This is a land with 1,000 years of historyand a unique fusion of eastern andwestern cultures. This is a land where theRiver Danube flows through one of themost beautiful capitals in the world. Thisis land where rejuvenating thermal springsrun just below the surface. This is a landcalled Hungary!Sophisticated Budapest – city of twomillion people – is the perfect destinationfor culture, entertainment and shopping.In addition, visitors will be captivatedby its delightful gastronomy, beautifularchitecture, relaing spas and diversenightlife.The list of attractions goes well beyond thecapital. Visit enchanting cities, small townsand villages, and allow the romance of theDanube Bend to capture your imagination.The country takes pride in its ten nationalparks, eight UNESCO World HeritageSites and the largest freshwater lake inCentral Europe, Lake Balaton.Net to Balaton is Hévíz, which is CentralEurope’s biggest thermal lake. Strewn withwater lilies, it is open all year round, and isfamous for its healing properties and forpromoting general well-being.If you travel south of Pannonia you’ll reachthe city of Pécs, which was selected asEuropean Capital of Culture for 2010. Here you’ll enjoy a Mediterranean atmosphereas you eplore Roman-age Christiantombs and Turkish mosques.
Gázi Kászim Pasha Mosque, Pécs
The cultural influences of east and westcan be seen in the monuments, traditionsand everyday life of today’s Hungary.Remains of the Roman Empire and a fewmonuments from the 150-year Ottomanoccupation survive, and visitors can stilltake a dip in a couple of original Turkishbaths in Budapest. Small medievalchurches and splendid basilicas, hilltopfortresses and magnificent palaces, allbear witness to an eventful history. You can get a real flavour of Hungarypast and present by tasting the culture inits galleries and museums. Furthermore,there are clues all around in the country’sarchitecture. A single street can take youon a journey through several centuries;Hungary contains eamples from a hostof architectural periods, including Romanruins, medieval castles, Baroque palaces, Art-Nouveau mansions and cutting-edgecontemporary buildings. There are theremains of ancient castles and centuries-old country houses all around Hungary,and over 50 of these have been convertedinto elegant hotels where you can enjoyhistoric charm and aristocratic luurywhile making use of the facilities andcomforts you’d epect from 21st-centuryaccommodation.Hungary’s architecture, spas, gastronomyand folklore bear witness to over 1,000 years of fascinating history.
Fátyol Waterfall, Bükk National Park
Esterházy Baroque Castle, Fertôd
Herend handpainted porcelain
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