Budapest on a low budget / Much to do - less to spend

Here are some of our tips on how to pass the time in town even if you're on a tight budget. Budapest still counts as one of the cheapest European cities – the Euro is worth about 50% more than at your home.

This means Happy Hour nonstop, but it gets even better! The Basilica and the lobby of the Opera house and the Music Academy are free to visit and The Palace of Arts is also free to explore – check out the grand view from the roof terrace. The lively Market Hall is one of the most impressive buildings in the city and there's no entry fee either.

Climbing up Gellért hill will only cost dedication – but once you have reached the Citadel you will be rewarded with the best views, which is priceless. Art lovers will spot countless galleries and antique shops on Falk Miksa Street that's worth popping into. Others can go on free walking tours that start daily from Vörösmarty square.

Sporty types will value Margaret Island's 5.3 km- long jogging track. You can also have a picnic on the grass without spending too much. Using public transport can be an attraction itself: the Millennium underground, tram #2 or the public boat services don't cost much either. On top of all that, anti-aging or dental treatments, a visit to the hairdresser or beautician is a bargain here.