Budapest, Hungry

The capital of communism, the centre of Europe, rough-edged and elegance blended together to give Budapest a real punch. Budapest is really two cities, Buda and Pest. With the Danube splitting both sides of the the city. On one side of the city you have the hilly Buda which offers you impressive architecture and is steeped in history. With the castle and fishermans bastion perched over the city and giving incredible views looking down onto the flat pest side of the city. The Pest side is filled with culture, businesses and a thriving night life. This side of the city has so much on offer for everyone, if you’re visiting the city to explore the old history, or maybe to discover the architecture from the past to the very present, or possibly you just fancy a good old booze up for a few days. Budapest has it all. During the day you can take a stroll and explore the pest side of the river. From here you can get great views of the parliament building, designed by Imre Steindl and completed in 1904 and contains 691 rooms. This gothic styled construction dominates the the skyline of Budapest. From the Pest side of the Danube you can also get great views of Buda hill and the bridges dotted along the river. Some other notable buildings on the pest side include St Stephen’s Basilica, which is named after the first King of Hungry.Budapest also has a thriving nightlife with a whole variety of bars and clubs on offer. Explore and find the hidden ruined bars on the Buda side of the city or have a few chilled drinks watching the sun go down on the 360 Rooftop bar. If you’re looking for a bit of background history on Budapest and hungry then give the National Museum a visit. Housed in an old neo- classical building and containing over one million objects, this is an ideal place to update your knowledge of the complex history of Hungry. Budapest is famous for its bath houses. For the best baths in Budapest then take a visit to Szechenyi. Being the largest bath house in Europe, you have 15 pools to choose from, offering both freezing cold baths to steaming hot baths. €16 is a bargain considering you can have a day of luxury in the sauna’s, gym and the swimming pools. Its a brilliant way to relax and refreshen if you have been spending the days before traveling or drinking Budapest dry. Come nightfall the Szechenyi becomes a different place. ‘Spa-rty’ every Saturday night throughout the summer months is a night of techno music, foam party’s and air acrobats. This is not your usual night club and at €50 a ticket its expensive but defiantly worth the experience. Overall Budapest is a great city get away. Cheap and full of fun.

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