Population: 1,695,000 (2006)
Time Zone: CET (GMT+1)
Currency: Forint (HUF)
Area Code: +36 (Hungary) & 01 (Budapest)
||Central Market Hall
The Central Synagogue
Church of St. Anne
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| 1) Save money at Budapest's baths Entrance to
Budapest's baths can cost anything up to 2,500HUF.
But in many baths (namely the Gellert Baths and
Szechenyi Baths) you receive money back if you
leave within a certain amount of time. So if you pay
2,300HUF into the Szechenyi Baths, leave within 2
hours and you will receive 700HUF on the way out.
2) Visit Budapest's free museums Budapest is
brimming with museums, 21 one of which are free.
This includes the Hungarian National Museum, the
Hungarian National Gallery and the Museum of
Fine Arts. If it's a rainy day and you're forints are
running low they're the perfect place to retreat to.
3) Explore Margaret Island Found right in the middle
of the Danube, Margaret Island is a 2.5km long
island covered primarily by parkland. Jump aboard
bus #26 outside Westend City Center, take the bus
to the top of the island and wander the whole way
back the tree−lined paths, passing thermal spas,
landmark monuments and ancient ruins. The single
journey will set you back just 170HUF.
4) The best view in Budapest - Gellert Hill As unforgettable as the views are
from Fisherman's Bastion, the views from Gellert
Hill are unrivalled and will take your breath away,
day or night. The journey takes about 30 minutes
on the way up, then ten on the way down. To get
there take tram #49 to Móricz Zsigmond tér, then
bus #27 to...well just ask the bus driver.
5) Visit Budapest's free churches Just as many of
Budapest's museums are free, so too are many of its
churches. This includes the city's best known place
of worship St Stephen's Basilica, Cave Church on
Gellert Hill, the Roman Catholic Parish Church on
Church Hill and the Inner City Parish Church at
Március 15. tér 2, the oldest building in Pest.