Budapest is charming and full of castles, ruin bars, thermal spas and good food! These quotes about Budapest has sections like Budapest Instagram captions, Budapest puns, Budapest quotes and other Budapest captions to help inspire your next holiday to this must-visit destination!

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is the country’s most visited city. It has a parliament building that looks more like a castle, the beautiful Danube river, thermal baths, Ruin Bars, the Vajdahunyad Castle and terrific views from the Fisherman’s Bastion.

And the best part? You can bathe at the thermal baths and do other fun activities in Budapest without worrying about spending too much. Hungary is one of Europe’s most affordable destinations.

If you haven’t been to Budapest yet, I hope these Budapest quotes intrigue you and that you consider visiting the city. Along with quotes about Budapest, I have also added Budapest Instagram captions, Budapest puns, and Budapest captions.

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Quotes about Budapest

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1. Budapest quotes/Quotes about Budapest

Here are some quotes about Budapest sayings about the city from Hungarians and travellers about its cuisine, beauty and culture –


  • “I live in Budapest and saw how the football helped the Hungarian people to be happy.”

    – Lothar Matthaus

  • “Straddling the Danube River, with the Buda Hills to the west and the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is a gem of a city.”

    – Lonely Planet

  • “I love Budapest for all the right reasons – architecture (especially art nouveau), romance (particularly the views from the bridges) and sticky apricot jam – and some of the wrong ones, too – killer pálinka (fruit brandy), rickety trolleybuses, and spending way too much time in the Turkish baths.”

    – Lonely Planet

  • “But best of all I loved the Castle Hill District of Buda. I was never tired of its ancient streets. Even in those days, old things attracted me more than new ones. For me, the deepest truth was found only in things suffused with the lives of many generations, which hold the past as permanently as mason Kelemen’s wife buried in the high tower of Deva.”

    – Antal Szerb

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  • “This speaker reminds me of my childhood in Budapest. There were gipsy magicians who came to town to entertain us, children. But as I recollect, there was one important difference: the gipsy only seemed to violate the laws of nature, he never really violated them!”

    – Theodore von Karman

  • “In Budapest, you’ll find experiences like nothing else in Europe: Feel your stress ebb away as you soak in hundred-degree water, surrounded by opulent Baroque domes and by Speedo- and bikini-clad Hungarians. Ogle some of Europe’s most richly decorated interiors, which echo a proud little nation’s bygone glory days.”

    – Rick Steves

  • “In Budapest, I always had questions. What is your signature dish? They, of course, said goulash. I loved it so much and now have to figure out a way to make it at home.”

    – Tia Mowry

  • “Budapest in late May is a city of lilacs. The sweet, languid, rather sleepy smell of lilacs wafts everywhere. And it is a city of lovers, many of them quite middle-aged. Walking with their arms around each other, embracing and kissing on park benches. A sensuousness very much bound up (it seems to me) with the heady ubiquitous smell of lilacs.”

    – Joyce Carol Oates

  • “I’ve done drives through Budapest and Oslo and used to drive to Sardinia, too, which is quite a journey. Drives are an adventure because I don’t plan them too carefully. I take detours depending on how I feel and usually stop and stay at places I like the look of.”

    – Rick Astley

  • “As a boy, I stood at the doorway of our hiding place in Budapest and watched Russian troops fight house by house to liberate the city and therefore rescue us from certain death.”

    – Frank Lowry

  • “Where would you like to go, what would you really like to do with your life? See Istanbul, Port Said, Nairobi, Budapest. Write a book. Smoke too many cigarettes. Fall off a cliff but get caught in a tree halfway down. Get shot at a few times in a dark alley on Moroccan midnight. Love a beautiful woman.”

     – Ray Bradbury

  • “Budapest intrigue, three hours of black and white, squinting at subtitles through a telescopic sight, Hungarian melody, repeating endlessly, is this the end I see? Approaching in front of me.”

    – Elvis Costello

2. Budapest captions

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These captions are very short quotes about Budapest that you can use as Budapest Instagram captions –


  • Want to go away with me? To the lakes or to Budapest?

    – A Short Film about Love

  • But if you go from Moscow to Budapest you think you are in Paris.

    – György Ligeti

  • “Of course it’s not all foie gras and fine wines. There are other pleasures, just as awesome. Maybe, maybe even more awesome.”

    Anthony Bourdain on what Budapest has to offer

  • “This is where I came in. Budapest: where East meets West. The Blue Danube is something more than a waltz by Johann Strauss.”

    – Guilty of Treason


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quotes about Budapest quotes Budapest Instagram captions Budapest puns

3. More Budapest quotes for Instagram captions

There are limited quotes about Budapest which describe the city’s culture and beauty. You can also use these travel quotes and Hungary quotes for your Instagram posts to write about your experience in Budapest –

  • “One thing that hasn’t changed through the years is the Hungarian affection for taking the waters — marinating in thermal baths. A tradition going back to the Romans continued by the Ottomans and something that survived through two wars and communism. And they do it in style.”

    – Anthony Bourdain

  • “In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.”

    – Franz Liszt

  • “If you travel and get to know the various cultures across the world, then your own country will become so clear to you that you will be able to see everything.”

    – Ernő Polgár

  • “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”

    – Anaïs Nin

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”

  • “Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.”

    – Roy T. Bennett

  • “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”

    – Elizabeth Gilbert

  • “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

    – Robert Louis Stevenson

4. Budapest Instagram captions

The available quotes about Budapest aren’t enough for writing good Budapest Instagram captions.

Use these captions if you don’t want to use the quotes about Budapest as captions and need short, catchy captions for social media posts. These captions are specifically about Budapest and Hungary.


  • Step into any of Budapest’s architectural wonders and look up. You’ll find yourself lost in the dazzling details and diverse architectural styles.

  • Have you seen the city from the Fisherman’s Bastion? The view from the terrace here is the best view of Budapest.

  • Thermal baths, castles, ruin bars … Hungary is perfect!

  • Can you recognise this Hungarian castle?

  • Swipe to see some of the prettiest castles in the world.

  • Be back never. Castle hopping in Hungary.

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  • Watched the most mesmerising sunset of my life at Lake Balaton.

  • Away from the crowds in Hollókő. Feels like I’ve stepped back in time

  • Stunning views, gorgeous architecture and heavenly cuisine. I’m having the best time in Budapest.

  • I loved being in Hungary because it was relaxing, fun, and affordable. It has beautiful castles, cheap bars, and incredible thermal baths. Have you visited Hungary yet?

  • I’ve found my happy place in Budapest.

  • Hungarian beer and thermal baths – High on life and never want to leave!

5.Budapest Instagram captions for thermal bath posts

Except for Anthony Bourdain’s quote on the Hungarian affection for thermal baths, there are no famous quotes about Budapest’s thermal baths. You can use these Budapest Instagram captions for posts about thermal baths –


  • Made the best memories in Hungary in my swimsuit.

  • Point of view: Relaxing in a hot bath in Budapest.

  • No matter the weather, Széchenyi Bath is a good choice anytime.

  • Who would like to enjoy a Hungarian thermal bath with?

“I live in Budapest and saw how the football helped the Hungarian people to be happy.”

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6. Budapest puns/Budapest pun captions

  • Can this place get any more Buda-ful?’

  • Always Hungary for travel.

  • This city is Buda-best.

  • Too Hungary to think of a pun.

  • The food in Hungary is Stewpendulous.

  • I don’t want to lángos here forever.

  • My life is in Ruin Bars.

  • Look at this Buda-ful city.

7. Budapest funny captions

  • “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

    – Ernest Hemingway

  • “Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”

    – Leigh Hunt

  • “I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.”

    – Paulo Coelho, Aleph

Here are some funny Budapest captions along with quotes about Budapest for your Instagram posts –

  • Home is where the thermal bath is.

  • Don’t be such a Buda-pest.

  • Hungarians love Halloween because it’s so goulash.

  • Water you doing today? (for a caption for the thermal bath photo)

  • I didn’t want to come to Budapest, but I caved in.

8. Bastion Quotes

The Halászbástya or Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the best-known monuments in Budapest. It was built to serve as a lookout tower for the city. Tourists come here for the beautiful panoramic views of the city. These quotes aren’t about the Bastion as such, but you can use these quotes about Budapest to caption the stunning views of Budapest that you can see from any of the terraces there –


  • “A concrete version of paradise.”

    – Marisa Casciano

  • “They said that, of course, Budapest is beautiful. But it is in fact almost ludicrously beautiful.”

    – Anthony Bourdain

  • Europe’s most underrated big city, Budapest can be as challenging as it is enchanting. The sprawling Hungarian capital is a city of nuance and paradox — a unique metropolis at the heart of a unique nation.

    – Rick Steves

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9. Hotel Budapest quotes

The Grand Budapest Hotel, a critically acclaimed film, is considered one of the best films of Wes Anderson, an American filmmaker known for his unique visual and narrative styles. The film is based in a fictional hotel in Budapest, where the protagonist is framed for the murder of a wealthy hotel guest. Here are some of the best Hotel Budapest quotes –


  • “To be frank, I think his world had vanished long before he ever entered it.”

  • “We were happy here, for a little while.”

  • “Did he just throw my cat out of the window?”

  • “Keep your hands off my lobby boy!”

  • “She needs me, and I need you, to help me with my bags and so on.”

Lavinia Dsouza

Award-winning Analyst, multi-nominated digital content creator and photographer Lavina Dsouza's words capture stories about culture and tradition mainly through its food and people. She has written and contributed to publications such as The Washington Post, Lonely Planet and Matador Network, to name a few. She is the editor of, a non-profit created to share inspiring stories from women of colour who break free from traditions and choose happiness.

She's also a speaker passionate about DEI and champions solo travel. She has collaborated with numerous renowned brands such as Intrepid Travel, TripAdvisor, Travel and Leisure and Adobe, to name a few.

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