One of Budapest’s most beautiful and cheapest sightseeing programs can be if you pick up the tram 2 from Jászai Mari Square and go along with it until you reach the Cutting Ground. The tram on the Danube bank leads you through the iconic buildings of the city, just for the price of a BKV ticket or for two if you go back. You can see buildings like the Parliament, Gresham Palace, Chain Bridge, Elisabeth Bridge or the National Theater. On the other side of the Danube, the Buda Hills, the Castle District, appear. Perfect choice if you have little time and you want to see a lot of things, or you just might miss some time.
Budapest is one of those cities that constantly ranks in various Top 10 lists, yet it’s still hardly visited by many travellers. After seeing so many amazing pictures, I finally decided to make a stop there on my most recent Eurotrip. With stunning architecture, refreshing thermal baths, and a culture that can be unique, Budapest lives up to its reputation.
Many travellers have yet to commit to Budapest due to old fears. Its part of Eastern Europe so people tend to have misconceptions of what to expect. English is very commonly spoken, and I assure you there is no communism here. It’s a must visit for tourists looking for something a little off the beaten path.
Here are a few quick notes for those who are thinking about visiting Budapest, followed with my Budapest travel blog through pictures further below.
Accommodations – Although accommodations in Budapest are pretty reasonable, I recommend Airbnb since they offer incredible value. I was able to find an apartment in District V for about 50% of the cost of a hotel. If you haven’t tried Airbnb before, sign up with my referral link for a credit of $45 on your first stay.