The Budapest Eye is one of the newest attractions in the capital of Hungary. The giant Ferris Wheel located in the center of Budapest gives you the perfect view over the roofs of the Pest side with sneaks to Buda as well. For 2.400 HUF you get a beautiful view over Budapest including famous attractions such as the famous Andrássy út, the Basilica or the Budapest Castle District. The fee is valid for 3 rounds with the Budapest Eye including some stops on the top but overall the time seems to fly.
During the Sziget Festival the Budapest Eye is located on the festival ground at Óbuda Sziget and you can take a ride there to have the best view on the festival. A great experience to view the festival from above which you usually only have on pictures.
The Budapest Eye is 65 meters high so if you are afraid of heights most probably this is not the thing to do for you. The 41 gondolas with place for 8 persons each go around for 10 minutes. In total 332 people could potentially ride at the same time on Budapest Eye, however it is rare that the entire gondolas are used. If you would like to go on a private ride for 30 minutes you can book one of the 4 VIP gondolas which are for 4 people each and you stay for 30 minutes in your private gondola with darkened windows. But also in regular gondolas you will be among your peers and not share the place with others.
It is a great experience to ride the Budapest Eye at least once during your stay because you can see the city from a different perspective. However a better view over the city you most likely have from the Castle District or the Citadella.
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Budapest Eye Information
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 10:00-24:00; Friday & Saturday 10:00–02:00
Location: Erzsébet Tér
Tel.: +36 80 201 580
More information on the Budapest Eye Facebook Page