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Buried in the coves of Eastern Europe, Budapest houses the mountainous regions of Buda and the bustling network of Pest. Ready to bask in the manmade lagoons of the city to the historical embrace of Hungary’s revolution, here Budapest’s gifts that await you:

  1. Chill at: Corvintető Rooftop Bar

Contemporary scene alight with the bustle of youth culture in the heart of Budapest overlooks the city in a breathtaking sequence. True to its legacy, films are screened against the night sky and dance floor open to the stars as DJ’s welcome the breaking dawn.

Where? Budapest, Blaha Lujza tér 1-2, 1085 Hungary

(From FunkNBunk, 12 minute tram)

When? Tuesday – Sunday, 6:00 pm – 6:00 am

  1. Relive history at: House of Terror

House of Terror

Opened in 2002, the House of Terror is one of the most powerful museums in Europe, holding exhibitions that revisit fascist and communist dictatorial regimes in 20th-century. The site marks a memorial to the victims of themes regimes as the building once played headquarters to the secret police of the Nazi and Communist governments. The museum holds exhibitions that model Gulag life, analyse Socialist Realist propaganda and reveal execution methods of the respective regimes. The experience as a whole offers an incomparable eeriness that brings prominence to the phrase – “lest we forget.”

Where? Budapest, Andrássy út 60, 1062 Hungary

(From FunkNBunk, 3 minute walk)

When? Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

  1. Delve into the canvas at: Hungarian National Art Museum

Renowned for its location in Buda Castle, the National Art Museum’s collections document 5 centuries of Hungarian art including majestic Medieval and Renaissance stonework and haunting Gothic sculptures. It currently holds the largest public collection boldly illustrating the rise and development of fine arts in Hungary.

Where? 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2., Hungary

(From FunkNBunk, 20 minute metro)

When? Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

  1. Customary Budapest experience at: Széchenyi Thermal Baths

Széchenyi Baths is one of the largest public baths in the whole of Europe catering to locals and tourists alike. Today, there are a total of 18 pools, of which 15 are spring fed and 1 grandiose outdoor pool where men take to battle games of chess while immersed the steaming water. Summer welcomes pool parties that combine the magic of midnight in Budapest and ecstatic thundering of local DJs.

Where? Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary

(From FunkNBunk, 15 minute walk)

When? Everyday, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm

  1. Delve into Budapest’s heritage at: Castle Hill

Castle Hill is recognised as a World Heritage Site, playing gateway to the untouched Budapest of the 14th-18th century. Sweeping gothic arches, glorious 18th century Baroque homes and idyllic cobblestone streets engulf visitors in a world long forgotten. Each house spins a tale of wonder as plaques describe the century of its origin and details of its history. The ban of cars contribute to the medieval revisitation and allow visitors to explore the interconnected cellar system running under the cobblestone streets which traces human life to 500,000 years ago.

Where? Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary

(From FunkNBunk, 10 minute metro)

When? Everyday, all day

  1. Escape to: Margaret Island

A private escape into the emerald gem of the Danube river, Margaret Island is a whimsical playground of gardens complemented by open air theatres, swimming pools, medieval ruins and musical fountains.

Where? Margitsziget, Budapest 1138, Hungary

(From FunkNBunk, 15 minute tram)

When? Everyday, all day

By Noura Tan