Top Rated and Interesting Things to Do and See in Hungary (Part I)
Hungary is an Eastern European country famous for its rich culture and history. It’s also one of the most favorite countries for holidaying and exploring this magnificent country. There is a lot to explore from the beautiful capital city of Budapest also known as the ‘city of light’ to its quaint villages and unparalleled natural beauty. Here is a list of a few top-rated and interesting things to do and see in Hungary you must check out if you planning to visit Hungary.
Visiting Buda Castle in Budapest
Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – ranks quite high as a historical monument and can be compared with Versailles in France in terms of its grand architecture and magnificent design.
Visiting Hungary is incomplete without visiting the magnificent Buda Castle located in the capital city of Budapest. The present castle is constructed where earlier a palace existed that was destroyed during the Ottoman Empire’s occupation of 1686. The new site was reconstructed in the 18th century for the Habsburg Royalty and it has above 200 rooms. Portions of the original medieval monuments have been cautiously rebuilt, along with the Buzogány Tower and the remarkable 15th-century South Tower.
Széchenyi Thermal Baths
Széchenyi Thermal Baths are ranked quite high among the activities you can do in Hungary. It is one of the most visited attractions in Hungary.
Budapest’s Széchenyi Thermal Baths are one of the leading and popular thermal baths across Europe. Drenched in the mineral-rich water, with astonishing blue pools set side by side with a backdrop of a grand neo-baroque palace, is an archetypal Budapest experience. It’s also quite luxurious, especially when going for a spa offering saunas and mudpacks to revitalize massages and balneal therapies.
Witnessing Sunset in the Danube River
If you are looking for a relaxing evening after all the city hopping in Budapest, then witnessing the sunset on the Danube River is a perfect thing to do.
The ethereal Danube River passes through Hungary from north to south, and when it flows through Budapest, it splits the city into two parts known as Buda and Pest. You must have seen the river and the majestic Freedom Bridge in many Bollywood movies, especially in the climax of the movie Hum Dil De ChukeSanam. During the evenings, you can witness the beautiful sight of sunset here and it’s a favorite place for the locals to relax and chill while watching the sunset along with passing boats on the river.