Since the breakup of the Soviet Union and during the post-Communist era, the city of Budapest has become a tourism mecca for international travelers. There are numerous attractions and events that you can enjoy in the city, especially when vacationing as a family. Budapest is a city steeped in world history and filled with cultural treasures and it could take numerous visits there to discover all of them.
Naturally when you are traveling with family, you have to fine-tune your different destinations. However we have listed a few here that are must-see attractions when adventuring out into Budapest:
Neprajzi Muzeum (Museum of Ethnography) – if you want to get in touch with the folk customs of the Magyar population, this is the spot to visit. From the “Folk culture of the Hungarians” exhibit to the “Collection of Customs and Toys”, this is a definite stop on your Budapest itinerary.
Varosliget (City Park) – the beautifully landscaped 200 plus acres of this park make it well worth visiting. However, there are so many other diversions and events to enjoy while visiting this favorite destination of the Budapest locals. The Budapest Grand Circus has been entertaining locals and visitors since 1889 and shouldn’t be missed. Additionally, the Budapest Zoo features over 500 species of birds, insects, mammals, and reptiles as well as over 4,000 varieties of plants.
The Castle District – this is a full-day venture at the least and stretches out across a major portion of the Buda Hills. From the Budapest History Museum to the Fisherman’s Bastion (situated down the hill from the city’s Trinity Square), there is something for every member of the family to enjoy.
The Libegõ and the Sikló – it has oftentimes been said by visitors to Budapest that the journey can be more enjoyable than the destination. This is especially true with the Libegõ Cable Car is concerned as well as the charming Sikló Railway Tram. The former offers riders a 15-minute over 850 feet in the air over the Budapest woodlands while the latter runs from Clark Adam Square to the Royal Castle of Budapest. Additionally, it offers some superb views of the famed Chain Bridge.
The Children’s Railway – by far, this is the one attraction that you don’t want to miss if you want the children to be completely delighted with the vacation in general. Children between the ages of 10 and 14 are allowed to run this fully operational commuter rail adventure. They work in such positions as cashier, pointsman, and traffic manager. One way or the other, this 45-minute ride is a definite attraction to put on your travel itinerary if you are traveling with your children.
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