Romantic Budapest

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ELTE Botanical Garden: The oldest botanical garden in the country is a real “green island” in the capital. With its glasshouses and more than 8,000 species of plants, like giant fairy roses enchanting the visitors. The romantic English garden ambience makes it a popular date spot.

Buda Castle District & Tóth Árpád promenade: There’s nothing more romantic than exploring the Buda Castle district, an UNESCO World Heritage Site: renaissance and baroque buildings, narrow streets, inviting cafés and pastry shops, all with a stunning panorama of Budapest. A visit in spring is made even more magical by the row of the blooming ornamental cherry trees on Tóth Árpád promenade.

Mikszáth square & Krúdy Gyula street: surrounded by restaurants, bars, a real touch of Parisian romance in Pest.

Vajdahunyad Castle: The series of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque pavilions on the shores of Lake Városligeti invite couples to take a real journey through time. A boating lake in summer and an ice-skating rink in winter makes the visit truly magical.

Margaret Island: Exploring Margaret Island either on foot or on a bicycle is an absolutely romantic activity. Among its legendary sites are the Water Tower, the paths of the Japanese Garden lined with centuries-old plants or the music fountain.

Dunacorso: The graceful Danube, the dramatically rising Gellért Hill and the Royal Palace fill the heart with warmth and admiration, not to mention the statues and fountains along one of the most romantic walks in Budapest.

Citadel: The Gellért Hill and the Statue of Liberty, rising above the city, offering an unrivalled panorama. The city in the evening lights at your feet is what makes it so romantic.

Boat cruise on the Danube: When exploring the city, there’s nothing better than taking a break and hopping on a boat. Romantic boat trips offer wonderful views of both the Buda and Pest sides of the city from the Danube.

Gül baba’s Tomb: As well as being an important Muslim memorial site, Gül Baba’s Tomb and its magnificent Rose Garden are a very popular rendezvous point.