The best way to see Hungary’s capital is with our Budapest car hire services. The city is filled with great parks, inspiring museums, memorable monuments as well as a vibrant nightlife and hospitable inhabitants. The city’s name comes from the fact that initially there were actually two cities, Buda and Pest which formed on the shores of the Danube which eventually met up and united.
When you fly into the city you will be landing at Budapest Airport or Franz Liszt Airport as it also knowns as. It is located about sixteen miles from the city center and connected to the city via bus routes, minibus services, taxis and train lines. However by far the best way of reaching the city from the airport is with the help of our Budapest car rental services which can have a car ready for you at the airport as soon as you land.
Once you reach the city you should find that it is not extremely hard to navigate despite the language because you can use its major landmarks such as the Royal Castle or Citadella Castle, the Danube and especially its various bridges as ways of knowing where you are.
Most of the city’s important sights and tourist attractions can be found on the Buda side of the city in the area known as Castle Hill.
The Royal Palace for instance is by far the most popular tourist attraction on the hill as it houses the National Gallery which in itself houses an astounding collection of paintings, then there’s the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church.
Castle Hill also features a couple of other museums, like the Budapest Museum of History, the Music Museum, the Military Museum or the Marzipan Museum.
There are a total of seven bridges over the Danube and while all of them are meant to be functional some of them are act also as tourist attractions such as the Chain Bridge which was completed in 1849 and is probably the most city’s most photographed bridge.
The Downtown of Pest acts as the city’s as well as the country’s business and administrative center. This is where you can see the Parliament Building which is built in a neo-gothic style overlooking the Danube. It is definitely worth visiting the inside of the building as well which can be done thanks to the many daily tours offered.
Then there’s St. Stephen’s Basilica which is the city’s main church as well as a great example of neoclassical architecture. The church houses the mummified right hand of Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen.
Of course there are many more museums and monuments that the city has to offer but one of greater importance would be the State Opera House which is considered to be one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world.
Budapest has a lot of sights to offer the intrepid visitor and one can only hope to see as many of them as possible with the help of our Budapest car hire services.