Budapest, the capital of Hungary and considered by many as the “Paris from the east". It is one of the most culturally important metropolises in Eastern Europe. Also, home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Although humans have lived there since the Stone Age, this beautiful city was only formally formed in 1872 with the amalgam of three previously independent cities. The ancient Buddha (Óbuda), Buda and Pest, to become the administrative, commercial and industrial center of Hungary.
Now let's analyze a little what we can find in this fabulous capital with the Free Tour in Budapest.
On horseback down the Danube River, Budapest is famous for its thermal springs. Some of which have been used for therapeutic purposes since prehistory. Budapest has so many things to do that you'll want to spend at least a few days exploring the city.
Popular attractions range from stunning architecture and soulful memories of twentieth-century history to a vibrant cultural and entertainment scene. With everything from street musicians to classical concerts in beautiful churches.
A city in an impressive natural environment with a rich architectural and historical heritage. It offers an unparalleled combination of culture, gastronomy and the advantages of thermal waters and world heritage monuments.
Divided in two by the Danube, the city is composed of Buddha on one side, with thermal baths from the Ottoman era at the foot of the Gellért Hill. The royal palace and the Church of Matías, radiates calm and peace.
On the other side is Pest, vibrant and lively, with its many museums rich in cultural and historical treasures. Extraordinary architecture of Art Nouveau style, its majestic Parliament building, the Basilica of San Esteban surrounded by pedestrian streets, and its Jewish quarter and palace completely renovated.
Massive murals, small pop-up sculptures and dilapidated bars filled with random decoration: Budapest brims with urban art. Impressive paintings illuminate the old firewalls and walkers of the city.
Budapest has a highly developed cultural scene with its world festivals, theaters, museums, concert halls, and sporting events. Budapest will have the title of "sports capital of Europe" in 2019.
To relax and enjoy nature, Isla Margarita is the "green heart" of the city. Considered by many to be one of the best city parks in Europe. The perfect place to enjoy walks, various sports, swimming in outdoor pools or soaking in thermal baths and spas.
As for gourmets, the celebrated creations of Hungarian cuisine are a definite necessity. The traditional goulash soup and the pörkölt have a well-established reputation. The culinary revolution has also taken over Budapest.
Budapest has it all: from street food made with local and all-natural ingredients, to haute cuisine creations marked in the Michelin Guide.