Travel through Budapest, "the Little Paris of Middle Europe", a city famous not only for its magnificent monuments and architecture reflecting its 1000 year culture but also for its soothing Baths and Spas and a vibrant night life. The capital of Hungary has two sides, Buda and Pest , reflecting two breath taking views of the city and the river Danube. Explore the city by day but don't miss discovering it by night. Stroll along the Danube promenade or cruise down the river while the reflections of the lighted monuments shimmer in the water. The Hungarian cuisine with its specialties in both sweet and savory is definitely worth a try.
Spend the day walking through winding cobblestone streets, filled with history and architecture and enjoy the spectacular panorama of the city and the Danube from the World heritage site. Take a break at the many cafe's and restaurants that will quench your thirst and whet your appetite. The Royal Palace, Matthias Church, Fishermen's bastion ,Trinity square and the History Museum and National Gallery are the highlights of Castle Hill. The best and most scenic way to get up to the hill is to take the funicular (Sikló) from Clark Ádám tér at the Buda end of the Chain Bridge. The Lánchíd, literally Chain Bridge was the first permanent link between Buda and Pest and is a fitting monument to István Széchenyi - known as the 'Greatest Hungarian'. Crossing the bridge is just a short walk and no matter the direction or time of day or night the views are beautiful.
The elegant tree lined Andrássy Avenue,includes the outstanding Opera House and many beautiful tenement blocks with intimate inner courtyards, statues and fountains. It has also attracted some of the world's leading chic designers. The many restaurants and cafés located along the avenue beckon you. Additionally the not to be missed attractions on the PEST side of the city includes St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest. For beautiful, panoramic views of the city visit the dome's observation deck, The Great Synagogue in Dohány Street (also known as Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest Synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world, The Parliament building, just over 100 years old is a magnificent architectural wonder along the banks of the river Danube. Its a post card favourite and stunning when lit and reflected in the river below it and Heroes Square, (Hősök tere). The Millennium Monument in the middle of the square was erected to commemorate the 1000-year-old history of the Magyars.. Heroes’ Square is one of the most visited sights in Budapest and is also quite spectacular visiting it at night and is right next to the City park.
The Central Market Hall (officially called 'Központi Vásárcsarnok' in Hungarian) is the largest indoor market in Budapest. The vibrant and captivating colours of the large selection of Hungarian products makes it a "must-see." Also a must, is a taste of the local specialities.Budapest is a Spa capital, and in accordance it can boast a huge range of different types of spas from historic Turkish and Roman baths to medical facilities and even party spas. Széchenyi Medical Thermal Bath is one of the largest bathing complexes though you will be spoilt for choice. For a romantic evening, stroll along the Danube promenade or sit alongside at one of the many cafe's overlooking the river. The alternate option being taking a dinner cruise on the Danube and enjoy the stunning views of the city at night. Budapest has so much to offer for all you night owls out there. Mingling with the locals in one of the run-down ruin pubs in the city centre with what has become one of Budapest's trademarks is only one such way. The options are endless and clubs and open air concerts are only a couple more of them.