Budapest is a lively city and starting with its busy airport it is a place of great emotion and beauty that attracts many tourists from all around the world. It has about two million inhabitants, and the main attraction points are all to be found in the centre.
Budapest was named “The Pearl of the Danube” because of its high buildings and of the magnificence of its numerous bridges.
It is divided in two parts by the Danube River: on one hand you will find the Buda side and on the other the Pest side. Buda is the old town, its buildings are all a little decadent, but it preserves a great charm. Pest is the new modern part, with its elegant streets, its shops and its fashionable cafés; everything looks like a big city from the beginning of the 20st century (around 1900). The best way to start your journey is to go to Buda taking the lovely funicular that goes up the hill to the neighborhood of the fortress, one of the most romantic districts of the capital. From this height you will enjoy a fantastic scenic view over the Danube and the whole city. A little further south is the Royal Palace, which includes the National Gallery where the major Hungarian pieces of art can be found.
Budapest is also known for its spas and its many hot springs, which date back to the Roman times. The most important one is in the Gellert Hotel, built in Liberty style, with its rooms covered with mosaics (symbol of the city). However, if you want to enjoy the atmosphere of a Turkish bath, we suggest you to go to the Kiraly baths, dating back from the mid 1500’s!
Another interesting itinerary includes the famous Pastry Shop Gerbeaud, furnished with original furniture from the eighteenth century. It is the oldest and most famous pastry shop in town. On a sunny day you must sit in the sunny terrace and enjoy the concerts and acts performed in the street.
Budapest has a lot of nightclubs, bars and clubs for all tastes: from the most characteristic such as pubs and taverns to quirky bistros where you can drink the best beers, or taste the delicious Hungarian cuisine. In addition, there are discos and nightclubs for house music lovers. You can for instance visit the Bahnhof, a large and popular disco for both locals and tourists.
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