When we hear about the latest sports news, water polo is always one of the most exciting. And when we talk about water polo, Hungary always comes to mind. If you want to visit this beautiful country, this article is for you. Budapest has been a destination we have wanted to visit for a long time and we were not disappointed. We loved discovering this city, the capital of Hungary, which remains on a human scale and where the many points of interest are in a close circle.
Throughout the trip, we wanted to compare it to many other European capitals or cities but we can tell you Budapest is unique. Cut in two by the Danube, you can find everything you love about a city with a diversity of landscapes and top-notch activities. You have to explore Budapest to discover the magnificent monuments and their architecture, cultural activities, viewpoints and walks on the banks or the many bridges. But that’s not all, because Budapest is also known for being home to 1001 thermal baths where you can relax all over the city, including the most famous: the Széchenyi thermal baths.
During this trip to Budapest, we were lucky enough to stay at the Mystery Budapest Hotel which is a nugget right in the city center. We loved the decor and architecture of the building and the rooms, but that’s not all because it also has a nice spa and a rooftop. It will take you at least 2 days to visit the city, time for a weekend, but if you have the possibility, we recommend that you stay there longer to have time to fully enjoy it. 3 or 4 days in Budapest would be ideal and more if you really want to soak up more of the city.
Here are some interesting spots you can find in Hungary:
Andrássy út Street is similar to the “Champs Elysées” of Budapest. 3 kilometers long, you will find many shops, museums and the opera house. The architecture of the neo-renaissance style houses on this boulevard has earned it a World Heritage Site since 2002. It leads to Heroes Square.
Saint Stephen Basilica in Pest
It is possible to climb to the top and discover the 360 degree view of Budapest. You can climb more than 300 steps to get to the top as close as possible to the dome and the impressive bell towers. The views over the whole city are magnificent.
After a short detour to our hotel for breakfast, we set off again to explore Budapest in Zrínyi u street which has the particularity of being in front of and in the extension of Saint Stephen’s Basilica in Pest. For your info, the view is superb.
Heroes Square is a large central square at the end of Andrássy út Street. It includes a multitude of statues bearing the effigy of Hungarian public figures and there is also an equivalent of the tomb of the unknown soldier. Heroes Square is surrounded by two beautiful buildings housing art museums.
There are still many interesting places in Hungary to visit, but the 4 above are the best in our opinion.