Budapest is an awesome city. Ancient history, an imperial background, Europe’s biggest river and a stunning architecture. Budapest offers a lot of travel attractions and the most incredible is the Budapest river cruise. But there are a lot of attractions in Budapest, we will talk about some of them and finishing with some details about the Danube river cruise.
A highlight of a walk around Budapest’s lovely pedestrian-friendly cobbled streets is the area around the country’s architecturally pleasing Parliament building, and its neighbors, the Museum of Ethnography and the Ministry of Agriculture. The world’s third largest parliament building, this Neo-Gothic building was inaugurated in 1886 to mark the country’s 1,000th anniversary. (Hungary was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.) It boasts 691 rooms as well as an impressive 19 kilometers of corridors and stairs. Guided tours (approximately 45 minutes) are available whenever the government is not sitting and include many of the building’s highlights, such as the main entrance hall, various lobbies, and the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
Found in old, dilapidated buildings previously destined for ruin, Budapestâ€™s ruin pubs make use of derelict spaces to create unique places to eat and drink. There are plenty of great ruin pubs across the city; however, if you visit only one, make it Szimpla Kert. Widely seen as the founder of the ruin pub movement, itâ€™s a quirky bar with interesting, unique decorations. Spread over three floors, Budapestâ€™s Great Market Hall is home to stalls selling fresh fruit, vegetables, paprika, salami and more. In the basement, the focus is on meat and fish; stalls on the ground floor primarily sell groceries, spices, wines and meat; while upstairs, there are Hungarian crafts and food stalls selling traditional Hungarian dishes. Opened in 1897, the Great Market Hall is the oldest in the city and is notable both for its size and its beautiful architecture. NB: The market is closed on Sundays.
What can a Budapest river cruise on the Danube offer to guests who would like to admire Budapest, this historical, wonderful capital city from the river? A cruise provides not only the experience of sailing but also an eternal memory and a special feeling. Moreover, you will receive extra energy from the water. The magnificent view of Budapest pleases your eyes, and it can be a really hard task to choose from the several sights which can be seen from our catamaran. For example, you can adore the building of the Hungarian Parliament, the beautiful cupola of the Castle of Buda, the Matthias Church, or all of the bridges. During our dinner and sightseeing cruises, we pass under some of them. See extra info at Budapest river cruise.
The Hungarian Parliament is one of its kind. When you browse through tourist websites, recommendations, and reviews, you will be assured that this Parliament is mentioned among the most beautiful government buildings ever. So sit back, relax and enjoy this unique experience! A drink of your choice is included in the pricing, so enjoy your champagne, beer, wine, water or soft drink. As a present, you will be served one glass of â€œDuna Bellaâ€ lemonade as well. The Budapest Sightseeing Cruise continues its route toward Margaret Bridge and the lovely Margaret Island. It is said to be the green lung of Budapest with its giant parks and sports venues. It is optional to get off the cruise and spend one and a half hour on the island, to enjoy the fresh air and the lovely atmosphere. If you wish to stay and look around, we provide support with an exclusive Margaret Island map packed with recommendations.