I know that many of my friends will be visiting Budapest next month(for ASAIF forum) and for all others ever planning to visit this city I have prepared a list of places must be visisted there.
1) Visit Hungarian Parliament also called House of the Nation with its neo-gothic towers, 40kg gold and half a million ornamental stones. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of Danube river. Hungarian Parliament is currently the largest building in Hungary, and the second largest Parliament in Europe.
2)Walk in Margitsziget island in Budapest. This island is located in Danube river which splits the city of Budapest into two parts, Buda and Pest. It is close to city centre so does not require much time to travel. When I was living on this island Michael Schumacher with his team was there as well(races were in Budapest). The island is so small and has only one main hotel. Hope You understand my excitement of seing them every day there. It was fantastic!
3)Enjoy opera in the beautiful Opera House. Well, I am not a big opera fan but the building was so fabulous that I was staring at the walls and taking millions of pictures of them. Probably, making people feel annoyed.
4) Visit Anna Cafe on Váci utca 5. Váci utca is the main street in Budapest where most of the shops are located. In Anna Cafe I have eaten the best desserts ever so make sure you go there hungry.
5)Get in a river boat and enjoy the night-lit UNESCO world heritage view of the two sides of the Danube: the Buda Castle, the Citadel on the hilly Buda side, the Parliament, the Gresham Palace, the St Stephen’s Basilica on the Pest side and Margaret Island and the bridges (Chain Bridge, Liberty Bridge) in the middle.
6)Taste Gulyás soup. This is one of the best from Hungarian cuisine. I really liked it in Százéves Étterem Restaurant at Pesti Barnabás utca 2. This restaurant is more than 100 years so it is worth going even if you do not like soups at all.
7. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Heroes' Square(Dózsa György út 41). It was planned to be built by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog in an eclectic-neoclassical style, between 1900 and 1906. Here you can find paintings by Raphael, Rubens, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, large collection of sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Constantin Meunier, two studies by Leonardo da Vinci for the 'Battle of Anghiari', 15 drawings by Rembrandt, 200 pieces by Goya and etc.