People get confused with Budapest and start assuming it as Bucharest. However, the capital of Hungary is not to be missed in terms of exploring. Budapest is situated in the north-central region of Hungary and is known for a huge number of heritage sites which are yet to be discovered. Budapest day trip is what tourists are looking forward to have. It is getting famous in terms of a visiting spot that already welcome thousands of tourists throughout the year.
The beauty of its nature is impossible to leave when we are talking about Budapest. It also offers its historic wonders and a lot of other things too.
Let’s dig into some more fun of Budapest day trips that let you marvel its infinite number of villages and cities.
The Baroque Heritage
Eger is a small town in Hungary that has Baroque churches, a Turkish minaret, and thermal baths. This town is situated on the South of Bukk Mountains. The stunning Basilica, which was built in 1837, has a classical style of a building which also supports the twin towers and a magnificent stairway to the portico that let you enjoy its great view. Also, do not forget to explore its central market and the church of St. Anthony. Other important names that come into Baroque heritage are the Baroque Lyceum and the Dobo Castle Museum.
The largest Baroque palace of Europe is right in the North-East from Budapest, which was the favorite location of the emperor Franz Joseph and his partner. This is the wonder of Hungarian architecture, which is 250 years old. A four-hour Budapest day trip can be arranged that let you explore its interesting history, wide-spread park, and gardens.
The Parliament building brightly lit in the night that attracts tourists to visit this place. This is the most iconic building that looks tall in the daylight, with its brilliant architecture. Everyone can enjoy the awesome views of the Danube river. This building has 691 rooms, out of which some rooms are open for the public. The walls and corridors display pictures and sculptures of Hungarian rulers and military. There is a sixteen-sided hall which is the main attraction site of this building, comprising of the Upper house and Lower house chamber. The Dome Hall of the building displays the crown and other jewels which are guarded for the whole day. Budapest day trip to such magnificent building is something not to miss.
The Open Air Museum
It is at the distance of 23 km from Budapest, having the perfect architecture and culture of 10 different Hungarian settlements. The landscape is gripping; the various buildings of this museum are linked by pathways. Some more highlights of the Open Air Museum are a village church, mills, a forge, and stables.
The Fisherman’s Bastion
This is the most visited attraction in Budapest day trip. The reason? The tourists enjoy the whole city view from this site. This bastion was built for the viewing purpose with the lookout towers attached. The name ‘Fisherman’ has some theories attached to it. Some believe that fishermen protected the walls of this castle in wartime. Others reckon that this castle is situated by the River Danube among fishermen. Hence, the name Fisherman Bastion came into being.
The most unique thing to do in a Budapest day trip is visiting thermal baths. This is the most popular activity that draws many tourists to this place. Many doctors of Hungary recommend thermal bath treatments to their patients. Even the healthy ones enjoy taking thermal baths there as prevention. Among many thermal baths, Szechenyi is very popular. This is the largest bathhouse of Europe, having eclectic architecture resembling a Baroque palace from outside. The underwater massage is also done for the people. There are many other great baths like
Palatinus Thermal Bath
Gellert Thermal Bath
Rudas Thermal Bath etc.
Every city has its iconic place to remember like Hyde Park in London. Same like this, Margaret Island of a Budapest day trip is one such place. It is, by the way, a public park. This is a relaxing spot where the locals, as well as tourists, spend their afternoon doing sports or walking around. You can ride in a vehicle or a bus that runs on the whole island. You can even hire a bicycle which is the easiest option. There is a water tower which was built in 1911. You can climb up to the tower to enjoy the view. There are stunning rose and Japanese gardens where the flowers remain in full bloom no matter which season we are in.