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, A short distance away is the Opera House, which reopened in 2022 after a complete renovation to restore it to its former glory.
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.
Budapest’s Great Market Hall
The Great Markethall is not just a tourist attraction. It is the favourite market of the people of Budapest, where everyone from housewives to Michelin-starred chefs can find the best ingredients for the most delicious dishes. The market hall is an unique architectural masterpiece from the early 19th century, especially the iron-beam roof structure.
The Castle 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 The National Hauszmann Program.
Heroes’ Square and City Park
Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), a location important historically because it pays homage to the chieftains who settled the area that would later become Hungary.
The renewed City Park will be home to many new attractions: The House of Music Hungary, Museum of Ethnography, House of Hungarian Millennium.
The House of Music Hungary, a unique and complex institution of musical initiation and the venue for the country’s first comprehensive exhibition presenting the history of music, opened in the City Park in 2022.
It is the largest spa complex in Budapest – one of the biggest baths in Europe, in fact.
The spa is located in the heart of City Park and is surrounded by many wonderful sights: you can visit nearby Heroes’ Square, Vajdahunyad Castle, the Museum of Fine Arts, or even the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden.
Can choose from 18 medicinal water pools, and can also try the outdoor adventure pool, hot tub, swimming pool or drift pool.There are both indoor and outdoor pools.
Etyek - Glass of white wine around Budapest
Etyek wine region sample some top quality wine. White wine is mostly prevalent here and the wine region has some truly famous wineries, yet the wine used for making the Törley sparkling wine is also produced in this area. Experience the combination of traditional and modern architecture, enjoy a taste of some of the best wines on the terraces of famous wineries and admire the landscape stretching out before you.
Discover the Balaton
Church and Museum of the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany
THE ABBEY, founded almost 1,000 years ago, is the world-famous symbol of the Tihany Peninsula. The founding king was buried in the undercroft, making this the only Hungarian royal burial place from the era of the Árpád Dynasty that is still intact.
The lookout point next to the abbey, you have a beautiful view of the Belső-tó and the south shore. From here, take a few minutes’ walk to visit the Potter’s House and the Open-air Ethnographic Museum, which showcase typical folk architectural elements and tools and equipment used by traditional craftsmen. It only takes 15 minutes to reach Belső-tó and THE LAVENDER HOUSE Visitor Centre, where you will find an interactive exhibition of how the Tihany Peninsula was formed and learn about lavender growing.
Time travel in Balatonfüred
The centre of the town will take you back in time, with its Classicist buildings from the Reform Era, beautiful parks and cobblestoned streets. You can practically see actress Lujza Blaha or writer Mór Jókai walking around the town. After you have visited the Vaszary Villa, the Anna Grand Hotel and the Round Church, why not take a stroll on the Tagore Promenade and allow the many statues and plaques to tell you the history of the town. Lake Balaton’s best-known promenade is named after the famed Indian poet and Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. Many celebrities have followed the example of planting trees here set by the great artist. The shaded promenade is also called THE MAIN STREET OF LAKE BALATON, and is full of cafés, restaurants and ice-cream shops.