In this article, you'll find 6 free things to do in Budapest. On a budget in the capital of Hungary? No worries, there are many free activities which are a lot of fun!
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1. Free museums
Many museums in Budapest can be visited for free during certain days of the month.
On the third Saturday of each month, you can visit the Hungarian National Museum, the Hungarian National Gallery, and the museum of fine arts, for example.
Other museums might have other free admission days, you can check out the website of the museum you would like to visit to get more details.
2. Go to Budapest City Park
Nothing better than relaxing in a park after a day in the city.
The Budapest City Park is located in the center of the city and close to several sights of Budapest, such as Heroes' Square (World Heritage Site) that's at the entrance of the park.
The park is the perfect place to walk, jog, and sit down.
3. Free music
To enjoy a free music concert in Budapest, go to the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.
Here you can regularly find free concerts from students of the Music Academy. For an overview of the programs, you can check out this page!
4. Visit Buda Castle
The Buda Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is a medieval castle where the kings of Hungary used to live.
The original castle was finished in 1265. However, the majority of the complex today consists of the palace that was built in the middle of the 18th century.
The courtyard is free to visit, however visiting the castle itself requires a fee.
But if you can afford it, I'd recommend going inside Buda Castle as well. It is one of the best things to do in Budapest.
5. Get a free view of the city
To get a free view of the city, go to Fisherman’s Bastions.
From here you can get a panoramic view of the city. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Budapest.
It is part of Buda Castle and was built around the year 1900.
Not only the view is amazing, but the architecture of the building is also beautiful.
Also, this is one of the most photogenic places in Budapest. This makes this place even better to visit.
6. Free walking tour
To explore a city, a tour by foot is often the best way to learn more about the history and culture.
Check out this page for an overview of several daily walking tours you can take.
They offer tours focused on the general sights and history of the city, tours focused on the influence of communism in Hungary, and tours focused on street art. So there is much to choose from!
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