Budapest is the capital of modern Hungary and a city with an incomparable historical richness. While the city has existed since ancient times, its status as an Imperial city in recent centuries has lent to the creation of monuments, architecture, and palaces which are among the most beautiful in Europe. But Budapest tourism shouldn't focus exclusively on the old and Imperial; there’s a vibrant and exciting modern city to discover as well.
There are many ways to visit Budapest: by air, by rail, or by boat. If you fly into Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, you’ll find plenty of cheap public transportation options to get you into downtown. Budapest also has extensive rail connections and you can travel to Budapest on a train from most central European cities. Finally, many people’s Budapest holidays are as part of a cruise on the Danube. Don’t forget the hydrofoil line which lets passengers in Vienna take day trips to Budapest (and vice versa) on the speedy craft.
Hungary’s currency is the Forint, with $1 = 223HUF. You can exchange money in the airport or at any point during your Budapest holiday at exchange points throughout the city. So, enough with the Budapest travel tips, let’s see what there is to do in this marvelous and historic city. Hungary's legendary baths are perhaps its most famous attraction, and you shouldn't miss the chance for a dip in the impressive Guellért Bath or the more famous Széchenyi Baths. It's the perfect way to top off a cool autumn day in Budapest!
Another of the top sights during your Budapest trip will be the Buda Castle, an expansive structure which lets you not only learn the history of Budapest, but also take in some of the best views found anywhere in the city. Didn’t get your fill of castles? Then head to Budapest’s castle district, perhaps the most enchanting area you’ll find during your entire holiday in Budapest. Finally, don’t forget to take a few moments of your holidays in Budapest to take a stroll along the Danube, especially in the evening when the Hungarian Parliament and Bridge of Chains are lit up.