The capital city of Hungary
, was created out of the unification of the separate historic towns of Buda, Pest and Óbuda in 1873. It is bisected by the River Danube, with the city as much a natural geographical centre as it is the country’s transport hub. This European city has accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals and apartment rentals.
Budapest possesses a rich and fascinating history as well as a vibrant cultural heritage.
Recognizing the unique value of its traditions it has managed to maintain its magic and charm, and is rightly known as the Queen of the Danube. Vacation rentals in this magical city are unique. It has also been called the City of Spas
, as there are a dozen thermal bath complexes served by over a hundred natural thermal springs.
Leaving your city centre accommodation, apartment rental or condo rental, you can explore its major attractions on foot. There are plenty of places in the city that are excellent for leisurely walks
: the leafy Buda Hills, the historic Castle District, and the idyllic Margaret Island. Head back to your apartment rental or vacation rental and enjoy Hungarian wines and pálinká-s (traditional Hungarian fruit brandy).
The city is ideal for romantic vacations
offering a wide range of accommodations from large luxury apartment rentals to more intimate designer vacation rental and lodging.
For the kids there some great child friendly accommodation and green areas where you can enjoy the fresh air and numerous great activities are on offer. The City Park (Városligeti Park) is a real source of entertainment because it gives home to the Budapest Amusement Park, the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and the Budapest Grand Circus.
Budapest is also rich in UNESCO World Heritage
sites: the view of the Danube embankments, the Buda Castle District, Andrássy Avenue with Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway are now internationally protected areas of the Hungarian capital.
The Royal Palace is one of the symbols of the country. It has seen many battles and wars since the 13th century. In its buildings there are three museums and it also gives home to the Széchenyi Library. The nearby, beautifully renovated Sándor Palace is the residence and workplace of the Head of the State. The 700-year-old Matthias Church is the jewel of the Hungarian capital. The Fisherman’s Bastion is not only a special and characteristic building but also an excellent point from where the view of the city is spectacular; visitors from all over the world are attracted to it.
There are quite a few places near Budapest that are definitely worth a half or full-day trip. Do not miss Szentendre, the flagship town of the Danube Bend, part of the Duna-Ipoly National Park, the town of art. Tour the world's second largest Baroque castle in Gödöllő, where Sissi, the famous Austro-Hungarian queen loved to spend her time. If you like wine, the famous Etyek wine region offers fantastic wine tasting programs with snacks and regular wine festivals.
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