Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the largest city in the country with a population exceeding 1.7 million inhabitants. In addition, Budapest is the main cultural, commercial, industrial, political and transport center, stretching over an area of about 1360 square kilometers. Given the culture and history of the city, Budapest is often regarded as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Eastern Europe. The main attraction is the beautiful Danube River, which winds through the city.
Another thing that Budapest is know for is the nightlife and the artistic environment. Awesome clubs and a great number of festivals make Budapest one of the most sought for capitals in Eastern Europe and not only.
If you plan a trip to Budapest and have never visited the city before, we are offering you some suggestions in order to bind the targets that you are planning to pass through in your itinerary.
Castle District – stylish cafes, museums and historical monuments are common in this part of Budapest. In addition, numerous bridges over the Danube, Matthias Church and the Royal Palace – you can find all of them in this area of the city. Make a visit to Fisherman’s Bastion if you want to see the most spectacular views that Budapest offers its tourists.
Arts Festival – is usually conducted every year in the third week of August and lasts three days, representing a very interesting experience for the whole family, by being presented in the most prestigious achievements of Hungarian culture.
International festival of wine and champagne – as the name suggests, this occasion is tasted the best wines and champagne in the region. It occurs in late summer, mid-September.
The Budapest International Wine Festival is a great opportunity to taste award-winning Hungarian wines, and for this year also the best of Italian wines and gastronomy. This is one of the most favorite festivals in Hungary which you must not miss – some people even go every year. Even if you are not a wine lover you will find something that picks your interest: fine food – there’s a gastro promenade offering quality street food and culinary specialties, concerts, cultural program and even children activities, so it’s for the entire family: overall, here you will encounter a wonderful atmosphere within a historical setting.
Palinka and Sausage Festival – one of the best festivals, which are mandatory to participate with the coming cold days of October. The event takes place at the Royal Palace in Budapest, the Savoy Terrace. It is held each autumn and you will have the chance to get acquainted to the national distillate drink of Hungary – palinka, and dance folkloric dances with the locals.
Chain Bridge (Lánchíd Széchenyi) is one of the most popular attractions of the city of Budapest for tourists and locals alike. The stone- built bridge, with its lion heads, has been standing since the mid 19th century. The summer festival that takes place in this location occurs in July and August and is an event not to be missed.
The Danube Promenade – included in the UNESCO World Heritage, the Danube promenade offers a walk along the river of magic beauty. Locals call it the Duna Korzo and from here you can see the spectacular views of one of the most admired rivers in Europe.
Gellert Hill – one of the most beautiful green locations in Budapest, Gellert Hill is a favorite of both the locals and the tourists. Walk down any path or road to the crest and explore the Citadel, where you will admire the ruins of an ancient fortress. Many parks and flower plantations give even more color to this tourist attraction.
Overall, Budapest is a wonderful city to visit and you will definitely leave with eautiful memories and the desire to come back and discover more!
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