Budget € 0: where to go and what to see in Budapest for free
Free tours Budapest
Without a doubt, this is the best way to get to know the city from the inside. No guidebook will read what the local guides tell you. There are several types of excursions to choose from: classic, afternoon and a walk through the Jewish quarter.
The “menu” contains a short excursion into history, the opportunity to hear the opinion of the Hungarians themselves about certain historical events, an interesting company and a light, relaxed atmosphere.
Most excursions start at Vörösmarty Square. The start time and available routes can be found on the organizer’s website.
In Budapest, as in many other cities, some attractions can be viewed for free. As a rule, almost all museums in the Hungarian capital are free to enter during Hungarian national holidays: March 15, August 20 and October 23. A Ethnographical museum passes free of charge also on January 22, March 5 and 15, May 18, August 20, September 20-21 and October 23.
For permanent exhibition in Museum of Applied Arts you can go free on the third Saturday of the month for those who are under 26 years old, and two parents or close relatives accompanying children under 18 years old.
Also for tourists under 26 years old on the last Sunday of the month is open Hungarian Museum of Natural Sciences, and on every first Saturday of the month – Modern Art Museum and Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport. The only museum that always remains free – this Police History Museum…
Bridges in Budapest
Budapest is a cozy and beautiful capital of bridges. To see them in all their glory, arrange yourself an exciting tour.
You can start with Szechenyi chain bridge, the very first, connecting Buda and Pest. In the evening with illumination, this landmark of Budapest looks especially impressive.
Another bridge – Erzhebet – was built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. By design, it is chain and shines effectively at night. On holidays, by the way, it is illuminated with the colors of the national flag.
But the most unusual bridge in Budapest is Margit, the second oldest bridge in the city. It consists of three flights: two of them converge over the cape of the island of the same name at an angle of 150 degrees, and the third leads directly to the island, making it accessible for walks.
Looking for the best Instagram shots? Climb Gellert Mountain and take pictures for health. Hilly Buda, shopping Pest and, of course, the majestic Danube look fantastic from a height of 140 meters.
Varoshliget Central Park
Varoshliget Central Park is the largest nature reserve in the capital. And if you want peace and quiet, feel free to head here.
There are also small lakes (on the shore of one of them the Vaidahunyad castle is located), and cozy alleys, and a saving shadow on hot days. By the way, in the park you can also look at the curious monument “Time Clock”. This is the world’s largest hourglass, which was built in honor of Hungary’s accession to the European Union. Every December 31, they turn over, symbolizing the beginning of a new year.