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Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

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Budapest The capital of Hungary, the city of Budapest is known as the 'Paris of the East', a place where pretty buildings, amazing culture and a brilliant cosmopolitan feel combine.

Budapest

The capital of Hungary, the city of Budapest is known as the 'Paris of the East', a place where pretty buildings, amazing culture and a brilliant cosmopolitan feel combine.

 

Holidays to Budapest

If you're looking for an exciting city break that doesn't cost as much as London or Paris, but that has everything you could possibly want in terms of restaurants, sights, experiences and nightlife, Budapest is a great option. A romantic and youthful capital, the city is as perfect for couples and groups, as it is for families with older children.

 

There's a reason why the city is often compared to Paris. Strolling through the city, it's easy to miss your footing, simply because your eyes are always being drawn upwards - the towering buildings are just that beautiful. From the grand Parliament building to St. Stephen's Basilica to the imposing Buda Castle, there's more than enough for sightseers to get their teeth sunk into, and that's forgetting all of the museums, opera houses and columned squares that also call Budapest home. If you're a romantic soul, here, you'll be in your element.

 

One of the city's other unique aspects is its extensive range of spas. There are 118 springs and boreholes in the metropolis, which, over the years, have given rise to a great number of bath houses and spas – perfect for kicking back and enjoying a soak while jets of water massage away aches and pains you might have got while exploring.

Weather

Temperatures in Budapest change quite a lot throughout the year. In winter, much like other Central European cities, the mercury regularly goes sub-zero as snow falls deep, particularly between November and February.

 

Spring and autumn see the city experiencing pretty balmy temperatures between the 16-18 ºC range with clear skies and not much rain, while in summer, high temperatures meander in the upper 20s and random periods of heavy rain can be found. If you hate rain, think twice about visiting in June and September.

 

Things to do on holiday in Budapest

A trip to Budapest is never a boring one – here are some of the things you can enjoy while visiting.

 

Spas

Budapest's tourist trade was built on the back of its spa town status, and thankfully lots of these spas – most dating back to the early 1900s – still exist and are open to the public. The most famous is Szechenyi Baths and Pool, a bright, pretty and grand series of well-heated pools, Jacuzzis, spa facilities and more. Even if you visit during winter, it's worth a visit – the steaming pools are so inviting, but you might not want to get out!

 

Then there's the Gellert Spa – that looks a lot like a Roman bath – Dandar Bath, the 16th century Kiraly Baths, and the Thermal Beer Spa (three guesses what you'll be soaking in!). You'll be spoilt for choice!

 

Music and performance

A centre for classical music and opera for centuries, Budapest is a dream for all sorts of music lovers. See choirs and organists at St. Stephen's Basilica, enjoy classical symphonies at the beautifully elegant Danube Palace, and catch operas at both the Budapest Operetta Theatre and the awe-inspiring Hungarian State Opera House.

 

That's only the tip of the iceberg in terms of classical performing arts, of course, and throughout the year visitors can find lots more on offer – whether it's at the Franz Liszt Academy or via a music-filled river cruise!

 

There's lots of more contemporary art to be found in the city as well. From the smooth beats played at Budapest Jazz Club, to rock joints, all the way to circuses and puppet theatres, there really is something for everyone here.

                                                                                   

Sightseeing

The city has its fair share of landmarks, most of which can be easily reached by foot. Climb to the top of the fairy tale Fisherman's Bastion; marvel at the architecture of Castle Hill and its surrounding area; or tour the city's history at places such as the Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial, Vajahunyad Castle and the Citadel.

 

If you fancy a trip to a museum, won't be short of options. The Nuclear Bunker Museum, Holocaust Memorial Centre and the House of Terror Museum focus on the city's history over the past seventy or so years, with Memento Park being particularly interesting – all of Budapest's communist-era statues are located there.

 

There's lots of fun, kitschy museums to enjoy as well. The Chocolate Museum, Budapest Pinball Museum, Miniversum and Southeast Asian Gold Museum are all very engrossing, and for those who like art, there's no shortage of galleries throughout the city.

 

Restaurants

Love spending your time away tucking into all sorts of delicious and interesting dishes, there are all sorts of restaurants in Budapest worth visiting. If you're feeling fancy, a trip to either Borkonyha, Comme Chez Soi, Zeller Bistro or Menza is a dead cert, and thanks to the city's low prices compared to the UK, your wallet won't know the difference while your taste buds certainly will.

 

For more casual meals, Bors GasztroBar, Local Korner and ToLTo are all brilliant, serving up interesting, one-of-a-kind dishes.

 

If you're going to be cooking any of your meals in your accommodation, be sure to head to the Great Market Hall (Nagycsarnok). Here you can get all sorts of ingredients for cheap, and a large portion of these come from the surrounding region. There are also a fair few street food traders dotted around the enormous wrought-iron market too – perfect for a snack while shopping.

 

Nightlife

A popular group holiday destination whose bars and clubs haven't lost their particular national charm, Budapest has loads to offer those who prefer getting up late and going to bed early (in the morning).

 

In terms of pubs and bars, there are hundreds dotted around the city, the best including the totally unique Szimpla Kert, vibrant Tuk Tuk Bar, Warmup Bar, Trapez Pub  and Fogashaz – and that's just scratching the surface, with there being loads of Hungarian pubs cocktail joints and expat bars waiting to be explored as well.

 

Afterwards, there are loads of clubs to visit, including the open-air Holduduvar, Kraft, Romkert and Morrison's 2. You can also book places on river cruise parties, and if you arrive during summer, many of the spas turn into nightclubs come night time – always an exciting experience!

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