Best Splurge Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. Budapest, V. Roosevelt tér 5-6. (00 36 1 268-6000), has gained the reputation as Hungary’s foremost hotel. The workmanship of the recreated Art Nouveau architecture is breathtaking. Guests get the royal treatment, with customer care that will enamor you for a long time.… Read the rest here →
SMELL THE FLOWERS IN BUDAPEST
Margaret Island (Margit-sziget)
Sunrise to sunset, you can find a number of garden areas on the enchanting island in the Danube. During the summer months, the whimsical fountain, set within one of the beautiful garden areas, plays classical music while spraying water in time to the music.… Read the rest here →
Budapest still has a large Jewish population. Pest’s historic Jewish neighborhood is disappearing at a sorrowfully rapid rate due to modernization, commercialization, and new construction.
Run-down historic areas that once resonated with the magic and tragedy of the past have been bulldozed into oblivion.… Read the rest here →
It’s hard to believe that such a large expanse of hilly forest is right here within the capital city. There are hiking trails aplenty; every Budapest native has a favorite - do not hesitate to ask around.
On a tour to Sváb Hill (Svábhegy) you can set a new record for the use of most types of means of transport in the shortest period of time.… Read the rest here →
With your transit pass in hand, tour Budapest and orient yourself from the windows of the city’s many trams. Hop on a tram and ride it to the end of the line, get out, and take it back again.
This is also an inexpensive hop-on, hop-off way to sightsee, checking out things that catch your eye along the way.… Read the rest here →