If you think about Budapest as a geometric shape, its epicenter will definitely be Erzsébet Square. This is where most of the sightseeing buses - and in our case, the royal cars - depart. The square is located in the middle of the city, so whatever way you go, you'll bump into some famous sight. So get in the car, and let's start this royal sightseeing!
Going to the market is a very common weekend ritual amongst Hungarians. We wake up early, grab our baskets and buy our meat, fruits, and vegetables from the local vendors. One of the most famous markets is the Great Market Hall, close to the Danube and the heart of the city. Tourists love to wander around and try great Hungarian foods here. If you are interested in the real Hungarian gastronomy, the Great Market Hall is a must!
Sure, everyone knows Lánchíd from the photos, but Budapest also has another beautiful and touristy bridge too: the Szabadság Bridge. Szabadság Bridge is the shortest Danube-bridge, yet it is still one of the biggest tourist attractions. Also, it got very famous some years ago, when Will Smith climbed to the top of it.
Everything in Budapest revolves around the Danube. This is where the first bridges were built, this is where we get our tap water and this is the river we all adore. The Danube looks adorable from both Pest and Buda, and tourists from all over the world come here to admire it.
Hotel Gellert is the most famous hotel in Budapest. Because of its warm thermal water, the place attracts tourists from all over the world to come here and heal. The building is located next to the Danube on the Buda side of the city, so the view from the hotel is astonishing.
Gellert Hill is a well-liked tourist spot in Budapest both amongst locals and foreigners too. The view from here is breathtaking, the air is fresh and a little hiking is really good for the mind, body, and soul. Take a break here to look down from the top of the city to the Danube lying under and capture how beautiful Budapest is actually!
Citadel is located next to Gellert Hill and used to function as a fortress, built by the Habsburgs in the 1850s, after breaking down the Hungarian revolution. Here you can see the Hungarian Statue of Liberty, which was built after the Soviet troops liberated Budapest from the Germans in the Second World War.
It was the first, and still, it's the most famous bridge in Hungary. The Chain Bridge (or as the Hungarians call it, the Lánchíd) was erected in the 1800s, got bombed in WW2, but still stands strong. Take some minutes to capture the beauty of the city from this marvellous bridge!
The Parliament is located next to the Danube, at Kossuth tér - and is also the biggest building in the city. This is where Hungarian politicians work, but the place is also open to tourists. You can check out the Holy Crown inside, amongst the breathtaking architectural design. Worth a visit!
Okay, so we were at the Lánchíd and the Liberty Bridge - what's next? Let's check out another busy, yet not so well-known bridge: the one called Margaret. The bridge connects Pest and Buda from the outer boulevard and this is where you can easily approach Budapest's biggest "island", the Margaret Island.