It’s the capital of Hungary and situated in Central Europe, embracing the two sides of the river Danube. With nearly 1,7 million citizens it’s by far the largest city in the country.


  • Accommodation
    Budapest, the capital of Hungary has every category of accommodation from luxury hotel to paying guest rooms. Free copies of Accommodation in Budapest can be picked up from information offices and hotel receptions in town.
  • Banks
    In general, banks are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Some banks open a half-hour later on some days but stay open an hour later
    that day.
  • Business Hours
    Most stores are open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 or 10 am to 1 or 2 pm. Most stores are closed Sunday, except those in the central tourist areas. Some shop owners and restaurateurs also close for 2 weeks in August. On weekdays, food stores open early, at around 6 or 7 am, and close at around 6 or 7 pm. Convenience stores, called “nonstops,” are open 24 hours and just about every neighbourhood has at least one.
  • Dining
    Eating out in Budapest is generally a casual affair with no jacket required except for a few exclusive restaurants (you should enquire when making a booking).


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