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Published: April 27th, 2017

Sample local delights in the Castle District, stroll through the historic city center and admire the finest examples of Neo-Renaissance architecture: Budapest offers the perfect combination of a city trip and a culinary holiday. Have a lovely time in Budapest!

“ You will always find high quality, fascinating, valuable programs designed for all ages”

Art, culture and culinary delights drenched in a delicious Hungarian flavor: Budapest has it all. Whenever your travels take you to Budapest, you will always find high quality, fascinating, and valuable programs designed for all ages at the city’s many arts festivals. A few favorites are the Budapest Spring Festival, the Budapest Summer Festival, the Cafe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival held in the autumn and the Winter Festival.

See Budapest Festivals for details.

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Celts first town and Roman open-air theaters

Celtics, Romans, Magyars and Ottomans: over the centuries Budapest has been populated by many different cultures and civilizations. The city’s rich history dates back to first century BC. From Celts first town to a Roman open-air theaters, Budapest is a melting pot of architectural styles. Climb up the Gellért Hill, and visit the Citadella. This former fortress provides a perfect panorama of the city below.

Cultural Capital

City of Art

Budapest is the cultural heart of Hungary. The so-called ‘Pearl of the Danube’ features several buildings and museums. Dominating the junction of the Nagykörút and Üllői út, the Museum of Applied Arts is one of the finest examples of Secessionist architecture in Budapest.

Address: 1091 Budapest, Üllői str. 33-37.

Open hours: Monday – closed; Tuesday-Sunday – 10:00-18:00

Visit for more information.

Hung like a pearl necklace over this most picturesque stretch of the Danube, the Chain Bridge was the first permanent crossing between Buda and Pest.

Address: 1091 Budapest, Üllői str. 33-37.

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Coronations, weddings and ceremonies, some of the most momentous events in Hungarian history have taken place at Matthias Church in the Castle District.

Address: 1014 Budapest, Szentháromság square 2.

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Named after St. Stephen, the Basilica is not only the most important church building in Budapest but in Hungary itself. Created by several architects over the course of more than 50 years, the Basilica was finally unveiled in 1905.

Address: 1051 Budapest, Szent István square 1.

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One of the largest of its kind in the world, the Great Synagogue is both a working place of worship and a major tourist attraction.

Address: 1074 Budapest, Dohány str. 2.

Visit for information.

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Gourmet Metropolis

Taste Budapest

There hasn’t been a better time to be a gastronome in Budapest. Michelin has recently bestowed stars and recommendations onto the city’s leading restaurants. The city is undergoing a culinary revolution with new places appearing on the city’s gastro scene every year.

If you are visiting Budapest, there is no shortage of fun and exciting activities to keep you entertained. The Aria Hotel Budapest Concierge team would love to help you plan your upcoming stay with us so please contact us with any questions. We hope to welcome you in the near future!