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Budapest Free Stuff


Posted by magicmushroom on October 15, 2009

Everyone likes FREE travel stuff. Especially good free stuff.
Make use of this list at your next visit in Budapest.

Free Exhibitions

Chapel of the Holy Right hand in St.Stephen Cathedral: St. Stephen Cathedral was named in honour of the First king of Hungary (c.1000) called Stephen whose mummified fist is exhibited here.
Hungarian Parliament: for citizens of EU countries the guided tour is free of charge.
Visitor Center of Hungarian National Bank: Bilingual Banknote and coin exhibition. Police History Museum
Fire Brigade Musuem :
Kresz Géza Ambulance Museum
Budapest Bible Museum
The Museum of Fine Arts provides free guided tours in English on the Collection of Old Master Paintings from Tue to Fri at 11am & 2pm, on Sat at 11am
Museums are closed on Mondays.

Free Travel

Unlimited number of trips on buses, trams, trolleybuses, on metro, Millennium Underground, cogwheel-railway, suburban railway within the administrative boundaries of Budapest is free with the Budapest Card. The card is valid for an adult and a child up to 14 years of age traveling together.

Free Budapest Walking Tours

When you get to Budapest, relax a bit and if you are ready to go again you may want to join one of the three Free Budapest Walking Tours offered. The General morning walks are daily at 10.30AM, the Communist and Jewish themed walks are in the afternoon at 3.30PM. Tours take about 2.5-3 hours. You will discover and experience Budapest through the eyes of the insiders and learn about history, society, architecture, culture and pretty much about anything you wish to know. Guides work for their tips only, thats why they are motivated, enthusiastic and critical. Visit for more information.

Free Entrance
The most authentic Hungarian open-air pubs, bars and cultural centers have no entrance fee. The so called „ruin gardens” or „ruin pubs” have cheap drinks, eclectic objects like garden furniture, cut –up Communist cars, bath tubes etc. Recommended to start your night in one of these places, grab a beer or a glass of wine and listen to the cool bands and DJ-s playing. Szimpla Kuplung Tűzraktér

Free Daily Papers
It may sound too good to be true, but many coffee houses offer English and German daily papers with any orders. Cafe Eckermann Central Coffeehouse
Free Visitor Ticket is available at the Metropolitan Ervin Szabo Library, where tons of English books and journals can be read.

Other Free Stuff
Zoo Park in Margaret Island
Holocaust Memorial Park of Dohany Synagogue
The most amazing sunset and city view from the top of the Gellert Hill and Elisabeth lookout on Janos hill

  • 2 Replies

Reply by Autumngolightly on November 19, 2009

Can you recommend cheap accom in Buda or Pest for December? Where did you stay? how much is how much?

Reply by CDunfey on June 07, 2012

Dear magicmushroom, I must admit that I never considered Hungary to be so interesting! I think it's a great deal to be as informed as you! I really appreciate you for sharing this with all of you! I will definitely include Hungary in one of my future tours! Thanks!

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