How to discover Budapest in 36 hours?
Posted by Mia Balogh · Apr 12, 2018

Are you planning to spend a weekend in Budapest but you want to avoid crowded places like Buda Castle, Deák Square or the ruin pubs? New York Times’ recent article will help you in that – they only recommend hidden gems in the city. Check it out! ;)

Well-known sights and crowded tourist attractions might not be attractive enough for you, are we right? If yes, we are sure that you will love the following list – or let’s say ‘detailed schedule’ – published by New York Times recently, where they write about interesting but not so crowded tourist attractions in Budapest.

As we all know, the art and design scene is getting more and more attention in the city. So the paper’s author recommends to start your adventures in Budapest with a visit at the Art + Text gallery on a Friday afternoon. After that, there will be enough time left for you to enjoy a late afternoon wine tasting (for example at Tasting Table) and a journey to the exciting world of spirits at Good Spirit Bar. If you love whisky, extraordinary spirits and cocktails, this is a must-try for you! ;)

Saturday can be started with discovering Nehru Part and Bálna (Whale) building at the Danube – if the weather is nice, you can enjoy several outdoor activities or just a coffee at a nice terrace out there. After that, let’s visit the Jewish Quarter: what about a nice lunch at Ramenka, a visit to the beautiful Rumbach Synagogue or Printa, the Hungarian ‘zero-waste’ print shop, café and boutique?

Just a short walk from there, you will find Punch where you can see some fashion items and accessories made by Hungarian designers – it is absolutely a good idea to drop by! ;) After all these adventures, you will be thirsty, for sure! What about a nice craft beer somewhere in the city? New York Times recommends Eleszto and some other places where you can try fantastic beers. Don’t forget that Hungarians don’t clink beer glasses but anyway, you can say cheers to your old and new friends also with beer, though.

If you choose to stay only for a weekend, Sunday will be your last day in Budapest. Start it at a Turkish-era bath, for ex. Rudas – don’t miss the panorama pool on the rooftop terrace, because it’s amazing. ;) After that, you might have some time to enjoy a really good lunch and a glass of wine for example at Costes Downtown before you fly back home.


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