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About Budapest

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube is the most visited tourist destination in Hungary, giving home to more than two million people. Budapest has something for everyone. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city. There is an unmistakable feeling that something out of the ordinary is just around the corner, but what it will be is up to you to find out…


Activities

St. Stephen’s Basilica

Photographer: Lexi Lauwers

St. Stephen’s Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose supposed right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920. The Basilica is also a significant musical venue, where various concerts are held.


Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Photographer: Justice Ejele

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda, and only the second permanent crossing on the whole length of the river Danube. It is one of the symbolic buildings of Budapest, the most widely known bridge of the Hungarian capital.


Parliament Building

Photographer: Nicolais Perondi

The Hungarian Parliament building, a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture, is just over 100 years old. It is the third largest Parliament building in the world. The Hungarian Parliament Building, also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube.


Heroes’ Square

Photographer: Lars Meijer

The Heroes’ Square is the largest and most impressive square of the city. Located at the end of Andrássy Avenue and next to City Park, Heroes’ Square is one of the most visited sights in Budapest. The Millennium Monument in the middle of the square was erected to commemorate the 1000-year-old history of the Magyars. It is dominated by the Millenary Monument, a 36m-high pillar topped by a golden Archangel Gabriel, holding the Hungarian crown and a cross.


Buda Castle

Photographer: Miklos Magyar

The imposing Buda Castle overlooks the city from its elevated position atop Várhegy (Castle Hill), rising forty-eight meters above the Danube. The castle has had a tumultuous history that reflects the ups and downs of Hungary’s fortunes. Today, Buda Castle is home to the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the National Library. Other attractions include the Lion Courtyard; the Matthias Well, a bronze statue of King Matthias; and the statue of the Turul Bird, the mythological bird of the Magyars.


Széchenyi Thermal Baths

Photographer: Matteus Silva de Oliveira

Take the tram from the cit of Budapest and enjoy your time in Budapest in Szechenyi Spa Baths, in a beautiful, richly decorated palace. And it is one of the biggest natural hot spring spa baths in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs, their temperature is 74 °C and 77 °C. Components of the thermal water include sulphate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of metaboric acid and fluoride. The perfect place to chill out.
The baths have pools of varying temperature. The outdoor pools (swimming pool, adventure pool and thermal sitting pool) are 27 to 38 °C (81 to 100 °F). The swimming pool’s depth is 0.8 to 1.7 metres (2 ft 7 in to 5 ft 7 in). The adventure pool’s depth is 0.8 metres (2 ft 7 in). Guests can use the water streaming, whirlpool and massaging water beamand. The indoor pools are of varying temperatures, between 18 to 38 °C (64 to 100 °F). The complex also includes saunas and steam.


Hungarian State Opera House

Photographer: Lars Meijer

The Hungarian State Opera House is one of the top attractions in Budapest, Hungary. The Opera House can be one of the highlights of your visit to Budapest. The Hungarian State Opera House is a neo-Renaissance opera house located in central Budapest, on Andrássy út. Originally known as the Hungarian Royal Opera House, it was designed by Miklós Ybl, a major figure of 19th-century Hungarian architecture.


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