Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Budapest

From museums to baths there are many activities for a rainy day in Budapest

Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Budapest
Photo by Krisztián
Hadik, one of the legendary coffee houses
Budapest Opera

Don’t let rain ruin your stay in Budapest. Luckily, there are plenty of indoor activities that will keep you out of the rain. Here are some ideas for a rainy day in Budapest, categorized by interest.

Art, Culture & History

  • Tour the Opera House and enjoy an opera performance. Rainy Saturdays, and Sundays are the time to catch a mid-day matinee performance.
  • Visit the Hungarian National Gallery in the Royal Palace and learn about great Hungarian masters and their works.
  • Spend a few hours at the Museum of Fine Arts and surround yourself with European art history, paintings and sculptures.
  • Visit the Palace of Arts, Budapest's new cultural hub. Check out the contemporary art collection at the Ludwig Museum, book a free guided tour to learn more about the building and its architecture or stay for a performance.
  • Tour the Parliament building and view the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
  • Visit the House of Terror Museum to learn about how Fascism and Communism affected Hungary.

Food & Wine

  • Take a Hungarian cooking course. Not only will you learn to cook Hungarian, it’s also a great way to meet fellow travelers and make new friends.
  • Explore Central Market Hall and try some traditional Hungarian food.
  • Enjoy wine tasting at the House of Hungarian Wines, where you can ‘sample’ the country's 22 wine regions.
  • Learn everything about Unicum, the famous Hungarian digestive, at the Zwack Museum. Tasting included.

With Kids

Unwind & Relax

  • Visit one of Budapest’s famous thermal baths. Take a dip in the healing waters and spoil yourself with a refreshing massage.
  • Find a window seat in one of the many cafés, order a warm beverage and some pastries and hook up to a WiFi connection to update your Facebook profile and retweet your favorite Budapest Moments.
  • Visit a health club and keep up with your fitness regimen.
  • Get some shopping done.

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