Budapest is the capital city of Hungary - a modern city with much to offer!
For someone who wants a peaceful holiday, Budapest fits the bill.
Peaceful does not however imply boring. There are loads of adventurous things to do in Budapest and party lovers will be happy that the Budapest nightlife is much talked about just like its charm and breathtaking beauty.
Budapest is known as the City of Spas, and you will find yourself deeply indulged in the thermal bath experience, a specialty here. As Some people even call the city the Thermal Water Capital of Europe. The thermal springs with healing qualities is something most tourists want to experience when in Budapest and on your holiday you can experience traditional baths. Veli Bej, Rudas Baths, Széchenyi Thrmal Bath and Király Baths are some of the most popular thermal baths in Budapest.
The annual Budapest Marathon has been hosted since 1961 and is usually held in October or September. Even the annual Budapest marathon ends near the Széchenyi thermal baths so that athletes can immediately relax their feet after the race.
The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden is located in the heart of Budapest that is a must-do when visiting. It is one of the oldest of its kind and was started back in 1866. Today around 1072 animal species can be seen in the zoo.
The Budapest Opera, known as the Hungarian State Opera House, is located in the center of Budapest. The Neo-Renaissance opera house was designed by the famous architecture Miklós Ybl and the opera’s rich history and culture is worth experiencing.
Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy Budapest shopping at the various stores, kiosks and shopping areas. On of the most popular areas for shopping is Pest which is located in the middle of the city.
Hungarians are known for their art, creativity and their spas. To have a feel of it, you could visit the museums and the Hungarian National Gallery where you can enjoy some great art.
If you love partying there is a lot of places to enjoy and things do in Budapest. Some of the most popular places to enjoy the Budapest nightlife is around Liszt Ferenc Square, Raday street and Király street. District seven, an old jewish neighborhood, has become an popular area for bar visitors with its ruin bars. The old historical buildings has been transformed into cozy bars with a mix of old and second hand furniture.
In a modern city like Budapest which spreads different colors every season, there are plenty of optimal times to visit - and whatever the time of year you choose to make a trip to the capital, you will find that there are lots of places to discover and things to do in Budapest.
Winter is great time, preferably before Christmas. The city is in high spirits during cool weather months. Besides caroling, parties, shopping, city lightings, and all kinds of delicious holiday foods, people are very welcoming during this season.
Another good time to visit Budapest is during the month of August. St. Stephen’s day is celebrated as one of the biggest festivals on August 20th every year.
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