People who take their holidays in Budapest can look forward to enjoying one of the most culturally varied experiences Europe has to offer. Home to lavish arts venues, world-renowned architecture and eclectic cuisine, the Hungarian capital is perfect for a city break or an action-packed family holiday.
Anyone who has been on a Budapest holiday will know that the city's charm lies in its incomparably beautiful landscape. Nicknamed the 'Paris of the East' due to its scenic charms, the cultural importance of many of the landmarks within the Hungarian city has been recognisedby the UNESCO World Heritage List.
One of the first stops on the tourist trail for many is Buda Castle, located on the Southern tip of Castle Hill. This enormous architectural wonder covers an extensive part of the River Danube and is large enough that a visit can fill a whole day. Its majestic appeal is not only visible in the pillars and impressive facades on the outside but also extends to the interior,where winding staircases and sumptuous décor provides a true feast for the eyes.
Meanwhile, there are few classier places to enjoy an evening of entertainment than the Hungarian State Opera House. Characterised by Renaissance-style balconies and statues on the outside and grandiose gold and red decorations within the interior, the world-renowned opera house is not merely known for its beauty but is also praised for its impressive acoustics – noted as being among the very best in Europe.
Whilst on your holiday in Budapest,be sure to sample the city's ever-popular nightlife. A favourite among young European travellers, the city only looks fantastic when lit up along the river but also offers an unparalleled array of evening entertainment. To really embrace the Hungarian experience, travellers may wish to visit one of the city's borozos. These native wine pubs are a goldmine for connoisseurs, offering exquisite local tipples at budget-friendly prices.
Sampling the local cuisine is also a must. With numerous outlets offering traditional Hungarian cuisine along with international dishes, Budapest can be a culinary delight if you know where to look. Popular restaurants including the Gundel (located near Varosliget), while other eateries specialise in traditional Hungarian cuisine such as gulyás (a wholesome meat soup), töltöttkáposzta (stuffed cabbage) and gyümölcsleves (fruit soup).
Why not enjoy a feast of cultural exploration by arranging your holiday to Budapest today?