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Five reasons to visit Budapest, Hungary

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added on 27th of August, 2008

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is located on a beautiful side of the Danube and has two parts – Buda and Pest. Buda is the older part with medieval buildings; Pest is the commercial center, a beautiful blend of new and old satisfying holidaymakers of all ages.

Because of its marvelous architecture and great cultural heritage, Budapest is also compared to Paris. It is a mixture of luxury and simple traditions and it also has a turn-of-the-century feel to it.

While visiting Budapest, make sure you check out the great range of over 100 springs with thermal water and around 50 swimming pools and other therapeutic baths. Bathing was popular even in Roman times, and a wide range of therapeutic treatments can be enjoyed. You can go to: the Király Medicinal Baths, or the Rudas Medicinal Baths both of great architectural interest. Taking a bath or having a treatment there is not expensive

Let’s not forget that Budapest's highlights also include a cruise along the Danube, strolling along the riverfront or across romantic bridges, visiting the romantic island on the Danube, climbing up Gellért Hill that offers a fantastic view of the city and visiting Citadella that contains most of the medieval buildings left in Budapest. The city is also dotted with museums waiting for you to visit.

Some of them worth mentioning are The Historical Museum of Budapest that boasts ruins of the old city, and The Hungarian National Museum, exhibiting remarkable treasures among which you can see the oldest skull in Europe.

If anyone is interested in Budapest's great culinary tradition they should know that it goes back to the nineteenth century and even if there’re plenty of local dishes on offer in the city - among local dishes you can taste halászlé, a kind of fish soup and gulyás, a thick soup with meat - there's plenty of other choices of lighter flavors and besides exploring new tastes visitors could go for traditional folk music and dancing among which you will find the gypsy music.

Budapest has many nightclubs, bars, discos and casinos. In cinemas you can watch plenty of films in English and the magnificent Budapest Opera House with excellent seats and modern stage has regular performances. Thickets are not very expensive.

You can't resist getting charmed by all that this city has to offer, the options are wide open so go ahead and take it all in Budapest!


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Chain Bridge, Saint Stephen's Basilica and the Parliament of HungaryThe city of Budapest is crossed by the Danube River which has approximately seven islands including Hajógyári sziget, Margit-sziget, Csepel sziget, Palotai-sziget, Népsziget, Molnár-sziget and Háros-sziget etc. These island serve as great picnic spots not only for locals and but for tourists as well. The city of Budapest is served by all the major transportation options including roads, railway, waterway and air transportation. Budapest is home to Ferihegy International Airport which has three big terminals for passengers. Budapest is linked with all the major cities and towns in the country through the... Read more »


Recent reviews for Budapest

How to save money in Budapest? - Aug 25, 2009, by magicmushroom
Budapest is the best and one of the cheapest places in Central Europe, if you know where to go and what to do.. Getting from the Airport or Train Station to your hostel From Terminal 2.: Use the airport bus N: 200E to the Kobanya-Kispest... Read more »

Must see the Tropicarium in Budapest - Jun 22, 2009, by angel
There is a specially decorated and maintained part in the Tropicarium which is like a tropical rainforest (picture 10). Here in every 20 or 30 minutes a tropical storm begins which you can watch from inside of it. You can hear thunders and... Read more »

The attractions of Budapest - May 30, 2009, by bicska
If you're interested in visiting central or Eastern europe, you must visit Budapest. Budapest was my favorite city befor I went first time to Prague, but I'm still recomanding this city for everyone. I think it is the most beautiful and... Read more »

The best things to do in Budapest - May 30, 2009, by diana_ciocoiu
Budapest, called the "The bride of Danube" or "The pearl of Danube", is one of the cities with the most beautiful location in the world. Nowadays, the capital of Hungary shows a city full of ancient monuments and... Read more »

Sailing on the Danube in Budapest - Jun 22, 2009, by angel
Szentendre is a little city very close to Budapest. We found on the internet that there are little ships or pleasure-boats which depart from Budapest and travel to Szentendre. We decided to buy tickets to one of them but only one-way,... Read more »


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