Popular Destinations in Hungary
The best place to stay in Hungary, the pearl of Europe, one of its most beautiful capitals. It offers its guests a chic excursion program and excellent therapeutic rest.
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There are no beaches in the usual sense of the word, but there are many open-air baths. One of the most popular is Palatinus on Margaret Island. It is currently under renovation, but the baths are still available. You can also visit Kiraly (in oriental style), luxurious Gellert with spa, Roman (ideal location near the third district of the city) and others. Just remember that on weekends there are a lot of people, both locals and tourists.
There are a lot of healing and thermal springs in the capital. Treatment programs with body wraps and baths are popular. As such, there are no sanatoriums – baths are located in hotels or special treatment centers. Especially important is the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, diseases of the nervous system and skin and gynecological diseases.
The main attraction of the country is the Neo-Gothic Parliament building, a symbol of the Hungarian capital. Nearby stands the Basilica of St. Stephen, the largest temple in the city.
Take a look at the Buda Hills – see Matt’s Cathedral, Mount Gellert, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Buddha Fortress.
In western Budapest, the Royal Palace with a history museum and the National Art Gallery is noteworthy.
Another symbol of the capital is the Graf Szechenyi Bridge, an exact copy of Hammersmith from London.
You should definitely take a walk along Andrássy Avenue, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its beautiful architectural ensemble.
If you just want to have a good time, then check out the Tropicarium Aquarium, with reptiles, animals, exotic birds and rare fish like guitar fish or piranhas from the Amazon. You can have fun in the water park – one of the largest in Central Europe.
It’s also a lot of fun to be in the capital at festivals, especially music (classics and rock) or the September wine festival. Well, car lovers should definitely visit the August Formula 1 stage.
Nightlife lovers will not get bored here either – there are a lot of bars, discos and clubs here, almost all are open until dawn and are very popular with locals and tourists.
There are a lot of shopping opportunities in Budapest. You should definitely look at the Central Market – a building of the XIX century, which sells excellent souvenirs, food, alcohol and clothes.
If you really want shopping, then visit the largest shopping center in the city Arena Plaza with elite stores, West End near the central market or look into the boutiques of famous companies on Andrássy Avenue. By the way, there are a lot of second-hand shops in the city center where you can buy quite good clothes at low prices.
This popular city is the second largest in terms of population after Budapest. Holidays in this city are reminiscent of the capital, with sightseeing and thermal springs, and usually those who have been to Budapest more than once and want something new come here.
Water from local thermal springs can cure many diseases. Moreover, the sources were discovered by chance, at the beginning of the 20th century. There are many treatment centers, of which the largest is Nagyere – it has 18 swimming pools, saunas, a massage room and even a water park for entertainment and treatment at the same time.
Basically, interesting places and buildings of Debrecen are concentrated in the old center, and they are easy to get around on foot. We recommend visiting:
- University, the oldest university in the country. Now unites several educational institutions;
- A large city church, which was rebuilt three times. The modern one was built by 1819 and measures 55 by 15 meters;
- The Golden Bull Hotel is the most elite hotel in the city, the building for which was built back in 1690 as an apartment building.
Not far from the city there are two beautiful parks: Alfreld and Hortobágy. The latter is famous for the Nine Arch Bridge. Also suitable for walking is the Great Forest park area with a zoo, a botanical garden, an amusement park and, of course, thermal baths.
Numerous carnivals that take place here regularly give a special flavor to Debrecen. For example, in August, tourists come here for the Flower Parade. And in the reserve “Hortobagy” every year riders from all over the world gather for the international days of equestrians.
Fans of nightlife will not get bored here either – there are many youth clubs and discos in the city.
Buying souvenirs is best in the city center – there are really a lot of souvenir shops here. During festivals, street trading takes over the city, and you can buy something interesting almost anywhere.
If you want ordinary shopping, then visit the Debresen Plaza shopping center with branded clothes, books and gold jewelry. There is also a supermarket, a casino and a cinema.