The Rough Guide to Budapest

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Practical travel guide to Budapest featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Budapest. The Rough Guide to Budapest also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Budapest, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Budapest covers: The Belváros; Lipótváros and Újlipótváros; Terézváros and Erzsébetváros; The Városliget and the Stadium District; Józsefváros and Ferencváros; The Vár and Central Buda; Gellért-hegy and the Tabán; Óbuda and Margit-sziget; The Buda Hills; The city limits; Excurisions from Budapest.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Budapest, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Buda Hills to family activities in child-friendly places, like Margit-sziget or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Fisherman's Bastion.


Essential pre-departure information including Budapest entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Budapest give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for discovering Art Nouveau thermal baths or enjoying Hungarian craft beers in the city's distinctive ruin bars.


Rough Guides' rundown of Belváros, Erzsébetváros, Városliget, Óbuda's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Budapest, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Budapest, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Budapest, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Gellért Baths and the spectacular Várkert Bazár.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Buda, Pest and many more locations in Budapest, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241306215
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 1/3/2018
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.4 out of 5, 5 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Try trip advisor first

Reviewed on February 06, 2020
Paperback | Verified

Useful guide, but more info available on trip advisor

Amazon Customer

Good for Budapest.

Reviewed on January 18, 2020
Paperback | Verified

This book was quite good. We used it for a 4 day break to Budapest. But lacked hidden tips.

Amazon Customer

the definitive source to discovering true Budapest

Reviewed on September 20, 2019
Paperback | Verified

Just recently returned from a three night stay in Budapest. The Rough Guide to Budapest was invaluable. Accurate in every aspect. Reading this prior to travelling and whilst in Budapest was a Bible and encyclopedic in the attention to detail. Maps very accurate, description of places and contents invaluable. So many hidden treasures within this rough guide to Budapest. Possibly the most exciting aspect was taking tram 56 and 61 from Szell Kalman Ter metro to Huvosvolgy to the Children's Railway. In addition able to discover hidden gems in Obuda and the roman ruins at Aquincum . This is a must for all travellers to Budapest. Well researched, easy to read and extremely useful. Best part of the book is that it fits into pocket and can be whipped out instantly if lost or seeking info regarding Budapest.. No online guide comes close to the beauty of a superb Rough guide series. Buy buy buy! Don't travel to Budapest without!

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