If you still have time, there is always something to see in this beautiful city
The great Synagogue
It is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world!
Shoes on the Danube Bank
In Hungarian: Cipők a Duna-parton. Created in 2005, not far from the Parliament, you will find, in memory of the Jews killed in the Danube during the Second World War, several shoes are placed on the edge of the river.
Chain Bridge (Széchenyi lánchíd)
It is the most famous bridge that links Pest and Buda with a length of 380 m. It was destroyed during the Second World War and then rebuilt in 1949.
Little story : at each entrance to the bridge, there are 2 sculptures of lions. If you look straight ahead, you will see the tongues of the lions. Legend says that the sculptor committed suicide because his tongueless lions were criticized despite the fact that they are present.
Andrássy avenue (Andrássy út)
It is the largest and most elegant avenue in the city. It links the city center to the Heroes’ Square. There you will find many luxury boutiques.
New York Café
It’s the cafe of a very famous big palace in Budapest. The decor is sumptuous. You can have breakfast there for an average of HUF 6,700 (€ 20) per person as long as you go early enough (before 9:30 am), because afterwards there will be a lot of people.
Café Gerbeaud, Vörösmarty square & Váci street
Like Café New York, it is the café of a well-known grand palace. It is located in Vörösmarty Square which is the start of Váci Street: the main pedestrian street in Budapest
Budapest at Christmas
If you are in Budapest at the end of the year, you can see the Christmas decorations and markets that embellish the city.
The two most important Christmas markets in Budapest are:
- The St. Stephen’s Basilica Christmas Market.
- The Vörösmarty square Christmas Market.
Budapest installs its Ferris wheel for Christmas: Budapest Eye
Normal price is 3900 HUF (13 €)