Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary and one of the biggest cities in the European Union. Being Hungary’s prime city, it serves as commercial and political hub of the country. Budapest is hailed ‘’Paris of the East’’ courtesy of its scenery and the city’s architectural magnificence. The iconic structures of Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue made Budapest a part of the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage. With so much to see, do and experience in Budapest, this city has become one of the most-visited cities in Europe.
Most of Budapest’s international visitors land at Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport, or the Ferihegy as the locals call it. The country’s largest airport is 16 km away from the city center. The airport is world-class in itself and visitors instantly feel the delight in the Budapest trip. Visitors can transfer from the airport to their area of destination through private transfer, taxi, airport shuttle, or public transport.
Because Budapest is such a huge city, to tour in all its corners mean you need to stay here for quite a number of days. With a wide-array of bed and breakfasts and hotels to choose from, you will never have a hard time looking for a temporary home. Here, fantastic yet affordable bed and breakfast such as Kapital Inn is a hit amongst those with budget to follow. For those who have to maintain their lifestyle live in the high-end and luxurious hotels such as the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. Whether you want require a decent and comfortable place to stay in or prefer five-star amenities, sleeping in Budapest is an absolute experience in itself.
When you are in Budapest, do not hesitate to feast on the local culinary. Hungarian specialties mostly use of meat, like the töltött káposzta, a cabbage roll filled with meat and deliberately spiced with paprika. You might want to stay away from restaurants that are flocked with non-locals to avoid padded prices. Instead, stroll along the streets of Raday Utca, Great Ringroad, or Pozsonyi út to have a taste of the sumptuous local flare. But if you want to feel how to dine in Budapest top restaurants, choose Gundel near Varosliget, the city’s highly-regarded restaurant offering impeccable dishes in reasonable prices.
Here, joining city tours is the most convenient choice because it assures you that you will not miss out in any of Budapest’s prides. A bulk of Budapest’s breath-taking sights is found in Castle Hill’s Buda side, Downtown of Pest, and along the riverside walkways. The Royal Palace is the most popular destination in Castle Hill, and you can have a sight of this free of charge. Museums and galleries found in the city center reflect Budapest’s love for art and history, and these too should not be missed. Downtown of Pest reflects the city’s grandiose architecture in the likes of St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Buda’s Margaret Island Park is the most pleasant place to relax and slow things down. When you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, don’t be shy to consult your map or ask assistance from the friendly locals. Because in Budapest, getting lost is part of the adventure.