Ancient castles and Ottoman bathhouses
Up for a relaxing weekend holiday? Book a flight to Budapest and visit the Matthias Church and the Hungarian State Opera House. Budapest is the picture of romance. The meandering Danube and magnificent bridges are an invitation to endless sunset walks. Towering high above the city, Buda Castle provides splendid views of the city. You’ll instantly fall in love with Budapest.
Hungarian art and ancient castles
Culture lovers will enjoy Budapest. Wander the winding baroque streets in the Castle District and visit the Fisherman’s Bastion with its fairytale towers. The National Gallery, exhibiting 19th and 20th-century Hungarian art, is housed in stately Buda Castle. Visit one of the many authentic, typically-Hungarian coffee houses for a good cup of coffee. Or take an enchanting boat trip to the Danube Bend, a U-shaped loop in the river. Budapest is the ideal destination for weekend holidays or as a starting point for a longer vacation in Hungary. Treat yourself: book a flight to Budapest now!
Bathing in the Ottoman bathhouses
Budapest is a real wellness destination due to its many bathhouses on the Danube, some of which date back to the 16th-century Ottoman empire. Filled with water from mineral hot water springs, one of the best known bathhouses are the beautiful Art Nouveau-style Gellért Baths. Located in the City Park, you’ll find the popular Széchenyi bathhouse, Europe’s largest thermal bath. After a relaxing visit to the bathhouse, take a stroll in the park, home to museums, monuments, a beautiful pond, as well as an actual amusement park and a zoo.
Flights to Budapest for a unique holiday
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Budapest has earned its title as City of Baths. The Romans already realised that the spring water was full of beneficial minerals, and the Ottomans, who conquered the region in the 16th century, skilfully built a number of thermal baths. The Széchenyi bathhouse, completed in the early 1900s, is the largest and one of the most beautiful in Budapest. It is further enhanced by a stunning location in the City Park.
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Walking along the elegant Andrássy Avenue, you’ll see beautiful maple trees and elegant villas on both sides. This atmospheric street is also the setting of the Hungarian State Opera. This stunning opera house was built in the late 19th century as an architectural and acoustic tour de force. Many Hungarians still love spending an afternoon or evening in style, enjoying a classical music concert or a ballet performance.
The buildings seem abandoned with their boarded up windows and grimy façades. Yet the opposite is true as these are the renowned ruin bars of Budapest. Creative minds have transformed dilapidated factories, warehouses and flats into unique cafés, bars and night clubs that you won’t want to miss.
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On the banks of the Danube, you can see an impressive building with an imposing red dome and many pointed towers which contrast superbly with a blue sky. The stately Parliament Building is one of the most famous symbols of Budapest. The beautiful exterior of the edifice is often featured on photos of the city, and the equally striking interior can be viewed during a tour.
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The Chain Bridge over the Danube is one of the most famous images of Budapest. This suspension bridge between the districts of Pest and Buda offers spectacular views of the banks of the Danube. On the Pest side, the pointed towers of the Parliament Building flank the Danube, while Buda Castle rises on the other bank. The suspension bridge itself is quite striking, especially at night when the heavy chains twinkle with thousands of lights.
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Buda Castle is a permanent presence for those walking along the banks of the Danube. Towering high on a hill above the city, the infinite castle buildings and charming monuments make this impressive palace complex one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest. The castle district is the historical centre of Buda, a delightful place in its own right for wandering through countless alleys and squares.
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