Budapest has a wonderful history, dating back to at least the Ottoman Empire, which still has visual reminders that dot the city’s structures and architecture.
Growing as one of the newest hot spots in Europe, Budapest has been attracting an increasing number of tourists each year due to its beauty, culture and activities. The city is the capital of Hungary and straddles the Danube River.
To reach Budapest, the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is the main passenger hub for air travel, while a number also arrive via rail, as it is a main stop on a number of European and even Asian railways. The city also operates the second oldest underground subway system in the world.
City of Spas
Budapest is known not only for being one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, but also because of its high number of spas. Budapest has been a spot visited since the Roman times because of the thermal hot springs that are located below the city.
Because of that, a number of spas, Turkish Baths and springs have been built in Budapest over the past centuries, many of which are still in use today. To take part in enjoying these baths, head to some of the most popular of the group, the Rudas Baths, the Kiraly Baths, Gellért Baths and the Széchenyi Baths.
Culture and Activities
Budapest is also home to an incredible amount of culture. There are a huge number of galleries and museums, well over 200, which can really give any visitor a wealth of sites to see. Some of the more popular and well visited are the Hungarian National Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Applied Arts, the National Theatre, and the National Széchenyi Library to name just a few.
The city is also home to a number of fun and unique transportation options. Many visitors love to take a Danube River cruise in order to get the best of both sides of Budapest. In addition, many tourists love taking the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular which links the Széchenyi Chain Bridge to the Buda Castle, as well as the Budapest Cog Wheel Railway.