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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Full house and full steam ahead in Budapest!

The hotels of Budapest are operating at full capacity and tourists just love the capital, recent statistics suggest. It seems that a range of different aspects of the capital appear in visitors' bucket lists for Hungary, not only the advent fairs, thermal baths and ruin pubs.

Advent fairs in Budapest

The advent season is with us once again. This is actually a great time of year for experiencing a taste of what Christmas is like in another culture. From November until early January, the Christmas markets are great places to spend a chilly winter evening, perhaps tasting some traditional festive food and a little mulled wine to keep warm.

Don't miss the Rembrandt Exhibition at the Budapest Fine Art Museum

The Budapest Fine Arts Museum is hosting another big-name exhibition, entitled "Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age." It continues the tradition of gathering famous works from museums far and wide. The Exhibition is now on, running from October 31st to February 15th 2015. It can be viewed from 10am-5pm at the museum on Heroes' Square, though separate tickets must be purchased online. It is a special opportunity in more ways than one - it will be the last exhibition before an extended closure for renovation of the museum district.
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Day-trip ideas

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 from the capital you will find the lovely village of Szentendre and the ethnographic museum of the real village life of the Hungarians.

The Danube Bend

Travel north from Budapest along the Danube to find beautiful panoramas and wonderful architecture where the old river turns south.
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