Welcome to Budapest
Budapest is a picture perfect city spilling from the banks of the Danube River in pretty pinks and whites, dazzling golds and yellows. Once three cities, this European capital has many sides to it, literally and figuratively!
Buda on the West of the river and Pest on the East weren’t connected until 1849 when Széchenyi Bridge was finally built. From its span get a fabulous view of the impressive Parliament House.
For more sweeping views of the city, as well as stunning architecture and layered history, there’s the dome of St. Stephen’s Basilica, the walled fortress of the Citadel, the fairytale turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion, and massive Buda Castle.
But Budapest is also a City of Spas, where locals enjoy luxurious thermal waters in over a dozen different bath houses. You’ll want to indulge in the spa culture and gorgeous architecture at the likes of the Art Nouveau Gellért Baths or the Neo-Baroque Széchenyi thermal baths, which transforms into a decadent party palace after dark.
And the city recently took its nightlife to a new level with the advent of “ruin bars,” affordable places to dance and drink set up in dilapidated buildings with a hodgepodge of flea market decor. Visit the first and most over-the-top, Szimpla Kert, in the Jewish Quarter, or ask locals for a recommendation.
After a night of dancing and beer, find a street vendor and fill up on Lángos, the traditional deep-fried Hungarian bread slathered in toppings. More food adventures await during the day in the grand cafes on Andrassy Boulevard and in the Great Market Hall.
Budapest is a beautiful, thriving city steeped in history, thermal waters, and nightlife. Whether you’re a foodie or a history buff, book one of our Budapest photographers and enjoy the many sides of this city.