Budapest is probably one of the most beautiful cities in central Europe, so we should not be surprised that a huge number of people visit it every year. It is interesting that Budapest is beautiful during all seasons, so it doesn’t matter when you decide to visit this European metropolis. The capital of Hungary is located on the Danube, which connects the two banks of Buda and Pest, and this is exactly its location guarantees you the enjoyment of unrealistically beautiful landscapes that you will remember for a lifetime.
The rich history of this city has left behind many significant architectural buildings dating from different periods. The oldest of them date even from ancient Rome, when the ancient Roman city of Aquinicum was located on this place. However, here you will also find numerous buildings of contemporary architecture, of which the Palace of Arts stands out. The bridges on the Danube captivate with their beauty, and crossing them is a unique experience that ennobles the soul.
If you have decided that it is the right time to visit Budapest, you will certainly not miss Heroes’ Square, Vaci Street, the Chain Bridge, and the Parliament building, but this city can offer you much more than that. Here’s what else you can do while visiting the Hungarian capital, and what will make you have an unforgettable dream weekend.
When you are in Budapest, you must not allow yourself to miss enjoying delicious traditional dishes. Goulash and langoustine are gourmets that are known around the world for their unsurpassed taste, so take the opportunity to try them in the country they come from. The fact that restaurants in Budapest are quite affordable, so there is no fear that you will spend too much money, also benefits this gastronomic experimentation.
After a good main course, it’s time for dessert, and the Hungarians didn’t fail when it comes to choosing cakes. Here you can try a sweet drum cake, which is a combination of biscuits, chocolate filling, and crunchy caramel on top. Of course, at all times on the street stalls, you have to buy a traditional kurtuš cake, a roll-shaped dough treat that is baked on charcoal. The cake prepared in this way is then rolled into one of the side dishes of your choice, such as chopped hazelnuts, almonds, sugar, or cinnamon.
A conduit to remember
Budapest has been repeatedly proclaimed the capital of good fun and crazy nightlife, and this good atmosphere is offered by numerous clubs and bars of this city. If you are a fan of foreign music, it is a good idea to visit this city when one of the most popular music events in Europe takes place – the Sziget Festival.
This festival is visited by over 400,000 people every year, and guests are entertained by bands and musicians from all over the world. But for those who are not in the mood for big crowds, a regular outing in Budapest will be enough to satisfy their desire for a good time. However, if you are a smoker, you should keep in mind that smoking is banned in most clubs in Budapest, so you will be forced to leave the club if you want to enjoy your cigarette. For all non-smokers, this is really good news.
When it is celebrated in Budapest, then it seems that everyone is left without a text. The New Year is celebrated grandly in this city, so you should not be surprised that a lot of people from our country go to Hungary during the New Year holidays. A large number of concerts, parties, but also breathtaking midnight fireworks await you at the reception.
Depending on your budget, you can choose a more exclusive, but also a more modest welcome in this city. Also, don’t be surprised that firecrackers are not heard at midnight, because the Hungarian government has banned their use. And if you are in the mood for a slightly more exotic New Year’s Eve, our advice is to visit some of the masquerades that are traditionally held throughout the city.