When you are on business trip to capitol of Hungary, you want to take a tour around town, for sure. Unfortunately, you are at work, so you don’t have much time. Budapest has plenty attractions to offer (check here), you need to choose wisely, if you don’t want miss something worth to be seen.
Let the city carry you away
One of the biggest attraction of the city is Castle Hill. Architecture up there is totally different then in other parts of Budapest. You will enjoy the view of a small, charming, two-floor mansions. Also, you can buy there some souvenirs in one of many gifts shop and eat delicious meal in local restaurant. To get to the top, you can take a city queue or use stairs. Don’t miss one of the biggest buildings in town – Basilica of St. Stefan. It is open to visitors, so you can take a tour around. It is situated on St. Stefan Place, where you can rest and grab something to drink – it is full of coffee houses. If you like eclectic architecture, don’t miss Hungarian Parliament – it is a spectacular, New Gothic building.
Get some rest
In the middle of Danube river, lays St. Margaret’s Island. It is a small area with cozy park, perfect for picnic on grass during lunchtime. Also, you may rent a bike there, go to aqua park or for a gym, or party at night on terrace. If you want to go for a walk after dark, you should try to climb Gallet’s Mountain. At the top, you will admire a beautiful view at two parts of the city – Buda (right riverside) and Pest (left one). If you like to see the show of organ-grinder, buy some handmade, local souvenirs or get your portrait taken, visit the Fisherman’s Bastion.
Don’t forget too eat
If you get hungry, you need to try out one of local restaurants. Have a taste of the Hungarian cuisine with delicious letcho (belly peppers, meat and onion, boiled in tomato sauce), or, if you are starving, try goulash soup – delicious meal with pork meat, mushrooms and chili pepper, served with white bread. For those who prefer less ordinary meals, there is a plenty modern restaurants with unconventional food – three of them with Micheline stars. Fast-food lovers can feed in food trucks, opens late at night.
Budapest is a nice place for visit, even if you don’t have much time. Beautiful architecture, delicious cuisine, nice people. You may find Hungarian language difficult, but don’t worry, you won’t have problem to communicate in English. So if your boss want to send you there, don’t vacillate – just say yes!