This country, brimming with culture and natural beauty, and proudly possesses one of the finest capital cities in the world – Budapest.

Uniquely, it is also endowed with 2000-year-old roman remains, 400-year-old monuments from the Turkish period, beautiful Romanesque churches, examples of the pinnacle of neo-Gothic and art nouveau architecture, and castles that are still imposing even though they have long since fallen into ruin.

Budapest City

House Of Parliament, Budapest

Lovers of nature and the great outdoors will relish in exploring Europe’s largest freshwater lake – Lake Balaton – or the many landscape conservation areas, each concealing a wonderful and protected living world. And each year thousands of visitors seeking rest and rejuvenation turn to the country’s many SPA’s, famous for their natural healing spring waters. In recent years, the resorts themselves have undergone dynamic improvements in the range and quality of services and treatments to others.

Budapest as a city extends, on both sides of the Danube River – on the right side you find the older, hilly Buda with historic and architectural monuments, the splendid St. Matthias Church, and stunning views of the city from Fisherman’s Bastion and the Chain Bridge. On the other side of the Danube is the flat land of the younger Pest with the houses of the well-situated citizens and really busting life and famous landmarks like Parliament House, St Stephens Basilica, Hero’s Square, Vajdahunyad Castle, and the famous Széchenyi Thermal Baths.

For relaxation, do like the locals do and go to the “Margitsziger” – an island of some 92 square acres in the middle

of the city. Cars are not permitted here and old majestic trees and parks, ruins from monasteries from the days of the Middle Ages, a spa area, two cure hotels and a small zoo as well as restaurants and cafes are conductive for rest and relaxation in the heart of the city.

Thermal Bath Complex, Budapest

Budapest

“CAPITAL OF SPAS AND THERMAL BATHS”

Hungarian State Opera

Travel further afield and you find Szentendre is a beautiful, small riverside city, famous for its relaxed Italian or Provencal inspired atmosphere and romantic, narrow streets, is also known as a centre of arts and delicious confectioneries, or the town of Ezstergom, on the banks of the Danube with the largest church in Hungary, the Basilica of Esztergom, with its alter piece depicting the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

During your visit you will not only learn why today’s Budapest is the proud heir to the Magyar Cowboys of the great plains or “Puzsta”, displaying the precision of the bond between the cowboy and his steed, that have been practiced for hundreds of years, in preparation for war time, and who founded Hungary about 1100 years ago. ​

Stephen I of Hungary, Fishermen’s Bastion

The Magyar think of Hungary as the hub of the world: “Extra Hungarian non est vita, si est vita, non est ita”… which means: “Outside of Hungary there is no life and if there was, then it would not be the real one”.

As a crucial part of the Austro – Hungarian Empire, food played an important role in everyday life. Explore the Central Market Hall —Budapest’s cathedral of food and one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular indoor markets. Experience the great variety and abundance of ingredients (mostly local and seasonal) that are on display and learn about the history of this spectacular building, the culture of eating and drinking in Hungary, the key ingredients, and the dishes commonly made from them, and just what it is that Hungarian home cooks do with all that pork fat, Paprika, Hungarian salami and sausages, and goose liver.

Delicious food

Of course, you cannot miss tasting Hungarian goulash, a favourite of all families. From the land of plums, poppy seed, and cottage cheese, are some of the best desserts in the world, created by pastry chefs from Hungary, from simple but heart-warming treats, to multilayered, creamy and luxurious cakes: Palacsinta – Hungarian version of crepes, Túrógombóc, cottage cheese dumplings, and the most famous Hungarian cake, Dobos torta (“torta” means cake in Hungarian) consisting 6 layers of thin sponge cakes alternated with chocolate butter cream topped with caramel and ground walnuts on the sides.

So, welcome to Hungary!