Intensely classical architecture of cathedrals, baroque palaces, unique monuments, lavish gardens make this a stunning country. Things to do in Hungary are historical yet trendy. The grand city of Budapest where mighty River Danube flows with all its grandeur, elegantly traditional Szentendre, graceful wine routes, amazing cavern systems; all these and other destinations in Hungary offer adventurous and thrilling experiences. Hungarian cuisine is also very eclectic just like its destinations. There are sweets, cakes, eggplants, stuffed peppers and cabbages and an exclusive beverage called Pálinka make Hungarian meal exclusive. Here are some of the tremendous things to do in Hungary.
Buda Castle and Buda Castle Hill, Budapest
Buda Castle Hill or Castle District (Várhegy) is a limestone elevation that is almost one km long and 170 m above the Danube River. The hill is studded with famous medieval architectural edifices, among them the most prominent is Buda Castle or Royal Castle. This Neo-Baroque palace complex now houses the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest History Museum, and Széchenyi National Library.
Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest
This magnificent stone suspension bridge connects Buda and Pest. This 19th century bridge spans the River Danube and connects East and West Budapest. At the time of its construction it was considered to be the modern engineering structure.
Shoes on the Danube, Budapest
This great monument is created by film director Can Togay and sculptor Gyula Pauer on the Pest side, Eastern bank of River Danube. The sculptor made sixty pairs of iron shoes in honour of the jews who were murdered in World War II.
Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Budapest
Built in 1913, this Neo-baroque style medicinal bath is the largest in Europe as it supplies 6,000,000 litres of hot water daily. There are 10 saunas, several massage therapies and 18 hot spring water pools.
Tokaj Wine Region
Also known as Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region has 11,149 hectares of succulent gardens and vineyards. There are 28 traditional villages, farms, towns, wine cellars, intricate river valleys amid low hills.
Open-Air Museum (Skanzen), Szentendre
This ethnographic museum showcases the picturesque views of Hungarian rustic life. It displays the folk culture, farming, architecture, decorations and other objects from the 18th to 20th century.
Aggtelek National Park
There are 1200 known caves in Aggtelek karst cavern systems that are spreading from Hungary to Slovakia. 280 caves are on the Hungarian side in Aggtelek National Park, which spreads over a wide area of almost 198.92 km².
This is the largest thermal lake in the world, which is suitable for bathing. There are springs of hot and cold water, which form this two thousand years old medicinal lake having sulphur and other minerals.
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
This cemetery dates back to the 4th century A.D. The tombs are artistically decorated with murals including biblical scenes and motifs. There are chapels, cemetery buildings, large community burial chambers and small family chambers made up of stones and bricks.
Mosque of Pasha Qasim, Pécs
The mosque has now become a Roman Catholic church, is an outstanding example of Turkish architecture. Built in the 16th century, its dome bears a unique combination of the Muslim crescent moon and Christian cross.