Budapest and surroundings

Budapest is a city of full of surprises and wonder, with its lively centre, pretty parks, majestic river, tall church spires and lavish spas. One of the most exciting cities in the world, Budapest is full of secrets, hidden spots to explore and old favourites to revisit. This is the city where being bored is not an option.
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The history of ruin pubs

Imagine Budapest in the early 2000s. Something is going on in the historical Jewish quarter: bars and cultural centres are opening in partially ruined buildings and courtyards. After a few years, they had an official name: ruin bars. After 10 years they have become an ultimate highlight in Budapest. Now they are the pulsating heart of Budapest, the gardens of creativity, cultural and civil hubs, the hidden artist caves, a mingle of everything what we love and what you will love about Budapest.

Hungary continues to be a safe travel destination

Despite the flood of migrants, personal safety and the safety of property remains just as high in Hungary as it has been at any time in recent years. Hungary is therefore just as safe a travel destination for tourists as it was a year ago.

Colourful City – Budapest gets bright new wall-art!

You may notice a number of huge frescoes in Budapest in August and September. What's it all about? Part of an artistic project called "Colourful City" this festival of public art will be responsible for an increased palette of colours in massive, bright paintings on several huge external walls on various inner-city buildings around Budapest at the end of the summer.
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Day-trip ideas

Vác: the Baroque jewelry-box of the Danube bend

Vác is a charming city of 35,000 located 40 km north of Budapest. It has rich cultural heritage and an amazing promenade along the Danube. It won the title of "Hungarian City of Culture" in 2010.

Palace of Gödöllő & Lázár Equestrian Park

Head northeast from the city and visit the Palace of Gödöllő and its breathtaking garden. If you go a little further, you may see a real Hungarian horse show at Lázár Equestrian Park.

Szentendre & Skanzen

North of the capital, Szentendre with its colourful houses, narrow alleys, and 24 museums, is the most frequently visited tourist centre along the Danube. The largest open- air museum in Hungary is located on the outskirts of the city which shows the authentic Hungarian village life.
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