With its historic palaces, magnificent sights and expansive riverside views, Budapest is an ideal location for a romantic trip for two. The Hungarian capital is filled with opportunities to inspire amour, from climbing Fisherman’s Bastion for incredible cityscape views, to candlelit dinners on the River Danube. To inspire your next escape, here are some of the best romantic things to do in Budapest.
Explore Buda Castle District
Follow in the footsteps of Budapest’s Kings and Queens at the Buda Castle District. Explore the quaint cobblestone streets to uncover historic landmarks such as The Royal Palace, Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. There are also a number of interesting museums, such as The Castle Museum, and charming cafés and restaurants for a leisurely breakfast or lunch. Reach the hilltop attraction by taking the Castle Hill Funicular from the famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge or, if you’re feeling energetic, by climbing the Király lépcső ‘Royal Steps’.
Take in the View at Fisherman’s Bastion
Originally built to commemorate the fishermen who protected the city, Fisherman’s Bastion is not only a striking structure, but also one of Budapest’s most impressive lookout points. After marvelling at the seven medieval turrets (representing seven Hungarian tribes), climb to the top level for unbelievable panoramic vistas. For added romance, visit at sunset and watch the light fade over the city below.
Soak in Budapest’s Thermal Baths
After a busy day of sightseeing, why not indulge in some pampering at one of Budapest’s famous thermal baths. Take a dip in the hot waters of Király Bath, the oldest bathhouse in the city; the ancient Ottoman-style Veli Bej Bath; the riverside Rudas Bath; or the grand Széchenyi Bath, the largest baths in the city with nearly 20 indoor and outdoor pools to enjoy.