Budapest, also known as Pearl of the Danube, is one of the most beautiful European cities you never regret to visit.
You can find so much info about things to do in Budapest online.
In this article, I would like to share 3 quick tips focusing on things you definitely need to try in Budapest.
Enjoy local Hungarian delicacies
Among many unique Hungarian dishes, here are the three delicacies I especially liked in Budapest.
(Restaurant : Brunch Bistro Budapest)
Goulash is a traditional Hungarian soup of mean and vegetables seasoned with paprika and other spices and usually served with bread.
You can find this in most of the Hungarian restaurants in town.
I had this soup in Budapest almost everyday as it is tasty and reasonable.
(Restaurant : Pesti Disznó)
Mangalica is an unique beed of pig originated from Hungary. It was designated as an edible national treasure by the Hungarian government in 2004.
Eating Mangalica has been on my bucket list for years since I watched TV series featuring Hungarian cuisines.
This was the most juicy pork I’ve ever had.
Hungarian meat crepe (Hortobágyi palacsinta)
(Restaurant : Red Pepper)
This is a traditional warm appetizer, filled with minced meat with the paprika and sour cream sauce poured over the crepe.
The combination between the mean crepe and the sauce is just amazing.
Relax at thermal baths and feel the history
Even though you are not a fan of natural hot springs, these two prominent thermal baths are worth visiting as they constitute the important part of Hungarian culture and history.
(Check general info from here)
Gellért Spa & Thermal Bath
These places open already ay 6 in the morning and morning time during 6-8 am is cheaper.
You’ll be amazed by the historical, lavish buildings and the interiors developed through the history.
(Check general info from here)
Hang around Danube River and take a boat cruise
Last but certainly not least, Danube River is one of the highlights of sightseeing in Budapest.
Here are some good ways or spot to savor the Europes’s second longest river.
View from the trams
Public trams run along with both of the sides of Danube and I highly recommend you to take these trams lines.
It is probably the second most reasonable and easiest way to enjoy the view of Danube and beautiful buildings along with the river, such as the Buda Castle, the Parliament Building, the Chain Bridge, and so on.
The shoes on the Danube
When you walk along on the Pest side of the river, you will come across iron shoes.
I’m not going to give you the detailed information here but you could learn then cruel history from these memorial symbols.
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There are many kinds of cruise tours in Budapest.
You can probably find your ideal one depending on what you want, from a luxury dinner cruise to a 1-hour evening cruise.
However, what I want to tell you is that you can also cruise on the river by using the public transpiration ticket.
During the weekdays, anyone can take this public ferry boat only with a normal single ticket or other equivalent tickets such as 1-day pass.
If you want to save some money but still want to see the view from the boat, do this!