The most romantic venues of Budapest


2/6/2012 1:00 AM

Valentine’s Day is inevitably approaching us by the minute, pleasing all in love. Many times one just drops by a shop to buy the first heart-patterned cup, takes their significant other to a fancy restaurant or a cinema, and the big day is history.  But doesn’t love deserve more than that? A special afternoon or evening on 14 February is the least we can devote to what we’ve been making sacrifices for and who we’ve been getting so much love and tenderness from. Sometimes, though, it’s not easy to come up with the proper place to take our partner to for a romantic or stylish walk of love, so we thought we might help you a little with that. What’s more! Even those planning for a whole day will be able to fill their schedule with the venues to come.

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1118 Budapest, Citadella sétány 1.

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The tiny bus no. 27 goes to Citadella from Móricz Zsigmond körtér. Those wishing for some windy romance could easily be regulars here. The park, green in spring and summer, will not let you down even if you arrive near the end of winter, on the day of love. There are swings, benches and a beautiful view to Budapest. It’s advisable to come here in the early afternoon to make the wind that blows up on the hill more bearable. And if you want to surprise your partner with a hot soup, you can find fine dishes at two different places, too: Búsuló Juhász or Citadella Étterem.

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Szent István park


1137 Budapest, Szent István park

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It’s very easy to approach the park parallel to . Starting from Jászai Mari tér in Northern direction, embracing your partner it’s only a few-minute stroll to get to the garden with huge fountains and wonderful rose bushes. The rose bushes are adopted here, as is customary for some, and this is marked with little plates. After some circles done around the flowers and having memorized their names you can have a hot drink at .

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Clark Ádám tér


1013 Budapest, Clark Ádám tér

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It’s a special place for romance, only for the daring. Take a good-sized canteen full of hot tea and start out to Clark Ádám tér and its vicinity. You might as well try the to recall the civil-urban ski elevators of old times or throw together a light, simple and naturally steaming dinner in the square above the Alagút. This way your afternoon with your partner will be enchanting for sure.

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Király stairway, Szalag stairway (and railing), Ponty utca


If you want a walk in the city, there’s no better venue than the crooked little stairways below the castle. You can set out from Clark Ádám tér or even Batthyány-tér. Either way, you’re going to have to dress up in warm clothes because you can easily be lured to stay for longer than you would expect.

Apáthy-szikla (Apáthy-rock)


This place was created for the lovers of mountains and good weather. The long tour is guaranteed as hopping on bus no. 11 in Mechwart liget you can enjoy the sight of the charming hidden little streets of Budapest, then getting off at the end of the line, walking along Nagybányai út you’ll reach Apáthy-szikla itself. And you might want to take a rest on top after climbing all over it. Set out at about noon or in the early afternoon to surprise your partner with the view opening up before your very eyes.

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1053 Budapest, Károlyi Mihály utca 16.

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If you don’t have time for a bigger trek but still want to have a romantic timeout in an atmospheric park, you don’t have to search for long as Károlyi kert is situated in the heart of the city. At the oasis only a few minutes from Astoria tiny paths and fountains (that, of course, don’t operate in this weather but still evoke romantic feelings) await couples on Valentine’s Day.

József hegyi-kilátó


Now, this is a place which can only be approached with a car. Maybe few know of the round-shaped building towering above family houses but the sight that greets couples exceeds every expectation. You can come here even late in the evening to marvel at the little gems of the Danube and most of Budapest. This backdrop could be appropriate for as serious an intention as a proposal. But you have to dress up warmly as wind can blow really heavily up here. Also, buy yourselves some hot drinks along the way because there isn’t more romantic than sipping them together on the top of the city.

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