Budapest audio tour: Discovering Budapest: Horse archers, hot pools and Hero's Square

Discovering Budapest: Horse archers, hot pools and Hero's Square

Walking Tour

35 mins

About the Tour

Budapest is a city with a glorious and turbulent past. Join me on this walk as we uncover the true Budapest. We begin our tour at the historical Heroes' Square, and meet some of the heroes of Hungarian history. We’ll take a walk through the lush greenery of City Park, before ending with a dip in Hungary’s most famous thermal spa, Szechenyi Bath. Whether it’s your first time in my beautiful city, or you know it well, you’ll surely discover a new and unique side to Budapest.

Find out about

• The origins of the Magyar language
• The fierce and unflinching horse archers of the plains
• Heroic fights against an enemy who threatened all of Europe
• Medieval witch hunts
• A fake castle at the heart of the city
• The faceless scribe of Hungarian history
• Why church bells toll worldwide every day at noon.
• Why Budapest is the capital of thermal spas

So let’s head off on a memorable experience to explore the past, the present and all that Budapest has to offer. And don’t forget your swimsuit if you plan on soaking in the curative and luxuriously calming hot pools of Szechenyi Bath. Please note the entrance fee to the bath is not included in the tour.

Tour Producer


Magdi Pelech

I am a professional tour guide. On my private walking and minivan tours I offer tailored tours in Budapest and in the countryside to individuals, couples, families or groups of friends. On my website, you can find information about my tours.
On request, I organise other types of tours and genealogy tours for people having Hungarian roots.

Major Landmarks

  • Heroes' Square

  • Vajdahunyad Castle

  • Szechenyi Bath

  • Museum of Fine Arts

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts at the Hosok tere (Heroes' Square) metro station. You can get there easily with the yellow metroline No.1, stop: Hosok tere. Other option to get to the starting point of the tour is walking along Andrassy Avenue (about 2.5 kms long) from the city centre.

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Places to stop along the way

Museum of Fine Arts, Szechenyi Thermal Spa, Budapest Zoo

Best time of day

This tour can be enjoyed any time of the day. On hot summer days it's better to take the tour out of the hottest hours as the Heroes' Square is a wide open space without shade.


Pay attention when crossing the roads. Bring your swimming suit with you if you want to visit the Szechenyi Thermal Spa where the tour ends. Please note this tour does not include an entrance fee to the spa.


Fantastic tour if the square! Would be great if you could do one for Buda and Pest close to the river! Thank you!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 22 days ago
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Discovering Budapest: Horse archers, hot pools and Hero's Square