One of Europe’s most naturally beautiful cities
This awe-inspiring Imperial-era capital has it all... monuments and public buildings to inspire, parks to relax in, a wide river to cool off by... and a pulsating nightlife to rival anything the old ‘west’ can offer. Visit Budapest and discover not one but two cities with culture and civility at their core.
|Time zone:||GMT +1 hour (Summer GMT +2 hours)|
|Flight Time:||2 hours 50|
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|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 11.2°C (24 hour average)
Rainfall: 614.9mm a year
Don’t make Castle Hill and its many attractions your first stop. Instead, head for the stunning neogothic facade of the Parliament building, built right on the Danube riverfront. The view from across the river is one of Europe’s best.
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For a thoroughly modern take on traditional Hungarian cuisine – with the accent on fine dining - head to Kepiro on the Pest side of the river.
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You won’t want to miss the Budapest Spring Festival, the largest cultural event in Hungary, with Chamber music to contemporary dance... and everything in between.
Award winning festival - Sziget Festival
It’s not for nothing that Budapest is known as one of Europe’s rail hubs. You can get a train from here to 16 different countries.
Hop on either Lines 4 or 6 for a trip on one of the world’s longest trams. Painted bright yellow with 6 carriages, they’re easy to spot...
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Hungary
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