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What to see in Hungary

Hungary Attractions


As one of Europe's most fascinating countries, Hungary offers a wealth of sightseeing attractions. Visitors to beautiful Budapest will marvel at its architecture, enjoy its opera, and take in its musical events. There's also the romance of the Danube River and Budapest's famed spa baths.

Budapest has many celebrated tourist attractions and is a useful transport hub for exploring the rest of 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 statues 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

Balatonfüred has been the most fashionable resort on the Lake Balaton since the 18th century when the medicinal centre was established, and people are still drawn here on holiday…

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Buda Castle

Buda Castle is the royal complex of past Hungarian monarchs. Sitting atop Castle Hill in the picturesque Castle District of Buda, the royal palace was first inhabited by King Béla…

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Eger Castle

Sitting on the site of numerous historical events, Eger Castle overlooks its town namesake and is one of the most popular and famous attractions in Hungary. The original buildings included…

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Esztergom

Esztergom combines captivating history with riverside charm. One of Hungary's most historically important towns, it was the capital for over 250 years and the birthplace of their beloved…

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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 duty it was to defend this side of the hill during the Middle Ages.…

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Heviz

Hévíz is the site of world's largest thermal lake: Gyógytó. It is the most extraordinary sight with its huge milky blue surface covered in water lilies and steam.…

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Kecskemet

A 53-mile (86km) drive from Budapest, Kecskemét makes for a wonderful short trip from the city. While this garden city is quite large, with more than 100,000 residents, the place…

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Keszthely

Keszthely is a university town with trendy cafes, tree-lined streets, and busy market areas. Modern history shows Kesthely dating back some 760 years, inhabited since the Roman Empire. Its…

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Memento Park

A popular yet bizarre attractions, Memento Park contains the giant figures of the communist era that once filled the streets of Budapest. Among them are the forms of Lenin, Marx, and Engels,…

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Parliament Buildings

On the bank of the Danube stands one of the world's most beautiful buildings of parliament, an imposing sight and a prominent feature of the city's panorama. With its red dome, white stone…

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Szépasszony Valley (Valley of the Pretty Woman)

With its rolling vineyards and century-old cellars and taverns, Szépasszony Valley is a favourite attraction in Eger. Wine producers welcome visitors into their quaint old cellars,…

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Szentendre

Known as 'The Pearl of the Danube Bend'. Szentendre is a quaint old market town situated on the slopes of the Pilis Mountains. Meandering cobbled lanes, little squares, red-tiled roofs,…

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The Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum

Situated within the charming old Jewish quarter of Pest, the Great Synogogue is one of the largest in the world. Its style is Byzantine-Moorish, with patterned brickwork in the red, blue,…

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Vác

Vác is a pretty Baroque town on the east bank of the Danube Bend. Vác is an accessible and popular tourist destination in Hungary, especially as a day trip from Budapest. But…

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Visegrad

Situated on the abrupt loop of the Danube beneath steep hills, Visegrad was once a Roman stronghold on the border of the Roman Empire and the second home after Buda to Hungary's royalty…

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