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Budapest, a diamond on the Danube! One of the most picturesque cities in the world, Budapest keeps its soul and history alive, never failing to follow the latest world trends. If you are looking for cheap air tickets to Budapest, you will immediately realise this contrast: The River Danube, the imposing Buda Castle and the beautiful medieval buildings are framed by world class restaurants, fashionable bars, boutiques and excellent museums. Whether you’re passionate about history and culture, you seek adventure and entertainment or you would prefer chilling in a hot tub, just book your accommodation in Budapest and you will have it all!
Budapest is Hungary’s capital, with around 1,74 million residents. The name Budapest consists of two names, “Buda” and “Pest”, the two cities which, together with Óbuda, in 1873 joined and formed Budapest.
Complying with its “romantic honeymoon destination”, Budapest has more than 500 baths and spas.The city itself is an architectural gem, full of elegant baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau buildings, secret alleys and peaceful corners. Budapest, as expected, is a very popular tourist destination, welcoming hundreds of thousands visitors annually. If you haven’t already tried it, this is your chance. If you have, than who says you can’t enjoy the experience again (and again)?
Budapest’s international airport (Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport) is located 16 kilometres southeast of the city centre and can be reached by train and buses.
Getting around Budapest
Budapest has an extensive and reliable public transportation system, comprising of metro (3 lines), trams, trolleys and buses. Ticket fares start at 350 HUF and minimum taxi fare at 300 HUF.
Begin your Buda exploration by paying a visit at the Buda Castle, up the Castle Hill. Looming over the city, 170 metres above the River Danube, limestone Castle Hill contains the most important medieval buildings in Hungary, palaces, galleries and museum and it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Sight.
North of the Castle, you can see the neo-gothic Matyas Church (Mátyás Templom) with its elaborate murals – don’t miss the museum housed upstairs.
Feel free to wander around the Castle’s streets, Fortuna, Orszaghaz and Uri, where fishermen, Jewish merchants and later Gestapo members used to hang out.
Returning back to the Royal Palace, don’t be afraid to enter the Castle Hill Caves, an underground network that used to cover 120 kilometres – now 30 -, under the city. This is where the thermal springs come from and visiting one of the caves will be an experience to remember!Head over to the Royal Palace, you will recognise the bronze statue of Turul, the mythical bird of Hungarian tradition. From there, you can enjoy the fascinating panoramic view of the city and then continue to the major sights that are situated inside the palace:
- the National Gallery of Hungary
- the Budapest History Museum
- the Szechenyi National Library
You can leave the Castle taking the cable car down the foot of the hill, or walk to Budapest’s Thermal Baths. We recommend the atmospheric, romantic Kiraly baths with the ottoman element remaining strong, but you can also find hot baths at Pest’s Zoo.
Pest and Jewish Quarter
Cross the Chain Bridge and continue into Pest, where the Hungarian Parliament Building can be found. This is an enormous yet beautiful and imposing building, the third largest of its kind in the world.
Head from the Vorosmarty Square, Pest’s central square, over to the Jewish Quarter. Highlights there are the historic Dohány Synagogue, the second largest synagogue in the world, the Holocaust Memorial and Heroes’ Temple.
Here are some of the most important and interesting museums in Budapest:
- The Hungarian National Museum, dedicated to the country’s history and particularly the War of Independence
- The Museum of Fine Arts, with excellent art collections from ancient Egypt to contemporary works by artists like Monet, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec
- The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, housing world class contemporary art exhibitions
A beautiful ending to your stay in Budapest would be a classical or traditional music concert held at the Varosliget Park, right next to the Heroes’ Square (Hösök tere). If you’re lucky enough to catch one, don’t miss out on attending it!
Hungarian is the official language in Budapest and Hungary.