Budapest - Pest County

Frequently Asked Questions About Places To Visit In Hungary


What is Budapest most known for?

Budapest is known for a great many things. Some of these include the Parliament Building, the Gellért Baths, Heroes’ Square, Margaret Island, Danube Promenade, House of Terror, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian State Opera House.


What is there to do in Hungary in the winter?

There are plenty of things to do in Hungary in winter to explore this wonderland when it’s covered in snow. You can explore the Christmas markets since it’s the festive season, you can go ice skating at the City Park Ice Rink, watch the Basilica Light Show, rejuvenate yourself in the thermal baths and spa, and visit the many Ruin Bars. You can also watch an opera performance at the Hungarian State Opera House, ride the Christmas light tram, and cruise over River Danube. You can also visit the various theme parks in Hungary while you’re here.


How many days do you need in Budapest?

You need 2-3 days in Budapest. Ideally, just 2 days are enough to see the whole city of Budapest and all its major attractions. But if you wish to spend some leisure time and relax as well, you should stay here for a day longer!


Do people speak English in Budapest?

Yes, English is widely spoken all across Budapest in restaurants, hotels, metro stations. You’ll even be able to get English audio guides for various tours and tourist attractions in Budapest.

Is Budapest easy to walk around?

Yes, Budapest is really easy to explore on foot. It’s quite small a city where one attraction is just a walking distance away from another one. In addition, there are plenty of good hotels and restaurants located in close vicinity to these attractions. If you do not wish to walk, you can choose to travel via Budapest’s reliable subway metro service that is well-connected to all the major places in the city.


Is Hungary expensive?

Getting around in Hungary can be termed as a little expensive because the metro and bus tickets are priced slightly higher than what you’ll find in other European countries. However, you’ll find that accommodation and food are moderately priced in Hungary. You’ll be able to find several affordable hotels and restaurants in Hungary.


How safe is Budapest?

Budapest is actually safer for tourists than most big cities in Europe. It does, however, have certain common tourist traps that you should be aware of beforehand. For instance, don’t agree to exchange currency to just anyone on the street just because they offered to do it for you. Always exchange it at a certified currency exchange outlet, preferably Western Union. At any outlet other than Western Union, make sure you check and confirm the commission rate before you sign any reciept and hand in your money. Also, always keep an eye on your belongings no matter where you are in the world.


What is the best time of year to go to Budapest?

The most ideal time to visit Budapest is from March to May and then from September to November. The weather during these months is pleasant and suitable for exploring this city. Also, Budapest is relatively less crowded in these months.


Can you drink the tap water in Budapest?

Yes, you can drink tap water in Budapest without a worry. The tp water in most restaurants and hotels in Budapest is safe to drink.