24 hours in Budapest

2 AM. Arrive from your delayed flight, locate your Bolt taxi (Uber equivalent) and sleepily settle in to your Air BnB. Night night.

2 PM. Wake up far later than planned (jetlag…) and head to the old town for ‘breakfast’.

3 – Eat some Hungarian specialities in one of the restaurants in the old town. We went to Baltazár Budapest Grill and it was delicious. Brilliant service and the decor was a feast for the eyes. Try the beef goulash soup paired with the waiter’s recommendation of a Hungarian red.

4 – Just before the sun goes down, wander round the church and Fisherman’s bastion. As it goes dark, the parliament building is beautifully lit and this is a great place to view it from.

5 – Dessert time. Ruszwurm cafe serves traditional Hungarian cakes like dobos torte. Grab a table if you can and settle in next to the big stove to warm up with cake and coffee.

6 – Walk across the bridge back into town and wander through the town enjoying the architecture.

7 – Make your way to Széchenyi Thermal baths to bathe outdoors with a few hundred other people.

9 – Hungry? Grab a quick bite from the eateries around the Jewish quarter. Still got some energy? (We didn’t…) Check our the ruin bars and countless restaurants outside your doorstep.

8 AM. Breakfast before you need to grab your flight. Eggs Floretine from Cirkusz Cafe down the road followed by truly excellent coffee from Kontakt Speciality Coffee Shop. Now you’re ready to face your next flight.

Got more time? Here are the other things on my list of ‘Things to visit in Budapest’ that we didn’t get round to.

  • For sale pub
  • My Little Melbourne for coffee
  • Explore the Jewish Quarter
  • Szimpla kert
  • Langos burger

I’m sure we’ll be back to visit Budapest again – What are your recommendations?

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