We have gathered the places that cannot be missed on the trip to Budapest. Not only are most of the attractions on the TOP 10 list are fun, but if you come with children, you can visit the many museums and exhibitions in an educational way. It will teach the children to learn from experiences like this, so this way the visit to the Hungarian capital can be a totally new experience for them.
Let’s start with the list of each child’s favorite place, the zoo. The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden is located at the northern end of the Városliget, which is sort of “the park of the city”, so it is very easily accessible even by public transport, which can be used free of charge with the Budapest Card. Hungary's largest and oldest zoo is located on almost 11 hectares and presents a total of about 5,000 types of 733 animal species.
It is in the immediate vicinity of the Budapest Grand Circus, the Gundel Restaurant, the Owl Castle Restaurant, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Széchenyi Spa, so you can spend the whole day with activities if you finish visiting the zoo.
If we are in this part of the city, let us not forget that the Museum of Fine Arts can also be visited for free with the Budapest Card. The Museum of Fine Arts presents the relics of international and Hungarian art from antiquity to the end of the 18th century.
The building belongs to the World Heritage Site of Budapest as part of the Heroes' Square monument complex.
The Széchényi Bath is also located here, which can be used with a 20% discount by presenting the Budapest Card. The Széchenyi Bath is one of the largest bath complexes in Europe and, among many other baths, one of the most famous ones visited in Budapest. Medical services are also available here, and the wellness area features 21 pools. A conditioning room, saunas, aerobics and water gymnastics are also available to the visitors of the spa in the classicist-style building, which in many respects has Neo-Renaissance features.
If we are planning a trip not in winter but in summer, we do not have to go to an indoor spa. Budapest's coolest and largest outdoor beach offers a discount for everyone who buys the Budapest Card. The coast of Budapest awaits those who want to refresh themselves all summer long. The beach can be reached by HÉV number 5, with which you have to go to Budakalász station, then it can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes, which can be a pleasant walk in the summer in the sunny weather.
If you’re looking for a more complex sightseeing tour, hop on - hop off buses won’t let you down. Buses from the Basilica go around the city and show another face of Budapest that can't be seen anywhere else unless you're on a double-decker bus.
What else do we offer? We also have some gastronomy in the TOP 10. Everyone who visits Hungary should try the chimney cake. With the Budapest Card you can do this with a 20% discount at Molnár’s Kürtöskalács on Váci street. If you want something more exclusive and are on your way to the Castle District, you will also receive a 20% discount at the Fisherman's Bastion Restaurant.
Have you been to the Unicum House? This is also a must. In addition to the story of the Zwack family, you can also learn the details of the special, 230-year-old secret recipe by visiting the Unicum House. You can also look at the old distillery, which is called the “Heart of Unicum,” as the legendary drink is made here. You can see centuries of bottles and machines, but you can also learn more about spices. Here you get a 15% discount with the Budapest Card.
In order to have the 10 places we promised at the beginning, let us also mention the Tropicarium, the Szemlő-hegy Cave and the Castle of Miracles - Csodák Palotája, which we will tell you more about later.
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