Instagrammable Spots in Budapest

Instagrammable Spots in Budapest

Budapest, the grand jewel of the Danube, is one of the most beautiful and budget-friendly cities in Europe. No matter where you point your camera, Budapest will leave you breathless and that is why we created a list of instagrammable spots in Budapest. 

Tomb of Gul Baba 

Gul Baba was a Turkish holy man, and according to a legend, the one who introduced roses to Hungary. Gul Baba is thought to have died in Buda, and his tomb is now a museum and a meeting point for Muslim pilgrims. 

The terrace of the tomb offers a magnificent view over Budapest. 

Mecset u. 14, Budapest 

Parisi Udvar

The Parisi Udvar Hotel is known for its breathtaking interior. Everything from the hallways to the main lobby is decorated with the finest ornaments. 

You don’t have to book a room in this hotel to visit the passage. You can just walk in and have a drink in the Parisi Udvar cafe. 

Petofi Sandor u. 2, Budapest 

For Sale Pub 

This bar allows visitors to leave their mark on the walls, floor, and even the ceiling.  It is a very nice and cozy place. We recommend the goulash! 

Vamhaz krt. 2, Budapest

Gellert Baths 

The Gellert Baths are worth a visit for their impressive Art Nouveau architecture and to enjoy a moment of relaxation in the beautiful thermal pools. 

You will see stained windows, grand columns, bathrooms with mosaic tiles, sculptures, and ceramics everywhere. It’s a feast for the eyes! 

Gellert Baths are open from 9 am – 7 pm daily and the entrance fee is 5900 HUF per person. 

Kelenhegyi ut 4, Budapest 

Hungarian Parliament Building 

The Budapest Parliament Building is one of the most iconic monuments of the Hungarian capital! It is as impressive from the inside as it is from the outside! 

More than 40 kilograms of gold leaf and half a million semi-precious stones were used to embellish the inside. 

It’s allowed to take photos, but in certain rooms taking photos with flash is prohibited. 

You can book tickets for the guided tour here

Kossuth Lajos ter 1, Budapest 

Szabo Ervin Library 

Szabo Ervin Library is a Neo-Baroque building originally built as a palace in the late 18th century by Frigyes Wenckheim, a Hungarian Aristocrat. In 1931 the city council purchased the mansion and converted it into a library. Only a few of the rooms are preserved. 

The moment we entered the library it felt like we had been transported to Hogwarts. Definitely worth a visit!! 

The library is open from Monday – Friday from 10 am – 8 pm and on Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. The entrance fee is 1000 HUF.

Szabo Ervin ter 1, Budapest

New York Cafe 

Built in Italian Renaissance style, with sparkling chandeliers dangling from high ceilings adorned by spectacular frescoes, it’s one of the oldest cafes in Budapest, dating back 125 years. 

The New York Cafe is the center of literary and artistic life and the favorite place for rendezvous of artists, writers, and poets. 

The mix of styles is breathtaking!! We recommend the 24k Latte Macchiato. 

Erzsebet krt. 9, Budapest 

Vajdahunyad Castle 

Vajdahunyad Castle is located in the city park of Budapest. Just like most of the architecture in Budapest, Vajdanhunyad Castle looks like a scene straight out of a fairytale. 

The mix of Gothic-Renaissance and Baroque architecture creates an almost eerie scene. Legend has it that the castle once imprisoned Count Dracula. 

It is free to enter the grounds of Vajdahunyad Castle, so even if you do not wish to go inside, it is worth taking a stroll through the courtyards. Inside, there is a museum. 

The castle is open from Monday – Sunday from 9 am – 7 pm. 

Vajdahunyad stny, Budapest

Szimpla Kert by day 

Szimpla Kert is Budapest’s most famous ruin bar by night and an artistic center by day. We recommend visiting Szimpla Kert during the day and returning in the evening for a fun night out. 

Walking around Szimpla Kert feels like getting lost in a twisted wonderland.

Kazinczy u. 14, Budapest

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov is a lovely ruin bar and hip restaurant in the Old Jewish District offering a warm, buzzing atmosphere. Hands down, the best dinner we had in Budapest!

Akacfa u. 47, Budapest 

Liberty Bridge

Liberty Bridge might just be our favorite bridge in Budapest. Connecting Buda and Pest in the southern end of the city. With views over Gellert Hill, Gellert Baths, and Corvinus University, it’s the perfect location to get some amazing photos of the city. 

Fovam Ter 1093, Budapest 

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