Budapest is one of the most charming cities in Europe. The thermal baths, the majestic bridges, Margaret Island, the ruin bars, the awe-inspiring architecture of the Hungarian Parliament building, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and the Vajdahunyad Castle are as many things to see in Budapest that require at least a long weekend if not one whole week.

Full of glamor and yet affordable, Budapest boasts loads of Instagram-worthy spots and amazing photo opportunities.

Your photos call for smart and inspiring Budapest quotes and captions to make your Instagram followers love you even more.

Here’s some inspiration to help you find the best words for your images of Budapest. I release my Budapest photos in this article for you to use on your social media pages.

Main Topics of Quotes about Budapest | Inspiring Budapest Quotes and Instagram Captions

Quotes about Budapest

“Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East. It is a dreamed-up city; a city almost completely faked; a city invented out of other cities, out of Paris by way of Vienna — the imitation, as Claudio Magris has it, of an imitation.”

M. John Harrison, The Course of the Heart

“The heart and soul of Central Europe, Budapest excites good travelers… and exasperates bad ones. I love this city for its flaws as much as for its persistent personality”.

Rick Steves, Budapest

Bestriding the Danube, Hungary’s capital is not one city but two. Buda, with its medieval streets and imperial palaces, rises on the west side of the river; Pest, the commercial and political hub of modern Hungary, lines the east. Together they make up one of Europe’s most enchanting cities.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Budapest (Pocket Travel Guide)

“Architectural splendor: From Roman ruins to the Gothic Revival Hungarian Parliament Building, the Neoclassical St Stephen’s Basilica, and the modernist apartment complexes in Újlipótváros”.

Fodor’s Budapest: with the Danube Bend & Other Highlights of Hungary

“The grandeur of Budapest in its glory days at the beginning of the 20th Century was found in the central city on the Pest side of the Danube. The impressive, public buildings, the neoclassical, Neo-Renaissance and historicist apartment blocks, the boulevards, the numerous cafes, restaurants, and theaters were the milieu of the rising middle class of Budapest”.

Budapest: A History of Grandeur and Catastrophe, by Joe Hajdu

“… but this room, smack in the center of the massive parliament building on the Danube, in the middle of a city that had been bombed to hell by the Soviets only a couple of years earlier, had me counting the columns, and admiring the gold and the statues”.

Budapest in Pieces (Alex Kovacs thriller series Book 10), by Richard Wake

“Hungarians have been “taking the waters” supplied by an estimated 300 thermal springs since togas were all the rage and Aquincum (Roman Budapest) was the Big Smoke”.

Lonely Planet Budapest & Hungary (Travel Guide)

feeling best budapest baths

Budapest Captions for Instagram

If you’d rather find some beautiful captions rather than Budapest quotes, you’re going to like this section. Feel free to take these puns, jokes or sayings about Budapest and use them for your Instagram.

Budapest, you’re the best!

Love Budapest!

What a city!

What a view!

Have a break! Have a langos!

Beautiful from every angle

There’s so much more to explore

Let’s get lost in Budapest

On a ruin bars crawl

From Gothic Revival to Neoclassical Baroque in 20,000 steps

Budapest, the pearl of the Danube

Budapest, a story of style and leisure

Budapest, style over water

Budapest, never disappointing

Cooling off in Budapest

Life’s cool when you’re in thermal waters

Charming to the last detail

Vibrant Budapest

I love my life in Budapest

Falling in love with Budapest, one bridge at a time

Budapest, where romance meets culture

Budapest, wondrous city that stole my heart

Budapest, where all dreams converge

Budapest, you rock!

quotes about budapest

Smart & Funny Budapest Puns

Having a rest between Buda and Pest!

What a Buda-full city!

Having the Pest time of my life!

Impressed in Budapest

Taking the tube to the Danube

Best fest in Budapest

When life sends you to Budapest, have a goulash

Budapest through my lens

Blessed to be in Budapest

Budapest or Buda-Best?

Budapest, a hot spot to warm up your winters

Budapest, life at its best

Budapest, the city of 1000 langos variants

Feeling my best in Budapest

Budapest, you rock! Hospital in the Rock

Budapest Bridges Captions

Let’s cross a bridge together!

Connecting the old and the new

From Buda to Pest, the Chain Bridge is the best

Budapest, a city of dreams and bridges

Budapest, 8 bridges & one big love

Budapest, 8 bridges, 8 telltales

Buda & Pest, simply inseparable

I’m fascinated with bridges

Bridges and sunsets, a match made in heaven

Never burn bridges; cross them instead

budapest captions views

Danube Cruise Captions for Instagram

The everlasting memories of a short cruise

Between Buda and Pest, let’s set sail and have a rest

Me and the Danube: Love at first sail

Cruising down the Danube

Golden hour on the Danube

Hungary for adventure

Just going with the flow. Danube’s flow.

Time flies when you’re flowing on the river

Uncrowned queen of the Danube

Do you like these Budapest quotes and captions? Pin them for later:

budapest quotes




Violeta Matei