You could say that Budapest is the ‘bull’s eye’of European breaks! It’s certainly true that thecapital sits in the middle of Hungary, and it playsa central role in the life of the country too.This is the hub of political, artistic and socialenergy. Most importantly, however, Budapestoffers a plethora of attractions to rival thosefound anywhere in the Carpathian Basin – and,as such, it promises to be a real ‘hit’ with anyholidaymaker!Hungary’s position at the heart of Europe hasmade its capital one of the region’s mostimportant cities. Such elevated statusis reﬂected in the grandeur of itsbuildings, bridges and boulevards.Of course, the city has experienced a turbulent history and some castles,palaces and fabulous baths havebeen destroyed. Nevertheless,many still remain, and thesehave been supplementedwith the modern structures – splendid concerthalls, sleek bridges and state-of-the-art wellnesscentres – of a forward-looking nation embracing the new millennium.There are impressive natural treasures too.The River Danube not only transports visitorsbut deﬁnes the landscape, and its Budapestsection was deservedly declared a World HeritageSite. The hills and the ﬂatlands meet in the regionspreading away either side of the river, theirﬂora and fauna preserved and maintained in twonational parks and numerous natural protectionareas. And there are plenty of outdoor activitiesfor those with energy to burn – from caveclimbing to parachuting, from a gentle riversidestroll to a testing jog through the hills.History, nature, great food and wine, rejuvenating thermal baths, enthralling museums and galleries, top-quality music events, a vibrant nightlife – thecity has so much to be experienced, visited andlived. Whether you’re here for a couple of daysor – as we would decidedly recommend – forfour or ﬁve, you’ll have lots to keep you occupied.There’s something happening 365 days a year –and 366 if you happen to visit during a leap year!So aim for the bull’s eye, enjoy a hit holiday andcreate memories you’ll cherish forever.
Hungarian National Tourist Ofﬁce
Maria Valeria Bridge in EsztergomThe Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge Budapest, Basilica