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5 great proposals to enjoy Budapest

The pearl of the Danube is a city that breathes history and culture from its four cardinal points. Formed by the union of two ancient cities, Buda and Pest, it is spectacular both during the day and at night. Enjoying Budapest is very easy, there is much to see and do.

Proposals for enjoy budapest

1. Visit one of the most impressive parliaments in the world

The Budapest Parliament stands on the banks of the Danube, solemn and impressive. A location that what it does is enhance its beauty. It was built between 1884 and 1902 and has no less than 691 rooms. And it is that its dimensions are pharaonic: 268 meters long and 118 meters wide. It is, in fact, one of the largest parliaments in the world.

Parliament–Sopotnicki

Inside it is no less impressive. This neo-gothic building was built by the best craftsmen in Hungary. Delicate materials such as marble and gold were used to make it a building for the Hungarian people and to represent the economic drive of the nation at the end of the 19th century. Keep the crown of Saint Stephen in the Cupola Room. The main staircase is another treasure worth admiring, as is its Old Upper Chamber.

Our proposal ranges from admiring it from your feet to taking a cruise on the Danube to have views of the spectacular nature of this building. Also do not miss admiring it at nightwith lights that dress it up to the delight of those who contemplate it.

2. Walk across the Chain Bridge

Chain Bridge – Dziewul

Enjoying a walk across the Chain Bridge cannot be left out of our proposals to enjoy Budapest. Listed as one of the most beautiful in the world, this bridge is the oldest in the city. It was destroyed at the end of World War II by order of the Germans. Fortunately it was rebuilt and opened in 1949.

This bridge falls in love, either by day with its great image or at night with its careful lighting. For the best views, head all the way to the Pest shore. There, admire its beauty from one of the benches designated for this purpose, where you can even have a picnic with the incredible views of the historic bridge.

 

“Budapest, the most beautiful city on the Danube.”

-Claudio Magris-

3. Climb to the hill of Buda to see its castle

Fisherman’s Bastion – Noppasin

Is it the Buda Castle or the Royal Palace? Clarifying its name will go into the background when you see the beauty of this place. Located on top of the Buda hill, this castle dates back to the 14th century and it was also left in ruins after the Second World War.

It was rebuilt in neoclassical style and is currently one of the most emblematic places in the city. Our proposal is to meet it at sunset from the funicular, This will give you views that will take your breath away.

The Buda Castle houses the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum or the Széchenyi Library. It is worth taking a walk in the neighborhood around the castlewith charming little streets and shops.

4. Immerse yourself in one of its thermal baths

Gellert Baths, Budapest – Pixabai

Only in its urban area there are 123 thermal pools and more than 400 minerals, which places Budapest as the world’s thermal and medicinal water capital of the world. These waters come from 14 underground sources and their temperature can vary between 28ºC and 80ºC.

Of these spas, one of the best known is the Széchenyi Baths, one of the largest in Europe and most popular in Budapest, with its three outdoor pools and 15 indoor pools. Also famous is the Gellert Spa located in the Gellert Hotel, one of the most beautiful spas in the world with statues, columns and mosaics.

But there are many more, such as the Rudas spa, with its Ottoman style, is full of therapeutic pools, saunas and steam pools. Its octagonal pool stands out under a dome supported by eight pillars.

5. Get to know the Budapest Opera

Opera House – brent flanders / Flickr.com

The Budapest Opera building is located on the grand Andrassy Avenue. With its Renaissance style and its extraordinary acoustics, it is one of the essential proposals to get to know the city. You will be amazed by its extraordinary façade, with the sculptures of 16 musicians and composers most important in Hungary. In its rich interior decoration, the royal box stands out.

There are many more proposals to enjoy Budapest. You can visit some of the 130 caves in the city, play sports on Margarita Island, visit the Central Market, taste Hungarian cuisine and tour the city’s historic cafes.

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