Budapest: A fine spring holiday destination.
If you’re looking for a destination that is steeped in history and offers also a luxurious experience beyond measure, then look no further. Budapest is by far one of the best contenders, rated by most visitors as a better holiday city than any other, and for good reason too. The steaming hot outdoor spas, the dark skies and the marvelous architecture are only a small fraction of the delights that the Hungarian capital has to offer.
The city comes to life in springtime with numerous festivals and events happening everyday, making the city quite the bustling, place to be during this time of the year. So why not make plans to visit during ‘The Budapest Wine festival’, ‘The Budapest Chocolate festival’ or the music festival of international acclaim ‘Sziget’ whereby international artists grace its stages every year and sees punters travelling from all over Europe to get a piece of the action.
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If on the other hand you prefer a more relaxing endeavor, then a visit to the Buda Castle District is definitely a must. The views from the Fisherman’s Bastion are as breathtaking and awe-inspiring as the Buda Castle hill itself. Entry to the castle is also free so you can wander around for as long as you like, day and night if you’d like to discover some of the other attractions within, such as Matthias Church, a Gothic church from the 14th century, the Funicular Railway, the small train that used to carry passengers all the way down to the river bank, and the presidential palace.
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The springtime weather in Budapest is great and getting on a bicycle is becoming a more preferred way for a lot of tourists to go about discovering the city. A quick search for a city bike tour can help you get started and the guides are real friendly. If you’re travelling with a big group then a bike-beer-tour should be is in order. Get on one of these mobile bars with your mates and see how far drinking and pedaling you can go before you start feeling a bit tipsy.
Hungarians know how to appreciate the finer things in life and so it comes to no surprise that Budapest is also known for it’s luxurious world-class hotels and restaurants. With that in mind make sure you leave some time to pamper yourself and relax in one of the outdoor Baths that start becoming more popular this time of year, such as the famous Széchenyi Bath, where a game of chess with one of the older gents is a must if you want to soak up the whole Hungarian experience.