Hear about travel to Budapest, Hungary as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jennifer Dombrowski from luxeadventuretraveler.com about her trips to the city.
Jennifer says, “I have been there about 5 times. It was a really easy drive when I used to live in Italy. My husband and I used to go about once a year. It’s one of our favorite European cities. Budapest is a really great city to go to because not a ton of tourists are going yet and the prices are really good. There is really good food. You do have luxury hotels but you can also find really good deals on places like apartments to stay in. I don’t stay in hostels but I know there are really great hostels. If your younger and want to go out there are the different room bars and there’s a good nightlife scene but if you are a little bit on the older end of the spectrum you can go to a wine bar or a dinner cruise on the Danube River.”
Budapest is the capital city of the central European country of Hungary. Jennifer starts us near the castle in the Buda side of the river and bids us not only to explore the castle but also under the castle where you can find caves, a labyrinth, and a hidden wine cellar. She says you should also visit the Gellert Spa on that side of the river.
On the Pest side of the river, she recommends a visit to one of Budapest’s famous bathhouses, like the large Széchenyi Medicinal Bath. You should also visit the iconic and beautiful parliament building which sits on the river. Jennifer says it is even more beautiful inside.
Jennifer also recommends a visit to the Great Market Hall as well as a few of her favorite cafes. and restaurants.
For museums, she recommends a visit to the House of Terror Museum which talks about both the fascist and communist regimes and the Hungarian National Museum.
She talks about a day trip outside the city to the historic town of Visegrad with its beautiful castle overlooking a bend in the Danube River. Vlad Dracula was imprisoned in this castle, so this may be the real Dracula’s castle. You can combine a trip to Visegrad with Szentendre. Szentendre has a quirky Marcipán museum as well as a wine museum.
Come hear more about this important city in central Europe and see why it should be on your itinerary.
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