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Great places to see in Budapest

A city definitely worth visiting on holiday is the city of Budapest the capital of Hungary. It is well known for its historic and cultural significance and has played a key role in the history of Eastern Europe. One of the most beautiful of East European cities Budapest has a number of attractions to explore. The city is also well known for its spa baths. There are a good number of such baths spread across the city, which offer a variety of pools and temperature ranges. The city’s famous Szechenyi baths even offer guests an opportunity to test their chess skills against any of the local players.

The city has some fine hotels like the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, which is centrally located and offers easy access to all of the attractions in the city. Situated on the Grand Boulevard, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest is also within close proximity to Buda Castle, which is located towards the south on Castle Hill. It was constructed in 1265 and was home to the Hungarian Monarchy. While admission to the castle is free for the general public you will have to pay an admission fee to visit the many museums and art galleries situated in this imposing fortress.  Matthias Church is also worth a visit and visitors can enjoy some splendid Hungarian coffee and other beverages at the famous Café Ruszwurm. For wine enthusiasts the best place to head straight to is the Royal Wine House, which offers a wide selection of some of the finest regional wines. Another favourite destination with wine lovers is the Faust Wine Cellar, which offers a delightful collection of wines that would make any vintner proud.

To taste the best of Hungarian cuisine and confectionary pay a visit to the Central Market Hall, which offers a multitude of shops, which sell the finest Hungarian food including a savoury snack called ‘Langos’. You will also find a number of tourist gift shops close by, which sell souvenirs and antiques for those who want to carry back a memento of their trip to Budapest.

A great way to explore the city is on foot by taking a casual stroll along the Danube River. En route along its beautiful promenade there are beautiful sights, which include Hungary’s charming neo-gothic parliament building one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. The building was constructed using more than half a million precious stones and an astonishing 40 kilograms of gold. After a guided tour of the parliament it is recommended to pay a visit to the Margaret Bridge to take a bike tour of Margaret Island. It is known to be out of the finest green parks in the city and also houses a pet zoo.

 

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