Europe,  Tourism,  Travel

Budapest

Budapest is Hungary’s capital city and first came into being after the unification of Buda, Obuda on the west bank of the famous Danube River and Pest on the East.

Attracting over 4 million visitors every year, Budapest is home to an extensive World Heritage site that includes the Buda Castle Quarter, the banks of the Danube and Heroes Square among others. Budapest Airport offers easy access and is serviced by the cities great public transport system which includes buses, trains, trams and an underground system.

With around eighty geothermal springs and the world’s largest thermal water cave system, Budapest makes the most of its natural resources. The Szechenyi thermal baths sees many visitors and offers indoor and outdoor pools of varying temperature.

There are various great options for people looking for accommodation in Budapest from luxury hotels and apartments to hotels and hostels that cater for backpackers.

There are plenty of excellent sites and attractions in the city of Budapest including the Parliament building or Orszaghaz, St Stephens Basilica, Matthias Church, Hungarian State Opera House and the Buda Castle.

If you are partial to a little tipple and would like to find out a little more about wine the Faust Wine Cellar is wonderful. Located in the Buda Castle district, you will have the opportunity to taste and buy some great Hungarian wines.

For something a bit different the Budapest Pinball Museum offers a fun day out while the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden offer a more traditional day out for the family.

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