Activities for a Rainy Day in Budapest

THE 10 BEST Budapest Rainy-Day Activities

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Budapest

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  • Hila C
    27 contributions
    The Hungarian Parliament tour is a must-do! This amazing feat of architecture is breathtaking inside and out. The 45 minute tour was very well managed and informative. Highly recommend!
    Written February 1, 2023
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  • András G
    Mezőberény, Hungary25 contributions
    The building of the basilica is huge and spectacular and the environment is very calm and wherever you go there are many interesting sights in the area.
    Written January 31, 2023
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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK4,051 contributions
    Impressive church at Fisherman's Bastion. The roof being the most 'fancy' part. Definitely worth being in the area to take a look.
    Written January 16, 2023
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  • Cara R
    3 contributions
    It was incredibly interesting and a very unique experience. I highly recommend it. It was great that the tour lasted an hour so we could get on with our day without it feeling like it consumed the holiday. Really great, emotional displays and an incredibly sad history. Good value for money and an impressive tour with lots to see. It was incredible how many real items were there and seeing the actual machines and items used in real life. The wax figurines were of high quality and tastefully done. The medical helicopter and jeep were excellent surprises. My only criticism is that our tour was off to a bad start because the guide just walked off with the group and left us and no one had said how to access the lockers or what we needed to put in. We were struggling to use them as we needed a Euro but we had HUF only in Notes and the sign at the entrance said no jackets but bags ok but we later realised this meant no coats in the lockers!!! No-one helped us and it was very embarrassing. We had to catch up with the rest of the group inside the underground hospital having missed some of the introduction and the elderly staff member seemed really annoyed with us for not knowing what to do. Two of them just watched us struggle with frustration. As we had booked an English speaking tour, someone should have said this is where you can put your belongings and this is what you need to put in. However, the overall experience saved itself.
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,766 contributions
    The Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz) has just been recently renewed. It is a magnificient building, check out all the details!
    A must to see!
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • nellie1london
    London, UK244 contributions
    Amazing value and such great fun
    Felt like a child
    Some of the machines I haven’t seen and played on since I was a kid and it’s not just pinball, there was air guitars, asteroids, Pac-Man as well as hockey etc
    Loved it
    Could have spent all night there
    Written January 19, 2023
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  • Peter F
    Willenhall, UK67 contributions
    The building has a massive stone facade and inside is built out of steel beams, with easily 60ft ceilings... being a traditional market, the stalls are set up in squares like little permanent shops. On the ground floor are all the food shops (butchers, fruit & veg, sweets, spice etc).
    And in the basement level there is an Aldi superstore!..
    Circling the space the 1st floor, it has the clothes, bags, keepsakes, hot food etc stalls.
    Most, if not all of the shops / stalls look like they have been handed down for several generations of the same family.
    It's a great place for a mooch about!.. also good for scaring the wife with the pigs trotters on the stalls!.. lol
    Written January 28, 2023
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  • Dorina P
    1 contribution
    It's a very entertaining program with funny paintings and nice staff.Taken photos are very atmospheric. Creativity is needed. :)
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • Louise D
    15 contributions
    We visited the Synagogue during our trip, it was very interesting and there were free tour round (in multiple languages). The tour guide was very knowledgeable and happily answered everyones questions. The architecture was really impressive and the site has multiple areas like the exterior temple and garden. We would definitely recommend.
    Written January 8, 2023
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  • gteran76
    Miami, FL107 contributions
    I’m a wine collector and have gone to multiple wine regions, tastings and wineries. While in Budapest I search for places to discover some local wines and found this place with great reviews.

    So we came without previous reservation, around 2pm. Finding the actual cellar is challenging, you have to go through several stairs and salons until you get down into the lower part inside the Hilton Hotel.

    Gabor was our sommelier, I like very much his fun attitude as well as his passion and knowledge about wine, he is a real asset for the place.

    The wines were fairly good, one in particular was the favor of all of us, and I think the price of €22 per person is reasonable for the experience.

    We like it so much that we’re coming back 2 days later but we had to cancel. Anyways we’ll be back in the near future…
    Written January 31, 2023
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  • Daryl C
    Danville, CA1,018 contributions
    A very interesting stop for a view of history. It charts the pre-Nazi era to the communist era and how the Nazis and Communists really put the Hungarian people under their thumb. Definitely get the audio tour or none of it will make sense. It is a bit long winded and repetitive but does shine a light on this important time in history.
    Written February 2, 2023
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  • Mohammod R
    London, UK170 contributions
    Really lively place with plenty of food places, bars etc.

    It was raining the day I went but it was still busy. I think it may be slightly overrated (my opinion only!)

    Not a huge amount for vegetarians but the restuarants do have options which is limited.

    I chose spiller bistro and their burger and chips was really nice. Service was excellent. Either 5 8 or 12% service. You choose. I chose 12 as they were on the ball, smiley and quick with service. Total including service with a bottle of water was around £20 or pound less. To get an idea.

    Weather was rainy and about 4 degrees 13th January for your understanding.

    Very safe to walk around as well!
    Written January 15, 2023
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  • Lucy R
    41 contributions
    This is a must-do experience. It’s eye opening and there is a wealth of information available. I really liked that it explored all of the different groups persecuted by the Nazis. Emotive, but reliable exhibitions. The staff are also very friendly!
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia48,179 contributions
    The Hungarian National Gallery was established in 1957 as the national art museum.

    Its in an elevated position in Buda Castle and waterfront and the large green dome can be seen fromsome distance.

    Quite an impressive historical building.
    Written January 28, 2023
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  • hadas l
    1 contribution
    It was a lot of fun..and a very good service provided by Bianca, highly recommended! Everything is very impressive and beautiful, and beautiful places to take pictures. I will come back again!
    Written January 24, 2023
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