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Top spots in Budapest to show your love and care on Mother’s Day

Published: April 30th, 2024

On the first Sunday of May, children all over Hungary are chanting sweet rhymes and gift flower bouquets to their one and only beloved mother. It is a golden opportunity for you to explore some of Budapest’s special hidden gems and show your mom that you care even more.
There is no Mother’s Day celebration without the Flower of May: the lilac. Botanists say that the lilac symbolizes devotion with its special beauty and fresh, peachy aroma, so over time, it has become a worthy element of this festivity. Lilac, as the flower of Mother’s Day, is also a common theme of songs and poems written for this occasion.
There are a number of public gardens in Budapest where lilac is blossoming at this time of the year, giving off a fabulous and wonderful fragrance. Let yourself find some of these and arrange a special program with some off-the-beaten-track destinations to make your surprise trip even more special.

Károlyi garden

Károlyi Garden is located in the city center, between the National Museum and University Square – just two tram stops or a 10-minute walk away from the Aria Hotel.
It has been maintained by the city since as early as the 17th century there is a garden. From 1768, the area became the property of the reputable Károlyi family, and the park was the garden of the adjacent palace. The garden was opened to the public in 1919.

Margaret Island, Japanese garden

The Margaret Island has a great deal of different points of interest, but out of these the Japanese garden is some of the most romantic. It has been established in 1882 and has been renovated in 2014. The garden is accessible by a small wooden bridge. Inside is a nice waterfall. The center of the garden is a small pond with fish and turtles, and beautiful water lilies. In the middle of the fishpond is a small statue called the little mermaid of Budapest.

Funicular in Buda Castle, Budapest

Located at the Buda end of the Chain Bridge, the funny ride on the Funicular takes only a few minutes, and it does provide a unique and beautiful view of Budapest, the River Danube and sights at the top of Castle Hill, such as the Fisherman’s Bastion. From the top, you will even see the Margaret Island on the left, or the beautiful Art Nouveau style Gresham Palace on the Pest side of the river. Running every 10 minutes up and down the Castle Hill from early morning till late at night, do not be recoiled by the queues.

Budapest Eye

The giant wheel is located on the Erzsébet Square, just an arm stretch away from the Aria. You may spot it from far away, since it is higher than the surrounding buildings. With its 65-meter height the Budapest Eye is the largest ferris wheel in continental Europe. From the top you can easily locate almost all the famous sights of Budapest, such as the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hungarian Parliament or the UNESCO World Heritage Site Andrássy Avenue.

High Note Skybar

Aria’s fancy rooftop cocktail bar was the very first of its kind in the capital of Hungary. It is an inevitable stopover after a long daytrip around, with breathtaking views of Budapest and a cool signature cocktail line. Make sure to climb the few stairs to make it to the utmost top viewpoint, the panoramic towers, for a memorable selfie with your mom and the magnificent cathedral tower in your close background.

Harmony Spa

After you accomplished your visiting agenda, a perfect finish of the day is a wellness treat in Aria’s award-winning Harmony Spa. Pools and saunas are relaxing your senses, and our specialists are at your service for a couple massage are facial treatment for a mutual rejuvenation. You know how nice it feels when your mom is thought to be your elder sister – this is the time for you both to re-experience.