The history of Rudas Bath

It was the Romans who built the first bathhouses in Hungary. After the conquest of the Carpathian Basin, most Hungarian villages were founded near hot springs. The baths in Buda became internationally renowned during the reign of King Sigismund and this reputation grew further during the reign of King Matthias. Hungary suffered great damage during […]

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The City of Spas

When arriving to Budapest, be sure to visit a thermal bath of which there are several throughout this dazzling city with a variety of services. With warmer temperatures upon us, now is a fantastic opportunity to try outdoor pools.   A top pick would be Széchenyi located a few minutes’ walk from Heroes’ Square. This […]

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Summertime Life in Hungary

The sun is shining, allowing Hungarians to relish and explore the glorious landscapes of their country. Each summer brings new memories alongside traditional foods, drinks and activities. The largest lake in central Europe, Balaton is a top attraction for locals. The several lively towns and villages surrounding its shores all have a distinct atmosphere. Personally, […]

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Summer festivals

Sziget Festival     Discover the Magic of Sziget Festival!   Sziget Festival is one of the largest annual music festivals in the world, bringing the inhabitants of Budapest and people from all around the globe to the island. It is also by far the largest cultural event in the city’s calendar and has been voted Europe’s Best Major [...] read more

Top 5 festivals & events

Sziget Festival Discover the Magic of Sziget Festival!   Sziget Festival is one of the largest annual music festivals in the world, bringing the inhabitants of Budapest and people from all around the globe to the island. It is also by far the largest cultural event in the city’s calendar and has been voted Europe’s Best Major Festival several [...] read more

Take a trip to Normafa

A location easily reached by various means of transport, Normafa is located in the hills of Buda. Whether you choose bus 21 from Széll Kálmán tér or the aforementioned Children’s Railway, you are sure to have some fun skiing or sledding down the hill. The heights provide treats for both the eyes and the mouth: […]

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Go ice-skating in Városliget

Budapest’s main skating rink is located in the Városliget (City Park) next to Heroes’s Square. In operation since 1870, it has a picturesque setting at the foot of Vajdahunyad Castle, a 19th century building which is a replica of a medieval castle in Tranyslvania. Don’t be afraid if you have never tried skating; you can […]

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Ride on the Children’s Railway

Possibly a bizarre experience for some, nostalgic and untainted display of youth for others, the Children’s Railway in the Buda Hills is notable for the children who work on it and keep it running. The only adults in sight are the drivers and the visitors themselves. Set high up in the hills, the Children’s Railway […]

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