Hungary can proudly say that Budapest is one the most beautiful cities in Europe. However, there are some areas that stand out even more than others. Read our article and discover the 5 best neighborhoods in Budapest for tourists!
In our previous article, we focused on dangerous areas that tourists should avoid in Budapest. Now have a look at the best neighborhoods in Budapest!
In the Castle District, tourists can find some of the most stunning sights in the city. The Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion or the Hungarian National Gallery are all within walking distance. In addition, the first district is considered to be a quite luxurious neighborhood in Budapest. The Buda Castle is usually swamped with tourists, who enjoy taking photos and trying out restaurants that serve traditional Hungarian food. History-lovers will definitely have a good time here discovering medieval architecture.
Located on the Pest side of the Danube, the inner city has a lot to offer to tourists. Two of the major attractions of Budapest can be found here, the Hungarian Parliament and the St Stephen’s Cathedral. Fun fact: the Hungarian Parliament is the third largest parliament in the world, and was built on the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of the state of Hungary. – writes budapestinfo. Moreover, this district is also known for Váci Street, the city’s main shopping area. Grab a bite in a cafe and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Budapest downtown!
Full of ruin bars, street food spots and beer gardens, this district creates a unique atmosphere. In addition, this neighborhood is important for the Jewish community. According to twoscotsabroad.com the Great Synagogue in Dohány Street is the second largest and the most beautiful synagogue in the world. It is also worth paying a visit to New York Palace Hotel – even if you are not staying there.
A little further from the city centre lies the oldest and second-largest district, Old Buda. As santorinidave.com writes, Óbuda has a village-feel with old architecture. So if someone is looking for a little peace and quiet, district III might be an excellent choice! In addition, you can have a nice picnic or cool down in one of the swimming pools on Margaret Island in the summer. Óbuda is also interesting from a historic point of view! A lot of tourists visit the Roman ruins at Aquincum every year – it makes a perfect family programme.
The second district of Budapest is also called Rose Hill (Rózsadomb) by locals. Although this area is rather known for its nature rather than sights, there are some notable tourist attractions. For example, visitors can enjoy the panoramic view from the Turkish poet, Gül Baba’s tomb. As for the name of the district, it originates from the period of Ottoman occupation (16-17th century) when the Ottomans planted roses on the tomb of the poet Gül Baba (gül in Turkish means rose). – reports fromhungarywithlove.
Source: budapestinfo, twoscotsabroad.com, santorinidave.com, fromhungarywithlove