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Best Tourist Places to Visit in Hungary

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Bordered by seven countries including Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine and Serbia, Hungary is located in the heart of Central Europe. With stunning baroque architecture, rich history, magnificent churches, lush wine-making regions, beautiful lakes, thick forests, and exquisite national parks, Hungary is filled with a number of amazing tourist places. The country has a distinct culture and a rich heritage, making it one of the most attractive destinations for visitors around the world.

This beautiful country is influenced by its vanquisher, which is apparent in its fascinating culture and architecture. If you are planning to head out to Hungary, let us help you with your trip-planning with our recommendations of the places to visit in Hungary: -

1. Budapest

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary is famous worldwide for its beautiful location on the Danube banks, relaxing natural thermal baths and exquisite architecture. Known as one of the most photogenic places in Europe, Budapest is a perfect destination for music lovers, boasting world-class classical music and a vivacious nightlife that appeals to youngsters and couples alike. The best places to visit in Hungary include Great Synagogue, Buda Castle or Royal Palace, House of Terror, Parliament, Basilica of St. Stephen, Hungarian State Opera House, and Memento Park.

2. Tihany

Tihany is a small historic village that’s situated on the border of Lake Balaton, one of the most stunning lakes in Europe. Originally an island, this small yet beautiful place, covering only eight square kilometres, showcases some of Hungary’s most exceptional picturesque scenes. Designated as a nature reserve, Tihany is also famous for hills, countryside, night-life on the south shore and wineries on the north coast. The whole area in Tihany Peninsula is recorded amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The artificial beaches in major resorts offer fishing, sailing, water sports, and many other activities. Looking at what it has on offer, visiting this quaint village is one of the best things to do in Hungary for tourists.

3. Pecs

Settled near the Croatian border, Pecs is a city of rich history and art that attracts tourists from across the world. With pleasant weather and environmental conditions throughout the year, the city is crowded by travellers who come to visit the ancient architectural landmarks. Here, medieval buildings, a mild climate, fine wines, and magnificent museums make Pecs an amazing destination. Some major attractions in Pecs include Mosque Church, Modern Hungarian Gallery, Zsolnay Cultural Centre, Zsolnay Porcelain Museum, and Csontvary Museum. Also, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Mosque of Pasha Qasim and trekking at Mecsek are some of the other wonderful places to visit in Pecs, Hungary.

4. Szentendre

Szentendre might have the makings of a little town but there’s no denying the fact that it is a culturally captivating destination where you would love to wander on foot on winding cobbled streets, praising the beauty of white-trimmed structures finished with beaming pastel shades. With its stunning natural setting, Szentendre is an ideal place to experience some of the town’s finest monumental sights, bars, shops, museums, restaurants, and galleries. It is recommended that you visit this beautiful destination during Szentendrei Nyár, the Szentendre Summer Festival, which happens every year from June to August. With folk music, dance, Jazz and theatre performances, the festival attracts many visitors. Some of the best places to see in Hungary include Ferenczy Karoly Museum, Art Mill, Hungarian Open Air Museum, Belgrade Cathedral, and Blagoveschensk Church. 

5. Debrecen

Debrecen, the second biggest city after Budapest, attracts visitors with its natural beauty as well as a unique history. Over the years, the city has grown as an active and progressive city with a vibrant nightlife and regular street festivals happening all throughout the year. The Kerekerdo Adventure Park here is one of the most astonishing Hungary points of interest especially if you are travelling with children. From adventure trails, water sports to puppet-show stages and magic land filled with famous fairy tale characters, the park is a must-visit for all types of travellers. The other attractions in Debrecen include Deri Museum, Calvinist College, Timar Haz, Great Church and Centre of Modern and Contemporary Art.

6. Eger

With a rich history and alluring charm, Eger is one of the most enchanting cities in northern Hungary. It is a small town with monuments, pastel-coloured houses, and squares. This beautiful city boasts some of the most awe-inspiring historical sites ranging from churches and castles to basilicas and more. Situated on the Eger River, this tourist destination is famous for neo-classicist and Baroque architecture and Vineyards of Eger. Some famous places in Eger, Hungary that you can visit here include Magic Tower, Eger Castle, County Hall, Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Apostle, Kossuth Lajos Utca and Lyceum.

7. Lake Balaton

Surrounded by volcanic mountains, thermal spa resorts, and vineyards, Lake Balaton is one of the most stunning places to visit in Hungary. The city attracts everyone from music lovers to sun-seekers, foodies, and water sports fans. The northern shores of the lake showcase beautiful historical sites, old villages, and great wineries. The south part of the lake revolves around party scenes and water sports. Although Lake Balaton is renowned for Heviz Spa, Szigliget Fortress and Balaton Sound Festival, you can also explore some exciting places such as Festetics Palace, Herend Porcelain Factory, and The Lutheran Church and Museum in this area. With so many attractions, Lake Balaton is one of the most popular tourist places in Hungary.

Spectacular in its simplicity, a trip to Hungary lets you revitalize as you witness idyllic sights. Choose a well-planned Hungary tour package from India and experience this destination in all its glory!

February 19, 2020


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