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Budapest:Hungary’s Cultural Hub

by Matt Thomas

Budapest, the Hungarian capital is a beautiful city worth exploring. The city is fun to be in, it lets one explore the cultural and modern together.

Budapest is Europe’s one of the most beautiful cities. The capital city of Hungary, it is full of beauty, natural wealth and lot many tourist attractions. Known for its world-class museums, island parks, amazing nightlife, shopping, and cafés there is a lot to explore. However, the top five places of interest in Budapest are as follows.

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Castle Hill (Várhegy)

Located on the west side of the mighty Danube River, Castle-Hill is certainly number one on the list of must-visits. The castle offers a glimpse into the city’s famed medieval past. The walls, the streets leading to the castle, and atmosphere together take you back in time. The area appears beautiful and heavenly on foot as it gives you the peace to uncover this side of the city bit by bit. The cafés and shops line the streets and offer a solace to the hungry stomachs. Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion are two noteworthy places of interest in Castle Hill.

Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria)

The popular Hungarian National gallery is located in the Buda Castle in Castle Hill. The museum is predominantly focused on the Hungarian art that comprises pieces from the from Middle Ages to contemporary. It complements the Museum of Fine Arts as a perfect partner and offers undying support to non-Hungarian art. The art pieces are a delight to watch as they offer insights into the glorious cultures of the country. Visiting both the museums will leave a traveler more enriched and enlightened.

Museum of Fine Arts (Szépmuvészeti Múzeum)

The Museum of Fine Arts is a heaven for all the art lovers. It is one place that allows art enthusiasts to revel in the glory of their love and passion of art and craft. The neoclassical building is where an assortment of international art is to be found. Visitors can find the best of works from renowned European artists, including El Greco and Holbein the Elder. This museum is situated close to the Heroes’ Square.

Fisherman’s Bastion

Located in the Castle Hill district, the Fisherman’s Bastion is a neo-Gothic patio that resembles a structure from the myth. A Frigyes Schulek creation, it was constructed between 1895 and 1902. This is a prime attraction for the travelers to delve deeper into the country’s history. This structure overlooks the best of Budapest and offers a breathtaking view of the glorious city. Most tourists can be found clicking pictures and freezing the time, moment and memories. Danube can be seen flowing in peace from Fisherman’s Bastion. It also provides scenic views of the Margaret Island ad Pest. It is a great place to spend some time away from the hustle-bustle of the noisy city.

Thermal Baths

Thermal Baths provide a relaxing and fun filled time to tourists in the city. Travelers can immerse in the Turkish influence in Budapest. These natural hot springs are a hit with the locals and the tourists alike. An extended, calming dip in the waters provides a thrilling experience, which ultimately helps all unwind after a hectic day of sightseeing.

Sometimes the best things in life are the ones that are unexpected, unplanned, and right in front of you, like this amazing  travel hot spot. So enjoy the unexpected trip, book your tickets for a cheap price and make it real. Book your tickets now from  websites such as Fare Buzz, Expedia or one of your favorrites.