Welcome to Budapest.
In a city that dates back to the Old Stone Age, visiting history buffs can take their pick between Roman, neo-Gothic, Renaissance and Ottoman architecture at sites like Castle Hill and Fisherman's Bastion.
Budapest is more than just the political capital of Hungary – it's also the commercial and cultural nexus. From the multifaceted restaurant scenes to the rich Jewish heritages, cultures extends from nearly every inch of the Pearl of Danube. Split by the Danube River and composed of three main regions, Pest, Buda and Óbuda, Budapest meshes modern conveniences with ancient architecture and tops it off with grassy parks.
Whether you're searching for cuisine, shopping or museums, a multitude of all awaits you in Budapest. And prices are fair enough that you won't have to choose – you can indulge in them all.
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PLACES TO VISIT
THINGS TO KNOW
The best ways to get around Budapest are on foot and by public transit. Budapest has a number of cheap, easy mass transit options, starting with its excellent metro service, public buses, tams and taxis.
Many Budapest residents speak English so you shouldn't have trouble communicating.
The forint is the currency of Hungary. ATMs are readily available, especially in the city center, and credit cards are also widely used in the central areas of Budapest.
The best times to visit Budapest are March throught May and September through November. The weather is idyllic and the city isn’t overcrowded with tourists. Otherwise the climate is always relatively mild with temperatures rarely exceeding bearable levels.