There is no other capital city in the world with so many thermal springs bursting to the surface as Budapest. Whether you wish to treat an ailment, or just simply relax it is worth devoting at least half a day to experiencing one of the capital's baths. In the world's other capitals, tourists typically seek out castles, art galleries or historical exhibitions to learn more about the past, whereas here in Budapest, visitors primarily choose the baths as their target. This is not by chance!Read more
Part of the cultural heritage of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the international genre of operetta received an unmistakable twist in Hungary and has become a real hungaricum. This light opera was incredibly popular in the Belle Epoque and the following decades, but spectacular performances can still be enjoyed nowadays.Read more
Budapest is increasingly popular as a business tourism destination, and the number of trade exhibitions is rising year by year. This is illustrated by the professional ranking of the city, and the number of events and visitors. Aside from how simple it is to reach the Hungarian capital within hours from anywhere in Europe, it is a highly attractive destination due to its diversity, its affordable prices and its business tourism opportunities.
Among the many charming cities surrounding the Hungarian capital, it is no question that Szentendre, Visegrád and Esztergom are the most famous, and visited by Hungarian and international tourists. There are more and more visitors who adjust their itinerary and programs to the culinary delights of a region.
Dobos cake, Rigó Jancsi, Esterházy cake… just some of the sweet classics of Hungarian cuisine and compulsory elements of a visit to any of the Hungarian confectioneries. From a romantic love story to 19th century innovation, they all have a story, and are much more than food: they are telling stories and are a piece of history themselves.
Head Chef Tiago Sabarigo claims to demand strict discipline in the kitchen, but he also works 14-16 hours per day himself. However, when one enters the restaurant, does not see tired faces or gets dishes produced on a conveyor belt. "The secret is inspiration" – says the chef smiling.
Wine was introduced to Hungary by the Romans, and the country was known for its excellent wines until the devastation of World War II and the Communist era. Recently Hungarian wines have had a renaissance and garnering prizes in international competitions.
Budapest is a city of full of surprises and wonder, with its lively centre, pretty parks, majestic river, tall church spires and lavish spas. One of the most exciting cities in the world, Budapest is full of secrets to uncover, hidden spots to explore and old favourites to revisit. This is the city where being bored is not an option.
Budapest has a well-developed public transportation system, with a network of a great number of routes of trams, buses, trolleys, undergrounds and sub-urban railway lines. Maps, schedule, and other important info here.