WELCOME TO BUDAPEST
Hungary's capital is one of the biggest cities in Europe. Danube River divided Buda and Pest, two large towns that united in 1873 to form Budapest. Between the two banks, Buda, the formal Royal district and the most elegant part of town, and Pest, Budapest's commercial and financial heart, are enormous iron bridges.
Budapest's historical streets will reveal why it is called the Pearl of the Danube and attracts over 7 million tourists every year. Hungary's capital will enchant you.
Budapest's mix of Eastern and Western Europe is one of the things that makes it so dynamic. The edges are still a little rough, but that adds to its charm. This great city is still undergoing a transition, so more and more young Hungarians are coming here to breathe new life into it.
Budapest is a very affordable destination for budget travelers - and the dollar keeps getting stronger, so prices keep falling.
Want to see the highlights? Spend at least three days here.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE
There are 97% of Budapest's bus routes that are fully or partially accessible, which means anyone with a wheelchair or pram can travel on nearly all routes.
There are modern low-floor trolleybuses on all trolleybus lines in the capital.
There are also wheelchair-accessible trolleys on lines 4 and 6.
Lines 1, 3, 17 and 19 also have some modern, low-floor trams (but not all).
Metro line M4 is completely accessible, as all of its stations are accessible by lift. A number of stations on the M2 and M3 lines are fully accessible, including *rpád h*d and K*bánya-Kispest on the M2 line and *rs vezér tere on the M3 line.
Among the most beautiful buildings in the capital is St. Stephen's Basilica, and everyone should see it! From the outside and inside, the 96-meter-high basilica is impressive. With an elevator located on the northern side of the building, the disabled can easily access the building.
Parliament is also 96 meters high, another unique building in the capital. It is recommended that you purchase your tickets online and in advance for a guided tour of the Hungarian National Assembly. With the help of an elevator, guests with mobility issues can access the building from the northern side. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before the group departs, since all visitors must pass through a security screening before entering the parliament building.
Accessible travel is available in the Castle District. While bus 16 is pretty busy during peak hours and the Buda Castle Hill Funicular is incredibly popular with tourists, you can also enter the castle from the western side with an elevator that takes you to the National Széchenyi Library building. In the Castle District, there are some cobbled streets that are difficult to navigate with a wheelchair, but Matthias Church will make up for it.
There is also easy access to the largest museums in the capital, including the National Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Kunsthalle, as well as the most important concert halls and theatres. Summer performances at the Open-Air Theatre on Margaret Island include a barrier-free section for guests with reduced mobility. You should also check out Heroes' Square and City Park. Budapest Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a great place for a full day of fun, but the nearby Széchenyi Thermal Baths you can also enjoy. The Building is accessible, massage rooms atre accessible, majority of bath rooms are accessible , but the lift to the swimming pool can be broken from time to time .