Hungarian wine selections.The restaurant has gained a reputation as one of Budapest’s top choices, with the acknowledgement of the Gault & Millau restaurant guide and the awarding of a Michelin star in 2011.
Adress: Vörösmarty tér 7-8, 1051 Budapest
This very attractive sidewalk café in the Jewish district is a popular destination for dining as well as for relaxing during the day.
Adress: Dob u. 15, 1074 Budapest
Situated in the InterContinental Hotel, this restaurant takes you on a culinary journey that brings fine Hungarian dishes exquisitely up to date with the latest gastronomic trends.
Adress: Apáczai Csere János utca 12-14, 1052 Budapest
Enjoy and explore Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s new style Japanese cuisine where traditional Japanese techniques are redefined by South American flavors.
Adress: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Erzsébet tér 7-8, 1051 Budapest
The newest high-end shop of the city opened at the beginning of September, 2013. offering collections of world-famous fashion brands on several thousand square metres within deluxe environment in a historic building: clothes, shoes, bags and other accessories for both women and men.
The biggest designer names include: Valentino, Armani, Yves St. Laurent, Lanvin.
Adress: 19 Andrássy Avenue – Budapest – Hungary
Futuristic interior with lots of white and lighting in a former townhouse where the original indoor columns have been kept intact during the reconstruction. Another elegant shop with well-known designer clothes on the racks: Givenchy, Paul Smith, Blumarine, Tom Ford etc.
Adress: Budapest, Andrássy Avenue, Hungary
4. Art & Culture
The Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum), founded in 1896 and opened in 1906, features the history of visual arts in Europe. Dedicated to paintings, drawings and sculptures of European origin, one of the highlights of its permanent exhibit is the horseman sculpture carved by Leonardo da Vinci. The museum also has an extensive collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and it has the second largest Spanish art collection outside Spain.
Adress: Dózsa György út 41, 1146 Budapest
Pf. 463, H-1396 Budapest 62
Exhibitions in the National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria) feature the history and development of Hungarian painting. The permanent collection also represents the past five hundred years of art in Hungary, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures and altarpieces.
Adress: 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2., Hungria
The Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest was established in 1872 and it opened as the world’s third applied arts museum. The rich permanent collection includes Hungarian folk ceramics, medieval goldsmith works from the Esterházy-treasury, French furniture, Ottoman carpets, Baroque gold ware, Tiffany glass and Zsolnay ceramics. Temporary exhibitions range from 16th century costumes to contemporary design items.
Adress: Budapest, Üllői út 33-37, 1091 Hungria
Founded in 1953, Koller Gallery is the oldest private gallery in Hungary. They focus on modern and contemporary art, featuring Hungarian artists. The gallery’s late founderGyörgy Koller, an art collector and art lover, exhibited the works of some great Hungarian masters throughout the years, like István Szőnyi, Bertalan Por, István Csók,Miklós Borsos and Imre Varga. Their works are still part of the collection.
Adress: Budapest, Táncsics Mihály utca 5, 1014 Hungary
Kogart Gallery’s contemporary art collection consists mostly of Hungarian works of art. One of Kogart’s missions is to promote talented young local artists.
Adress: 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 112.
5. Night life
The newest pre-party spot in Budapest, next to the Basilica. Complete with a DJ, who satisfies every demand, with an American style bar, a hot dish kitchen and a huge number of pretty girls. Showing up is mandatory before you go out to party.
Adress: 1051 Budapest, Hercegprímás utca 12
It’s elegant and at the same time trendy, it’s vibrant and at the same time historical…… That’s because Negro Restaurant and Bar offers a unique venue right next to one of the most beautiful and important churches and tourists sites of Hungary, St. Stephen’s Basilica. From spring to autumn you can take a seat on the terrace to admire the panorama offered by the church and the surrounding St. Stephen’s Square.
Adress: 1051 Bp. Szent István tér 11
A bar is the venue of social life. People come here to meet each other, to make exchanges and not least to get to know each other, with alcoholic drinks to help the mingling. Here you can relax after a hard day or week with a drink, while socialising with the right selection of people can be useful for the coming days and weeks.
Adress: 1051 Budapest, Ostrom u. 14
We opened our club in 1993, right in the heart of Budapest, next to the Opera House, under Révay utca 25. It’s easy to reach by underground from Deák Square or from Oktogon, but you can also simply walk. Our unique interior design, good music and friendly staff quickly made us popular with both Hungarians and foreign visitors. We have two dancefloors, two enormous bars, private rooms and a wardrobe.
Adress: 1065 Budapest, Révay u. 25
A newly opened bistropub offering high-quality street food, excellent wines and a wide variety of local beer served in a laid-back urban locale amid the country ards of Gozsdu udvar in downtown Budapest. Awesome electronic music played by DJ’s between Thursday and Saturday.
Adress: 1072 Budapest, Király utca 13.
Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.
Adress: 1054 Budapest, Perczel Mór street 2. (Hungary)
WAMP, Budapest’s monthly design market, features creations by contemporary Hungarian designers. WAMP is held on Sundays. In December, WAMP changes its theme for the holiday season and the Christmas Design and Gastro Fair features many great gift ideas for three weekends in a row.
Adress: Millenáris, Kis Rókus u.16-20, Budapeste 1024
ashion Week Budapest is such an event, where the leading Hungarian fashion designers gain platform to introduce their seasonal collections twice a year for the Hungarian and international fashion industry and the public as well. The long-term goal of the event is to strengthen the position of the Hungarian designers on the local and also on the international markets and to revive Hungarian fashion and textile industry.
Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs.
Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.