3+1 top things to do in Budapest this summer for newcomers
Posted by Mia Balogh · Jul 26, 2017

Of course you can go to the Parliament Building, Buda Castle, ruin pubs, etc. but let us give you a bit more extraordinary program tips for your first time in Budapest.

Water, water, water

You might think that in Budapest, everything is about the waters now. The competitions of FINA World Aquatic Championship are still running, and that’s not all: we have so many fountains, beaches and healing baths, definitely worth visiting. Our favourite is a real classic, Széchenyi Bath, but choosing another one can make you satisfied and refreshed, too.

Ice cream, please!

Trying a cold treat in a really nice ice cream parlour in Budpest is a must, if you ask us. We suggest you the unique flavours of Fragola (in Ráday Street), the artisanal ice creams of Levendula (Erzsébet Square) or the rose-shaped frozen beauties at Gelarto Rosa (at St. Stephen’s Basilica).

Festival in the City

If you are a fan of music and visit Budapest in August, don’t miss Sziget Festival. The biggest and the most colourful festival in Central Europe, organized this year between 9-16 August, will give you many experiences and awesome memories, we are sure about that. So if you’ve never been here before, we suggest you to come and check it out this year. You can purchase tickets for a day chosen or 7-Day passes. And thanks to a new ticket type, #hellohungary, you can also save some money if you can only spend a weekend here. Never mind, it can be fantastic anyway. ;)

Enjoy your day on the closed Liberty Bridge

Last year, people loved the atmosphere of the Liberty Bridge which was closed to traffic for three months due to construction works. If you missed the lovely picnics, the cuddling couples, the semi-spontaneous acoustic concerts here, you’ll have a chance to see and feel all again: this summer, the bridge is closed for four weekends. Two of these occasions are already over but two weekends are still waiting for us: August 5-6 and 12-13. Don’t miss it.

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