‘Budapest’

Budapest and its vibrant nightlife

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  Budapest is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. It is a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan city that is filled with students. Young Hungarians like to get together, go out and share a bottle of wine and good conversation. Better if it’s at one of the city’s many sidewalk cafés, any time, any day of the week. After a long day doing what tourists do, you’ll have to sit down and rest if you want to enjoy an exciting evening in this city.   There is no particular district to start the night at Budapest—both locals and tourists like to party anywhere in…

Get to know the many appeals of Hungary!

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  Hungary is a unique place for art, culture, spas and gastronomy. The landscapes range from the lush forests of Lake Balaton to the extensive Puszta, the name of the great Hungarian plains, plus valleys with vineyards and the volcanic mountain range known as Mátra in the north. Hungary is filled with beautiful cities and charming little towns, and of course the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, Budapest, a city included on the World Heritage List. The ancient Magyar empire has a lot to offer you, and here we list a few of the possibilities on the sporting scene: Water activities.…

Hungary beyond Budapest

Hungary is a beautiful country in Eastern Europe that is filled with nice cities, charming towns and breath-taking natural settings. Of course as far as tourism is concerned the capital city of Budapest takes the lion’s share, understandably, but the fact is that there is a hidden part of Hungary that you should not miss if you get the chance to explore it. A few kilometers from Budapest is Szentendre, a small town with picturesque homes and many art centers and museums that make it a beautiful and almost mandatory visit. The main points of attraction are the Cathedral, the…

Shopping in Budapest

We don’t intend to compare Budapest to great European capitals such as Paris, London or Berlin when it comes to shopping, but Budapest has surely gained in the number, variety and quality of its retail offer since the 1990s to the present. Throughout the Hungarian capital you will find many delicatessen and souvenir shops offering typical products such as paprika, Tokaji wines and nice china and porcelain items. The streets concentrating boutiques with accessories and international designer clothing are Váci út and Andrássy út. If you want to go to a shopping mall, try out the Arena Plaza, a modern…

The beautiful Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

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Designed by the architect Frigyes Schulek between 1895 and 1902, the Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the places you have to visit when travelling to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The Hungarian name for the Fisherman’s Bastion is virtually impossible to pronounce for those who are not familiar with the language, Halászbástya, but its beauty is something that is within anyone’s grasp. The Bastion is one of the best miradors in the city. Not only because of its original architecture or because of the enviable surroundings, but because it is the best vantage point for taking in the beauty of…

Budapest from the vantage point of a drone

  What a beautiful city Budapest is! We like it from any angle. It looks nice when you’re on land, from the river or, as in the case we show you here, from up the sky but flying low, giving us the impression of being able to grasp the rooftops of the beautiful buildings with our own hands … Here it goes: >> Watch Budapest video     “IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has a 5-star hotel in Budapest: the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Budapest. It is located in a privileged area, surrounded by important buildings, embassies and shopping areas. It was…

Interesting facts about Hungary

Hungary, a great Central European country whose capital is visited by millions of tourists, has a lot to offer and there are many things you probably don’t know about this country. It’s always good to learn new things and sometimes it might even keep you from putting your foot in it! Here go a few: · In Hungary it’s not wise to toast with beer. Magyars have a strong national pride and they still resent how the Austrians celebrated their victory after smothering a revolt by the Hungarians back in the 19th century: they made a toast with glasses of…

Eating at a butcher’s shop in Budapest

We all love to find unique places when we travel. We are especially attracted to the places frequented by the locals, removed from the tourist centers and with no tourists in sight. In Budapest, if you want to grab a quick bite of something nice and tasty with genuine Hungarian flavor, forget about ordering a hamburger: you need to go to the butcher’s shop. Yes, you read it correctly: go to the butcher’s. It’s very trendy. Don’t be fussy! At the butcher’s you can order the local sausages (kolbász) with mustard, cooked bacon, fried breaded meat, grilled chicken, etc. ……

The huge St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest

When visiting Budapest there is no excuse for not visiting St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest religious construction in Hungary (it has the capacity for 8,500 people) and with a south tower providing one of the most spectacular views of the city of Budapest. St. Stephen’s cathedral, located in Pest, is known as a basilica even though strictly according to its architectural layout it is not a basilica, because it has a Greek cross ground plan. It was built in the neoclassical style starting in 1851, having been designed by József Hild, and was finished and consecrated in 1905. Besides being…

Unconventional Budapest

Budapest is a classical, monumental and elegant European city. But there is another side to Budapest that is not so well known, it is less conventional, more avant garde and extremely interesting. Here go some of those places that you should know, aside from some of the essential, well-known monuments of the city. · Ruin Bars. We have already mentioned them in this blog. Ruin bars, as suggested by their name, are bars and/or restaurants in a poor state of conservation and with eclectic decoration but with a great atmosphere, plus drinks at cheap prices. Most of them are in…