10 reasons to love Budapest

A ruin bar in Budapest. | Photo by Tomás Guardia Bencomo via 123RF
A ruin bar in Budapest. | Photo by Tomás Guardia Bencomo via 123RF

10 reasons to love Budapest

by Mary Del Rosario
Stripes Europe

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is a striking city many may overlook. Between the merger of three cities­–Buda, Pest and Óbuda­­­–this city has an interesting history which shows in the culture, food and buildings. With many affordable, luxurious experiences to be had, Budapest will be a favorite you’ll want to visit more than once.

  1. You’ll feel rejuvenated after a day at Széchenyi Baths, one of Europe’s largest spa baths.
  2. The locals are very hospitable and kind-hearted.
  3. A night of drinking in Budapest’s famous ruin bars will be one to remember. Szimpla Kert is a popular one.
  4. Traditional Goulash will make your taste buds happy.
  5. Fisherman’s Bastion is a sight to behold and offers the most gorgeous panoramic views of the city.
  6. Between the Aquincum Museum, the House of Terror, the Danube Promenade, the Parliament building and Heroes’ Square, you’ll uncover Hungary’s colorful history.
  7. The New York Café, aptly named the “most beautiful café in the world,” is one you’ll always want to eat breakfast in.
  8. Cruising along the Danube River in the evening is a must on your itinerary.
  9. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is unlike no other bridge as it connects Buda and Pest.
  10. You can have many lavishing experiences on a budget.

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