Budapest Travel: FAQs

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Is Budapest expensive?

Budapest is generally considered to be an affordable destination, especially compared to other major European cities like London or Paris. Accommodation, food, and transportation are all relatively inexpensive, and there are plenty of free or low-cost attractions to enjoy. However, prices can vary depending on the time of year and the type of accommodation you choose. If you're on a tight budget, it's always a good idea to book your accommodation in advance.

What's Budapest famous for?

Budapest is famous for its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and rich cultural heritage. The city is also home to a vibrant nightlife scene, with a wide range of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from. Some of Budapest's most famous attractions include:

Is Budapest tourist friendly?

Yes, Budapest is very tourist-friendly. The city has a well-developed tourism infrastructure, with plenty of English-speaking staff and tourist information centers. There are also a wide range of tourist services available, such as guided tours, private transportation, and currency exchange.

Is Budapest a good holiday destination?

Yes, Budapest is a great holiday destination for people of all ages and interests. There is something for everyone in Budapest, from history and culture buffs to foodies and partygoers. The city is also very walkable and easy to get around, which makes it a great choice for those looking for a hassle-free vacation.

Is Budapest cheap to eat and drink?

Yes, Budapest is generally cheap to eat and drink. There are plenty of affordable restaurants and cafes serving traditional Hungarian cuisine, as well as international fare. 

Can I use euros in Budapest?

No, Budapest uses the Hungarian forint (HUF). However, many businesses and tourist attractions accept euros, and you can exchange euros for forints at banks, currency exchange bureaus, and some hotels.

Is Budapest a good city break?

Yes, Budapest is a great city break destination. The city is relatively compact, so you can easily see the main attractions in a few days. There is also a wide range of activities to enjoy, from exploring the city's historic sites to relaxing in its thermal baths.

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And what makes Budapest such a unique destination to visit?

Why is Budapest the ‘Spa Capital of the World’?

With over 100 thermal springs and 30 public baths, Budapest has earned the well-deserved title of the "Spa Capital of the World." The city's location on a geological fault line blessed it with an abundance of thermal water, which has been utilized for centuries for its healing and restorative properties. Budapest's thermal baths have long been a popular destination for royalty, dignitaries, and ordinary people seeking relief from ailments and rejuvenation.

Are the Thermal Baths in Budapest Worth It?

Emphatically yes! The thermal baths in Budapest are an absolute must-visit for any traveler seeking an authentic and rejuvenating experience. These baths offer a haven of tranquility amidst the bustling city, providing a chance to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Hungary. From the grandeur of the Széchenyi Thermal Baths - located 15 minutes from Lion’s Garden Hotel -  to the intimate charm of the Rudas Baths, each bath offers its own unique atmosphere and therapeutic benefits.

Are Budapest Thermal Baths Free?

While there are a few free thermal baths in Budapest, these are typically smaller and less popular. For a more comprehensive and enjoyable experience, most visitors choose to pay an entrance fee to one of the city's larger and more renowned baths. 

What is the Famous Spa in Budapest?

Budapest boasts several renowned thermal baths, each with its own unique charm and features. However, a few stand out as particularly popular and well-regarded:

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  • Széchenyi Thermal Baths: The largest and most iconic thermal baths in Budapest, Széchenyi is a sprawling complex with 18 indoor and outdoor pools, ranging in temperature from 28°C to 40°C.

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