Hungary is a place that is popularly known as ”Little Paris of Middle Europe”. Hungary’s capital and its largest city and metropolis are Budapest, a significant economic hub, classified as a leading global city. Budapest is famous not only for the monuments, culture but also for the people who settle there. The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city.
Your vacation can be really exciting as the remains from both Roman occupation and much later ruled by the Turks can still be seen in the city. Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools and much more are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city.
Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves, and Roman ruins. The mesmerizing Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe. Riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores, and café houses are something that you just cannot afford to miss on your vacay to Hungary.
Things to make your trip adventurous are:
1. Cave Bath, Miskolctapolca
Cave Bath is one of the best places in Hungary. Your trip would be incomplete if you miss out on this. For all those who love to relax and just pamper themselves, the Cave Bath is a must for them. To attract the tourists and people there is a variety of different pools, there are also spa treatments available on site.
2. Lake Balaton
Lake Balaton is one of Central Europe’s largest lake and one thing that makes it exciting is that it is the country’s top tourist attractions that include swimming, fishing, and sailing on the lake. During the Summer season, the majority of Hungarian families will try to take a trip out to the lake to spend a few days enjoying the hot, summer sun by its shores.
3. Busojaras, Mohacs
The Busojaras festival takes place in the six days leading up to Ash Wednesday. The townsfolk creatively dress up in traditional masks with demonic faces and then parade through the town. Their glorifying masks make the parade even more thrilling and alluring. The festival moves according to the date of Easter, so make sure that you check dates well in advance.
4. Danube River Cruise
Taking a cruise along the Danube is a fantastic way to see many of the best sites from a different perspective. Whether you choose to take a stunning night cruise through Budapest, or whether you choose a longer all-day cruise around the Danube Bend (taking in Visegrad, Esztergom, and Szentendre), you marvel at what you can see from your boat.
5. Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest
The Hungarian Parliament Building is an amazing example of the Gothic Revival style of architecture. Sitting on the banks of the Danube, this building is known as the largest in Hungary and the tallest in Budapest. Hundreds of spires and arches sit around an impressive central dome, which looks out across a large square, where political rallies often take place.