The Best Travel Guide to Budapest
Provided by: Hungary Tourism

Castle of Buda

The palace on Buda Hill contains several museums, including the Ludwig Museum, the National Gallery and the Budapest Historical Museum. There are also narrow alleys and magnificent churches. The walled Castle Hill (Várhegy) is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is actually a collection of different sights to see, but many people simply enjoy wandering the now-quiet streets of this once-bustling district, taking in the views and enjoying generously-priced refreshments, so do allow a good few hours.
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City Park (Városliget)

The City Park is a popular venue no matter the season; in spring here is perfect for a walk around the lake or simply enjoying the sight as you have a picnic in the grass. The Vajdahunyad castle lies in the background and enhances the gorgeous view even more. There is also the possibility to rent a paddle boat and spend some time on the lake. In winter, the lake is transformed into an ice rink and people gather here to skate, eat and socialize. If you don't have skates with you can rent them.
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Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy út)

This is a famous boulevard dating back to the early 1870's that has been declared a World Heritage Site. Apart from being a good shopping street in the lower reaches, it is home to many grand old villas, mansions and embassies , as well as a number of sights like a Heroes' Square, the State Opera House and an 8-sided square, if you will, called Oktogon. The first and oldest Metro, the yellow coloured M1 or "Millenium Metro" runs the length of Andrássy Avenue, just under the surface of the roadway.
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Great Market Hall (Vásárcsárnok)

This public market is known as a real slice of Hungarian daily life. Here you can see authentic greengrocers, cheese merchants and butchers all rubbing elbows in a wonderful cacophony of sounds and scents unlike anywhere else. The Great Market Hall was built to replace the expansive outdoor markets in 1894, by architect Samu Pecz, also known for the red brick reform church by the Buda riverside north of Batthány tér. The Market Hall's basement area houses the less-scenic fish stalls and supermarket, the ground floor is the main area for all kinds of foodstuffs, and the upper floor (check out the beautiful wrought-iron staircases) is home to souvenir stands and fast-food joints, Hungarian-style. You must try some deep-fried dough or Lángos.
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Big Bus Sightseeing Tour

Big Bus gives 30% discount of the price for Budapest Winter guests! The Big Bus sightseeing tour is the perfect choise to explore the city. Every ticket includes: 48 hrs Hop-On Hop-Off at 27 stops, recorded commentary in 23 languages, English live guided tour, free Night tour, free Umlimited River Cruise on the Danube, free walking tours on the Pest and Buda side, reward booklet (vouchers for popular restaurants, cafés, bars and attractions) You are able to purchase tickets from our Customer Service Centre (3 Andrássy Avenue, 6th distr.) or from Big Bus uniformed staff on the street or on the bus.
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