Bifurcated by Danube River, Budapest is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. With so many places to visit in Budapest, it has become one of the most-traveled destinations in the world.A city with a tumultuous past, Budapest is known for its ornate architecture and rich history.
Towering over the Danube, Castle Hill contains many of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. The most spectacular of these impressive structures is the 18th-century Buda Castle, a massive 200-room palace that replaced a 13th-century castle built to protect the stronghold from Mongol and Tartar attacks. Although badly damaged in World War II, much of the exterior has been restored, and the restored portions of the interior house museums, including the Hungarian National Gallery in the main wing. In the south wing, the Budapest History Museum occupies four floors.
One of the grandest spas in the city is the Gellert Bath and Spa centre, which includes an open-air pool, an effervescent swimming pool, a Finnish sauna, and a range of other saunas and plunge pools. Massages and other spa treatments are also available at an extra fee. The complex was originally built between 1912 and 1918 in an Art Nouveau style, but it sustained serious damage during World War II. The whole spa was extensively renovated in 2008 to bring the baths back to their former glory. The baths are open all week for mixed bathing.
Parliament Buildings and Crown Jewels
A highlight of a walk around Budapest’s lovely pedestrian-friendly cobbled streets is the area around the country’s architecturally pleasing Parliament building, and its neighbors, the Museum of Ethnography and the Ministry of Agriculture. The world’s third largest parliament building, this Neo-Gothic building was inaugurated in 1886 to mark the country’s 1,000th anniversary.It boasts 691 rooms as well as an impressive 19 kilometers of corridors and stairs. Guided tours are available whenever the government is not sitting and include many of the building’s highlights, such as the main entrance hall, various lobbies, and the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
Shoes on the Danube Promenade
This stretch of the Danube walkway goes from the Elizabeth Bridge to the Chain Bridge, and is perfect for those who want a short, but interesting walk. Promenading along the Danube is a great way to see many of the most famous sights in the capital.Looking over towards to Buda side of the river, you will see the Buda Castle, the Liberty Statue on Gellert Hill and the Fisherman’s Bastion. On the Promenade side of the river you can enjoy restaurants, cafes, Szechenyi Istvan Square and a range of different sculptures, including the Little Princess.