After 300 years under the Turkish Ottoman Empire, the Austrian Habsburgs and the Communist regime, under the auspices of the Soviet Union, this city knew countless architectural and cultural influences acquired in the endless encounter between East and West Europe and Asia Minor.
From an aesthetic point of view, Budapest is a real pearl of grace and justifies the title "Paris of the Eastern Bloc," which they had previously attached. There are innumerable buildings in architecture that have been drawn from the Roman, Ottoman and Gothic styles to Baroque and Art Nouveau styles. The variety of baths in the "spa town" of Europe, as it is called, is reminiscent of Roman baths and Turkish baths. There are elegant and spacious avenues here, magical European castles, spectacular bridges, socialist-style sculptures, and one Danube river.
The residents of Budapest are also free, friendly and loving. After 40 years of rigid communism, all they want is to enjoy and compensate for lost time. They sit in the great cafes that mention Vienna and have a hedonistic nightlife.
Important - Don't forget to stamp your ticket at the start of your trip, otherwise you pay a fine. When you need to show your ticket to an inspector, give them your ID.
It is not recommended to stop taxis on the street here. Be sure to order a taxi with an app or through your hotel.
On the baked goods side, make sure to taste a fresh and warm spit cake at the street stalls, look especially for those with long lines.
Also, eat from the well-known Hungarian marzipan. It is recommended to buy marzipan at the Szamos stores, where there are many different flavors and kinds and shapes.
Outlet stores can be found in the Mammut mall in the Buda area.
Findings at funny prices can be found at the flea-market Esceri Ut Piac (click on the tag Esceri Piac Flea Market). In the large covered market we recommended wandering around and combining some shopping and haggling (click on the tag The Great Market Hall).
See below the attached links to recommendations and also by clicking the tag Shopping in Budapest.
A huge variety of clubs are in the area of the Opera House. For more great entertainment areas click on the tag Entertainment in Budapest.