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Budget Budapest

Bohemian Budapest is an elegant city with a junkyard heart that combines centuries of history with charming ‘ruin pubs’, socialist leftovers and plenty of cheap attractions.
Széchenyi Bridge sparkles above the Danube at night

Landmarks

1 ROYAL PALACE

Razed and rebuilt at least half a dozen times since King Béla IV established a royal residence here in the mid-13th century, the Royal Palace is the focal point of Buda’s Unesco-listed Castle Hill. Today, it contains the Hungarian National Gallery and a branch of the Budapest History Museum. Both cost to get in but the statue- and monument-filled grounds are free to wander (Szent György tér).

2 DANUBE BRIDGES

Budapest’s bridges are the stitches that have bound Buda and Pest together since well before the two were linked politically in 1873. There are eight in total, at once landmarks and delightful vantage points over the river. The four in the centre outshine the rest. Széchenyi Bridge is arguably the most beautiful, especially when lit up at night; Elizabeth Bridge has a higher arch, offering dramatic views of Castle and Gellért Hills.

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