What to expect in Budapest
One of the most exciting travel destinations, Budapest has relaxing thermal baths, nightclubs, a rich culture and delicious cuisines. You can find the largest thermal water system in the world, the first Underground Railroad, the third largest Parliament building and the largest synagogue in Europe in.
Atop the Várhegy Hill, the Buda Castle is a structure that has withstood Hungary’s ups and downs over the course of its history. Reconstructed no less than 31 times, the current Buda Castle now houses the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum.
Did you know that Budapest is literally two places? Connecting Buda and Pest, the chain bridge crosses Danube River and has been a symbolic structure of Budapest, with it being the suspension bridge with the second-largest span in the world at the time of construction. Don’t miss the sight at night!
Szechenyi Thermal Bath
If you’ve ever Googled Budapest, you’d see what seems to be a well-loved outdoor pool. What’s so special about it? Well, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath’s water is sourced from a hot spring and contains calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, sodium, sulphate, metaboric acid, and fluoride, making it therapeutic.
Spend at least half a day in Margaret Island, where you have romantic walkways, a rose garden, medieval ruins, two musical fountains, a historic water tower, swimming pools, a water park, playgrounds, open air theater cinema, and clubs. Whatever you wanted to do on your free time in Budapest, this island is surely what you came for. Come on weekends if you want to relax the Hungarian way!
If you're in for romantic castles, then Vajdahunyad Castle takes you on board the love boat with an on-point location near the city park and boating lake/skating rink. The Castle showcases the evolution of Hungary’s architectural styles since 1896.
Shoes on the Danube Bank
They may be just shoes at first glance, but the history that they carry makes them a very moving memorial piece. The 60 pairs of iron-cast shoes is actually a tribute to the victims shot at the edge of the Danube River by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944-45, and different styles and sizes allude to the fact that people from all walks of life had been affected by the brutality