Budapest is the capital and at the same time the largest city of Hungary. This is a real pearl of Europe and the most beautiful of its capital. Budapest has a long history. Because of this, there are so many sights and interesting places in the city that most European cities just have to envy. Many of the city’s monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of their architectural, archaeological or cultural significance.
The city has the famous thermal springs of Europe, there are also many festivals. The capital of Hungary is considered the main center of art, culture and education and science. The oldest university in Hungary is the University of Pecs, founded in 1367.
Budapest How to get there?
Hungary, being in the very center of Europe, has excellent transport links with many countries of the world. The easiest way to get to Budapest is by air. Ferenc Liszt International Airport takes hundreds of flights daily from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. The airport is only 16 km from the city. You can get to the center by bus number 200E or a taxi.
An alternative to flying can be a trip on a bus or train. However, this way to get to Budapest takes more time. Therefore, if your vacation time is limited, choose the flight.
Sights in Budapest
Budapest is deservedly among the most beautiful cities in the world, and the panorama of the central part of the city overlooking the Danube River is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The capital of Hungary consists of three parts – Pest, Buda and Obuda. The city is the only one in the world with more than 120 thermal springs.
First of all, tourists should visit the Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion: from there, from the Buda Mountains, there is a magnificent view of the opposite bank of the Danube, including the beautiful Parliament building.
Once on the Buda Hill, tourists need to visit the underground caves, as well as walk through a pedestrian tunnel of the mid-19th century. It connects the embankment of the Danube with the western parts of the city.
In the Pest district, there is Andrassy Avenue, also inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here are the buildings of the Opera House, the Academy of Music, the University of Fine Arts and the Kodai Square.
Other interesting sights of Budapest include:
- Basilica of St. Stephen
- Chain bridge
- Big market
- Matthias Church
- Vatsi Uttsa Street
- Szechenyi thermal bath
- Museum of Terror
- Vajdahunyad Castle
- Margaret Island
- Memento Park (Open Air Museum)
Hotels in Budapest
Hotels in Budapest, unlike many European capitals, have an extremely high rate of service quality and price.
The most expensive hotels are located in the Buda district. Here you will find hotels, villas, country houses and more. Pest offers more economical accommodation options.
One of the most popular accommodation options in Budapest is the apartment. In addition, as elsewhere in Europe, there are many hostels in the city.
The staff in hotels, as a rule, is fluent in two languages: English and German. At the reception, in addition to advertising brochures, you can take maps of the city, call a taxi, rent a bicycle.