Join us in the article as we are going to discuss here the top trending Budapest Tourist Attractions. Have you ever been enchanted by the city’s beauty during a visit? Or someone you know referred the Hungarian capital for your upcoming tour? Whatever the story is, Budapest tourist attractions await you and your family all year round. Now let’s see the most prominent features and symbols of Budapest.
Budapest was also called as ’City of Baths’ by the Romans thanks to its unique thermal baths. During the history first, the Romans, then the Turks enjoyed the health effects of these thermal spas. Under the city, there is a whole network of natural warm springs. The underground water consists of minerals like magnesium, hydrogen-carbonate etc. Due to this special water mixture, numerous illnesses can be cured, such as degenerative joint diseases, arthritis etc.
Széchenyi Bath hosts around a million of bathers annually and none leaves with disappointment or regret. It is the largest of the bath complexes as it offers more than a dozen of thermal pools including both indoors and outdoors. Pools allow soaking in different temperatures from hot to cool. Moreover, massage therapies, spa, steam rooms are also some famous offerings of the Széchenyi Bath. Party lovers usually visit the bath at weekends to take part in a crazy and cool night spa party called Sparty.
This is Budapest’s second most popular bath with the art nouveau landmark, the Gellért Hotel –both are integral parts of Budapest Tourists Attractions. They lie at the foot of the beautiful Gellért Hill. It has 8 indoor and 2 outdoor pools, which are open in every season. Furthermore, the outdoor pools also function as wave pools for your better enjoyment. As a matter of fact, it is highly recommended for families with children.
HISTORY AND SKY-HIGH BUILDINGS
One can learn all about Budapest on a sightseeing tour while visiting the historical spots. Actually, two of these sights deserve a special mention. Why? Well, the reason is simple. No other structures can be higher than these two. Hungarians put religion and government as the most significant, most critical and key elements of their life.
Let’s get to know more about them.
The building of a country’s law-making body is always a sheer symbol and pride of a nation. Lying right beside the fabulous Danube River, safekeeping the Hungarian Holy Crown, built in a neo-gothic style by Imre Steindl and being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, all contribute to the fact that the Hungarian Parliament is considered to be one of the most wonderful parliament buildings in the world. Tours in the buildings are available all weekdays in nine languages.
SAINT STEPHEN’S BASILICA
The Basilica is the largest church in Budapest which can hold up to 8,500 people. Although in archaeological terms it is actually a cathedral, the title ‘basilica’ was given by Pope Pius in 1931. The church hides neo-classical and neo-renaissance elements. Moreover, you can also see the mummified hand of King Stephen, the first king of Hungary, in a glass case. The fabulous interior is also noteworthy as it is decorated by famous artists of the era. All in all, it is really a pleasing-to-the-eye venue.
THE CHARMING DANUBE RIVER
The Danube is actually a gorgeous river flowing between Buda and Pest side. The river is so soothing, refreshing and rejuvenating that we cannot put the vibes in words. It is all about the experience. There are so many things to do on, across and in the water; therefore, it is hard to choose. Firstly, you can take a peaceful walk on the Chain Bridge over it, or book a river cruise on the river while almost touching the famous and charismatic landmarks of the city. The lit-up atmosphere from the banks toward both sides and the lights produce a great show on the waves of the river in the evening. Seducing, isn’t it? For tourists, the Danube River is a must-see as one of the gorgeous Budapest Tourist Attractions.