you've seen the central Budapest landmark of
the Heroes' Square, and
marvelled at St. Stephen's Basilica, in particular at the mummified
relic of the first King of Hungary's right hand… what's next?
you're looking for an
unusual experience in Budapest, it's not so difficult to get
off-the-beaten-track and see the unique sights of the city. For any
parent or would-be educator out there, there's also a wealth of
Hungarian history to discover, making this capital one choice spot to
learn all about the tales, trials, and tribulations of the nation.
on the outskirts of
Budapest, Memento Park is a veritable must-see, particularly the
thought-provoking Statue Park. Displaying over 42 works that include
large-scale statues, as well as busts and memorials, the park is the
only Communist-era statue museum in Central Europe. Open from 10am
until dusk, the park is accessible by public transport or a direct bus.
For more information about current exhibits, recommended itineraries,
and further background information about the project, check out the Szoborpark
site (English and Hungarian
best thing about Budapest
is even though trekking around to see all the sites may be
a little on
the exhausting side, any trip to the city isn't complete without some
serious relaxation. As Budapest is conveniently placed on top of a
network of mineral springs, both warm and cool, there's nothing more
enjoyable than paying a visit to one of the numerous public spas
– and taking full advantage of the healing properties of the
calcium, magnesium, sulphate and fluoride found in abundance in the
waters of Budapest.
in Budapest, 'taking the
waters' isn’t all there is to do when bathing – for
the Hungarian capital certainly takes the cake when it comes to eye
candy. Forget about ornamentation on Viennese opera houses, the trims
and treasures of a traditional London hotel,
or even the magnificence of the theatres in Paris, when it comes to
bathing, Budapest visitors and locals are truly spoilt.
the renowned Gellért Baths,
for instance, a stunning example of belle
and worthwhile even just to take a peak in the lobby! On the other
hand, there are a whole host of Turkish-style bath
houses remarkably dating back to
the 16th century. Treat your body and soul to sublime rejuvenation in
the steam rooms, icy pools, or hot spas and you'll be ready for
everything that Budapest can offer!
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