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What to see in Hungary

Hungary Attractions


Hungary is one of Europe's most fascinating countries and offers a wealth of sightseeing and attractions to meet just about every tourist's needs.

Explore Budapest, one of the world's most beautiful cities, and marvel at the architecture, enjoy the renowned operatic and music events, and experience the romance of the Danube River and Budapest's famed spa baths. Budapest has many attractions and is a great base from which to explore the country.

Visit Hévíz and soak in the world's second largest thermal lake, Gyógytó; visit Momento Park, one of the world's most bizarre attractions, where hundreds of giant figures were banished at the end of the Communist era. Take a trip to Szentendre for a spot of shopping, and visit the old university town of Keszthely to enjoy the quaint streets lined with trees, trendy cafés and busy markets.

The best season to visit Hungary is in the summer, between April and September, when the days are long and the weather warm. Most towns and cities in Hungary have reliable and affordable public transport but the best way to see the country is to hire a car and experience it all for yourself as it is not difficult to drive and navigate in the country.


Balatonfured

Balatonfured has been the most fashionable resort on the lake since the 18th century when the medicinal centre was established…

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Eger Castle

The medieval castle, which sits on the small hill overlooking the town, has been the site of numerous historical events…

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Esztergom

Esztergom combines captivating history with a small-town riverside charm. One of Hungary's most historically important…

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Fisherman’s Bastion

Built in 1905 on the medieval castle walls, the neo-Romanesque ramparts were so named after the city's fishermen whose…

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Heviz

Hévíz is the site of Europe's largest and the world's second largest thermal lake, Gyógytó.…

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Kecskemet

An easy 53 mile (86km) drive from Budapest, Kecskemét (pronounced ketch-keh-mate) isn't well-known to outsiders…

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Keszthely

Keszthely is a pleasant university town that has a life of its own outside the tourist season. It has trendy cafes, tree…

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Memento Park

One of the city's most popular but more bizarre attractions is Memento Park, containing the giant figures of the Communist…

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Parliament Buildings

On the bank of the Danube stands one of the world's most beautiful parliament buildings, an imposing sight and a prominent…

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Royal Palace

Located at the top of Castle Hill in the picturesque Castle District of Buda, the Royal Palace was first inhabited by…

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Szépasszony Valley (Valley of the Pretty Woman)

This beautiful valley with its rolling vineyards and century-old cellars and taverns is a favourite attraction in Eger.…

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Szentendre

Szentendre, 'The Pearl of the Danube Bend', is a quaint old market town situated on the slopes of the Pilis range, with…

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The Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum

Situated within Erzsébet Town, the charming old Jewish quarter and former ghetto, the Great or Central Synagogue…

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Vác

Known as the 'City of Churches', Vác is a pretty Baroque town on the east bank of the Danube Bend. The cultural…

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Visegrad

Superbly situated on the abrupt loop of the Danube beneath steep hills, Visegrad was once a Roman stronghold on the border…

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