No one told you Budapest was this beautiful

Before I went to Budapest I had no idea what to expect.

Most people I told I was going to Budapest responded with a look of confusion, asking where it was and subsequently why I would go there.

Why not?

Certainly what I was not told was just how beautiful Budapest is. The capital of Hungary seems to have been forgotten by tourism and much of Europe overlooks this as a quality tourism destination. But Budapest has so much to offer travellers. First of all its ridiculously cheap, filled with history at every turn of the corner, and the Hungarian people are very welcoming and warm. But perhaps those who have been to Budapest do enjoy it as much as I did (now on four occasions) but instead choose to keep it a secret. Here’s why no one told you Budapest was this beautiful in pictures…

Luxury Hotel Budapest Corinthia

With the next city guide announced – Budapest – we couldn’t help but to give you a short introduction to the city that we have previously dubbed one of the most underrated cities in all of Europe. If you haven’t heard about Budapest before, there’s a good reason those who have visited would like to keep it a secret. So without further introduction, here’s why no one told you Budapest was this beautiful…


World of Wanderlust at Fisherman’s Bastion

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Chain Bridge at Night

Luxury Hotel Budapest Corinthia

The Corinthia luxury hotel

four seasons budapest spa

Spa Culture is highly popular in Budapest – Four Seasons Gresham Palace Spa

budapest night

Hungarian Parliament at night


Hungarian Parliament from Fisherman’s Bastion


View from Fisherman’s Bastion


Hungarian Parliament from Chain Bridge


Chain Bridge, Budapest


Cheap AND healthy!? EATS in Budapest


Hero’s Square 


Chain Bridge – Budapest

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    September 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    […] Longer trips in Austria include Salzburg (music city); Hallstatt; or heading next to Budapest! […]

    September 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I like Budapest too. Especially Fisherman Bastion, it’s really beautiful! I like the river cruise along Danube river at night too. The lights at Parliament House is amazing. The Hungarian folklore dance is something new to me as well. I would love to visit this city again!

    touring europe by car
    June 15, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Budapest is certainly a great place and has a lot to offer for tourists, as on a historical point a view as on a culinary one ! Did you try the cakes ?

    May 16, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    I come from Belgium, I moved to Budapest for work a few months ago, it was the first time I came to Budapest and indeed I didn’t expect the city to be so beautiful. But in Belgium, Budapest is quite well-known. I would say that it is one of the most famous destinations of the Central and Eastern Europe, after Prague and Vienna. Trouble is, Central and Eastern Europe are not famous destinations for people outside of Europe, I think. When I hear/listen to/read non-European people talking about Europe, they mostly talk about France (Paris !), Spain and Italy. Which are three gorgeous countries of course, but Europe has so much more to offer :).

    January 16, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Glad to see you like my beautiful hometown :)! Before you’ll return, check my blog under Budapest title ( to get more inspiration and places which are worth to visit!

    January 15, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve just read your post about my home city, Budapest :)! Glad, you liked it! If you need more idea about places to go, check my blog, under the title Budapest ( – this part is under construction, but you can see the table of content). You’ll find several places worth to visit independently you’re a tourist or local.

    November 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    My best friend is visiting Budapest this week and I am insanely jealous.
    These photos have only heightened my desire to visit.
    Although I am in Madrid, which is so incredibly beautiful at this time of year, and underrated too.
    So I can’t complain too much…
    Love Isabella

    November 12, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Wow… it seems really a beautiful city. Hopefully we’ll go there soon. Fingers crossed 🙂

    Adelina Stoiconi
    November 11, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Budapest is amazing! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pics xx

    November 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I lived here three months over the summer. Absolutely loved it. In my opinion, best city in Europe when you factor in cost.

    November 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Such amazing pictures! They are just beautiful and they make Budapest one of the top cities on my list.

    Marcello Marchioli
    November 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The not so secret gem of Europe now. Budapest deserves time to explore and experience. Love the photo of you at Fishermans Bastion and looking back at the Chain Bridge

    November 8, 2014 at 11:09 am

    It is like a diamond. Brilliant buildings. Oh the hotel, i fell in love with. I got so excited by checking your post.

    November 8, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I loved Budapest so much and actually saw all those things! Please tell me you went to the Szechenyi Bath? It was amazing! I could have happily wallowed there all day 🙂

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    November 8, 2014 at 7:38 am

    it looks lovely, my friends just got back

    November 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Holy crap this is so stunning!! In love! x

    21 year old travel blogger

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    November 7, 2014 at 10:54 am

    […] No one told you Budapest was this beautiful. With the next city guide announced – Budapest – we couldn’t help but to give you a short introduction to the city that we have previously dubbed one of the most underrated cities in all of Europe. […]

    November 7, 2014 at 10:50 am

    After seeing these photos I might add Budapest to my backpacking trip this December!

    November 7, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Budapest is my favorite city! I love it there! I hope the city stays underrated, because i don’t like to many tourists

    Is It French?
    November 7, 2014 at 8:37 am

    actually, my mum did hahaha
    I can’t believe she went there without me 😛

    November 7, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Oh, wow! These photos are incredible. Budapest looks beautiful.

    November 7, 2014 at 4:59 am

    I adore your photos.
    Budapest looks amazing!! 🙂 I’m hoping to go there in summer, definitely amazing with the longer day light hours. More time to enjoy its beauty!

    Department of Wandering
    November 7, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Budapest does indeed look gorgeous. I’m headed there for Christmas and can’t wait! It’s supposed to be at its prettiest in winter <3

    Inge @ November Morning
    November 7, 2014 at 2:51 am

    It’s indeed a beautiful city!

    November 7, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Never got to go to Hungary on my last trip to Europe.
    …and I never knew how gorgeous Budapest was. Thanks for this, definitely putting it on the list of places to visit!
    I blogged about my time in Europe here:

    November 7, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I’m going to Budapest in three weeks and I can’t wait. It looks incredible 🙂

    November 7, 2014 at 12:13 am

    One of the most beautiful cites, especially during Christmas holidays!

    Madalena Gil
    November 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    George Ezra was right ! eheh

    November 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Like you I am taking a year to travel around the world by myself, and I just visited Budapest ad thought it was INCREDIBLE. I’ve found that although I like a lot of places for a lot of reasons, my absolute favorite cities are those that I fall instantly and hopelessly in love with for reasons I can’t explain, and that’s definitely what happened with Budapest. I imagine the city is what would happen if New York and Paris had a baby and actually decided to parent and gave the kid all their best traits. Wherever you go in this city there’s something unexpectedly awesome: one second, you’re on a tiny, irregular, and almost psychotic street that takes after the Marais, and then the next block you bump into a row of stores and cafes that make it seem like the West Village up and moved. Needless to say, I love it (I wrote a few posts on it here: or

    Can’t wait to buy your fabulous guide!!

    xx Taylor

    November 6, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    This makes me so excited to go back to Budapest next summer. I went this summer and it was one of the best experiences it is sooo beautiful!


    November 6, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    So incredible pretty.. Really wanna go there!
    BUT.. who is we? You started now writing about “us” and “we”. I´m confused 🙂

    Best holiday destinations
    November 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Wow!! Such a fantastic place. i will surely plan to visit there.Thanks for posting nice views.

    November 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve always wanted to travel to Budapest. I hope that my wish will come true someday in the near future! Hope you had a good time!

    November 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    you’re right no one has told me how beautiful Budapest was! Omg! Now I must go see this place!

    Clipping Path Outsource
    November 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    China bridge is nice… night it so beautiful.
    Many thanks for night picture.

    Lauren @ Kale and Cookie Dough
    November 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Oh wow that is beautiful! I want to go, well lets be honest I want to travel everywhere.

    Christie of The Butterfly Editions
    November 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Lovely – Budapest looks like a wonderful city to explore!

    Occasionally I may...
    November 6, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I never gave Budapest much thought, but after seeing these beautiful pictures I will definitely have to consider this as a future vacation spot. Thank you for sharing.

    Marissa @ Chic Darling
    November 6, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Oh this just jumped to the top of my must visit list this spring!

    Alejandra Mera
    November 6, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I’m actually thinking of going there in December!!! But I am having a hard time deciding. There are just so many beautiful places to visit in Europe! xD

    November 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Gorgeous pictures! I hope to visit one day… 🙂

    Leonie Parker
    November 6, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Such a stunning place

    Leonie ♥ IkonikBeauty

    Kirstie of Venga, Vale, Vamos
    November 6, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Having visited twice, Budapest is one of my all time favorite cities, and I think it’s really catching on as a tourist destination…I just hope not to the extent that it loses its charm.

    November 6, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I love the photo of Heroes’ Square. The statues are so interesting and varied and it makes me want to go exploring!


    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn
    November 6, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Fisherman’s Bastion is such a fantastic location, the view from the top is so incredible!

    Olga L.
    November 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    It is just magic – i’ve just posted about Budapest as well 🙂 funny!!!
    But your pics are amazing, and i didn’t take my camera that time with me 🙁
    But i can’t agree more with you – this city is very beautiful and strange that not a lot of people know that!!!

    November 6, 2014 at 8:35 am

    budapest looks amazing and i am always up for any place that has a spa culture!

    rae of love from berlin

    LEE @ Modern Granola
    November 6, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Looks amazing! I’ve heard good things about it and have always thought it would be fun to check it out.

    November 6, 2014 at 8:07 am

    That’s so cool! I was just in Budapest this summer and stayed at the Corinthia too! What a fabulous hotel eh? Your photos of the chain bridge are beautiful! I wish I thought of going there at night to take some pictures.

    November 6, 2014 at 8:06 am

    This looks beautiful indeed! I guess it’s fair to say you’ve made Budapest jump a few rows up on my massive wanderlust list haha xx

    November 6, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Gorgeous photos!

    November 6, 2014 at 7:36 am

    yes! yes! one thousand times YES! Budapest and Prague are my top two favorite cities in Europe.

    Marie @ Marie Away
    November 6, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Gorgeous! I’ve always been so interested in visiting Budapest, you’ve just made that interest stronger. Thanks for sharing!

    November 6, 2014 at 7:28 am

    love it

    November 6, 2014 at 7:25 am

    WOW! Beautiful!

    November 6, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Heard that it’s amazing from so many people!

    November 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

    This has made me want to go back to Budapest so bad! Such an incredibly beautiful place. x

    November 6, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Desperate to go there… hopefully next summer! looks like a very dreamy place!