Budapest is one of the most beautiful European Capitals to visit. If you decide to organize a Budapest City Tour of a few days, you must leave already knowing what are the most beautiful tourist attractions to see. Budapest for its beauty is nicknamed “The Paris of the east“, since many of its landscapes have the same atmosphere as the french capital.
If you want to discover all the hidden treasures of this wonderful city, choose a Budapest City Tour. The best way to visit Hungary’s capital is to choose a guided tour with a professional guide, which will explain you the history of Budapest and its enchanting places. Here are 5 things to see in Budapest.
Buda and Pest districts
Budapest has two souls, Buda and Pest. In antiquity the two cities were divided, and they were joined only in 1873, when the city became the second most important of the austro-Hungarian Empire. Buda is definitely the oldest and most noble part of the city, while Pest represents the heart of life, the modern heart of Budapest.
While in Buda there are many museums and cultural attractions to visit, Pest is more famous for creativity and night life. Not to miss the designer shops, Parliament’s Palace and the great synagogue. Viale Andrassy is the most famous shopping street in the city, so if you have booked a Budapest City Tour and you are looking for shopping you must not lose it.
The Museum of fine Arts in Budapest
The Museum of fine Arts in Budapest is divided into six sections: Greek-Roman Antiquities, Egyptian Collection, sculptures, moulds and drawings, the gallery of ancient masters and that of contemporary masters. This Museum, considered one of the most important in Europe, preserves works by Giotto, Raphael, Van Dyck and Rembrandt. In the IX century collection you can admire the works of French Impressionists such as Renoir, Monet, Manet, Delacroix, Gauguin, Cezanne, Picasso and others.
Budapest thermal baths
The thermal baths of Budapest were built by the ancient Romans, who had a real passion for Spas. Romans build Aqiuncum, which can also be admired today in Obuda. Today Budapest is the only European Capital with such large Spas, so that in 1934 it was called a spa town. A Budapest City Tour should also include a visit to its beautiful spas.
Budapest Cruise on the Danube
If you want to book a Budapest City tour and live a romantic getaway, then you can’t miss the cruise on the Danube river, only available in the beautiful season. The “River of rivers” crosses 10 countries and flows into the black sea, precisely in the border between Romania and Hungary. Many cruises on the Danube also include romantic dinners, aperitifs and live music. A great opportunity to admire the city and make a romantic stay.
The great Synagogue of Budapest
Budapest is known also for its important Jewish community. Today in the city you can find 22 synagogues, and in the heart of the Jewish ghetto there is the largest synagogue in Europe. It was built in 1859 and can accommodate more than 3000 people. Inside the garden, above what was once a common grave, there is a monument erected in memory of Jews killed by the Nazis. It’s a willow tree called “Tree of life“, on every leaf there is the name of a martyr.
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