The capital of Hungary is one of the most sophisticated and exciting cities in Europe. There are parks full of attractions, museums full of all kinds of treasures, romantic boats sailing along the picturesque Danube, Turkish baths and an incredible nightlife that lasts until dawn.
Maybe it is no longer considered a tourist destination, as it was a few years ago, but it is still cheaper than in most European countries. If you decide to spend the night in private rooms or even surf the couch, eat in inexpensive restaurants and rent car to explore these destinations. Here are some cheap attractions that will help you save the euro here and there:
It is considered one of the oldest zoological gardens in the world with a collection of over 3,700 amazing animals. It is located near the Heroes’ Square. Try to come to the zoo early because it is HUGE, and visiting it can take a whole day. Forget the restaurant at the zoo, take some rolls and water from vending machines and start the route.
Thermal bath in section
The thermal section bath is one of the largest spas in Europe. It is located in the city park, across the street from the zoo. It has 15 swimming and thermal swimming pools (12 covered, three open) with a temperature of 20 to 40 C. There is a refund system in which you buy a ticket, and then you get some money depending on how much time you spent.
Vajdahunyad Castle is a replica of a castle in Transylvania, Romania, also called Vajdahunyad. Originally it was made of wood and cardboard to commemorate the Millennium in 1896, but it became so popular that it was rebuilt again of stone and brick. It is located in the city park behind the Heroes’ Square and on the other side of the park from the Széchenyi thermal baths.
Caves in Budapest
Did you know that Budapest is one of the few cities in the world with over 200 caves? They are full of mysterious exhibitions, dark aisles, and beautiful formations. During World War II, the caves served as a shelter. Three of the most impressive caves open to the public are located in the Buda hills. If you have time, be sure to visit the caves.
If you’re looking for a medieval wonderland, be sure to check out Fisherman’s Bastion. It is easy to spot and is located in the castle area on the Buda side. Worth a visit, especially at night, when you have a great view of the Danube.
The discussed above are the fascinating places to travel cheaply on a budget. To explore these places rent car from a rental company to have a fantastic experience when traveling to these destinations.