1 day trip in Hungary

Day 1

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Downtown

Head over the river to downtown Budapest and browse the religious architecture that still defines the city skyline. Saint Stephen’s Basilica (and the view from its tower) shouldn’t be missed, a statement that is equally true for the Great Synagogue.

A short distance away is the Opera House, which reopened in 2022 after a complete renovation to restore it to its former glory.

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Parliament

Parliament building and the square around it are the center of the country. The building is impressive in itself, inside and out, while it also serves as the venue for much-beloved rituals, like the changing of the guard or appearances of the military band. The Parliament also hosts Hungarian coronation jewellery too.

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Castle District

The Castle District is home to some of the most iconic Budapest locations, such as the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church, and furthermore offers a magnificent view of the city in general. New attractions in the Castle District: St. Stephens Hall, Guardhouse and the Riding Hall as part of the National Hauszmann Program.

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Gellért Thermal Bath

Gellért Thermal Bath is one of the best examples of Budapest’s lively 19th century bathing culture. The Art Nouveau building and hotel at the Buda end of Liberty Bridge were built in 1911, providing an insight into bath life and early 20th century architecture. From a health point of view, the composition of the water is particularly suitable for the treatment of joint problems, spinal conditions and circulatory complaints.