Top 15 BEST Places to Visit in Hungary

Hungary Bucket List: Top 10 Places to Visit in Hungary

Hungary is one of the countries that has a surprising mix of stunning cities to explore. Located in Central Europe with the capital of Budapest, let our eyes be amazed in this beautiful country. Here are our 15 top places you should visit in Hungary:

Pray at the Pecs Cathedral

Aerial view of Cathedral of Pecs, Hungary photo via Depositphotos

A remarkable piece of architecture in the downtown of Pecs. Pécs Cathedral is an important reflection of the cultural, architectural, and artistic landmark. The impressive baldachin main altar intensifies the immense space by dividing it into two halves by the monumental arch. A four-manual organ with over 6000 pipes with the choir makes it more solemn.

An absolute must-see. It is a part of most sightseeing tours. The cathedral is very ostentatious and lovely, definitely a point to explore on your travels in Pécs.

Explore stalagmite formations in the Aggtelek National Park & Caves

The Locomotive stalactite geological attraction in Baradla cave photo via Depositphotos
The Locomotive stalactite geological attraction in Baradla cave photo via Depositphotos

The national park has a slouching and amazing cave system, horse riding center, boating, and miles of hiking and biking trails. The first Hungarian national park aims to protect abiotic values, superficial land formations, and caves.

It is the largest stalactite cave system in Europe, and its stalactite and stalagmite formations are picturesque. The caverns and their surroundings have been nominated as national parks by both Hungary and Slovakia. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.

Walk-in The Buda Hills

Hiking trail in the Buda Hills near Budapest photo via Depositphotos
Hiking trail in the Buda Hills near Budapest photo via Depositphotos

Take a walk in the Buda side of Budapest, the capital of Hungary in that is a low mountain range of few hills. It offers great walking, high-rise views of the city, and forms of transport that will delight kids of all ages.

By going into the three accessible caves, travelers can tour the ground beneath the city.

Be Amazed by the picture-perfect views of Visegrád Royal Palace.

Aerial view of the Visegrad Castle in Hungary photo via Depositphotos
Aerial view of the Visegrad Castle in Hungary photo via Depositphotos

Visegrád Castle is special due to its perfect location. Marvelous sights from this hilltop castle in the popular tourist town of Visegrad. Sometimes called Danube Castle.

It is one of the most amazing castles on the Danube. A sign of peace between Hungary and its nearest countries.

Study the history of Eger Castle

Courtyard Eger Castle with building and medieval field guns photo via Depositphotos
Courtyard Eger Castle with building and medieval field guns photo via Depositphotos

The Castle of Eger is a reflection of important history. Eger is a seat of the ten bishoprics made by the first king Saint István.

The first cathedral ruined by now used to stand on the present castle’s site, the historic center of the town was built around it. Come closer to the magical hidden place in Sopron.

Close to the Austrian border, the town is officially bilingual. Its history includes its origins as part of the Roman Empire when it had a popular name of Scarbantia. Scarbantia is a forum building, and ancient walls have been hollow. It has cobbled streets, fascinating medieval houses, and an old Roman archaeological site in the middle of town.

There are the beautiful Croatian pubs and Hungarian cafes and restaurants, the best local wines from the vineyards in the hills around Sopron, and even inexpensive dental work.

Tour the Hungarian Open Air Museum

Szentendrei Skanzen Hungarian Open Air Museum by Thaler Tamas via Wikipedia CC
Szentendrei Skanzen Hungarian Open Air Museum by Thaler Tamas via Wikipedia CC

It is the biggest open-air museum in Hungary, built 50years ago. You can see it at the Pilis Mountains’ foot. The unique wildlife of plants and animals makes its natural habitat. Travelers can walk among old buildings that have a traditional settlement.

Folk architecture, interior furnishings, and way of life. Houses, barns, workshops, and churches: The housekeeper is busy in the kitchen, the miller pours grain to the mill-hopper, animals make a loud sound in the farmyard, and a bell calls the pupils to the village school are the usual scene during weekdays and holidays in the yards.

Visit the cultural landscape of Hortobágy National Park.

The Nine-Holed Bridge at Hortobagy National Park by Lily15 via Wikipedia CC
The Nine-Holed Bridge at Hortobagy National Park By Lily15, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

It is composed of extensive plains and wetlands. The “Hortobágy National Park, the Puszta,” approximately 75 000 ha area of the World Heritage property. Situated on the Great Hungarian Plain in the eastern part of Hungary, a cultural landscape preserves undamaged and visible evidence of its traditional pastoral.

It reflects the melodious interaction between people and nature. Experience the meadows, livestock breeds adapted to the natural conditions of alkaline pastures, and wetlands. Land-use practices such as animal husbandry are also observed in this place.

Explore the Caves of Lillafured

It is near the waterfall. The Anna Cave is an innate limestone cave in Miskolc-Lillafüred, Hungary. It soon became a tourist spot; even Sándor Petofi visited it in 1847. It has not only beautiful limestone structures but also plants fossils.

The cave can be visited all year round. Bring a jacket due to the chilly temperatures inside. Wear comfortable shoes or hiking shoes.

Experience the enchanting beauty of Tihany

Benedictine abbey in Tihany photo via depositphotos
Benedictine abbey in Tihany photo via Depositphotos

Said that it was God’s creation when he was happy that the story goes among Hungarians. A trip to this peninsula will convey you far away from your everyday problems.

If you stand on Echo Hill and shout towards the abbey, your voice echoes seven times in two seconds (especially on cold, clear winter days). The monastery has a long history going back a thousand years.

It is also art exhibitions to attend. You can see a display of the locality’s geological past, how humans and nature have been living here side-by-side in the lavender garden.

The lavender garden in Tihany is a small center where Acquaint in the Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest.

The Hungarian Parliament Building is popular as the Parliament of Budapest after its location. It is a remarkable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It has been the bulkiest building in Hungary since its completion.

Worship in the Esztergom Basilica

Aerial panoramic view of the beautiful snowy Basilica of Esztergom with Slovakia at the background on a foggy winter morning photo via Depositphotos
Aerial panoramic view of the beautiful snowy Basilica of Esztergom with Slovakia in the background on a foggy winter morning photo via Depositphotos

This tour to the northern part of the country with picturesque, beautiful architecture, delicious local foods. The seat of Hungary’s Catholic Church is an astonishing Neoclassical monument that is also a combination of Ancient Egyptian architecture in a cavernous crypt.

Esztergom Basilica is the largest and tallest church in Hungary, with an epic dome that tops out at 118 meters. The altarpiece, painted by the Italian Girolamo Michelangelo Grigoletti, is also a record-breaker in the chancel.

Relax in the Tisza River

The Tisza in Szeged, Hungary photo via Depositphotos
The Tisza in Szeged, Hungary photo via Depositphotos

Amazing river ever. Great walking paths, bushy forest among, silence, great creatures like giant mayflies. Swim, rent a boat, kayak, or just walk and enjoy the quiet time there.

You can go fishing, eat barbeque, or use a kettle. Enjoy Wild rivers, nature, great places, great food, and drink.

Cruise in the Danube

Danube River with Budapest Parliament as a backdrop photo via Depositphotos
Danube River with Budapest Parliament as a backdrop photo via Depositphotos

The river is a doorway to many wonderful sites. It is one of the focal rivers of Central and Eastern Europe. Crosses several national borders. Its mountain course is a clear, fast-flowing stream, the lack of an extensive lake system in the Carpathians The Tisza can tour through riverboats for about 200 miles Szolnok, Csongrád, and Szeged rank as river ports.

A canal in Serbia connects the Tisza with the Danube.

Buda Castle, Budapest

Buda Castle
Buda Castle

Buda Castle is a palace intricate of the Hungarian kings in Budapest and a notable castle. It is a historic castle and palace complex in Budapest, once the residence of Hungarian kings. It is one of the most famous and visited attractions in Budapest.

Unwind in the Historic Spa Towns

Szechenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest photo via Depositphotos
Szechenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest photo via Depositphotos

Take a vacation that has a rich cultural experience. Many fantastic spa towns and facilities offer everything from simple bathing in renewing waters to longer stays in lovely spa resorts. Its hot springs and baths highly appreciated the healing effects of Hungarian thermal waters.

The largest biologically active thermal lake in Europe. Excellent spa packages are available at the fabulous Szechenyi Thermal Bath (Széchenyi gyógyfürdo) and few locations across the city.

Friendly Reminders:

It is a safe place to visit, just be cautious, and stay alert. Be careful in crowded buses, train stations, crowded tourist areas, trams, and metros. You should avoid demonstrations and political rallies.

Traveling in Hungary can be slightly more expensive than in many countries in Eastern Europe. It is still possible to find some affordably priced restaurants and hostels. Go Hungary is in spring and autumn when the weather is fine. During the summer months, June – August is the peak season.

Hungary Travel and Tour Packages

To help you plan out your visit to Hungary, we listed places to visit and other amazing activities in Hungary. We also listed some of the best travel deals and tour packages and excellent flight deals and accommodation.

Searching for the best hotels, resorts, and affordable flights in the nearby Cities? Check out our list of affordable Hungary hotels and resorts via Agoda, Booking, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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