Why visit: history, architecture, Roman ruins
Getting there: Take the HÉV (suburban railway) from Batthiány Square (at the M2 Subway station) to Aquincum
From the first century B.C. to the fifth century A.D., western Hungary was part of the Roman Empire. Aquincum, the ancestor of Budapest, was a major settlement, with over 15,000 inhabitants. Its ruins date back to the second century. Remains of an amphitheatre, mosaic floors, tombstones, statues and a reconstructed water-organ are the main attractions at the Museum of Aquincum.
Each year the Aquincum Museum hosts a traditional Roman spring festival with theatre performances and gladiator shows. Floralia, held usually around the end of May, has become popular event.
May 1 - Sep 30: Tuesday-Sunday - 10 am to 6 pm
Apr 15 - 30 & Oct 1 - 31: Tuesday-Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm
Nov 1 - Apr 15: Tuesday-Sunday - 10 am to 4pm
Adult: 1,300 HUF from April to October, otherwise 850 HUF
Children, students & seniors: 650 HUF from April to October, otherwise 450 HUF