We’re not the only ones who think that Budapest is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Online magazine Bloomberg put together a list of The 26 best date spots around the world, which features Budapest.
Even the cover photo of the article depicts our capital.
The list is a global guide to romance, and covers everything from restaurants, boat rides to chartered flights. Regarding Budapest, they recommend booking a table in Borkonyha (Winekitchen). The Michelin-starred restaurant, few minutes away from Saint Stephen’s Basilica, specialise in local cuisine and Hungarian wines in the form of a bistro kitchen. “As for ordering, don’t be put off: Veal brains as a starter won’t ruin your evening.”
Before dinner, if it’s a weekday, they recommend walking through the Chain Bridge and going up to the Castle of Buda with the funicular. You can walk along the romantic streets of the Castle District, and then peer out from the Fisherman’s Bastion for one of the best views of Budapest. “Then get a predinner drink at the wine bar Divino, which has unbeatable views of the Basilica.”
And before dinner, if it’s a weekend, the article recommends spending some time in the historic Rudas Bath along the coast of the Danube. The rooftop jacuzzi offers a breath-taking view of the city. “Wallow in the thermal waters under the Ottoman-era dome and then head to the rooftop and the recently renovated wellness section and take a plunge in the open-air pool with stunning views of the city.” And while you’re there, you should definitely book a massage.
We looked up a few other programme ideas in case you’d fancy something else. A very sweet way to spend your day could be the visiting of the Chocolate Museum or the Grassalkovich Castle of Gödöllő, both of which are preparing something special for the 14th of February. There’s also going to be a wide repertoire of concerts, plays, cultural nights to choose from. All in all, Budapest certainly has everything you need for a little romance 😉
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