Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Budapest, Hungary

Get the details on important sights and attractions for your trip to Budapest.

Ready to book a trip now?
Get exclusive savings on hotel rooms.


Opera House
Opera House

Opera House
Pest VI, Andrassy u. 22
36 1 332 7914
Guided tours are given daily at 3 and 4 pm. Tickets are 2,600 Ft ($15).

Pest V, Kossuth Lajos tér. 1-3
36 1 441 4904
Built in Gothic revival style based on the Parliament in London , this largest in continental Europe. Tours by ticket only 2,500 Ft ($14.25).


Dohány Synagogue / Jewish Museum
Pest VII, Dohány u. 2-8
36 1 342 8942
The synagogue is closed to visitors on Jewish holidays, all Saturdays, and by 2 p.m. other days. Entrance ticket is 1,600 Ft ($9).

Fishermen's Bastion
Fishermen's Bastion

Matthias Church / Fishermen's Bastion
Buda I, Szentharomság tér 2
36 1 488 7716
Any times other than masses, there is an entrance fee of 700 Ft ($4).

Medieval Synagogue
Buda I, Táncsics Mihály u. 26
36 1 355 8849
This small Sephardic synagogue was discovered by accident in the 1960s, but dates back to 1364. Admission is 300 Ft ($1.75).

St. Stephen's Basilica
Pest V, Szt. István tér 33
36 1 318 9159
This is the country's largest church, although Esztergom is the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary.


Budapest History Museum
Buda I, Budavári Paloto E
36 1 487 8887
Explore the history of Budapest from pre-historic times to present day. Admission is 1,100 Ft ($6.25).

Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum (Arany Sas Patikamúzeum)
Buda I, Tárnok utca 18
36 1 375 9772
Admission is free and the collection of old medical remedies and their containers are fascinating.

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art
Pest IX, Komor Marcel u. 1
36 1 555 3444
The largest part of the permanent collection is modern American pieces, but the temporary exhibits span the globe. Admission is 1,200 Ft ($6.75).

Semmelweis Orvostörteneti Muzeum
Semmelweis Orvostörténeti Múzeum

Margit Kovács Permanent Exhibition
Szentendre, Vastagh György u. 1
36 26 310 244
The works of this Hungarian ceramicist's elderly sculptures are especially moving. Entrance is 700 Ft ($4).

Museum of Fine Arts
Pest XIV, Hosök tere
36 1 460 7000
This impressive neo-Renaissance building houses the works of all of the well known masters. Admission is 1,200 Ft ($6.75).

National Gallery
Buda I, Budavári Palota Wings B, C, D
36 1 201 9082
The entrance of 800 Ft. ($4.50) gives you access to over 100,000 artifacts and temporary exhibits.

National Museum
Pest VIII, Múzeum krt. 14-16
36 1 327 7700
Here you will find the history of Hungary from the founding of the country to 1990 for an entrance fee of 1,000 Ft. ($5.75).

Telephone Museum
Telephone Museum

Ethnographical Museum
Szentendre, Sztaravodai u.
36 26 312 304
This Open-air museum has a replication of all of the rural regions of Hungary and is the largest of its kind in Hungary. Admission is 1,000 Ft ($5.75).

Telephone Museum
Buda I, Úri ut. 49
36 1 201 8188
Housed here is a delightful array of telephone equipment spanning 120 years. Admission is 500 Ft ($2.75).


Herend Porcelain
Pest V, Jószef Nádor tér 11
36 1 317 2622

Szechenyi Thermal spa and baths
Széchenyi Thermal spa and baths

La Boutique des Vins
Pest V, József Attila u. 12
36 1 266 4397

Pest VII. Dohány u. 20
Twenty-five young Hungarian designers are all sporting their creations in this one store to offer the most au courant fashion selections.


Széchenyi Gyógyfüdo
Pest XIV, Állatkerti körút 11
36 1 363 3210
With multiple pools and thermals to enjoy, you could spend half a day here, but if you stay less than two hours, you will receive a small refund.


Airport Minibus Reservations
36 1 296 8555 (between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.)

Budapest Official Tourist Offices
1) Buda I, Szentháromság tér
36 1 488 0475
2) Pest VI, Liszt Ferenc tér 11
36 1 322 4098
3) Ferihegy Airport — All terminals

Hungarian National Tourism Board


(Updated: 06/07/11 BH)

Calling all oenophiles! GAYOT has picked the Top 10 Wine Routes in the World that offer beautiful views, miles of vineyards and, of course, good wine.
Park City is popular as a winter getaway, but it also makes for a fun summer destination. Here's a list of the Top 10 Things to Do in Park City in Summer that will keep you entertained.