Welcome to Budapest,
Budapest, as the capital of Hungary, offers a lot of unique experiences. The city in a beautiful natural environment with a rich architectural and historical heritage, offering a combination of culture, delicious cuisine and thermal baths …
1.Széchenyi thermal bath and swimming pool
They are one of Europe’s largest hot springs complexes and 21 pools altogether. The water in each pool has a different temperature, the warmest ones have 38 ° C. The waters are rich in sulfates, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and fluoride, which are believed to help patients with degenerative joint illnesses and other medical issues.
The two outdoor pools are fantastic places to visit on a cold, dark night, as the steam rising from the hot water makes the whole place seem wonderfully mysterious. The admission price varies depending on whether you only want a cabinet (5,200 HUF) or a whole changeover cabin (5700 HUF), where you can leave your belongings. A 4-member family is an ideal cabin. In addition to the classical entrance, you can also pay for various treatments such as massages, a beer spa…
2.Budapest zoo and botanical garden
The Budapest Zoological and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in the world with nearly 150 years of history.
The main attractions include a small rock garden with a restaurant just a few kilometers from the penguins and seals and a large rock with a tearoom and animal expositions, an elephant pavilion. There is also barrier-free access, a restaurant, a tea house, refreshments, an amphitheater and a 3D cinema.
This zoo is just a short walk from Heroes Square and Széchenyi Spa, so you can join a visit together with a spa. Although this zoo is tiny, there are over 10,000 animals here and is exceptional for example by having personal contact with animals. For example, you can feed giraffes, kangaroos and ostriches or trunks in the aquarium.
Budapest Parliament alias „Országház“ – Translated state house, one of the Hungarian state symbols and one of the oldest government buildings in Europe. It is one of the most impressive buildings in Budapest and is inspired by the London Parliament Building. You can get the most beautiful view, for example, from a fishing bastion or from the other side of the Danube. For me, the most beautiful view of it is at night when it’s all ignited.
The Hungarian Parliament Building, which was designed and built in the Gothic Revival style, is one of the largest buildings in Hungary, and is home to hundreds of parliamentary offices. Although the impressive building looks fantastic from every angle, to see the whole building in its full glory, it is worth viewing it from the other side of the Danube. Tours of certain areas of the building are available daily and run in different languages.
4.Gellért hill and the Citadel
Gellért hill is a high mountain overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is part of the 1st and 11th district. Gellért Hill was named after Saint Gerard, who was cast out of the hill. The famous Gellért Hotel and the Gellért Spa are located on Gellért Square at the foot of the hillside alongside the Liberty Bridge. The Gellért Hill Cave is located on a hill facing the Hotel Gellért and the Danube River. At the top of the hill is the Citadella , from which the view of the two sides of the Danube is available.
Walk through the Liberty Bridge and head out onto this hill where you will see the whole of Budapest. From the beginning, you can see or visit the Gellért Baths.
Statue of Liberty – Welcome to the Statue of Liberty, which was erected in 1947 to commemorate the liberation of Hungary from Nazism during the Second World War.
The Citadel – At the very top, there is a citadel from the middle of the 19th century, with a beautiful view of Buda Castle. The Citadel, which sits atop Gellert Hill, was constructed by the Hapsburgs following the failed Hungarian War of Independence.
5.Tropicarium and oceanarium
The main attraction of the Tropicaria is an aquarium with an 11-meter long tunnel. Visitors can admire two-meter tiger or brown sharks. In the tropics section, you will see tropical and oceanic animals, exotic birds, the smallest monkeys in the world, alligators, sharks, snakes, lizards, spiders.
6. A38 Disco Boat
A38 Disco Boat is the place where young people spend their leisure time with their friends. In the evening you can visit a disco boat where you can have fun with friends. Guests of the evening used to be known foreign singers. For example Peter Bjorn, James Heather,..
7.Drum caffé restaurant
It is said that the Hungarian gastronomy will be proud of its typical character of red pepper. There are associated dishes such as chicken peppers, perkelt, peppercorn, coliborous cabbage, halibut fish soup or chocolate goulash that adds an unmistakable flavor. You can taste it all.
The specific taste is due to the unique climate conditions of local fruits and vegetables. It is said that if you have not tasted Hungarian peaches, green peppers or tomatoes, you have never eaten a real peach, pepper or tomato.
8. Gellert Bath and Spa Center
The first mention of miraculous water dates from the 15th century. These baths were popular with the Turks because the strand was worse and more profitable than the springs on the Buda side. One of the most beautiful spas in the city is the Gellert Bath and Spa Center, which includes an outdoor pool (swimming pool), a Finnish sauna and a range of other saunas and submersible pools.
The beneficial effects of the Gellért springs have been used for many years. There are also some pools separated by gender. Clients can enjoy the room and relax in the seating, swimming or outdoor swimming pool. A beauty center with a wide range of wellness services is part of the complex.
The baths are supplied from a spring spanning the Gellért hill. Calcium-magnesium-hydrocarbonate water contains sodium, sulfuric acid, chlorides and a large number of floridens.
9. Ecseri Flea Market
This fantastic flea market is a great place to find treasure. You can pick up various things there and you will be spoiled in the stalls full of things.
Proffering a wide selection of antiquities, porcelains, coins, old posters, and magazines….When we visited, we spotted a pair of limited-edition Converse, old Lego toys, and many more eye-catching goods. Those who arrive towards the end of the market can expect greater discounts.
You can find everything from retro clothing, monuments to the present goods.
10. Ruin Pubs
Budapest is known for its „ruin pubs“ The best ruin pubs are filled with comfortable but slightly worn furniture.
Each tavern has its own unique style. We recommend visiting these popular ruin pubs: Instant ,Fogas Ház ,Kuplung and Szimpla.
Instant- Here nightlife begins. This place is enjoyed by young people. It is a place of dancing and entertainment from evening to morning. There is the atmosphere as the jungle environment is decorated with animal motifs. You can taste beer, various alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Fogas ház- House of Teeth. Fogas Ház also has a stylish interior and budget-friendly prices, plus dance floors. This pub has long been a catchment basin for arts and artists. The best parties.
Kuplung- Functioning as a concert venue, an exhibition space, and a creative workshop. The symbol is a whale. The interior is furnished in an underwater world.
Szimpla- Offers various programs every day a week: concerts, parties, seniors‘ activities, exhibitions, agricultural markets and numerous cultural events are held under one roof.