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Hungary is a middle sized country in Central East Europe. Landlocked country but has its own "sea", the largest lake in Europe , Balaton.The country's highest point 1014m, and called "Kekes". It is in the northern part of the country at the Matra Hills.

The population consists of Magyar, Roma, and other smaller ethnic minorities such as Germans, Slovaks, and Romanians.

Hungary is quite popular among the tourists and its capital Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.. The capital Budapest is famous for its nightlife, many bridges and monuments. Despite its small size, one can expect a lot of ethnic diversity in the country.

Hungary is one of Europe's most fascinating countries and offers a wealth of sightseeing and attractions to meet just about every tourist's needs.

 

Attractions:


Budapest city:


A complex and turbulent history, rich cultural heritage, and breathtaking architecture makes Hungary's capital a must-see for anyone visiting the country.


Holocaust Museum


The Holocaust Memorial Center pays tribute to the victims of the Hungarian Holocaust.


Lake Balaton


Lake Balaton, known also as the Hungarian Sea is the biggest lake in the central part of the continent. It is a fresh water lake, which has been a prefered place for vacation since years.

 

Aggtelek


More than 700 small-to-large caves can be found in the Aggtelek National Park; these were placed on UNESCO’s World Natural and Cultural Heritage List in 1995.

For those interested, apart from the caves, the National Park also offers a variety of touring possibilities within its area.

 

Bird watching


Nothing is better than wandering in the nature and observing the world's nicest creatures the birds. According to the Nomenclator Avium Hungariae (An Annotated List of the Birds of Hungary) there are 373 species recorded in Hungary.


Thermal baths


Hungary has a large number of thermal springs and many of them have turned into spas and baths. The Szechenyi baths of Budapest are the most popular thermal baths in the country but there are many other baths in the country. Miskolc, a quite suburb of Tapolca can be quite an amazing experience as it provides a cave thermal spa.

 

Castle Hill


The Budapest Castle complex of buildings is on the west side of the Danube and perched up on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube. From the Pest side, you can stroll across the Chain Bridge, and then you can take the funicular railway 2 min ride, or walk up the hill.

 

Buda Castle, Budapest


The historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings. It was established in the 13th century, later destroyed and rebuilt many times.

 

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest


Built in 1905 on the medieval castle walls, the neo-Romanesque ramparts were so named after the city's fishermen whose duty it was to defend this side of the hill during the Middle Ages, but the existing bastion never actually served a defensive purpose.

 

St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest


This is a beautiful basilica in the heart of Budapest. Behind the building there is a bigger square, good place to take photo shots. The entry to the church is for free, the indoor is amazing with historical paintings and domes. You have to be quiet inside, try to not use flash for the photos. For extra fee you can go up to the panorama tower.

 

Andrassy Avenue

 

Andrássy Avenue is an iconic boulevard in Budapest, Hungary, dating back to 1872. It links Elizabeth Square with the City Park. Lined with spectacular Neo-renaissance mansions and townhouses featuring fine facades and interiors, it was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2002.


Parliament Building, Budapest


A remarkable landmark of Hungary and the oldest legislative building of Europe, the Parliament building of Budapest is the first attraction many tourists visit and see.

 

Old Village of Holloko


Hollókő hides among the undulations of the Cserhát hills about 100 km from Budapest in a picturesque setting. The history of the village goes back to the 13th century, when after the Mongol invasion the castle was built on Szár Hill.

 

Hortobagy National Park


The Hortobágy National Park - The Puszta has been inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO on the 1st of December in 1999 in the category of cultural landscapes, based on cultural criteria iv and v. According to its brief description "the Hortobágy is a vast area of plains and wetlands that have been used by humans for grazing their domestic animals for more than two millennia.

 

Shoes on the Danube Promenade


This sad memorial was created in order to remember all the victims of Arrow Cross Party during the WWII. The memorial represents 60 pairs of shoes made of iron, which make all the people remember that we should never allow something like this happen again.

 

Margaret Island (Margitsziget)


Margaret Island in Budapest is a 2,5km long island in the Danube River connected to Buda and Pest by the Margaret Bridge and the Árpád Bridge.

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