Last Updated on September 21, 2022 by gregor
In this post, I share all the most beautiful Budapest Instagram Photography spots together with a bunch of useful photography tips and more than 50+ Photos of Budapest for your inspiration!
Budapest is an incredible city, often overshadowed by other European cities. Budapest needs more promotion. I decided to create a list of the best Budapest Instagram spots. A guide for photography geeks to get around the city and enjoy the beautiful buildings, streets, and unique architecture. This will be a blog post dedicated to the best photo spots in Budapest.
This guide to the best Budapest Photography spots, will walk you through the streets of the old town, hike up the hilltop of the Fisherman Bastion and the Buda Castle, and through the Parliament Building on the Pest side. Enjoy with us some of the best Budapest instagrammable spots.
Here are the 15 Best Photo Spots in Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
Fishermans Bastion in Budapest
The Fisherman’s Bastion is a must-see in Budapest.
Photo Tip! We highly recommend visiting the bastion as early as possible in the morning, as it gets crowded during the day. For the most magical experience and most beautiful pictures, you should visit during sunrise! We experienced sunrise at the Fisherman’s Bastion a few times already, and we can’t recommend it enough.
How to get there? To get to the Fisherman’s Bastion you can either walk (it is 10 minutes from the river, from the foot of the hill it might be less, around 5 minutes), take public transport or a cab, one of the touristic official Budapest Castle bus or take Budapest’s funicular.
Matthias Church in Budapest
Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church very close to the Fishermans Bastion. It is part of the 1st district of Budapest.
Great market hall (Food Photographers attention) in Budapest
Big, a bit hectic, a jumble of different smells – that’s the Great Market Hall in Pest. Whether you come here with the intention of buying or not, at least a short stroll and taking colorful photos is a MUST
Photo tip: Take some photos from the top floor to get a good view across the entire market.
Info Great Market Hall
Opening times: Monday 06:00 – 17:00; Tuesday to Friday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 06:00 – 15:00; Sunday closed
House of Parliament in Budapest
The Hungarian Parliament stands directly on the Danube and is best admired from the opposite bank or from Castle Hill. It is also one of the symbols of Budapest, the third-largest parliament building in the world and, by the way, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.
Photo tip: Make sure to walk around the entire building! There are tons of great photo opportunities from each side.
Heroes’ Square and City Park in Budapest
Heroes’ Square with the adjacent City Park and the Vajdahunyad Castle with the Agricultural Museum offers a wonderful walk. If you take the avenue Andrassy but come from the city center, you already have a nice view of Heroes’ Square from afar.
In the city park, there is also a manageable lake that can be navigated with small rental boats from spring to autumn, but in the winter it is one of the biggest ice rinks in Europe. In the northern part of the park, there is also the Széchenyi Medicinal Bath with 21 different pools. Every Saturday (with the exception of January) the pool area turns into a big party. If you’re looking for a long night out in Budapest, don’t miss the Sparty Bath Party.
Budapest St. Stephen’s Basilica
Located in the Pest district of Budapest, the Basilica of St. Stephen is the largest church in the city.
Budapest Liberty Bridge
The Liberty Bridge is one of the nine bridges in Budapest. It leads across the Danube and is very popular as an Instagram spot.
Photo tip: Go here for sunset for the best photos.
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Budapest Gellért Hill
Located in the 1st and 11th districts of Budapest, Gellért Hill provides an incredible view of the city.
Photo tip: Go here for sunset for the best photos.
Budapest Gellért Baths
Gellért Bath belongs to Hotel Gellért and is a bathing complex in Hungary.
Budapest Chain Bridge
The Chain Bridge in Budapest crosses the Danube. In total, Budapest has 9 road bridges, while the Chain Bridge is the oldest.
Shoes on the banks of the Danube, Budapest
Never forget. There are 60 pairs of iron shoes right on the banks of the Danube. Together they are a memorial and commemorate the Jews who were murdered here during the Second World War.
Parisi Passage Cafe and Brasserie in Budapest
Once upon a time, there was a French-inspired shopping center. Then the Central Bank of Budapest. Today the listed building is the Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest, a luxury hotel in Hungary with Moorish, Gothic, and Arabic design elements.
Budapest, Ferenciek tere 10, 1053 Ungarn
Little Princess Statue – Budapest
The small Little Princess Statue was inspired by the artist’s daughter as she dressed up to play. From where the Little Princess is located you can walk downstairs and cross the street for amazing photos of the Buda side of the city.
The Great Synagogue in Budapest is the second largest synagogue in the world. The building on Dohany utca is correspondingly impressive.
Budapest Matild Palace Hotel
Budapest Vaci u 36, 1056 Hungary
Budapest Street Photography
Inspector Colombo Statue in Budapest
Location Falk Miksa u, 1055 Budapest
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