SIGHTS / ATTRACTIONS
|Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055 Hungary|
The Parliament building on the shores of the Danube. You can spend hours just looking at it in different light, it is so splendid.
Ghetto Wall - Jewish Quarter
|Budapest, Király u. 15, 1075 Hungary||If the gate is open at No. 15, walk in and go all the way back. There, you find a 30m section of the old Jewish Ghetto Wall rebuilt in 2010.||Directions|
|Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary||The Jewish Synagogue is the largest in Europe and fantastic, but so are the exterior exhibits you can see from outside the fence, including the Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial in Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park.||Directions|
Carl Lutz Memorial
|Budapest, Dob u. 12, 1072 Hungary||A fascinating memorial to Carl Lutz, who saved many Jews by giving them false papers.||Directions|
|Budapest, Sziklatemplom út, 1118 Hungary||Another funky little sight to see is the Gellert Hill Cave church on the Buda end of the Liberty Bridge.||Directions|
The Castle Museum
|Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014 Hungary||The Castle Museum is fascinating because you can walk through and down into restored palace rooms (restoration still in process in some places!) dating back 2,000 years in some cases.||Directions|
Shoes on the Danube
|Budapest, Shoes on the Danube Bank, Id. Antall József rkp., 1054 Hungary||Shoes on the Danube is one of the most moving memorials we have ever seen – anywhere.||Directions|
|Budapest, Szentháromság tér, 1014 Hungary|
The architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is stunning, and there are plazas and small parks to sit and enjoy a bit too. Sights include Matthias Church and Fountain, the Fishermen’s Bastion…
Hospital in the Rock Museum
|Budapest, Lovas út 4, 1012 Hungary||We were skeptical. Sounded so touristy, although the caves in the Budapest area are the stuff of legends. We were wrong. Do not miss taking this tour!||Directions|
Ervin Szabo Central Library
|Budapest, Szabó Ervin tér 1, 1088 Hungary||Really, we are telling you to go to a library. This one – filled with people doing library things, like studying and finding books – is the former Wenckheim Palace and spectacular inside.||Directions|
FOOD / DINING
Ricsi's Street Food
|Budapest, Dob u. 40, 1072 Hungary|
Sandwiches, bowls, fries, knishes, dumplings, and more – all more than you can imagine in their creativity and spices and all dairy and pork free without a microwave in site.
Hunyadi Restaurant and Café
|Budapest, Hunyadi János út 15, 1011 Hungary|
Castle Hill is a beautiful sight, but when you want to escape the press of tourists, just a short jaunt below the hill on the Buda side sits the Hunyadi.
|Budapest, Kacsa u. 22, 1027 Hungary|
In a small neighborhood on the Buda side, the Mandragora is a family-run restaurant with homemade food that will warm the cockles of your heart.
|Budapest, Dob u. 15, 1074 Hungary|
A tiny café in the Jewish Quarter definitely caters to post-all-nighters with breakfast all day, but really it’s for everyone in search of a filling, homemade, extremely reasonable breakfast – superb granola, fresh fruit, eggs off the griddle, super rich coffee.
Gerloczy Cafe & Hotel
|Budapest, Gerlóczy u. 1, 1052 Hungary|
You will absolutely love the Gerlōzy Hotel on the Pest side of Budapest. Rooms are basic but the hotel restaurant is notably spectacular and well known.
|Budapest, Bem rkp. 16, 1011 Hungary|
If your inclination is more toward fancy business hotel with a view, you should consider the Art’otel on the Buda side of the river — many rooms have a spectacular view of Parliament — and where we stayed for one night upon finishing our ExperiencePlus! bike tour along the Danube River to Budapest.
Bus 100E Airport Express
|Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér, 1052 Hungary||Directions|
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