6 Thing to do in Budapest
Ruin Bars, enormous buildings, history and a through back in a different time: Budapest. The city is getting more and more common for traveling. Especially the cheap flights and the beautiful cheap accommodations making the city attractive. If there are strains in the world, than not in Budapest. The people are very calm and relaxed and the time seems to stand still.
I visited the city for a sunny weekend and collected some recommendations for you. These 6 ultimate tipps are a variation of the best sightseeing spots, great restaurants and our beautiful AirBnb, absolutely worth visiting.
1. Mazel Tov
Mazel Tov, it’s the new favorite spot in the nightlife of Budapest. The restaurants is build in an old ruin with a glass rooftop. It has a industrial-chic atmosphere with a lot of mediate lights. On the weekends they have live music or other cultural program. The menu offers healthy, oriental food including vegetarian and vegan food as well as good drinks- of cause.
1073 Budapest, Akácfa Utca 47
Mon-Fri 18:00 – 02:00
Sat+Sun 12:00 – 02:00
+36 70 626 4280
A reservation is advisably
2. Fishermen Bastion
On the river side of Buda, on the top of the hill you will find the Fishermen Bastion. This was my favorite sightseeing spot. The big monument with its white walls, beautiful arcades and many turrets. Because of all the corners and pillars you can do a lot of nice pictures with blur or depth of field options. On the top of the Bastion you could enjoy a nice refreshment with the beautiful view on the river and on Pest. The place is very crowded at the daytime, so you should check it out for the sunset as well.
3. The Sweet
A cute little Candy Shop with self-made ice-cream, cupcakes and cake pops. The shop is in a vintage look with beautiful decor of quotes, ornate picture frames and white retro furnisher.
1074 Budapest, Dob utca 21
A little gallery-café in the famous jewish quarter. Here you can shop some graphical and arty designed souvenirs, like T-Shirts, Postcards or Wall decoration. Special tip: The Budapest Map. The highlight spots of the jewish quarter are listed in a abstract and lovely way on the map. You get local infos about nice bars, fancy galleries, delicious restaurants and must-see sightseeing spots.
While getting inspiration for the next adventure, you could enjoy a small refreshment in the tiny café area in the gallery.
1075, Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén u. 10
Mon-Fri 11:00 – 19:00
Sat 12:00 – 18:00
I can definitely recommend our AirBnb: It was located in the heart of the jewish quarter, 2min walk to the Mazel Tov. The nightlife was just around the corner, but the flat was quite like in the outback. The apartment was in one of these wonderful, old and typical buildings of Budapest with a lovely inner courtyard of cast-iron railings and a beautiful stairway. Itself was a little loft with a open gallery and a small bathroom side. For two or three people who wants to discover the city anyway, it was perfect. You also have enough space in the wardrobe and a small kitchen for cooking or just having a quick starter for the day. The interior has a nice modern and industrial look.
1077 Budapest, Wesselényi u. 40
6. Tip policy
In Budapest the restaurants and bars are counting they tip on the top of your check. It’s something between 10-15% of the price. You should always have this tip- fee in mind by ordering something. Because then it’s not that cheap like it seems to be..
I hope you getting inspired now by visiting this beautiful city! For all the german-reader: check out the flight of easyjet! They are quite cheap at the moment 🙂