I recently visited Aquincum, a partially dug and restored Roman town from the first century CE, on the Danube. I have seen Roman ruins in Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Turkey. Aquincum is a bit of a disappointment when compared to the amphitheatre and ruins at Ephesus or the bath at Bath, UK, but one needs to remember that it was a garrison town, and not a cultural centre. In any case it is worth a visit because it is part of our western cultural heritage. It is extensive and well-cared for and will occupy a couple of hours of your time. After seeing the restored dig, a visit to the museum is well-worthwhile. For young people you can try your hand at being a gladiator or potter, etc. You can reach Aquincum using the urban train (HEV) from Budapest (if you have a Budapest bus pass you do not need and extra ticket). One gets off at Aquincum. Directions from there are not well-marked. You must walk back (towards town) about 1 km to reach the ruins and the museum. Not the highest of vacation priorities but worth a trip nevertheless.
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