Immaculate cleanliness is not the only thing that makes premium restaurants in Hungary great today. Their secret lies in quality raw materials, friendly service and memorable interiors.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
The graceful bourgeois palaces, the prevalent neoclassical architecture, the bank buildings of Pest that serve as the hubs of commercial life of what was once Europe's second largest city – these buildings create a friendly and familiar atmosphere that makes Budapest a location everyone from Europe wants to visit. In addition to visiting the obvious, guidebook-recommended attractions, it is very important, almost compulsory to continually gaze upwards while walking the streets of Budapest and admire the upper levels of the buildings with their artistic facades, colourful mosaic windows and the charming reliefs and sculptures of trendy apartments.
Can you imagine a sea where the water does not seem infinite, yet the sunsets are still breathtaking? Where you have no jellyfish or dangerous cliffs, and the water is gently caressing and ideal for every generation? This is what Lake Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake, happens to be like.
It is by no means an exaggeration to state that Budapest is a frontrunner for winning the title of ashion Capital of Central Europe. The clothes of Hungarian designers are worn from Hollywood to Tokyo, and the careers of models Barbara Palvin, Vanessa Axente and Eniko Mihalik, all of whom promote Hungarian beauty, style and creativity on the pages of international fashion magazines, were launched in Hungary.
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.