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1-day Budapest City Guide

Our 1-day Budapest City Guide shows you a step-by-step time line and itinerary for your stay in Budapest. Follow it and get the best of your day in the city.

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Take Metro Line 2 (Red) to Kossuth Lajos tér station
09:00-9:30 Kossuth Square (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Historic square
  • Houses the stunning Parliament building
Read more about Kossuth Square

Photo: Julie Lyn

Take a walk to Szabadság Square - 5’
09:35-10:05 Szabadság Square (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Grand and spacious square
  • Remarkable buildings
Read more about Szabadság Square
Take a walk to St. Stephen’s Basilica - 10’
10:15-11:25 St. Stephen's Basilica (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • Imposing neo-Renaissance church
  • Sweeping views of Buda and Pest from the cupola
  • Final resting place of Ferenc Puskas
Read more about St. Stephen's Basilica

Photo: swperman

Take a walk to Opera House - 10’
11:35-11:50 Opera House (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Architectural masterpiece
  • Great example of Neo-Renaissance style
Read more about Opera House

Photo: Elin B

Take a walk along Anrdássy Street
11:50-12:20 Andrássy Avenue (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Imposing boulevard
Read more about Andrássy Avenue
Take Metro Line 1 (Yellow) to Hősök tere station (Direction: Mexikói út) - 10’
12:30-13:00 Heroes' Square (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Truly remarkable square design
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Collection of imposing statues
Read more about Heroes' Square

Photo: j0nny_t

Take Metro Line 1 (Yellow) to Oktogon station (Direction: Vörösmarty tér)
Lunch time
Take Bus nr 105 from Hősök tere stop or Oktogon stop to Clark Adam tér stop (Direction: Apor Vilmos tér)
Take the Budavári Sikló (funicular) to the Castle District
Take a walk to Fisherman’s Bastion
15:00-15:30 Fisherman's Bastion (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Fairytale like viewing terrace
  • Stunning view over the city and the Danube
  • Part of a World Heritage Site
Read more about Fisherman's Bastion
Take a walk to Matthias Church
15:30-16:00 Matthias Church (Church, 750 HUF)

Why visit

  • Famous Budapest landmark
  • Beautiful example of neo-Gothic architecture
  • Unique color tiled roof
Read more about Matthias Church
Take Bus nr 16 from Szentháromság tér stop to Deák Ferenc tér stop (Direction: Deák Ferenc tér)
Take a walk to Váci Street - 30’ in all
16:30-17:40 Váci Street (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Budapest's most upscale shopping street
  • Great buildings along the way
Read more about Váci Street

Photo: wfbakker2

Take a walk to Danube Promenade - 10’
17:50-18:35 Danube Promenade (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Stunning view over the Danube and Buda side of the city
  • Promenade with a unique ambiance
Read more about Danube Promenade
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