Top 10 Romantic Things to do in Budapest for Couples

Take a Dip in a Thermal Pool
Budapest has often been called the “city of spas” for their world renown bath houses fed from natural thermal waters that are said to have healing, medicinal properties. You and your sweetheart can take a dip at Széchenyi Medicinal Bath, Europe’s largest medicinal bath in a romantic setting surrounded by ornate architecture.

Get Cozy at a Cafe

Like most European cities, cafes are abundant in Budapest and can be found on almost every street corner. At Muvész Coffee House, you and your loved one can enjoy fresh coffee and decadent desserts in a romantic, intimate setting. Built in 1898, this cafe features authentic 1900s architecture with high ceilings and chandeliers to complete that romantic atmosphere.

Head to the Opera

It’s not every day you can enjoy an authentic Opera performance, so don’t miss a once in a lifetime chance to attend a show at the Hungarian State Opera House. Reopening on March 12th of this year, this Opera house features live performances, a newly added artistic complex, and guided tours of the complex and Opera house.

Cruise Along the River

If you and your loved one are wondering where to stay in Budapest, make sure you pick a spot overlooking the Danube River. For some of the best views of the city, you and your loved one can hop aboard a sightseeing tour with Budapest River Cruise and cruise along the river. Choose from a variety of different cruises with options for day or night excursions, dinner cruises with live entertainment, and more. It’s sure to be an unforgettable evening!

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Learn something new at Szamos Chocolate Museum with a guided tour featuring discussions on the history of chocolate, chocolate making equipment and lessons, an antique candy shop, and chocolate tastings. At the end of the tour, couples can enjoy decorating their own chocolate bar to take home as a souvenir.

Pose for a Photo Op

Make unforgettable memories with your loved one at the 3D Gallery Budapest, an art installment featuring three dimensional exhibits that are the perfect spot for a photo op! This gallery encourages everyone to be part of the fun by interacting with the exhibits and you’re guaranteed to crack a smile making silly poses with your sweetheart.

Eat Fresh at the Farmers’ Market

Each Sunday morning from 9am-2pm, vendors set up shop at the Szimpla Farmers’ Market to showcase local produce, meats, cheeses, honey, jams, baked goods, bread, and more. Hold hands as you and your significant other stroll through the aisles of the market before stopping for brunch and coffee with live music.

Experience History

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to explore the enormous grounds at Buda Castle, a royal palace first completed in 1265 before being renovated again in the 1700s. Sign up for a guided walking tour or take a ride on the Funicular trolley so you don’t miss all that this historic site has to offer.

Hideout Underground

When you hear the word underground, you may think of alternative bar scenes, but in Budapest you can literally hide out underground! Budapest is the only capital city with sizable caves underneath the buildings for visitors to explore. Book a guided tour of Szemlő Mountain Cave to experience these natural wonders.

Pack a Picnic

On a warm day, stop into a local shop to buy some provisions before heading out to Margaret Island for an afternoon picnic with your loved one. Often known as the “greenest spot in the city,” this park offers plenty of shade from large Sycamore trees that’s perfect for a romantic picnic date.

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