Travel

48 Hours in Budapest

Budapest is a true hidden gem of Europe that’s finally getting the hype it deserves. A city with so many wonderful things to do; a a stroll down the Danube, where you’ll see the breath-taking “shoes on the Danube” memorial, a walk across the Széchenyi chain bridge from Pest to Buda (especially beautiful at night). Then brace yourself for a climb up Gellert Hill! Whilst on the Buda side of the river, make sure to pay a visit to the iconic Fisherman’s Bastion and take in the panoramic sights of Budapest which are as spectacular as the Bastion itself.

Budapest is known for its insane nightlife, specifically the ruin bars dotted around the city. The most famous, Szimpla Kert is legendary; an eclectic mix of mismatched furniture housed in a run-down warehouse type building. Purely amazing. While you’re in this neck of the woods you must visit Bors Gasztrobar, located directly opposite Szimpla. They have the best sandwiches in Budapest, hands down!

Finally, it is a crime to visit Budapest without visiting one of the many famous thermal baths. After a weekend of partying and gallivanting it’s the best way to wind down and relax.

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