Budapest City Break

Budapest City Break: 5 Reasons to Visit

Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube, boasts a diverse cultural scene, therapeutic bathing experiences and also presents itself as an eastern European Mecca for foodies. To all those who still aren’t completely convinced by Budapest: the destination for your next city break will be most certainly be decided after reading the following five arguments. 

#1 Marvel at Budapest from above 

Hungary’s capital city offers several locations from which you can get a fantastic bird’s eye view of Budapest, some of which are free. Gellért Hill provides what is probably the most beautiful panoramic view. The Fisherman’s Bastion and Buda Castle also offer magnificent views. You can also enjoy a fantastic view of Budapest’s rooftops at the MEININGER Hotel Great Market Hall

#2 Round off the day in ruin bars 

There’s an alternative, relaxed atmosphere in the evening in the ruin bars in Budapest’s Jewish Quarter. The most famous bar is the Szimpla Kert. One visit is rarely enough to appreciate the many creative installations and artworks. On Sundays, a farmer’s market is held here. 

Budapest City Break

#3 Relax at a spa 

City breaks can be pretty exhausting. Why not give your feet a rest and visit one of the magnificent spas? Europe’s largest spa town can boast a whopping 21 spas. The Gellért Baths are particularly impressive, featuring art nouveau architecture, as are the palatial Széchenyi Spa Baths, situated in the idyllic City Park. 

Budapest City Break

#4 Delve into Hungarian history 

It’s hard to miss traces of Hungary’s turbulent history when you visit the city. You’ll see many plaques commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Along the banks of the Danube there are pairs of shoes which serve as a reminder of the Jewish victims of the Second World War. 

Budapest City Break

#5 Feast, and then feast some more 

Whether you’re a fan of traditional Hungarian cuisine, prefer international restaurants or follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, Budapest has become a veritable gastronomical paradise, catering for every taste. Particularly in the Pest district you’ll find scores of cafes and restaurants, mostly offering excellent dishes for a comparatively cheap price. In amongst them, you’ll regularly come across alternative street food markets. 

Budapest City Break

Looking for a family hotel in Budapest? Our hotel is located in the city center which gives our guests easy access to explore Budapest with kids.

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In the center of Budapest, immediately next to the Great Market Hall on the Pest side of the city is the MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall hotel. From here it is easy to reach many tourist attractions such as the parliament, the State Opera or the St. Stephan's Basilica.

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