Budapest is best for...

Ruin bars: Unique to Budapest, these dilapidated buildings have been transformed into quirky bars with retro decor and live music

Once-in-a-lifetime clubs: Dance the night away at Club Studio, which can be found on an island in the middle of the Danube River

Stag do parties: From pubs and clubs to cocktail bars and casinos, there is plenty of entertainment for stag parties

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Budapest is Hungarian

Currency: The currency used in Budapest is the Hungarian Forints

Local time: Budapest is 1 hour behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: Budapest's main airport is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport

The River Danube is the focal point of landlocked Budapest. It splits the urban, flat Pest side from the suburban and hilly Buda. Once separate cities, the two are now joined. You’ll find that both have their own distinct personality but are united as one.

The Hungarian city’s a popular destination thanks to the great value accommodation, food, drink and activities you’ll find there. It’s also nice and easy to navigate on foot or by bike.

Budapest’s known as the Pearl of the Danube and has a rich history. It’s also an exciting and entertaining modern city. There are spas, museums, ruins, flea markets, parks full of wildlife, caves, and the largest parliament building in Europe. It’s also good fun at night, and there are lots of great bars, restaurants and late night clubs you can go to.