Hungary is one of the thirty most popular tourist destinations in the world, attracting 15.6 million tourists per year (2015). Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a historic city, very exciting and fast-moving. It is rich in natural beauty, has a full historical and artistic heritage and a living folklore.
Eating is international
There are places where home-made Hungarian dishes are offered alongside gipsy music, and there are other places where salon music or soft trumpet playing provides the background for dinner. Pubs and jazz clubs are very popular and are almost always packed, especially on days when live music makes the beer taste even better.
There are many shopping malls, centres and markets. A further place to shop in Budapest is Váci street, where the street boasts several antique and folklore shops, galleries, boutiques. English-language bookstores, jewellery shops, restaurants and cafés; all are tantalizingly waiting for you.
Something is always happening
There are almost 200 museums and galleries, 40 theatres, a beautiful opera house and 7 concert halls offering a variety of programs every season. E.g. the Spring Festival for the music lovers, the Night of Museums, the Festival of Music or the Bridge Festival. September is the month of the Budapest International Wine and Sparkling Wine Festival. Among the regular sport events the Formula 1 Grand Prix in July deserves to be mentioned.
Dental tourism is a growing sector which provides affordable and high quality dental work for patients living from many European countries. The tourists are taking advantage of the lower prices, and during their stay they can enjoy every minute in a unique capital.
The most viewed tourist attractions in Budapest and Hungary
Buda Castle, Fisherman Bastion, Gellert Hill, The Chain Bridge, Margaret Island, Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica, The Great Synagogue, Andrássy Avenue and Opera, Heroes Square, Vajdahunyad Castle.
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