Stay in Budapest – Well-known and less well-known places of the Hungarian Capital
Budapest consists of 23 districts, and each of them has its own special character. If you don’t know which one suits you the best, we’ll give you some ideas about where to stay in Budapest. However, not all of the nice places can be found on our list, we collect some of our favorite.
The district XIII can be found on the left part of the Danube. The public transport is good: several buses, three trolleybuses, two trams, and one metro line are available for the pleasure of local people and tourists. Although the major part of this region is a residential district, you can find some common tourist destinations e.g. the Margaret Island is really popular. Besides the wonderful natural environment, fans of history will surely love the medieval ruins of the Dominican monastery which was made famous by Saint Margaret. She was a princess but she became a nun.
The ’Room of Kisses’ in the more than 100-year-old water tower preserves several romantic moments. For families with little kids, the mini-zoo of the island is a must-have program! If you’re interested in contemporary arts, visit some galleries (such as the Kóka or the Újlipótvárosi Club), but if you adore the furnishings or the pinball, you can also easily find special exhibitions.
Now let’s move to the district XIV. where the Museum of Fine Arts will be eternal memory for all art-lovers! Not only children will enjoy the wonders of the Budapest Zoo. If you’d like to enjoy hiking, culture, and sport during one program, we recommend City Park which is the second biggest park in Hungary. Among others, Castle ‘Vajdahunyad’ which provides a home for the Museum of Agriculture can be found in this beautiful park. If you like water programs, let’s try a boat trip on the lake here in the summer. In winter, a skating rink is created on it.
The district XIV. is adjacent to the No.VII. which is one of the most popular regions of Budapest – at least, among the youngsters. The region of the Károly boulevard, Dohány street, and King street is known as a party zone. If you like mixing retro feeling and delicious drinks, let’s visit some ruin bars which often provide extra programs such as fairs or film nights. Are you afraid of not catching any taxi? Don’t worry because many trams, buses, and two metro lines are available there. It’s also worth visiting the values of the history such as the second greatest synagogue of Europe, in the Dohány street.
The district I. is also known as the Castle District where you can see e.g. the Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, or the Matthias Church. The exhibition in the Hospital in the Rock (from the age of the 2nd World War) is a unique program. This district is adjacent to the River Danube so you can book a cruise, too.
You can see: whatever kind of program you are interested in, you can easily find the suitable region. So why don’t you visit the Hungarian capital city next summer?