Walking around all day when you’re visiting a city and not having time to see it all – frustrating, right? Allow me to recommend the best way to visit a city like Budapest: by bicycle. You’ll learn about its history while admiring the main sites of interest on two wheels – and you won’t miss out on anything!
Budapest is a city of considerable size. It also has a large number of tourist attractions, as well as other interesting places that are not so frequented by tourists. The capital of Hungary is divided into two halves: Buda and Pest.
Buda is the area with the highest elevations, hills and steeply sloped streets, while Pest is completely flat and is some distance from the main sites of interest.
By bicycle, you can explore the city’s main sites at a leisurely pace, including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the area known as Buda, the Castle District – the oldest part of the city where the Matthias Church is situated – the Fisherman’s Bastion, The Labyrinth of Buda Castle, Alexander Palace and the Royal Palace, and the area known as Pest, where Gresham Palace, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the St. Stephen Basilica and Liberty Square are located.
Don’t forget to make a stop at one of the city’s famous spas – the ultimate haven of peace and relaxation – which will recharge your batteries for the rest of your trip around this monumental city!
And don’t forget that every day Budapest is becoming a more bike-friendly city! For example, twice a year an event called Critical Mass takes place – an international cycling demonstration for which thousands of cyclists congregate in the local streets. It’s an amazing sight to see thousands of cyclists pouring through the streets and crossing the Chain Bridge. The day finishes in the City Park, with everyone lifting their bicycles in the air like trophies!
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