What to do in Budapest on Sunday?

Start your day with a soak in a thermal bath

A thermal bath is a must if you visit Budapest. With 123 natural springs, Budapest is certainly a thermal capital. Széchenyi, Gellért, and Rudas are the most known, while Lukács Baths are among the most used by the locals.


Szechenyi Baths Budapest
Széchenyi Baths. Photo: szechenyispabaths.com

Grab some fresh food at the Farmers’ market in Szimpla kert ruin bar

Ruin bars are not only perfect spots to grab some beer at night but some of them host markets as well. Szimpla Kert is the most famous ruin bar in Budapest, on Sunday mornings from 9-14 head over to this iconic ruin pub for a weekly farmers’ market.


There you can find gourmet cheeses and meat cuts as well as honey or even seasonal vegetables.


Szimpla farmers' market
Szimpla farmers’ market. Photo: budapestflow.com

Find some vintage souvenir at the Antik Placc flea market

If you are fond of hunting for rare gems, be sure to check out the Antik Placc antique market held on Klauzál Square from 10-15.


Antik placc
Antik Placc flea market.

Grab some street food

Street food has become immensely popular lately and the Jewish Quarter is one of the best places to find it.

Don’t miss Karaván street food courtyard next to Szimpla ruin bar; a perfect spot for eating street food in Budapest. For further recommendations see our guide about the best street food.


Karavan street food courtyard
Karaván Street Food Courty

Piknik at Margaret Island

Margaret Island is easy to reach from both of the riversides, thanks to Margaret Bridge, Margaret island can be considered a big park in the Danube, with plenty of alternatives for leisure.


Margaret Island Budapest
Margaret Island. Photo: thecrowdedplanet.com

Enjoy a craft beer and the sunset on the bank of the Danube

The River Danube is impressive and it’s amazing to see the sun setting over the water. The best place to watch the sunset is from down by Liberty Bridge, where you can observe both banks of the river, as well as Gellért Hill. A perfect choice is called Jónás Craft Beer House with some excellent craft beers to try.


Jónás craft beer house
Jónás Craft Beer House. Photo: burgerem.blog.hu