4 days is not nearly enough time to explore the wonder that is Budapest, Hungary.
It’s a city that has everything; history, architecture, nightlife and hot pools.
If you’re short on time, or just want to know a little bit more history about where you’re visiting then make sure to do one of the walking tours* that are offered. We did both a general one of Budapest and the Jewish Quarter.
For our Budapest tour, I found the tour guide really informative and nothing seemed off limits for when she was talking to us.
The tour took us from the flat side of Pest…
To the hilly side of Buda where the Palace is found.
The Jewish Quarter tour is exactly as it sounds, a tour of the Jewish Quarter. I had hoped that it would have covered a bit of the history outside the Quarter but no such luck. Saying that, it was interesting, it just seemed to be missing parts to it.
With the extra days we had we decided to spend on of them atone of Budapest’s many thermal pools which, up until visiting, I had not known existed. We went to Széchenyi Medicinal Bath which is located in the City Park. Since there were two of us, it was recommended that we get one locker and one cabin ticket, so we had somewhere private to get changed.
Let me just say now, this place was like a maze, we went through many doors trying to find our way to the outside pools but just kept coming across more inside ones. And they’re all different temperatures, so if you’re cold you can find a warmer one and vice versa. There’s also a sauna or you could pay for spa treatments.
During the weekend, the park is also home to a flea market where you can find almost anything for sale. There is also another castle here which houses a museum among other things.
And don’t forget the street art
Eating and drinking in Budapest is such an important pastime that I couldn’t fit it into this post, so watch this space.
Have you ever been to Budapest? What was your favourite thing to see or do?