Top 10 Instagrammable places in Budapest

This article will guide you through the top Instagrammable places in Budapest. Don’t miss out photographing these beautiful spots in Budapest.

Top 10 Instagrammable places in Budapest

Budapest is one of those cities that takes your breath away each time you visit. The beauty of Budapest is clear as you travel about in its lovely, creaky yellow trams. The city is a mix of architectural styles, with huge palaces, expansive public spaces, and wide avenues lined with previously princely houses. See our list of some of the best places to grab a good photo.

1. Fisherman’s Bastion

If I had to pick just one area in Budapest to be the most Instagrammable, it would be the fairytale-like Fisherman’s Bastion. It’s a panoramic viewing tower in Budapest’s Buda side, and it’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.The Fisherman’s Bastion, as one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, is extremely overcrowded during the day. 

Location: Budapest, Szentháromság tér, 1014 Hungary

Opening hours: 24 hours 

Entrance Fees: Most of the Fisherman’s Bastion is free to visit, but for the upper towers, you have to pay a small entrance fee of 1,200 HUF ($3.50 US). However, if you’re going early in the morning, you don’t need to pay an entrance fee until 9 am – another advantage of getting up early!

2. Matthias Church

The Matthias Church is almost part of the Fisherman’s Bastion, thus visiting them all at once is simple. For centuries, Hungarian kings used it as a coronation church, and it remains one of Europe’s most unusual cathedrals to this day. Because it’s a massive structure, using a wide-angle lens will save you a lot of time!

If you want to avoid the crowds, arrive early in the morning. However, the church only opens at 9 a.m. (and 1 p.m. on Sunday), so if you want to go inside, schedule your visit around that time.

Location: Budapest, Szentháromság tér 2, 1014 Hungary

Opening hours: Mon to Fri 9 AM to 5 PM , Sat 9 AM to 1 PM , Sun 1 PM to 5 PM Entrance Fees: Visiting the Matthias Church from the outside is free. If you want to go inside you need to pay 2,500 HUF ($7.50 US) per person.

3. The Hungarian Parliament

The Hungarian Parliament is currently the largest building in Hungary and the world’s third largest parliament building! However, if you want to shoot the Hungarian Parliament from the opposite side of the Danube, cross the river and take photos from the opposite bank. This perspective is on the Buda side of the Danube, directly opposite the Parliament building.You can visit all day; the vista isstunningg during the day and at night. The sun is rising behind the Parliament building, so if you don’t mind getting up early, morning might be the best time for photography!

Location: Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055 Hungary

Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8 AM to 6 PM , Sat & Sun 8 AM to 4 PM 

Entrance Fees: This viewpoint is entirely free to visit. The price for going inside the parliament is 4200 HUF for EEA citizens and 8400 HUF (£ 17.64) for non-EEA.

4. St. Stephen’s Basilica

St. Stephen’s Basilica is Budapest’s largest church and a must-see on every Budapest itinerary. It’s also a fantastic shooting location from the outside, but what most people don’t realize is that you can really go up to the Panorama overlook! If you’re in Budapest in November or December, don’t miss the Christmas market in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica! It’s undoubtedly one of Budapest’s best Christmas markets, and there’s even a light show projected on the Basilica. It was a truly wonderful experience!

Location: Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary

Opening hours: Mon 9 AM to 4:30 PM , Tues to Sat 9 AM to 5:45 PM , Sun 1 PM to 5:45 PM 

Entrance Fees: The admission fee to enter the St. Stephen’s Basilica is 2,000 HUF ($6 US), and if you want to go up to the panoramic lookout towers you need to pay 3,200 HUF ($9 US).

5. The Széchenyi Chain bridge

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge was the first concrete bridge built on the Danube River in Budapest, and it has remained the city’s most famous landmark ever since.Not only is the bridge gorgeous, but it also provides an excellent view of both the Buda and Pest sides! One of the nicest things to do in Budapest is to walk across the Chain Bridge.You can go whenever you want, but because the bridge is generally overcrowded during the day, it’s best to go early in the morning. 

Location: Budapest, Széchenyi Lánchíd, 1051 Hungary

6. Liberty bridge

With its brilliant green color, the Liberty Bridge is particularly unique.The finest view is from Gellert Hill Cave, which you should not miss.The Liberty Bridge is generally crowded with people and cars, so if you want to shoot without crowds, arrive early in the morning. We went in the evening, though, and waited patiently. The perspective of Gellért Hill Cave is not very popular, so you may go whenever you want and it will be empty! This bridge is free to see.

7. Széchenyi Thermal Bath

The Széchenyi Thermal Bath, with its characteristic yellow building, is Budapest’s most famous bath and one of the city’s most instagrammable spots. There are various types of pools both inside and outside.The exterior pools are without a doubt the most attractive features of the Széchenyi Baths; there are three of them: one large swimming pool in the centre and two thermal water pools on either side.

Many famous Instagram influencers are posing in the middle pool, however you can only enter into that pool if you’re wearing a swimming cap.Outside, there are guards who will blow the whistle and order you to leave if they spot you. 

Location: Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary

Opening hours: Mon to Fri 7 AM to 8 PM , Sat & Sun 8 AM to 8 PM 

Entrance Fees: Ticket prices are usually between 9,400-10,900 HUF ($27-32 US)

8.Gellert Baths

While Széchenyi is the most well-known and popular bath house in Budapest, none is more beautiful or interesting than the Gellert.The bath was created in the separation style and is really stunning. Although the Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the most popular in Budapest, other thermal baths are worth visiting as well. If you’re seeking for the greatest Budapest Instagram places, Gellért Thermal Bath should be on your list!

Location: Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4, 1118 Hungary

Opening hours: Daily 9 AM to 7 PM 

Entrance Fees: Ticket prices range between 9,400-10,900 HUF ($27-32 US) per person.

9. Heroes Square

Heroes Square is Budapest’s biggest and most important square. On both sides, there is a statue of Archangel Gabriel in the centre, flanked by statues of the seven Magyar chieftains and other prominent Hungarian national figures.The only way for you to find an empty square is to get up early and head there for sunrise! Otherwise, Heroes Square is generally crowded during the day, making it tough to capture a good photo.

10. Buda Castle

Budapest is one of those places that never fails to steal your breath away. Aside from the natural beauty that pervades the city in the form of the beautiful Danube River and lush green spaces, the buildings themselves contribute to the luxury.


Budapest is one of those places that never fails to steal your breath away. Aside from the natural beauty that pervades the city in the form of the beautiful Danube River and lush green spaces, the buildings themselves contribute to the luxury.

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