Budapest is an incredible travel location to visit. Ancient history, an imperial background, Europe’s biggest river and a stunning architecture. Budapest offers a lot of travel attractions and the most famous is the Budapest Danube dinner cruise. But there are a lot of attractions in Budapest, we will talk about some of them and finishing with some details about the Danube river cruise.
The Danube (or “Duna” in Hungarian) flows through Budapest from north to south, and in places within city boundaries, it is as much as 640 meters wide. The Danube Promenade, a pleasant century-old riverside walk extends from the Elisabeth and Szechenyi Chain Bridges. Although there are many places from which to enjoy views of this magnificent, majestic river as you stroll its banks (either the Buda or Pest sides, they’re both good), the Danube Promenade is one of the best vantage points to take in the city’s stunning architecture. It’s also on the banks of the Danube (the northeast side, close to the Hungarian Parliament buildings) that you’ll find the chilling Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial, a series of 60 pairs of steel sculpted shoes commemorating Jews shot here by the Nazis. It’s a poignant and moving reminder of the Nazi atrocities suffered by Hungary in World War II.
Thanks to its abundance of thermal baths, Budapest has earned the nickname ‘City of Spas’. There are many great baths in the Hungarian capital, but Szechenyi gets our vote for its stunning architecture and open-air bathing: visitors can relax in two outdoor thermal pools, surrounded by neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance architecture. Located on the historic Andrassy Avenue, the Hungarian State Opera House is widely viewed as one of the world’s most beautiful. The building has played host to world-class operatic performances as well as ballets, concerts and more; for anyone not wanting to catch a show, guided tours of the building take place on a daily basis, with the option to add on a ‘mini-concert’. From July 2017 – May 24, 2018 the Hungarian State Opera House will undergo renovations in its auditorium, meaning there will be no performances during this time. However, the building will remain open for tours, and the Opera Shop and Cafe will also stay in business.
Hungary is worthily famous for its tourism. Several tourists visit our country from year to year, and they adore the most beautiful and famous cities in our country, taste the national dishes, or try the noblest Hungarian wines. Sometimes we, Hungarians, may forget how lucky we are. Our country is full of beautiful natural places and also marvelous buildings and other spectacles. Although we live here, we often forget to enjoy all this treasure which is so near to us. If you choose our Budapest River Cruise, you can flash a glance to the everyday life of the city like a bird which flies above the bank of Buda and Pest and the monumental buildings. You can adore the city with several cars and people. Furthermore, the night lights of Budapest always fascinate our guests. A Budapest Cruise is an inspiring experience not only for foreigners but also for us, Hungarians. Read more details at Budapest sightseeing cruise.
The tour offers a considerable amount of attractions on both banks of River Danube. Right at the pontoon of the Elizabeth Bridge, the Gellert Hill displays a great panorama with the Citadel and its Statue of Liberty. Located atop the hills of Buda, the Castle district is an important landmark in itself. Hungary’s history is embodied in buildings and monuments such as the Royal Palace of Buda, the Bazaar Gardens, and the Matthias Church with Holy Trinity Square or the Fisherman’s Bastion. The Pest side of the Danube is equally prominent, rich in wonderful architecture and design. Besides, the Danube Promenade is also home to the finest cafes and restaurants in the city.