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 […]

“The desire to return again and again” – Interview with Claudio Lopes

Born and raised in Braga, Claudio is a young college student. Although he misses some particular things from his Portuguese hometown, he really loves Budapest.  Let’s meet Claudio! Where are you from? I am from Braga which is the third largest city in Portugal.  In 2012 we were chosen as Europe’s capital of young people. […]

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 […]

“The city has some of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever experienced in my entire life” – Interview with Sharonda Davenport

Born and raised in the United States, Sharonda is pursuing law at university. Before her trip she knew only a few things about Hungary, and now she is in love with Budapest. Let’s meet Sharonda! Where are you from? I was born in Nyack, New York, although raised in Newburgh. It was there that I […]

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, […]