6 great reasons why we love Budapest

6 great reasons why we love Budapest

Hungary’s capital city of Budapest is a fantastic holiday destination and explorer’s paradise, boasting an array of attractions from spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites to its wonderful hot springs…

Home to to one-fifth of the country’s population, there’s plenty to fill your city break itinerary in beautiful Budapest. As one of the most historic cities on the planet, Budapest won’t disappoint curious adventurers and explorers… and as a food capital, a holiday here is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of holiday-foodies!

Check out our top 6 reasons to choose Budapest as your next adventure!

1)    Széchenyi thermal bath

The Széchenyi thermal bath is the largest medicinal bath in Europe, located in the biggest green part of Budapest, in the City Park. The popular attraction is home to 15 indoor baths and three grand outdoor pools to enjoy, as well as a variety of saunas and steam cabins. After a day of sightseeing, there’s nothing quite like a blissful spa break in the ‘City of Spas’… don’t you think? Escape the busier tourist hotspots and meander across the stunning City Park on your Budapest travels for calm and tranquility too!

2)    Buda Castle

A visit to the 13th century Buda Palace historical castle and palace complex is a must in the city, home to the popular Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the National Library. The historic complex’s castle is a part of the Budapest World Heritage Site and a fascinating tourist attraction today.

The museum focuses on the turbulent history of the city’s 2,000 year-old history with exhibitions including a variety of historical artefacts, from clothing to books, some from the Middle Ages. The Hungarian National Gallery is home to an extensive collections spread across four floors, tracing Hungarian art from the 11th century to modern day pieces.

3)    The Hungarian State Opera House

The Hungarian State Opera House is a neo-Renaissance in the centre of the city and the second largest opera house in the country. Home to the Budapest Opera Ball, the opera house is often regarded as one of the most beautiful neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe which originally opened in 1884. Visitors can take a tour around the opera house and learn about its history and see a fantastic show from its seasonal calendar.

4)    Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle is another fantastic castle worth visiting in the city, located in the City Park. Built in 1896, the building is widely regarded as one of the most romantic castles in Budapest, notably housing the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture. As a result, the castle hosts a variety of festivals, concerts and exhibitions with the museum – a great place to visit on your Budapest city break!

5)    The delightful Danube

The Danube River, the second-longest river in Europe, passes through 10 countries and is straddled by Budapest in a fantastic, natural setting where the hills of western Hungary meet the plains from the east to the south. A Danube River cruise on your Budapest holiday is sure to please all, offering spectacular sightseeing opportunities, either in the daytime or night-time with panoramic views of Buda and Pest. Or choose a romantic bike ride across the city!

Budapest is famed for its many beautiful bridges crossing the magnificent Danube – don’t miss the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, an impressive suspension bridge spanning the river. Or head to the Buda Hills and take in the breathtaking views across the city and river…

6)    Margaret Island

Margaret Island is a 2.5 kilometres long island in the middle of the Danube River in central Budapest, between Margaret Bridge and Árpád Bridge. The island, measuring at around 500 metres wide, boasts gorgeous landscape parks with pretty water fountains for relaxing strolls and scenic picnics.

You can also find a plethora of fun and recreational areas here, with thermal baths, historic ruins to explore, a petting zoo and the UNESCO-listed Water Tower. The tower is more than 100 years old and is a landmark in the beautiful city and on Margaret Island…

From its world-famous wines to its charming tram sightseeing experiences, there are countless reasons to explore Hungary and visit its spectacular capital city! Browse our plethora of holiday homes and apartments in and around Budapest today: www.travelopo.com

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